Three out of four (72%) consumers are dreaming of a ‘Green’ Christmas when we stop wasting money and paper on cards and donate the cash saved to charity, according to the Consumer Council¡¦s Christmas poll.
2,000 people in Northern Ireland are dying each year because they are less well off, according to “In Poor Health”, a new report from the General Consumer Council.
Wouldn’t you like to know what information is held about you? What’s on your medical record, for example, or why you have been turned down for credit?
‘What’s on my record?’, a new information guide from the General Consumer Council, sets out clearly what these data protection rights are and how to go about exercising them.
Teenage drivers can face premiums of more than £5000 to insure a car – a 45 year old man would pay only £500 to insure the same car.
At last it has been recognised that three children should not be squeezed into seats designed for just two people, according to the General Consumer Council.
Poorer consumers are increasingly disadvantaged in Northern Ireland, according to the General Consumer Council at the launch of its Annual Report today.
A team from Abbey Grammar School Newry won the coveted title of Northern Ireland’s Young Consumers 2001, beating off competition from Our Lady and St Patrick’s College Knock and Convent Grammar School Strabane. The quiz took place on Friday 2 March at the Ulster Museum Belfast.
Northern Ireland’s first ever consumer website was today celebrating being named as the best public information site in the UK.
Every adult in Northern Ireland is losing out on £180 a year because they do not know their consumer rights*.
Consumers are spending money at Christmas that they can’t afford - and they don’t even enjoy doing it.
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