The Consumer Council has today reiterated its call for greater transparency in the fuel industry and says Government must now put pressure on suppliers to be upfront about their costs. The call came as the Consumer Council completed a 12-month review of petrol and diesel prices and prepares to brief MLAs on the topic
Aodhan O’Donnell, head of transport at the Consumer Council said, “We welcome that Enterprise services are back on track ahead of schedule and that some very good promotional fares are on offer to regain passengers. The Consumer Council is particularly pleased about the introduction of special fares which don’t have to be booked in advance.
This paper reviews petrol and diesel prices over the last year and examines the impact of rising prices on consumers. It calls for the oil industry to be more open and transparent in providing consumers with the information they need to be confident that
The Consumer Council has welcomed the launch of the Department for Regional Development’s (DRD) consultation on public transport reform. The consultation is seeking views on the proposals for transforming the delivery of public transport in Northern Ireland. The Consumer Council sits on the stakeholder forum which has helped develop these proposals.