Hoping to recover the economy

Hoping to recover the economy

29th June 2020

CAS responds to government Blueprint for Economic Recovery

Citizens Advice Scotland has responded to today’s report from the Scottish Government which calls for a new fiscal path as part of the economic recovery after Covid-19.

CAS Chief Executive Derek Mitchell said:

“The economic fallout of Covid-19 will represent a huge challenge for policymakers.

“Citizens Advice Scotland has been clear throughout this crisis that any recovery must be rooted in maximising incomes and minimising the cost of living for people.

“We’re encouraged by some of the proposals in this report around household debt, low carbon investment, strengthening the social security safety net and a jobs guarantee to ensure people gain a living income from work.

“Scotland faces a coming economic storm. The Citizens Advice network in Scotland unlocked £1.3billion in gains for people in the decade that followed the 2008 financial crisis and we are ready to help and support people again.”