You and Yours - Pubs, financial advice, and fighting the flab Euro-style
Consumer news with Peter White. The government is to end self-regulation in the pub industry, and act on 'unfair' rent and the price tenants pay for beer in tied houses.
Pub companies are to be regulated by the government because of concerns that some tenants in their pubs are being charged an unreasonable rent and are paying too high a price for their beer. New rules governing independent financial advisers have come into force; it means if you want it, you'll have to pay up front for it. Eon, the energy company, have gone back to the future and opened a high street shop giving customers an opportunity to speak to them face to face. January is when the UK goes gym and diet mad but what about in Europe; our correspondents report on fighting the flab Euro-style. The high street scheme that offers a refuge for people with mental disabilities who become distressed when they are out and about. It's the annual gadget bash in Las Vegas but how many of the 'oohs' and 'aahs' will turn into sales; what technology will we actually be buying in the coming year?