Cold weather is affecting airline passengers from across Northern Ireland with many flights cancelled or delayed. Here’s the Consumer Council’s advice on your rights and options if your travel plans are disrupted by the bad weather:
Money Week 2010 got underway at a special event in Fermanagh’s Clinton Centre today (5 March). Economy Minister, Arlene Foster joined the Financial Capability Partnership NI and Fermanagh District Council to launch the week-long initiative, which aims to equip local people with the skills and confidence to manage their money better.
The Consumer Council is working with the CCEA to organise three conferences for GCSE Home Economics teachers to help them educate their students on how to be confident, informed and financially savvy consumers. The conferences will prepare teachers for delivering the increased consumer awareness content in the revised Home Economics curriculum. They are taking place on:
- Consumer Skills
Persistent fuel poverty in the 21st Century is unacceptable. Fuel poverty levels in Northern Ireland have reached crisis proportions with one-in-two households struggling to heat their homes adequately - the highest level in Western Europe.
The Consumer Council has welcomed actions proposed by the Utility Regulator (NIAUR) following its inquiry into business electricity tariffs and customers’ concerns, but said more needs to be done to improve the information reaching small businesses.
Following last night’s (30 March 2010) severe weather across Northern Ireland the Consumer Council is reminding people of the practical steps they can take if their electricity goes off.
Helping children to learn about money has just got easier with the launch of the Consumer Council’s ‘Money Tips for Parents’ guide. It includes tips and information on pocket money, saving and budgeting and how to help children of all ages make good decisions about money. The launch coincides with World Consumer Rights Day, today 15 March 2010.
- Consumer Skills