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29th April 2022

Cost of Living


As the cost of living increases in Northern Ireland, we are here to help. 

Information and advice by topic

We can provide help and support on a range of topics including your food shop, your home energy bills, your transport and more. Use the links below to browse by area relevant to you. 

Includes advice on reducing your gas & electricity bills, using your energy more efficiently, and what support is available. 

Includes advice and information to help make your food shop last longer and go further. 

Includes advice and information on public transport, and how to get the best value for money on your petrol & diesel. 

Includes advice and information on personal banking, borrowing, managing a household budget, and general financial management. 

Includes advice and information to avoid scams. 

Includes advice and information to help businesses save money. 

Includes information on broadband discounts for consumers in receipt of benefits. 

Useful links

Helplines NI is a membership–led organisation consisting of over 30 different helplines and support services operating across Northern Ireland. Click here to visit the Helplines NI website

Advice NI is an independent advice network, providing advice to those who need it most. They have a Freephone advice helpline and can be contacted via email. Click here to visit the Advice NI website

Parcelpal NI is a free tool to help you find the nearest outlet to send or receive parcels, return your online shopping and avail of Click & Collect services. Click here to use Parcelpal NI

The Consumer Council has a range of free Family Activities. There are games and activities to download suitable for ages 4-18. There are also quizzes to play online for free, suitable for all ages. Plus, if you share an image on social media using our activities, you can win a £25 shopping voucher. Click here to avail of our free online activities.

Contact the Consumer Council

For further information and advice you can call us on our Freephone number 0800 121 6022 or email Alternatively, click here to contact us via our online form or to find out other ways of contacting us

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