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  1. 26 Jul 2017

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling that employment tribunal fees are unlawful.

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  2. 13 Feb 2017

    On Wednesday 8th February, Frank Mosson, manager of Bridgeton Citizens Advice Bureaux gave evidence to the Scottish Affairs Committee in Westminster on the proposed Glasgow Jobcentre closures.

  3. 1 Apr 2016

    Author - Rob Gowans, CAS Policy Officer

    Today’s introduction of the ‘National Living Wage’ is a welcome increase to the national minimum wage for some of Scotland’s lowest paid workers. However despite the name, it’s important that it’s not confused with the existing voluntary Living Wage which continues to have an important part to play in tackling in-work poverty and encouraging decent work.

  4. 1 Apr 2016

    Today sees the launch of the new ‘National Living Wage’, which promises a pay rise for one million low paid workers in the UK. What is it? Should I be paid it? What can I do if I’m not? Find out in our quick guide to the new minimum wage.

  5. 21 Mar 2016

    Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed the Fair Work Framework for Scotland, which has been launched today by the Fair Work Convention.

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  6. 10 Dec 2015

    Holyrood Must Use New Powers To Create Fairer Welfare System

    Over a third of benefit claimants surveyed by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) in the last few months say they are ‘unable to get by’ on the income they receive, and regularly need the help of family, friends or foodbanks.

    The figures are published today (Thursday) as CAS sets out its vision of how Scotland’s new social security system should work, after the devolution of significant new powers through the Scotland Bill.

  7. 15 Sep 2015

    The Fair Enough?  employment campaign may have finished back in February, but bureaux have continued to work on resources which are shared here for all CABs to use. They include, for the first time, campaign resources translated into non-English languages.

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  8. 1 Sep 2015

    Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed some of the measures in today’s Legislative Programme, highlighting in particular three areas on which the charity has been specifically lobbying Ministers over the last few years.

  9. 21 Aug 2015

    Scotland’s workforce are caught in a cruel trap of low incomes and poor working conditions, according to new evidence published today (Friday) by Citizens Advice Scotland.

    In a report to the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Tourism committee, CAS reveals that the numbers of employment cases seen by Scottish CABs has risen by 12% in the last four years, and is now at its highest level ever. The most common cases include low pay, with-held wages, as well as unfair dismissal, bullying, exploitation, racism and discrimination.

  10. 26 May 2015

    Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed the  Scottish Government's efforts to stop businesses exploiting workers on Zero Hours Contracts.

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  11. 7 May 2015

    With the Fair Enough?  national campaign period now officially over, a Report Card has been produced by the CAS Community Action Team (CAT). It stands as both an update on the impact Fair Enough?  has so far had, and a thank you to bureaux across Scotland, more of whom undertook extra action than in any previous campaign, continuing an upward trend.

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  12. 27 Mar 2015

    The introduction of fees for Employment Tribunals has stopped thousands of Scots from challenging rogue employers – according to new evidence from Citizens Advice Scotland.

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  13. 5 Feb 2015

    Thousands of Scots face unfair working practices which leave them in desperate and miserable situations, according to new evidence from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

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  14. 23 Jul 2014

    Thousands of working Scots are on the edge of poverty, due to the mis-use of Zero Hours Contracts by rogue employers. That’s the finding of a new report published today (Wednesday) by Citizens Advice Scotland.

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  15. 25 Jun 2014

    Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed new plans to help workers on Zero Hours contracts, but have said they need much more protection from exploitation by bad employers.

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  16. 30 Sep 2013

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said the Chancellor’s latest plans for benefit claimants are putting further pressure on some of the most vulnerable people in Scotland.

  17. 27 Jun 2013

    Dundee Citizens Advice Bureau met with the Low Pay Commission on the 11th June 2013 to present evidence on low pay in the city.

  18. 17 Apr 2013

    Today the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee published their inquiry into underemployment, using lots of evidence presented to them by CAS Social Policy Officer Lauren Wood and Norma Philpott, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice and Rights Fife. The term underemployment refers to people working fewer hours than they want to, or taking on jobs which do not use all their skills, and the inquiry shows that young people and women are more adversely affected.

    The evidence CAS supplied to the Committee would not have been possible without the valuable contributions of social policy feedback from advisers. Thank you!

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  19. 25 Feb 2013

    The Scottish Parliament's Welfare Reform Committee took evidence last week from people who had been through a Work Capability Assessment for ESA or who cared for someone who had been through the process.  The transcript of the evidence session is now up online.

  20. 23 Jan 2013

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) and Citizens Advice and Rights Fife will today tell MSPs on the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee that underemployment is pushing Scots into poverty. The organisations will tell the committee that many CAB clients are desperate to work more hours and to better use their skills, but the shortage of full-time jobs is keeping them in underemployment.

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