Ritchie calls for cap on overdraft charges

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17 February 2017 17:17:40 Latest Newry News, Newry Sport and Newry Business for Newry City

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has called on the Government to introduce a cap on overdraft charges levied by banks on personal current accounts Speaking to Newry Times, she said, “Over-draft charges from banks can result in people going into damaging debt at high levels of interest, particularly when charges are accrued at a Full article on Ritchie calls for cap on overdraft charges

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Ritchie calls for independent Sellafield inquiry

1.4533151 07 October 2016 10:19:28 Latest Newry News, Newry Sport and Newry Business for Newry City

SDLP MP for South Down has reiterated her call for an independent inquiry into safety risks at the Sellafield nuclear power plant following the publication of the seventeenth Report of the Department of Health’s expert committee, the Committee on the Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE). Speaking to Newry Times, Ritchie said, “With a

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Ritchie calls for action on Cash retentions

1.3718196 05 February 2016 15:01:26 Latest Newry News, Newry Sport and Newry Business for Newry City

SDLP MP for South Down, Margaret Ritchie, has called for changes to the Enterprise Bill at Westminster to prevent businesses losing millions of pounds each year through cash retentions. Speaking to Newry Times, she said, “In 2015 Northern Irish businesses lost £40m through an out-dated and ill-suited cash retention system. It is putting serious strain

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Ritchie calls for ‘right to effective broadband’

0.8957528 14 January 2016 15:18:21 Latest Newry News, Newry Sport and Newry Business for Newry City

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has called for the British Government to upgrade the Universal Service Obligation for Broadband to ensure that every household and business in Northern Ireland has a right to effective Broadband, particularly those in rural areas. Ritchie secured a Westminster debate on the issue and has called for action to

Vice null Time14 January 2016 15:18:21


Ritchie calls for meeting on exports

0.7837837 22 August 2015 08:48:48 Farming Life - News Feed

South Down SDLP MP, and EFRA Select Committee member, Margaret Ritchie has requested a meeting with EFRA Secretary of State to explore with urgency export licences for new markets for beef and lamb producers to ensure that impediments to processing such licences are eradicated.

Vice All News Time22 August 2015 08:48:48


Ritchie calls for end of European Roaming Charges

0.7837837 11 June 2015 14:03:49 Latest Newry News, Newry Sport and Newry Business for Newry City

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has called on the Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy to take action to end roaming charges for mobile phone users within Europe. The European Parliament voted for an early end to roaming charges in 2014 following a proposal from the European Commission for the abolition of roaming

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Nicholson in call for cut in CAP red tape

0.7837837 01 March 2015 11:13:44 Farming Life - News Feed

Ulster Unionist MEP Jim Nicholson has welcomed that Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan is seeking the views of MEPs on the Agriculture Committee regarding Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) simplification.

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McAteer welcomes new cap on payday loan charges

0.7335693 14 January 2015 13:34:16 Latest Newry News, Newry Sport and Newry Business for Newry City

SDLP Councillor for Newry, Mourne & Down Kevin McAteer has welcomed the introduction of a cap on charges associated with payday loans which came into effect in the New Year. He told Newry Times, “Pay Day Loan companies continue to take advantage of the poor and the most vulnerable. They exploit the difficulties facing the

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Can you ‘beat the cap’ on water charges

0.7335693 21 November 2014 09:42:12 Dublin News latest RSS headlines - Dublin News.com

Water usage: to use less than the amount at which the State charges kick in will not be easy and will require a complete change of habits. ...

Vice All News Time21 November 2014 09:42:12


Martin calls for rise in rent allowance cap

0.7335693 19 November 2014 06:42:06 Ireland News latest RSS headlines - Irish Sun.com

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has called on the Taoiseach to raise the rent allowance caps, introduced by Tánaiste Joan Burton, as an emergency measure to meet ...

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Government makes further reductions to water charge caps

0.7335693 19 November 2014 06:14:00 Dublin News latest RSS headlines - Dublin News.com

Single adult households will now pay an effective EUR60 rate. Both figures are lower than expected, and are inclusive of the EUR100 water conservation payment ...

Vice All News Time19 November 2014 06:14:00