Government policy aims to make public transport people’s first choice, not last
Consumer Council Brief on the Office of Fair Trading Call for Information on the UK Petrol and Diese
The Consumer Council is an independent consumer organisation, working to bring about change to benefit Northern Ireland (NI) consumers. Our aim is to make the consumer voice heard and make it count.
The Consumer Council will be attending this event in Andersonstown leisure centre on Thursday 18th October to help older people prepare for winter.
The Consumer Council will be meeting with consumers and distributing resources at an event organised by Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum, which will help explain how to prepare for things that can go wrong in winter, such as power cuts or flooding.
The Consumer Council is seeking feedback via three minute survey from Ulster Bank customers who were affected by the unprecedented technical difficulties this summer that left many unable to access their accounts in the normal way. The Consumer Council is concerned that many of those who are entitled to complain or claim redress from Ulster Bank have not done so.
The Consumer Council and Financial Services Authority (FSA) today (18 October) launched the Journey to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) paper, which outlines how the UK’s new financial conduct regulator will operate and how it will benefit consumers.
The Consumer Council is to meet with the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) (Tuesday) to discuss the petrol and diesel sector and present the results of a recent survey highlighting the concerns of Northern Ireland consumers following a recent OFT call for information. The Consumer Council will tell the OFT that 82 per cent of those surveyed have changed their driving behaviour in response to the rising costs of fuel¹.
We appreciate the opportunity to participate in this BIS consultation on a new consumer rights bill regarding the supply of goods, services and digital content.
- Consumer Skills
The Consumer Council today is calling on all business and farm owners interested in saving money and helping the environment to get involved in ‘Water Champions’, a campaign launched today (25 October, 2012) in partnership with NI Water and Invest Northern Ireland.
A range of organisations including the Consumer Council, Bryson Energy, part of the Bryson Charitable Group, Fold Housing Association and Derry City Council have come together to work on an innovative energy brokering pilot project in a bid to lower prices for consumers. The Pilot commences in October and will last for six months when it will be evaluated and potentially rolled out widely across Northern Ireland.