This event is organised in co-operation with the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister’s (OFMDFM) Central Anti-Poverty Unit.
<p>Education is vital in managing money wisely and avoiding problem debt said Jeff Rooker, Minister at the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM).</p>
- Consumer Skills
<p>As the Metro bus service celebrates its first birthday today, the Consumer Council along with MLAs and a team of volunteers will take to the buses for the first ever “Metro Challenge” to test all 12 routes for reliability, accessibility, convenience and value for money.</p>
<p>The Consumer Council has today issued the findings of its recent “Metro Challenge” that saw a team of MLAs and volunteers take to the buses to test the Metro bus service in Belfast. While the Metro seems to be working well for some passengers, reliability and punctuality problems remain on many journeys.</p>
<p>The Consumer Council has welcomed the announcement by Northern Ireland Energy Holdings (NIEH) of a £12.4 million contribution to offset electricity costs.</p>
<p>The Competition Commission will be in Belfast tomorrow (16 February) to meet consumer representatives and politicians as part of its legal investigation into the £1.9 billion personal current account market here. The investigation follows the successful submission of a super-complaint by the Consumer Council and Which?</p>
- Personal Finances