Thank you for providing the Consumer Council with a copy of the above consultation,
which we recognise is aimed at people involved in the Wedding and Courtesy Transport
industry in NI.
The Consumer Council has no objections to the proposal within the c
Response to the Department of the Environment on the Taxis Act (NI) 2008- Taxis License and Powers o
The Consumer Council for Northern Ireland (CCNI) welcomes the opportunity
to respond to the Department for Transport consultation on ATOL reform.
Converting ‘non-users’ and improving the performance of Translink’s Call Centre should now be priorities, according to the Consumer Council. The comments follow today’s publication of Translink’s Spring Charter Monitoring Results .
The Consumer Council has today (27 September) welcomed the news from HM Treasury that Air Passenger Duty (APD) for long haul flights departing from Northern Ireland (NI) is to be reduced. However further action is necessary to ensure the disadvantage NI domestic passengers face is removed altogether. Today’s announcement means that a passenger on a flight to North America will pay APD of £12, instead of £60. In addition, HM Treasury has announced that the responsibility for setting the level of APD will be devolved to the Northern Ireland Executive.
The Consumer Council has welcomed today’s final report by the Independent Commission on Banking , which aims to make switching easier and to ensure there is greater transparency in bank charges. But, it says, Government must not wait until the end of the decade – as the report proposes – to implement the proposed reforms, but ensure they happen sooner
- Personal Finances
The Consumer Council has welcomed Financial Services Authority (FSA) proposals to transfer the regulation of Northern Ireland credit unions from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) to the FSA from 31 March 2012.
- Personal Finances