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Richard Branson on government loans for entrepreneurs

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 14 March 2012

Richard Branson explains why he wants the Government to give student-style-loans to young entrepreneurs.
Also: De-shopping - the retail fraud where customers buy clothing, wear it and then take it back. It's on the rise as consumers find more sophisticated ways to out smart the retailers.

The designer of a revolutionary cardboard cycle helmet tells us why he thinks it's safer than anything else on the market.

And the Property Ombudsman on why it's time to start regulating letting agents.

Presented by Winifred Robinson.
Produced by Karen Dalziel.


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    Sir Richard Branson has called on the government to offer direct financial support to young people with big business ideas.

  • Cardboard cycle helmet

    A brand new design for a cardboard cycle helmet goes on sale this summer.

  • The price of eBooks

    Are we being over-charged for eBooks? The authorities in America and in Europe are investigating.

  • BUPA Care Homes

    BUPA has warned councils that unless they pay more in care home fees, then homes will have to shut.

  • Regulation of Letting Agents

    The Property Ombudsman says letting agents need to be regulated by law because a voluntary code of conduct isn’t working.

  • De-shopping

    De-shopping is the practice of buying something, using it and then returning it for a refund. Retailers say the practice is growing.

  • John Lewis reduces new stores

    John Lewis has scaled back on plans to open new stores this year because of the downturn. Melanie Abbott reports from the latest retail conference.

  • The cardboard bike helmet

    The cardboard bike helmet

  • Helmet designer Anirudha Surabhi

    Helmet designer Anirudha Surabhi



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