Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is urging the new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to use his first budget next month to make key changes to Universal Credit, in order to offer more support for people who are in work.
An increased allocation of funding for affordable homes and energy efficiency from yesterday’s draft Scottish budget has been welcomed by the sector, though “serious concerns” remain about the lack of financial certainty beyond March 2021.
Young carers going through the immigration process will be able to apply for the Scottish Government’s Young Carer Grant without fear of it risking their immigration status. The change follows lengthy discussions between the Scottish and UK governments to amend Home Office regulations.
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is calling on people who rely on electricity to heat their homes to seek advice on how they can save on their energy bills as new figures show a jump in the number of electric-only households in fuel poverty.
The Scottish Government should put “place” at the heart of coherent, infrastructure prioritisation and planning to achieve an inclusive net zero carbon economy, according to a 30-year infrastructure blueprint published today. Ian Russell, chairman of the Infrastructure Commission for Sco