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Citizens Advice Network Successes across Scotland

  • Submitted by: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour.
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 14 November 2023
  • Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Motion reference: S6M-11238

That the Parliament understands that the Citizens Advice network across Scotland helped over 187,100 people in 2022-23, providing over 670,000 advice issues in the process; further understands that this resulted in £142.3 million being unlocked for clients; understands that Citizens Advice bureaux clients who saw a gain, after having sought advice, were on average £3,700 better off, and that over 2.5 million people accessed information through online advice pages on the Advice for Scotland website; further understands that every £1 invested returns £14 of value; thanks all staff and volunteers of Citizens Advice bureaux in Scotland for their continued dedication and hard work, and calls on the Scottish Government to ensure that Citizens Advice bureaux, and all who provide welfare rights advice, are fully resourced and supported.

Supported by: Clare Adamson, Jackie Baillie, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Ariane Burgess, Alexander Burnett, Maggie Chapman, Foysol Choudhury, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, John Mason, Liam McArthur, Roz McCall, Carol Mochan, Paul O'Kane, Alex Rowley, Colin Smyth, Paul Sweeney, Mercedes Villalba, Sue Webber, Tess White, Martin Whitfield, Brian Whittle