The Consumer Council has welcomed Power NI’s 10.3% tariff reduction. The Consumer Council’s Head of Energy, Richard Williams said: “This is good news for Power NI customers. Domestic consumers will see prices reduce by around £54 per year and £200 for regulated business customers.
The Consumer Council in partnership with Advice NI, Citizens Advice Bureau Northern Ireland and the Law Centre NI yesterday (07 October 2015) signed the ‘Consumer Rights Initiative’ Memorandum of Understanding.
The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment is seeking to appoint five new board members to the Board of the Consumer Council for Northern Ireland (CCNI). The role is a rewarding one – and you will be offered support and any training you’ll need to make a strong contribution.
In response to the Airports Commission’s recommendation the UK’s air travel needs will be best served by building a third runway at Heathrow Airport, the Consumer Council has today stressed the need for Northern Ireland consumers to have guaranteed access to Heathrow, the UK’s hub airport, both now and in future.
The Consumer Council has warned that nearly half of consumers here struggle to keep up with bills and financial commitments. Today’s announcement comes as the Consumer Council launches its second wave of ‘Consumer Outlook’ research.
A strong and competitive business sector, coupled with confident and optimistic consumers are essential to driving forward the local economy. This is the key message from the Consumer Council who today engaged with NI business representatives to explore opportunities to work together more closely.
Continuing its campaign to help businesses make sure they aren’t paying more for their water than necessary, the Consumer Council has recently helped two NI supermarkets get over £5000 back on their water bills.
The Consumer Council has welcomed new UK wide guidelines which should see NI shoppers benefit from clearer, up front information on parcel delivery charges. This means they will no longer have to wait until the end of the purchasing process to find out if they will be hit with high charges or be left facing the prospect of no delivery at all.