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As economic conditions and benefit changes affect household income, independent advice can be key to keeping people in their home. 

News

  1. 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.  

  2. 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.

  3. 6 Apr 2016

    Over 6,000 Scots contacted the CAB service last year to report problems with landlords and poor housing in the private rented housing sector. This is an increase of 23% over the previous two years, and amounts to 24 cases every working day.

Publications

  1. Issues affecting flooded consumers and ability to access affordable insurance
    Fraser Sutherland

    Publication date: September 2016

    CAS undertook a detailed survey research of 178 households in Scotland, over two thirds of which live in a flood risk area based on SEPA analysis.

  2. Social Security Advisory Committee consultation
    Rob Gowans

    Publication date: February 2016

    Citizens Advice Scotland responded to a consultation on the UK Government's proposed changes to the length of time a person can be absent from Great Britain without losing entitlement to Housing Benefit and Pension Credit.

  3. A Citizens Advice Scotland guide to neighbour problems

    Publication date: September 2015

  4. Fraser Sutherland

    Publication date: May 2015

    CAS respond to the Scottish Governments second consultation on a new tenancy for the private rented sector.

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