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Consumer Council

Trading Standards and The Consumer Council are warning unscrupulous traders to stop exploiting the Covid-19 pandemic to profiteer, or face action.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council welcomes the Financial Conduct Authority’s latest temporary financial relief measures for motor finance and high-cost credit that apply from today (27 April 2020).
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Consumer Council

The Council Consumer is advising consumers in Northern Ireland to review how they are spending, as household outgoings are changing with many of us spending more time at home.
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Consumer Council

Consumers in Northern Ireland will welcome the news that home heating oil prices are on track to hit a record low, according to The Consumer Council’s weekly survey of home heating oil prices.
Redundancy FAQs
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Law Centre NI

The Law Centre NI employment hub has produced a new FAQs document providing an overview of employee rights during a redundancy situation.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council welcomes the Association of British Insurers’ latest advice that warns consumers against using their pensions as a quick way of raising cash during this uncertain time.
BCCM
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Sonya Cassidy PR

BCCM in partnership with Galaxy Facilities Management and Ulster University have joined forces to pay tribute to the many key workers and organisations that continue to keep the heart of the city centre gently beating during lockdown.
play matters
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PlayBoard NI

In cooperation with DE’s Play Matters project, PlayBoard has developed a new information sheet to assist teachers, playworkers, parents and those caring for children in these challenging times, to consider how they might provide quality play opportunities
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Consumer Council

Fashion retailers Oasis and Warehouse have both entered administration. The announcement may have left many of their customers with gift vouchers wondering what their rights are now.
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Charityline

When faced with the prospect of deploying counsellors and staff to work from home because of Covid-19, PIPS suicide awareness charity turned to Standard Utilities for help.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council is advising vulnerable consumers with Pay As You Go (PAYG) gas meters who have a received a letter from their GP, or hospital, asking them to isolate in their home, on how to top up their gas PAYG meter.
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Ulster University

Are you working/volunteering to support marginalised or disadvantaged sections of the community? Would like to use your experience to gain a professionally recognised degree in Community Development? Apply now to Ulster University!
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Consumer Council

Cath Kidston and Debenhams have both announced plans to enter administration. The announcements may have left many of their customers with gift vouchers wondering what their rights are now.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council and UK Finance are informing consumers of the different ways to make contact with their banks if they need any help or support due to COVID-19.
Spare Time Survey
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PlayBoard NI

PlayBoard NI, as part of the UK Play Policy Forum is working with Professor Helen Dodd from Reading University on a new research project.
Young entrepreneur Sarah Lavery
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The Prince's Trust

Initiative offers self-employed young people affected by the coronavirus outbreak flexible access to grants and business support
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Belfast And Lisburn Community Project

HELPING MEET THE NEEDS OF LOCAL PEOPLE IN CRISIS
#HelpEachOther
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Volunteer Now

Volunteer Now has launched a new online campaign #HelpEachOther to support those who wish to volunteer for COVID-19 related opportunities and for organisations which require the support of volunteers to deliver their services to those who need it most.
Keeping Adults Safe: See Something, Say Something
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Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd

Keeping Adults Safe: See Something, Say Something
Rugby's John Cooney donated an Ireland jersey to raise much-needed cash for Cancer Focus NI.
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Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

International rugby player John Cooney has signed and donated a coveted Ireland rugby jersey to support Cancer Focus Northern Ireland.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council has launched a dedicated website that provides a variety of helpful information for consumers in Northern Ireland who may have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council has written to the Civil Aviation Authority urging them to ensure that airlines provide passengers with the refunds they are legally entitled to under EU regulations, following numerous flight cancellations amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Free Universal Credit Session updated for Covid-19
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Advice NI

Advice NI are now offering a free online Universal Credit Session updated for the Covid-19 crisis.
COVID-19 Housing Advice from Housing Rights
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Housing Rights

Need housing advice in relation to COVID-19 ? Get in touch with Housing Rights
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PlayBoard NI

During this worrying and uncertain time when we’re all experiencing many changes in our lives, it is important to remember that children still need time to play every day.