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Pubs, financial advice, and fighting the flab Euro-style

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 11 January 2013

Pub companies are to be regulated by the government because of concerns that some tenants in their pubs are being charged an unreasonable rent and are paying too high a price for their beer. New rules governing independent financial advisers have come into force; it means if you want it, you'll have to pay up front for it. Eon, the energy company, have gone back to the future and opened a high street shop giving customers an opportunity to speak to them face to face. January is when the UK goes gym and diet mad but what about in Europe; our correspondents report on fighting the flab Euro-style. The high street scheme that offers a refuge for people with mental disabilities who become distressed when they are out and about. It's the annual gadget bash in Las Vegas but how many of the 'oohs' and 'aahs' will turn into sales; what technology will we actually be buying in the coming year?


8 items
  • Pubs

    An independent adjudicator is to rule on disputes between pub companies and their tenants.

  • E.ON Stores

    E.ON goes back to the future and opens energy shop in a City centre trial.

  • EU Flab

    Shedding festive excess Euro-style.

  • Wheelchair Ready

    There’s a new scheme to endorse the safety of vehicles fitted for carrying wheelchairs.

  • Consumer Electronics

    As the world’s biggest gadget ‘fest’ is on in Las Vegas we ask which gizmos will take off.

  • Celeb Endorsements

    Do celebrities work for advertisers and are they value for money?

  • Place of Safety

    The High Street ‘refuge’ scheme for vulnerable people.

  • Financial advice

    Rules on independent financial advice have changed - if you want it, you must pay upfront.



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