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Benefit changes, energy tariffs, junk food on TV

53 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 21 November 2012

It's claimed that the new Universal Credit, which will replace many existing benefits, could lead hundreds of thousands of social housing tenants into debt. Will the planned new energy tariffs lead to lower or higher bills? Are our children seeing too many TV adverts for junk food? The van hire company that's facing legal action over its reluctance to hand over customers' deposits
Producer: Jonathan Hallewell
Presenter: Aasmah Mir.


9 items
  • Universal Credit

    It’s claimed that new welfare reforms could lead thousands of tenants into debt

  • Energy

    How will the government’s reforms to the energy market affect ordinary consumers?

  • Van Hire

    Trading standards officers take legal action to stop unfair practices by a nationwide firm

  • 0845 Numbers

    An MP has discovered how many 0845 numbers are used by the Department of Works & Pensions

  • Bank terms and conditions

    Banks are baffling consumers with small print.

  • Junk Food Advertising

    There’s a call for tighter regulation of TV advertising of “junk food” to children

  • Housing of Multiple Occupany (HMO's)

    Towns and Cities are limiting the amount of planning application for HMO's.

  • Manchester City & Viagogo

    Man City has acted to restrict the actions of a not for profit fans’ ticket exchange

  • Energy 2

    How will the government’s reforms to the energy market affect ordinary consumers?



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