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06/10/2010

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57 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 06 October 2010

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.
The dramatic drop in the cost of GPS technology has led to insurance companies re-launching products tied to drivers' behaviour which can be checked online. I-Kube, aimed at teenagers, offers up to half price premiums if the youngsters agree not to drive between 11.00pm and 05.00am. Insurance watchers say more and more bespoke insurance policies will come on the market in the coming years priced on a motorist's proven behaviour.

A warning from the National Association of Estate Agents about an organisation requesting up front fees when they buy a house from you.

The Duke of Devonshire is holding an attic sale this week. A rather unusual one being that thousands of items stored around the Chatsworth House stately home are being auctioned under a giant marquee in the grounds. The Duke tells us why he is selling so many pieces of his family's history.

Generous subsidy for owners, no tax on selling timber; is it any wonder our wooodland is booming. The demand for wood and the desire to 'green' the the land have come together to boost Britain's tree cover to its greatest for nearly three hundred years.

And can there ever be peace between motorists and cyclists on our roads?

Chapters

7 items
  • National Properties

    Home sellers warned to steer clear of a tempting offer that comes with a demand for an upfront fee.

  • Insurance for Young Drivers

    Young drivers offered way out of stinging insurance premiums if they agree not to drive at night.

  • Cycle paths

    Cyclists and motorists exist in an uneasy coalition on the roads; how can relations and safety improve?

  • Mortgage Support

    A change to rate of mortgage relief paid to some benefit claimants will cast some from their homes, claims housing campaigners.

  • Trees

    Woodland in the UK is booming - there are now more trees in the UK than anytime since 1750. Could it be that money really does grow on trees?

  • Older Apprentices

    Age UK say more people in their 50's are choosing to take apprenticeships

  • Chatsworth Auction

    The Duke of Devonshire is having a clear out - a century's worth of bric a brac has gone under the hammer at Britain's premier stately home

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