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Transport

Advice for passengers as Ryanair cuts Belfast International Airport flights

Following the announcement by Ryanair that it is cutting or ending some routes from Belfast International Airport from November 2019, The Consumer Council is reminding people of their rights.

Energy

The Consumer Council welcomes the outcome of the Utility Regulator investigation into SSE Airtricity

The Consumer Council welcomes the publication of the Utility Regulator’s conclusion following its investigation into SSE Airtricity Energy Supply Ltd and SSE Airtricity Gas Supply Ltd.

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Consider your postal options as Royal Mail announce price increases

The Consumer Council is advising consumers to consider their postal options, as price increases from Royal Mail for letters and parcels go live from Monday 25 March 2019. 

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Double win for The Consumer Council at UK Complaint Handling Awards

The Consumer Council, the statutory complaints body for transport, energy, water and postal services in Northern Ireland, picked up two awards at the 2019 UK Complaints Handling Awards in London.

Water

The Consumer Council urges Northern Ireland businesses to get a free Water Bill Health Check

Non-domestic water and sewerage charges set to rise by 2.7%

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Win for Northern Ireland Consumers: Online retail giant to remove delivery surcharges to Northern Ireland

Wayfair, the online home and furniture retail giant, has announced it is scrapping delivery surcharges to Northern Ireland and Scotland for orders over £40. This will now apply across the entire UK without penalising consumers living in these geographical areas.

 

Other

The Consumer Council welcomes LINK’s “Access to Cash” report

The Consumer Council welcomes the final report into “Access to Cash” which has been produced by LINK. The report confirmed that consumers are using cash less and less, but as a society we are not yet ready to go cashless.

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Consumer Council shortlisted for three categories in the UK Complaints Handling Awards 2019

The Consumer Council has been named as a finalist in the UK Complaints Handling Awards 2019, which recognise and reward outstanding achievement in complaint handling.

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O2 Network Down

O2 has confirmed this morning that their mobile network is down with thousands of customers unable to access their 4G data.

This means 02 customers will not be able to access data services but should still be able to make voice calls and send texts as usual.

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The Consumer Council Welcomes Re-Opening of Park Avenue Post Office

The Consumer Council has welcomed the re-opening of the Park Avenue Post Office, Derry/Londonderry, following its closure in November 2017.