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.
Good news for Northern Ireland consumers who often face delivery restrictions.
The Consumer Council met on Friday 3 April 2009 with the Northern Ireland Oil Federation (NIOF) to review the home heating oil market, and to share views and understanding from both the industry and consumer perspective.
<p>The increase in routes and flights offered by ¡¥no frills¡¦ airlines (easyJet and Go) has come at the right time, according to the General Consumer Council - the passenger watchdog. A new survey released by the Council shows that Northern Ireland passengers often pay more to fly than passengers from Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland.</p>
Robin Greer commenting in yesterday’s News Letter on the proposed sale of Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) to Electricity Supply Board (ESB) opined that the Consumer Council ‘had barely even mewed’ on the issue.
The Consumer Council has today revealed to the Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment that a third of online retailers apply delivery restrictions to Northern Ireland (NI).
The Consumer Council has said that today’s announcement by HM Treasury that Air Passenger Duty (APD) is to increase is bitterly disappointing news and further highlights the need for speedy devolution of this issue.
Wayfair, the online home and furniture retail giant, has announced it is scrapping delivery surcharges to Northern Ireland and Scotland for orders over £40. This will now apply across the entire UK without penalising consumers living in these geographical areas.
The Consumer Council said today that the Competition Commission’s final judgement on the £2 billion Northern Ireland personal current account market (PCA) will change the face of banking in Northern Ireland and right across the United Kingdom. As a result of the super-complaint issued by Which? and the Consumer Council, this package of final and binding decisions will fundamentally shift the power in this marketplace from the banks to their customers where it belongs.
- Personal Finances
<p>The General Consumer Council has welcomed Sir Reg Empey¡¦s announcement of five new members to the Council, made during a visit by the Minister.</p>