BBC Radio 4's daily consumer programme with Winifred Robinson and Peter White. You and Yours brings news, discussion and special investigations on a wide range of consumer subjects, everyday between 12 noon and 1. Topics include health, energy, leisure, retail and disability, and the podcast features the best of the week's programmes, with a new episode published every Friday.
Fri, 6 Dec 13
30 days remaining
This week - the Government has come to a deal with the insurance industry about how to cover areas at big risk from flooding - but who's getting left out? Also, Winifred Robinson pays a visit to her niece and nephew to look at the difference between the advertisers' view of Christmas and the reality. Also - have you had a problem with your diesel fuel filter? The motor and petroleum industry could be looking at a wider problem. We'll also look at a specific, but modern quandary. What do you do if your face ends up on a T-shirt without your permission?
Fri, 29 Nov 13
23 days remaining
This week, we're supposed to be making our homes more energy efficient - so why has millions of pounds worth of work stalled? According to chiefs in the industry it's because the government has created uncertainty over the future of the green subsidies we pay on our bills. Also - A rose by any other name would smell as sweet - but is cheap perfume really that much worse than the expensive stuff? We're sniffing out the truth. We'll also talk to the woman who gets a regular unwelcome email attachment from Facebook - and tattoos containing the ashes of pets? Don't all rush at once.
Fri, 22 Nov 13
16 days remaining
This week, you've been Hodged: She's the grand inquisitor who won't take "I can't remember" for an answer. Margaret Hodge is used to seeing the great and good squirm at the Public Accounts Committee. the MP reacts to the fact that witnesses are spending thousands on media training - but haven't they just taken their cue from politicians? Also, we look at the airline surcharges that make parents worried about where there children will sit on a flight, calls for caution over people who fit your solar panels, and the human story behind the mis-selling of financial advice.
Fri, 15 Nov 13
9 days remaining
This week - black belt haggling. We get tips from a woman who has saved thousands by always standing her ground at the checkout. Also, the noble tradition of the rock band t-shirt has been co-opted by supermodels and mums and dads who should know better. Are half the people in a Ramones top able to name a single song? Six Music's Steve Lamacq casts an ear over new bluffer's guides to prevent social embarrassment. And we speak to child psychologist Oliver James, who says our rush to buy ever more toys for our children is doing them no favours. Get them a band t-shirt instead.
Fri, 8 Nov 13
2 days remaining
Apologies for the late appearance of this A Week of You and Yours Download, but thanks for waiting, your custom is important to us. Sound familiar? We've been hanging on the telephone with the big six energy firms to find out how well they're doing at answering your calls. And is Help to Buy actually helpful if you're in the most expensive parts of the UK? We ask the new housing minister Kris Hopkins for answers. And a tip for people selling fake goldinvestments: Don't accidentally phone up BBC reporters. We'll also look into the unreported world of assessment and treatment centres. It's estimated up to five thousand people with learning disabilities in the UK are currently living in one - now the government wants them shut down...
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