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.
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”.
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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.
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<p>The Chairman of the General Consumer Council Mrs Joan Whiteside today welcomed the launch of the Food Standards Agency.</p>
Now the weather has turned frosty and people are pulling out the winter woollies, the Consumer Council is urging consumers to get a copy of its ‘Weather the Winter’ leaflet to be winter ready in the event of severe weather.
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The Consumer Council today called on Tesco and Sainsbury’s to scrap their local pricing policy that charges some of their customers more for petrol depending on where they live. The demand came as the Consumer Council released the findings of a snapshot supermarket petrol pricing survey that showed Tesco and Sainsbury’s are charging consumers more in places like Ballymena and Belfast than in Bangor or Coleraine at a time when they are telling all consumers that they are doing everything to help them save money during hard times.
<p>The Consumer Council has today issued the findings of its recent “Metro Challenge” that saw a team of MLAs and volunteers take to the buses to test the Metro bus service in Belfast. While the Metro seems to be working well for some passengers, reliability and punctuality problems remain on many journeys.</p>
<p>With salmonella poisoning rising in Northern Ireland while falling in the rest of the UK, the debate about genetically modified food intensifying, and concern over food allergies increasing, the General Consumer Council has called for urgent action to protect the public.</p>