Crackdown on hidden price hikes

Press Association
Jo Swinson
Jo Swinson

Consumers are to be helped to handle spiralling living costs under plans to crack down on excessive mobile phone roaming charges and hidden price hikes in renewal notices, the Government has announced.

Consumer affairs minister Jo Swinson said a review will also look at making bill instalments more widely available to stop householders having no option but to pay heavy up-front charges for essential services such as parking permits, similar to the system already in place for council tax.