The Consumer Council has issued a Strike Action factsheet for air passengers who could be affected by UK Border Agency Staff industrial action due to commence tomorrow (Thursday 30 June 2011).
As from tomorrow (30 June) the cheque guarantee scheme in the UK will end . However, this does not mean the end of cheques; consumers will still be able to write them and businesses will be able to choose to accept them. But from tomorrow, when you write a cheque it will no longer be guaranteed for payment.
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The OFT has today confirmed what many Northern Ireland consumers already know - that surcharges for using credit and debit charges, especially within the airline industry, are often misleading; it is difficult to avoid payment charges and the final price to be paid is often unclear. But importantly for consumers OFT has committed to take enforcement action to end misleading surcharges and change the law to stop consumers being charged when using debit cards online.
The Northern Ireland Fuel Poverty Coalition today briefed the Committee for Social Development at the Northern Ireland Assembly over the increasingly serious levels of fuel poverty in Northern Ireland.
The Consumer Council, along with YouthAction NI and Translink, have produced an informative guide to public transport for young people which shows how they can save on the cost of public transport.
The Consumer Council brought the voice of consumers to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (NIAC) in Westminster today
If you are connected to a public sewer you will pay sewerage charges to NI Water. If you get a large bill because of a leak you can get an allowance against the additional sewerage charges. This leakage allowance needs to be applied for from NI Water.
Reports that the cost of motoring continues to escalate will come as no shock to Northern Ireland (NI) consumers, who face some of the highest fuel costs along with the highest cost for insurance anywhere in the UK.
Translink’s announcement to hold its current fare levels will come as a relief to Northern Ireland consumers who have had to endure cost of living increases during 2011, but improvements are needed to encourage people onto public transport.
The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee has announced its intention to conduct an inquiry into the issue of Air Passenger Duty (APD) and how this impacts on Northern Ireland (NI) consumers. A review of APD is currently out for consultation by HM Treasury(1).