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Consumer Insight Survey 2019 - Summary Report

In February 2019 YouGov conducted a survey across Northern Ireland on behalf of The Consumer Council to understand key consumer issues. This report covers key findings around Northern Ireland consumers and their household expenditure, if they shop around for essential goods and services and switch and save. In addition, it also highlights if they have been targeted by scams and how well they know their consumer rights.

Research Reports

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Santander Branch Closure - Antrim

The Consumer Council is reminding consumers to think about their banking needs ahead of the Antrim branch closure on 30 May 2019.

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Home Budget Planner - Russian

Планировщик домашнего бюджета - русский

Consumer Guides

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Home Budget Planner - Latvian

Majas Budzeta Planotajs - Latviešu valoda

Consumer Guides

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Debenhams enters into administration - know what to do with your gift cards

Debenhams announced on Tuesday 9 April that it has officially gone into administration, appointing FTI Consulting as the administrator. 

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Northern Ireland consumers paying more for car insurance

The Consumer Council is urging drivers to shop around for better deals on their car insurance, as the latest figures from confused.com reveal Northern Ireland motorists pay more than the UK average. 

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Enquiries and Complaints Report 2017-18

This report covers all contacts received by The Consumer Council from consumers for the year to 31 March 2018.  

Corporate Reports

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St George's Market

Consumer rights information stand, and freebie give aways 

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New guide to help steer clear of car purchase pitfalls

Second-hand cars top complaint in Northern Ireland

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Consumer Clinic

We are inviting consumers and businesses to come along to our drop-in Consumer Clinic with questions or complaints relating to any consumer issues.