The Consumer Council is encouraging passengers due to travel over the festive period to plan in advance and be prepared, due to the impact of COVID-19 and EU Exit.
Advice for Northern Ireland consumers who are travelling to Europe including the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain. It includes the latest information for British passport holders, travelling through airports, driving in Europe, and travelling with pets and animals.
The Consumer Council has launched a free website to help consumers in Northern Ireland shop around when buying petrol and diesel. The Fuel Price Checker allows consumers to check the highest, lowest and average price of petrol and diesel in their area to ensure they are getting the best value when topping up their tank.
Consultation on amendments to CAP1324 - the CAA's policy for ADR applicants and approved ADR entities
The Consumer Council supports the CAA objectives to improve the ADR process for consumers and also to encourage more airlines to join the scheme.
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The Consumer Council welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) consultation on guidance on cancellations and refunds.
The Consumer Council supports the FCA’s proposal to provide guidance to service providers on how they should enable consumers to make insurance, S75 Consumer Credit Act 1974 and ‘Chargeback’ claims.
- Personal Finances
Following a new report published by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regarding airline refunds, The Consumer Council is urging the CAA to ensure airlines act responsibly towards their customers, and is urging consumers to act now to secure their refunds.
Following Saturday’s (25 July) advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) against all-but-essential travel to mainland Spain, and the immediate imposition of a 14-day quarantine for travellers returning to the UK from mainland Spain and the Balearic and Canary Islands, The Consumer Council is advising Northern Ireland passengers on their travel rights.
For Northern Ireland travellers, recent changes to COVID-19 travel rules are causing confusion and uncertainty.