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Energy

Power NI tariff to increase by 6.9%

Northern Ireland’s biggest energy supplier, Power NI is set to increase its electricity tariff by 6.9% from 1 July 2021.

Scams

ScamwiseNI Partners help 7,000 vulnerable people in Northern Ireland to spot scams

A number of Northern Ireland organisations have joined forces to provide 7,000 of the most vulnerable in society with helpful and essential advice regarding scams.

Energy

Study on home energy and transport use and affordability in the UK

The Consumer Council supports the University of Sussex research project. 

Other

Ask yourself – how well are your employees?

Local business, The Consumer Council in Belfast, had some serious concerns about the toll that the pandemic has taken on the physical and mental health of its employees.

Energy

firmus energy tariff increase in the Greater Belfast area unwelcome news, says The Consumer Council

firmus energy has today (Tuesday 23 March 2021) announced it will be increasing its gas prices by 14% in the Greater Belfast* area from 15 April 2021.

Cost of Living

The Consumer Council returns over £1 million to Northern Ireland consumers

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.

Energy

SSE Airtricity gas tariff increasing by 9.8%

SSE Airtricity gas customers in Northern Ireland will have to find extra money for their gas bill after they announced today (Friday 5 March 2021) an increase of 9.8% from 1 April 2021.

Energy

firmus energy tariffs to increase by 17.75%

firmus energy has today (Tuesday 2 March 2021) announced it will be increasing its gas prices by 17.75% in the Ten Towns area from 1 April 2021.

Personal Finances

Bank branch closures unwanted news for Northern Ireland consumers

Bank branch closure risks isolating consumers by removing access to essential services says The Consumer Council, following the news that Bank of Ireland is to close 15 local branches this year.