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NCVO/Consumer Focus: Civil society and the market place

10 December 2012

A wide range of high profile speakers addressed delegates at a unique conference jointly organised by Consumer Focus and NCVO.

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Smart for All – Delivering benefits to low income and vulnerable consumers

21 November 2012

Zoe McLeod, Head of Smart & Sustainable Energy Markets Consumer Focus’s key asks for Government and industry to ensure low income and consumers in vulnerable situations also benefit from the roll-out of smart meters 21 November 2012 All Party Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency Group’s Annual General Meeting  

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Dealing with dissatisfaction

7 November 2012

Prashant Vaze to the Ombudsman conference on 6 November 2012

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Local action for warm homes

18 October 2012

Energy minister Greg Barker MP gave the key note speech at the Local action for warm homes event at Islington Council on 17 October. The event, organised by Consumer Focus with our partners the End Fuel Poverty Coalition, highlighted how councils can help the Government meet its statutory target to eliminate fuel poverty. Abigail Burridge [...]

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Reclaiming economic and moral rights – Towards the reform of collective rights management: Time for a fair remuneration of artists

12 April 2012

Saskia Walzel, senior policy advocate spoke at the Greens/EFA conference – Towards the reform of collective rights management: time for a fair remuneration of artists on 12 April 2012.

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From broadcast to conversation – making open data work for you

15 February 2012

A free workshop exploring opportunities in open data for the voluntary sector Tuesday 20 March 2012, 10:00 – 16:30. Central London. Introduction Open data can change the way services are provided and government delivered. Now is an important time to ensure consumers are at the heart of this. Consumer Focus is holding an event in [...]

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Get it, together.

7 December 2011

Richard Bates, Director of Consumer Empowerment Programme, speaks at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skill’s Buy It Together conference on Wednesday 7 December.

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What does midata mean for consumers?

2 November 2011

Richard Bates, Consumer Focus Director of Consumer Empowerment Programme Ctrl Shift event: To hoard or to share: midata and the personal data sharing revolution

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Website-blocking: tackling copyright infringement at the source?

20 October 2011

Westminster eForum: Implementing the Digital Economy Act – site-blocking, notifications and encouraging behavioural change 20 October 2011 Saskia Walzel – senior policy advocate

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Switching on to consumers’ interest in energy policy

29 September 2011

On 26 October, Consumer Focus is hosting a discussion to bring together legislators, regulators, industry and consumer and third sector organisations to consider how the interests of consumers can be most effectively represented as we face up to these critical energy policy challenges.

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