The Consumer Council is urging Firmus Energy gas customers in the Ten Towns and Greater Belfast areas to consider ways to save on their household energy bills. This follows the announcement that Firmus Energy is to put up gas prices in the Ten Towns area by 6.8% from 5 April 2018, and in the Greater Belfast market by 8.8% from 16 April 2018.
With fuel poverty levels in Northern Ireland at 44 per cent many households
are currently struggling to adequately heat their home. It is therefore vital that the energy market in Northern Ireland is designed in a manner that will give customers the best
The Consumer Council is encouraging households to check if they are on the best deal for their electricity. This follows Budget Energy's decision to remove, or reduce, discounts on some of their existing tariffs.
Canny Consumers? Are consumers standing up for themselves? A Consumer Council research report into consumers’ knowledge of their rights and how they exercise those rights.
- Consumer Skills
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
Most small businesses are very dependent upon their gas or electricity supplies. However, it is often when things go wrong that small business customers discover a number of contractual obligations they had no idea existed.
Northern Ireland (NI) has had experience of natural gas for 16 years. Today there are many people who believe that it can provide a stepping stone to a carbon free renewable energy industry at a price that is affordable to consumers. With such high expectations for the industry, the Consumer Council (CCNI) wanted to find out from consumers their experience of using natural gas.
Following today’s fares announcement from Translink that fares are due to increase on the 26 March 2018, The Consumer Council is advising passengers to ensure they are on the best value ticket.
The impact of rising food costs on Northern Ireland consumers.
Are businesses getting consumers’ rights wrong?
- Consumer Skills