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.
An impressive 96 per cent of electricity customers and 86 per cent of natural gas customers surveyed know they can switch suppliers, and those who have switched found the process easy, a new report from the Consumer Council has found.
The Consumer Council is heading to the Newry Agricultural Show and Family Festival on Saturday 29 June 2013, one of a number of shows it will be attending during the summer.
The Consumer Council has welcomed a new current account switching service, due to launch in September 2013.
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St Bernard’s Primary School in Knock has been awarded the Consumer Council’s ‘Water Champion Award’. Schools, businesses and farms that demonstrate how they have saved money by reducing water usage and putting in place water efficiency measures are awarded the Water Champion accolade.
The Consumer Council has said it is frustrated that Budget Energy, the third domestic electricity supplier in Northern Ireland, has announced it too will be increasing its prices by up to 17.96 per cent from 1 July 2013.
Thirteen per cent of households in Northern Ireland do not have a current account and could be missing out on access to discounts, the ability to keep track of their money more easily and the convenience of choosing how to pay, the Consumer Council has said.
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The Consumer Council is heading to the Armagh County Agricultural Show on Saturday 08 June 2013, one of a number of shows it will be attending during the summer.
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.