The Consumer Council today called on Tesco and Sainsbury’s to scrap their local pricing policy that charges some of their customers more for petrol depending on where they live. The demand came as the Consumer Council released the findings of a snapshot supermarket petrol pricing survey that showed Tesco and Sainsbury’s are charging consumers more in places like Ballymena and Belfast than in Bangor or Coleraine at a time when they are telling all consumers that they are doing everything to help them save money during hard times.
The Consumer Council says Ryanair’s handling of its decision to cancel bookings made through some travel websites is causing confusion and uncertainty for passengers - this is a lesson on how not to treat customers.
Northern Ireland bus and rail passengers are next in line to be hit by the soaring cost of fuel with Translink’s announcement today that fares will rise by an average of five per cent on 25 August. Today’s announcement comes only six months after a similar announcement in March.