13 Mar 2017
The Consumer Futures Unit (CFU) of Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has responded to the news that SSE is to increase its electricity bills by 14.9% from the 28th of April.
8 Mar 2017
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has welcomed the Scottish Government’s response today to the recommendations of the Fuel Poverty Strategic Working Group and Rural Fuel Poverty Task Force.
23 Feb 2017
Citizens Advice Scotland’s Consumer Futures Unit is holding a conference on Water Direct, a scheme used by local authorities to collect water and sewerage debt and current charges, on 24 March in central Edinburgh. The event is for practitioners in revenue collection and debt advice. It will provide delegates with an update on the roll-out of Water Direct across Scotland, what this could mean for local authorities and for those in debt for water and sewerage.
20 Feb 2017
The Consumer Futures Unit at Citizens Advice Scotland is hosting its fourth non-domestic water market event on
28 February 2017, 10am - 2pm (lunch provided), at the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton in Edinburgh.Spotlight:
10 Feb 2017
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has responded to the news that Scottish Power is to increase its fuel bills.
7 Feb 2017
The Consumer Futures Unit has welcomed the news that the energy regulator Ofgem is to impose a temporary cap on prepayment energy meters.
3 Feb 2017
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has responded to the news that Npower is to increase its fuel bills.
24 Jan 2017
The Consumer Futures Unit of Citizens Advice Scotland has today welcomed the Scottish Government’s new draft Energy Strategy, with its proposals for achieving affordable warmth and improving energy efficiency, and said it is essential that the needs of consumers are at the heart of new proposals.
19 Jan 2017
The Consumer Futures Unit of Citizens Advice Scotland has today welcomed the vision for a low carbon Scotland contained within the Scottish Government’s third draft Climate Change Plan, but states that consumers must be at the heart of the proposals and policies if it is to be achieved.
18 Jan 2017
The CFU has published a research report, SMEs awareness and experience of the water market in Scotland, prepared for the CFU by BMG Research.
The Research report focused on areas such as SMEs awareness of competition in the market, and their experience of switching between licensed providers. It also considered ways in which the market could be improved.
8 Dec 2016
A new information leaflet targeting new businesses has been published to set out how they can benefit from the water market in Scotland. The leaflet clearly explains what businesses can be charged for, and how they can switch provider.
7 Dec 2016
The Consumer Futures Unit is holding a Rural Futures conference on Wednesday 1st February 2017 at the Hilton Grosvenor Hotel in central Edinburgh.
6 Dec 2016
The Consumer Futures Unit of Citizens Advice Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government's latest statistics on fuel poverty that were published today, saying that the reported drop in the rate of fuel poverty in Scotland is welcomed, but that there is no room for complacency.
24 Oct 2016
The Scottish Rural Fuel Poverty Task Force has today published its final report, making recommendations to Government and other bodies for actions to address fuel poverty in rural Scotland.
1 Sep 2016
The Citizens Advice service across the UK has today published its latest ‘league table’ of complaints received about the different energy companies.
3 Aug 2016
The Consumer Futures Unit of Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed today’s proposals from Ofgem, while arguing that more needs to be done to help people in fuel poverty.
Craig Salter, energy spokesperson said:
24 Jun 2016
The Competition and Markets Authority has today (Friday) published the final report of its two-year Energy Markets Investigation, articulating issues around ensuring that the market works for all consumers fairly, transparency, and competitiveness in the market.
9 Jun 2016
The Consumer Futures Unit invites you to register for our upcoming conference ‘Energy in Scotland – the Future for Consumers’ on 29th June.
17 May 2016
CAS visit Island Post Offices
11 Mar 2016
Author - David Moyes, CAS Policy Officer
Have you ever found that a parcel delivery to your home has been left in a strange place, and perhaps lost or damaged as a result?Spotlight: