Make Sure Your Business Isn’t Losing Out, Says Consumer Council!
Family run Armagh company, Farmlay Eggs, is celebrating to the tune of over £1,400 following intervention by the Consumer Council regarding its water bill.
The impact of rising food costs on Northern Ireland consumers.
Commenting on the news that internet bank egg is cancelling 161,000 credit cards, Eddie Lynch, Head of Consumer Affairs at the Consumer Council said: “Juggling finances is hard enough but getting a letter out of the blue cancelling your credit card will leave consumers high and dry and having to urgently find other credit. We recognise that banks can choose who they offer credit to but we question how and why egg has arbitrarily branded some customers as “high risk”.
- Personal Finances
Increasing the number of journeys undertaken using public transport in Northern Ireland (NI) has positive benefits for consumers. Achieving a shift from the car to public transport will reduce demand on the road network, reduce emissions and improve health by increasing levels of physical activity.
Last Christmas was effectively cancelled for 1,200 local people who lost nearly £500,000 when Farepak went bust. The Consumer Council launched its report into the crisis and called for the introduction of new legislation to protect savers’ money.
- Consumer Skills
Jason Shankey Male Grooming is celebrating after the Consumer Council helped the business get over £20,000 reduced from its water bill. This draws a line under a long-running saga involving a shared water supply between a number of business premises in East Belfast.