The Consumer Council has signed a joint letter with Citizens Advice England and Wales, Citizens Advice Scotland, Age UK, and Action with Communities in Rural England urging the Chancellor to continue to support rural post offices at the UK Government’s imminent Spending Review.
ScamwiseNI Partnership organisations are working together to educate consumers and businesses on legislation that is in place to help safeguard them and their money, protecting them from scams and financial crime.
Click Energy have announced it will be increasing electricity prices by 16% for customers on a variable rate tariff from 1 October 2021 and comes after a 9% rise earlier this month. This will see the typical bill paying and keypad (PAYG) meter customers needing to find up to an extra £100 per year.
This year, every regulated energy company in Northern Ireland put up their prices, with further increases expected. This comes at a time when many households are struggling to meet their energy needs, with low income groups most at risk.
The Consumer Council has returned over £1 million to consumers and businesses in Northern Ireland since 1 April 2020. With the COVID-19 pandemic changing how consumers spend, socialise, work, live and travel, the consumer rights body has said this has led to an increased need for its free service.