Metric Muddle

Picture the scene – Bag End market of a Saturday morning and all was well in the Shire. Stall holders with cheeks as rosy as the polished apples on their stalls called their wares promising such taste and prices that would tempt even an Elvish princess come a-running clutching her Saturday pocket money groat. “Red

Cutting Carbon and Home Energy Bills

CUTTING CARBON = EXPENSIVE KIT? INCREASING BILLS? WHO TO TRUST? Scared to death or frozen to death? The new prices being quoted for gas and electricity have gripped the headlines and got us all clutching our wallets and digging out the sweaters. At the same time as we are quoted gigantic increases in our bills,

NCF responds to DEFRA consultation about Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging

NCF Responds to DEFRA consultation

We welcome a new move by DEFRA designed to increase recycling by making the producer responsible for covering the costs of either recycling materials that can be recycled i.e. paper, glass, aluminium, steel plastic and wood, or the costs of not recycling materials and products that cannot be recycled. This includes the cups that you

The Complexities of Product Safety in the 21st Century

In preparing a detailed response to the BEIS, Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) consultation: UK Product safety Review : Call for evidence the National Consumer Federation has needed to consider some fundamental issues for product safety in the very complex world in which we now live. As a precursor to our submission, the

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Community-based energy projects

Community-based energy projects As a consumer organisation, our historic roots are in local groups of consumers and citizens coming together to improve things for people of that particular locality (and beyond). So, the projects described below are of great interest – not just for the fact that they are local, but also because this is

Consumer Charter for Regulators 2012

Consumer Charter for Regulators 2012 Promote and protect the interests of consumers in sector where market forces alone would not deliver the best outcomes Click Here

NCF Grassroots Group Guide

NCF Grassroots Group Guide Publicity and media, Group set up, Projects & organisation Click Here

In memory of Maurice Healy

MEMORIES OF MAURICE HEALY The news of Maurice Healy’s death has saddened many – not just because of the qualities of the human being that was Maurice but because with his passing the ranks of the first movers of what we were proud to call the consumer movement grow ever thinner. Jeremy Mitchell has written

Seize the Day – A time to train for Net Zero Homes

Pete Eisenegger writes: It’s a pandemic. Consumers are being cautious. People are losing jobs. Meanwhile Global Warming continues and the need to adjust and bring our carbon footprints down becomes ever more pressing. As is the need for energy efficient homes. Building new modern homes to the standard needed is easy compared to upgrading the