The Consumer Council organised a meeting of local residents and business
owners in Rosslea last Thursday (18/08/11) so that they could hear first hand
Northern Ireland (NI) Water’s plans to make the much needed improvements to
the local water supply.
The Consumer Council welcomes today’s report by the Treasury Select Committee on the future of cheques which states that the Payments Council must not have the power to abolish cheques. It also asks banks not to deter consumers from using cheques and asks the Payments Council to examine re-instating the cheque guarantee scheme.
- Personal Finances
The Consumer Council welcomes the introduction of competition for around 55,000 Belfast gas consumers who have Pay As You Go Meters. From today all natural gas customers in Greater Belfast and Larne will be able to switch their gas supplier.
The Consumer Council is today launching a four-pronged campaign to reduce the high cost of car insurance in Northern Ireland.
- Consumer Skills
Brighton-based Holidays 4 U, which also traded as Aegean Flights has today gone into administration. The company sold packages and flights to Turkey with flights operating from a number of UK airports including Belfast International.
The Consumer Council has welcomed the official opening of the newly extended Carrickfergus Train Station Park and Ride.
The Consumer Council has encouraged bus passengers in Belfast to find out if two key changes to Metro services from 1 September will affect them. In some cases bus stops are changing location, while in others the frequency of services and number of stops are changing.