A Proposals Document on Water Reform
<p>The General Consumer Council has today launched its consumer proposals for the reform of water and sewerage services in Northern Ireland. It is also repeating its call to delay the introduction of direct charging.</p>
<p>Visit our online poll and register your support for our alternative proposals on water and sewerage reform. Why not write a letter of support to your local paper?</p>
<p>The General Consumer Council has published its draft corporate plan for 2005 to 2008 and wants to hear from you.</p>
Northern Irish bank customers are charged over 21 times more than their counterparts in the rest of the UK and, at the moment, there is little customers can do other than switch bank accounts*. These are just some of the findings announced today by Which? as it presented its third super-complaint to the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).
- Personal Finances
<p>The General Consumer Council believes an immediate delay to the Government’s water reform agenda is needed in order to get it right. It believes that full and proper consultation on water reform has been short-circuited by the Government’s publication of its Integrated Impact Assessment today.</p>
<p>While the General Consumer Council has welcomed the publication of the first ever fuel poverty strategy for Northern Ireland, it says that the strategy fails to deliver the resources to tackle the scourge that leaves 203,000 households unable to heat their homes.</p>