Many of the licences are those of brewers, distillers and publicans, and others in trade, and are paid out of the general profits of the business, so that they can hardly be passed on to the consumers, while other licences are for shooting, for employing carriages and men-servants, and for similar objects, where the charge on the payer is direct.
To the extent that I get accurate information from other consumers of the product, I will tend to make better choices.
When a monopoly arises, many consumers are victims because the company in power can raise their prices.
To these pipes the service-pipes leading into the houses of the consumers are connected.
In the case of small and irregular consumers, such as the inhabitants of model dwellings and flats inhabited chiefly by working-class tenants, coin-in-the-slot meters are much employed.