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Monday 28 May 2012

Radio 4's consumer affairs programme with Julian Worricker. How do we know whether a food is good or bad for us? The government is considering how our food should be labelled. Heard of crowdfunding? We'll be hearing from one company that uses other people's money to buy houses and why investors should be cautious. And the businesses enjoying a revival thanks to the Queen's Jubilee.


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  • Portas Pilots

    Twelve towns in England are hoping for a revival of their high streets, after learning they’ll get a government grant and help from the retail expert Mary Portas.

  • Twitter Complaints

    There is apparently a growing trend for us to complain on social media platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook where it seems we get a quicker response. But are there downsides too?

  • Crowdfunding

    Some investors are turning to a new way of owning a property called crowdfunding. Originating in the US, the main feature of it is that you are not the only investor.

  • Parmesan Cheese

    Last week’s earthquake in Italy caused several deaths, and the destruction of numerous historic buildings, but the quake also damaged one of the area’s major sources of income, Parmesan Cheese.

  • Telephone Security

    A group called "Telephone Security" calls up individuals and claims that it needs to verify information that has already been given to them by the person previously.

  • Food Labelling

    After years of discussion between the EU and food manufacturers, new packaging regulations will come into force by 2016. The Department of Health has launched a consultation on how to apply them.

  • Jubilee

    Some Small businesses are capitalising on this summer’s events, in some cases revitalising the firm's fortunes. Some of the items on sale are being manufactured wholly in the UK


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