National Consumer Council


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National Consumer Council

a non-departmental public body which aims to advise on the needs of all consumers including the inarticulate and disadvantaged. It has a Scottish Consumer Council (sub-committee). Its main functions are research, lobbying and campaigning.
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Dame Yve Buckland, who also heads the national Consumer Council for Water and the Severn Trent Water Forum says that customers have until the end of June to register their views on the company's website at stwater.
Ed Mayo, former head of the National Consumer Council, called for an overhaul of rules to "empower" the public against cons and sharp practice.
The investigation will be led by Ed Mayo, a former head of the National Consumer Council, who will hold a series of hearings across the country.
She currently works as a freelance sustainability consultant, having previously held roles at the Sustainable Development Commission, the National Consumer Council and the Food Commission.
Formerly chief economist at Mitsubishi Bank and later chief UK economist at Lehman Brothers, she has served on numerous public bodies, including the National Consumer Council, the nurses' pay review body and the governing body of the London School of Economics.
POSTWATCH ceased to exist on September 30, when it was amalgamated with the National Consumer Council to form Consumer Focus.
The National Consumer Council went into all eight major chains and found more than half of promotions were for unhealthy foods - double the level seen in 2006.
The National Consumer Council said it was concerned consumers were unknowingly paying more for products when household budgets were being hit by spiralling fuel, petrol and food prices.
The National Consumer Council said it was worried that people were unknowingly paying more for products when household budgets were being hit by spiralling fuel, petrol and food prices.
A National Consumer Council spokeswoman said: "These are very large increases which will especially hit customers on contracts.
The complaint has been made by the National Consumer Council (NCC), Scottish Consumer Council (SCC) and the Welsh Consumer Council (WCC) with the support of the Prison Reform Trust (PRT).
The National Consumer Council welcomed the move but stressed: "They must be careful not to water down existing protection.
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