ISLANDERS are being given the chance to get involved with the Consumer Council and tackle high prices and unfair treatment.
Five focus groups are being set up to look at everything from travel fares and shopping bills to the cost of heating and lighting the home. As the population becomes more keenly aware of prices during the tough economic downturn, the Consumer Council is finding that it is over-loaded with issues and is turning to the general public for help. Council chairman Senator Alan Breckon is appealing for volunteers to help them to make a difference.
The five focus groups will incorporate travel and transport, including air and sea services; communication and media, including mobile phone tariffs; retail, including price watch and VAT; legal and regulation, including public consultations and draft laws; and utilities, including the JEC, Jersey Water rates and domestic heating oil.
Pictured: Senator Alan Breckon