In February 2019 YouGov conducted a survey across Northern Ireland on behalf of The Consumer Council to understand key consumer issues. This report covers key findings around Northern Ireland consumers and their household expenditure, if they shop around for essential goods and services and switch and save. In addition, it also highlights if they have been targeted by scams and how well they know their consumer rights.
The Consumer Council’s Home Energy Index tracks changes in household gas, electricity and home heating oil (HHO) prices in Northern Ireland. It also creates a composite index; meaning that all three energy prices are combined to create one overarching figure, which is weighted for the usage and market share, and tracks fluctuations over time.