European Consumer Centre (ECC) Ireland presents a round-up of the week’s consumer news – in case you missed it!


Consumer News Round-up – week ending 8th February 2019


Pricewatch – VHI claims and Complete Savings pop-ups

Irish Times consumer journalist Conor Pope answers Pricewatch readers’ questions about making VHI claims for someone else and why someone who bought concert tickets then ended up signing up to Complete Savings through a pop-up.

Read the full article here: ‘VHI deadlines and claiming on someone else’s behalf’, by Conor Pope, The Irish Times, 4th February 2019.


Overhaul of consumer rights needed for Brexit, warns Which?

UK consumer rights group Which? has warned that without an overhaul of consumer rights protection systems is needed to protect consumers when Brexit happens.

Read the full article here: ‘UK at risk of harm without overhaul of consumer rights system, warns Which?’, by Rhiannon Williams,, 3rd February 2019.


September deadline set for hotel booking websites to stop ‘misleading’ sales tactics

Six leading hotel booking websites, including Expedia and Trivago, have agreed to make a number of changes to end misleading sales tactics and hidden charges. This follows an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK. The websites have until 1st September to make the changes or risk enforcement action.

Read the full article here: ‘Hotel booking sites agree to end ‘misleading’ sales tactics’,, 6th February 2019.