The current consultation document outlines the Department’s intention to increase the levy on single use carrier bags to 10 pence. The paper also proposes that any reusable bag sold for less than 40 pence will also be subject to the levy.
The Consumer Council has urged summer holiday-makers to pack a copy of its ‘Plane Facts’ or ‘Plain Sailing’ guides, as part of a campaign to raise awareness of passengers’ rights. We also want to hear from any passengers who experience problems when travelling by plane or ferry.
Given Northern Ireland’s geographic location, the region’s passengers are dependent on air travel to access GB destinations and further afield. The Northern Ireland’s air links, both international and domestic make an important contribution to the region’s economic growth and social well-being, supporting trade and inward investment and facilitating tourism.
If your flight is delayed or cancelled or if you are denied boarding because your airline has overbooked the flight, the airline is required by European law to inform you of your rights.
The method of payment you use can affect the level of protection you have when: Paying deposits; Shopping on the high street; Shopping online; and shopping abroad. This guide will give you greater confidence around the protection different payment methods provide.
Updated January 2019
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This paper provides the Consumer Council‟s view of the need for the development of passenger focused key performance indicators which will form part of the forthcoming contract between Translink and the Department for Regional Development (DRD).
Enniskillen consumers will have the opportunity to speak directly to the Consumer Council when it attends a Carers Week event in the Killyhevlin hotel Enniskillen on Tuesday 11 June.