The Consumer Council welcomes this consultation and supports the proposals put forward by the Utility Regulator. We view this as a significant step in the ongoing process of improving the services provided to consumers.
The Consumer Council welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Utility Regulator (UR) Draft Determination (DD) on the Northern Ireland Electricity Networks Ltd (NIEN) Transmission and Distribution 6th Price Control (RP6).
The Consumer Council for Northern Ireland (CCNI) commissioned Economic Consulting Associates Ltd (ECA) to conduct a high-level review, from the consumer perspective, of the Utility Regulator (UR)’s Draft Determination (DD) on Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE)’s price control for the period 2017 to 2024 (RP6).
The Consumer Council welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Utility Regulator (UR) further consultation on certain matters relating to the Price Control 2015-2020 for the Electricity System Operator for Northern Ireland (SONI).
The Department for Transport (DfT) consultation document outlines the need for additional airport capacity and further explains the Government’s rationale for selecting the Northwest Runway at Heathrow Airport as its preferred scheme to deliver additional capacity in the South East of England. The document also makes reference to a number of key areas on which we will focus our response.
The Consumer Council expressed its support for a single set of NI industry proposals for the gas industry in the original consultation. As such we welcome that it is the favoured approach. We are committed to working with the gas industry to help ensure that this approach delivers clear and effective procedures.
The Consumer Council welcomes the opportunity to respond to this consultation. We are supportive of the development of the Department of Education’s Children and Young People’s Strategy and have welcomed the chance to contribute in the early consultation stages.
The Consumer Council is pleased to be able to offer comments on Citizens Advice draft consumer work plan 2017/18. We believe the draft consumer work plan demonstrates a comprehensive approach with exceptional clarity of purpose.