The Consumer Council has presented the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) with further evidence, which came directly from NI consumers, in a bid to lower car insurance in Northern Ireland. The OFT agreed to undertake an investigation into the car insurance market, with a specific focus on Northern Ireland, after the Consumer Council made a formal submission in August asking it to tackle the issue. Since then, the Consumer Council’s public petition has gained over 5,000 signatures as part of a four pronged campaign to reduce the spiralling cost of car insurance here.
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The Consumer Council has said flybe’s decision to withdraw flights from Belfast to Liverpool and Belfast to Doncaster from 30 October gives very short notice to passengers who will now have to make other arrangements. It has called flybe to be proactive in contacting passengers and arranging a refund.