Water Charging – Tough On The Vulnerable

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The General Consumer Council today called for more detailed information on the make up of the new water charge so that all consumers can have confidence that it is fair, reasonable and value for money. In addition, the Council voiced its concern that the Government’s proposed 25 per cent discount on water charges would hit the vulnerable hard.

Water Body Calls For Clear Consultation

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The General Consumer Council - the consumer representative for water users here - has called on the Government to have an open and transparent debate on the proposed introduction of water charges here.

Consumer Council Concern Over Leaked Water Memo

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The General Consumer Council is concerned at the details in a leaked memo, published in today’s Belfast Telegraph, which says that water charges here are likely to be the highest in the United Kingdom when they are introduced in April 2006.

Water - A Matter Of Life Or Death

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By the time you read this sentence, someone will have died from a water-borne disease. This is among the shocking facts to be revealed at the General Consumer Council’s conference and debate to mark World Consumer Rights Day.

Water: Put Public Health First

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Public health must continue to be protected as a top priority in any new system of water charging. This is one of the main messages from the General Consumer Council in response to the Government’s consultation on paying for water.

Consumer Council Makes Water Charging Crystal Clear

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A crystal clear debate on water charging is needed, according to the General Consumer Council’s latest paper, Paying for Water. The paper was launched today ahead of a public meeting in Belfast tonight (13 May).

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