iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for 08/06/2011

Listen now 57 mins

Listen in pop-out player

08/06/2011

Duration:
57 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 08 June 2011

Thousands of men who fished the seas around Britain have missed out on receiving the pension they are entitled to. As a national campaign to 'Find a Fishermen' draws to a close we ask what happens next to reunite the men with their money.

After the release of disappointing sales figures for May, can smartphones be the retail sector's salvation? In the last 9 months, research shows online purchases using a mobile have increased by 13 percent. We look at what's driving this trend and how retailers can make the most of it.

And we report on the latest increase in household fuel bills which has prompted the energy watchdog to call for an investigation by the Competition Commission.

Chapters

7 items
  • Energy prices

    The latest increase in household fuel bills has prompted the energy watchdog to demand an investigation by the Competition Commission.

  • Smartphone shopping

    The retailers that are scrambling to create new versions of their websites to cater for growing numbers of people using their smartphone to shop.

  • Counterfeit Goods

    A new Trading Standards website launched to tackle the sale of counterfeit goods online.

  • Anglia Water

    The East of England is the driest region in the UK so how have they avoided implementing a hosepipe ban?

  • Trawler men's pensions

    The campaign to reunite thousands of trawler men with their missing pensions.

  • E. Coli Update

    It's not cucumbers, it's not breansprouts, so what is the latest on the deadly E. Coli outbreak?

  • Employment Support Allowance

    The Employment Minister Chris Grayling appeared before the Department for Work and Pensions Select Committee to answer questions on the way people are assessed for controversial sickness benefits.

  • The Arctic Corsair, one of the last remaining trawlers of its kind in the world

    The Arctic Corsair, one of the last remaining trawlers of its kind in the world

  • Ron Batemen, a former Hull trawlermen

    Ron Batemen, a former Hull trawlermen

    Ron has spent nearly forty years campaigning for fishermen's compensation in the wake of the industry's collapse.

Broadcasts

Free download

  1. Image for A Week of You and Yours

    A Week of You and Yours

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

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.