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10/01/2011

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53 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 10 January 2011

Consumer news with Julian Worricker.

A lone pensioner has taken on the might of an American private equity fund. The 71 year old investor turned up at an FSA hearing to put his case in the presence of the combined board of the Kent Reliance Building Society and US equity firm JC Flower.

If you are counting on an inheritance from family based abroad be prepared for a long haul before you can get your hands on your bequest.

A small record company has invented a gizmo that some in the record industry believe could save the concept of the 'album' which is suffering as fans cherry pick tracks rather than complete works in ever great numbers. The 'playbutton' is a badge that plays an album and it will be launched by its New York based inventor Nick Dangerfield next month.

As power bills and debt to energy companies rise, a local council has blundered by fitting some of its affordable houses with heating systems that cost more to run that those that they replaced.

We are not all in it together, says commentator Matthew Parris - and nor should we be. He believes in the clash of political philosophies there are always losers and in the challenging economic climate the poor are bound to shoulder a disproportionate amount of the financial burden. Send us your comments ahead of Tuesday's Call You and Yours.

And the Black Cabs that are all the rage in Paris.

Chapters

8 items
  • Car Insurance

    Over five million people receive treatment for asthma across the UK, yet little is understood about the causes or possible cures. Here we explore the most recent scientific breakthroughs.

  • Mutual Champion

    Lone pensioner takes on private equity firm in takeover bid for Kent Reliance Buiding Society.

  • Playbutton

    Could the badge that plays an album be the new listening format record companies have been praying for?

  • Inheritance

    The pitfalls of inheriting assets from abroad.

  • Guilty?

    How people who have never been convicted of a crime are falling foul of Criminal Record Bureau checks.

  • London Taxis in Paris

    The French company causing a stir in Paris by importing London taxis.

  • Power Poverty

    With fuel debt rising, a council in the south west have installed a heating system in affordable homes that actually costs tenants more to use.

  • Are we in this together?

    Discussion with Matthew Parris on the subject of Tuesday's Call You and Yours - Are we in this together?

Broadcasts

Podcast

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    A Week of You and Yours

    BBC Radio 4's daily consumer programme with Winifred Robinson and Peter White. You and Yours brings…

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