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The Price of Being Poor


Consumer Council for Northern Ireland

Subject Keywords: A Consumer Council report highlighting how poorer people pay more for everyday essentials and recommendations for change
Topic: Fuel Poverty
Fuel Poverty
Chronic Conditions
Type: Report
Region: Northern Ireland

The focus for this report is to demonstrate that we all share responsibility for ensuring there is no extra disadvantage or cost added to consumers living in poverty. To shape this report, approximately 50 organisations from the private, public and voluntary and community sectors met at Clifton House – the Poor House – in December 2010 to discuss the key issues and help identify a set of recommendations.
The Consumer Council, in recognising the inequalities of poverty has drawn from a wide range of sources, including research, specialist partner organisations, government, consumers and their own research to highlight the need for practical interventions that can help prevent and break the cycle of poverty.



Rights: © Consumer Council for Northern Ireland
Suggested citation:

Consumer Council for Northern Ireland. (2011) The Price of Being Poor [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 23rd September 2019].


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