Helping children to learn about money has just got easier with the launch of the Consumer Council’s ‘Money Tips for Parents’ guide. It includes tips and information on pocket money, saving and budgeting and how to help children of all ages make good decisions about money. The launch coincides with World Consumer Rights Day, today 15 March 2010.
- Consumer Skills
- Bank Accounts For All
The Consumer Council has recognised the Government’s objective to address financial exclusion but has said the bank accounts for all proposal will not be successful unless the issue of unfair bank charges is resolved.
- Personal Finances
Have you ever heard people talk about how they were affected when their homes were burgled or damaged by flooding or fire? If you don't buy home contents insurance, can you afford to put money aside to replace all your home contents if the worst happened
- Personal Finances
Persistent fuel poverty in the 21st Century is unacceptable. Fuel poverty levels in Northern Ireland have reached crisis proportions with one-in-two households struggling to heat their homes adequately - the highest level in Western Europe.
Cold weather is affecting airline passengers from across Northern Ireland with many flights cancelled or delayed. Here’s the Consumer Council’s advice on your rights and options if your travel plans are disrupted by the bad weather:
The Consumer Council has welcomed actions proposed by the Utility Regulator (NIAUR) following its inquiry into business electricity tariffs and customers’ concerns, but said more needs to be done to improve the information reaching small businesses.
The Consumer Council has welcomed the boiler scrappage initiative for Northern Ireland’s consumers announced today (23 March) by the Energy Saving Trust and Phoenix Natural Gas.
The Consumer Council has said it is appalled following confirmation of a serious breakdown in management by Northern Ireland Water (NI Water).