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Jersey Consumer Council

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Planning Retirement

November 13, 2015 Information Leaflets, Reports & Publications No Comments
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When do you expect to retire?

The further in advance you start planning for it, the more you improve your chances of achieving the retirement you want. However, even if your retirement is close and you’ve done little to prepare, any action you can take now is generally better than none.
Have you decided on your retirement age?

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Own Assets Abroad? Viberts

November 13, 2015 Information Leaflets, Reports & Publications No Comments
Own assets abroad? Viberts report

Own assets abroad? You may want to review your inheritance arrangements

if you own land in the EU – for example a holiday home – you should be aware of the new Regulation 650 / 2012 which came into force
on the 17th August 2015. Unofficially referred to as “Brussels IV”, it means you no longer have to comply with the inheritance rules of the state where your land is located. Jersey law will apply instead.

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Energy Matters

November 10, 2015 Information Leaflets, Reports & Publications No Comments
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Energy Matters

Energy matters to all of us and this Newsletter aims to help Island consumers gain a greater understanding of their energy consumption levels and suggests how we can all use our energy more efficiently – whether it be gas, electricity, oil or coal.

Read on to find out about how best to save on your energy and water bills; the journey our energy products make in order to reach our homes and how Jersey energy prices compare with other Islands.

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Spending Diary

November 4, 2015 Information Leaflets, Reports & Publications No Comments
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Spending Diary

What is this for?

This will inform both the Council and hopefully politicians on how local people are being affected by the current economic climate, how they are managing their money and where and why they are spending their money

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Plane Facts Guide to your Rights

November 4, 2015 Information Leaflets, Reports & Publications, Travel and Transport No Comments
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Plane facts

Introduction

Every year millions of people fly to and from the Channel Islands. Although most passengers have a trouble-free journey some do experience unexpected disruption to their travel plans.

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Home Contents Insurance Guide

November 4, 2015 Information Leaflets, Reports & Publications No Comments
Home Contents Insurance

Home Contents Insurance Guide

Home Contents Insurance

Step 1

Fill out the “How much are the contents of your home worth?” guide. Get organised – gather together a pen, paper and a
calculator.

Step 2

Get ready to buy home contents insurance using the Consumer Council’s tips.

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Funerals Matter Guide

November 4, 2015 Information Leaflets, Reports & Publications No Comments
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Funerals Matter

Introduction

The death of a loved one is a difficult and emotional time for every family. People are left at their most vulnerable and so trying to fathom what needs to be done to arrange the funeral, the range of choices and cost involved can be
daunting.
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Access to Ferry Travel for the Less Mobile

November 4, 2015 Information Leaflets, Reports & Publications, Travel and Transport No Comments
Access to Ferry Travel

Access to Ferry Travel

Ferry travel provides an important service to passengers travelling to and from Jersey. The rights of people with a disability or reduced mobility are protected, to ensure that they have the same access to ferry travel as all other citizens. A person may have reduced mobility because of an illness; an age related condition or a temporary injury, for example a broken leg.

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Access to Air Travel for the Less Mobile

November 4, 2015 Information Leaflets, Reports & Publications, Travel and Transport No Comments
Access to Air Travel for the Less Mobile

Access to Air Travel for the Less Mobile

This guide provides information on the types of assistance passengers with a disability or reduced mobility are entitled to when travelling by air. All airports and airlines in the European Union are required to provide assistance to passengers with a disability or reduced mobility.
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Money Matters report

November 4, 2015 Consumer Council Reports, Information Leaflets, Reports & Publications No Comments
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Money Matters

Three key messages emerged from our survey:

  • We must all take personal responsibility for
    our financial health;
  • We must all research our facts and ask questions to help us make informed decisions and to better understand the bigger picture of what financial health entails – over the short, medium and long term;
  • Most importantly we must NEVER put our head in the sand – financial difficulties escalate not diminish!
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