The Consumer Council welcomes the proposals made today by Minister Attwood to change the learner driving regime in Northern Ireland and calls on the insurance industry to respond immediately by reducing car insurance premiums.
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The Northern Ireland Fuel Poverty Coalition is bringing their fight against fuel poverty to Stormont today at an event in the Long Gallery in Parliament Buildings Stormont. Experts from across the five Nations; England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will examine the main fuel poverty policies and interventions implemented in each of the Nations and identify what could work for the 44 per cent of households here in fuel poverty.
The Consumer Council is teaming up with Waterwise and the Environment Agency to encourage public, private and third sector organisations in Northern Ireland to enter the Water Efficiency Awards.
The Consumer Council has provided its submission to the Competition Commission’s inquiry into the Phoenix Natural Gas Ltd Price Control determination’. Please click the link below for more information.
The Consumer Council has today (22 May) released findings which show 9 in 10 consumers in Northern Ireland (NI) are worried about the cost of their food and grocery shopping.
From 21 May 2012, new IT systems are being introduced to Northern Ireland’s electricity market. The new system will improve the process of switching electricity suppliers for all customers.
Ryanair is to close its website for ‘upgrade maintenance’ from 4pm on Friday 18 May to 12pm on Sunday 20 May. This means any passengers travelling this weekend must check in online before 4pm on Friday 18 May to avoid paying exorbitant check in fees at the airport. The airline says it has contacted all passengers who are affected.
The Consumer Council has reassured Phoenix Supply Limited (PSL) customers that there should be no immediate impact following the news that the company is to be bought by Airtricity.
Flybe has announced its intention to withdraw its George Best Belfast City Airport (GBBCA) to Bristol Airport service from 10 June 2012.
The Consumer Council is calling on BMI Baby to contact all passengers as a matter of urgency following the news that the airline will pull out of Northern Ireland on the 11th of June 2012.