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Increases to tax on petrol and flood insurance

Duration:
57 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 14 November 2011

People power - the campaign to stop tax on petrol going up by around 4p a litre in January.

If your home is at risk of flooding will you be able to get insured beyond 2013? Campaigners, the insurance industry and MPs think the government could end up picking up the bill.

And care home providers in the Midlands claim a victory in their battle to bump up the fees they get from councils. What impact will this have across the country?

And we begin a look at youth unemployment - what's it like to be 16 and searching for a job in Doncaster.

The presenter is Julian Worricker. The producer is Alex Lewis.

Chapters

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  • Care home fee increases

    Care home providers in the Midlands are claiming victory in their battle to bump up the fees they get from councils. What impact will this have across the country?

  • Dementia disclosure

    Alzheimer's Society ambassador Fiona Phillips wants doctor/patient confidentiality to be waived for people with dementia. Would doctors welcome it?

  • Rising cost of flood insurance?

    If your home is at risk of flooding what chance do you have of getting insured beyond 2013? Campaigners want it to be the government who picks up the bill.

  • Paper wine bottles

    A UK company has invented a paper wine bottle which can be made with 90% less energy than a glass bottle. Will wine buffs like it?

  • Youth unemployment series

    The first in our series on youth unemployment. What's it like to be 16 and searching for a job in and around Doncaster.

  • Fuel tax escalator debated by MPs

    The e-petition campaign to stop petrol prices going up again in January is to be debated by MPs.

  • The UK's rising population

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