- Personal Finances
- Consumer Skills
Over recent years the taxi industry in Northern Ireland (NI) has under gone a period of significant change. These include changes to licensing requirements, accessibility standards, the installation of taximeters and the introduction of maximum fares for all taxis. In August 2016, the then Infrastructure Minister announced a review of the current taxi legislation.
A Consumer Council research report into the attitudes and concerns of a Northern Ireland consumer in 2010.
The European Consumer Centre (ECC) Ireland, in conjunction with the Consumer Council for Northern Ireland, has today [Wednesday, December 14th 2016] launched a new report which found that despite EU legislation designed to prevent discrimination based on nationality and place of residence, some traders restrict consumers’ access to services.
Last Christmas was effectively cancelled for 1,200 local people who lost nearly £500,000 when Farepak went bust. The Consumer Council launched its report into the crisis and called for the introduction of new legislation to protect savers’ money.
- Consumer Skills
Regulatory Models for Consumer Bodies: A Report for the Consumer Council for Northern Ireland Prepar
The Consumer Council is a non-departmental public body (NDPB) established through the General Consumer Council (Northern Ireland) Order 1984. Our principal statutory duty is to promote and safeguard the interests of consumers in Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland (NI) has had experience of natural gas for 16 years. Today there are many people who believe that it can provide a stepping stone to a carbon free renewable energy industry at a price that is affordable to consumers. With such high expectations for the industry, the Consumer Council (CCNI) wanted to find out from consumers their experience of using natural gas.
The Consumer Council welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Utility Regulator (UR) Draft Determination (DD) on the Northern Ireland Electricity Networks Ltd (NIEN) Transmission and Distribution 6th Price Control (RP6).