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Prices on the forecourt, mediation at work and finding love online

53 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 30 January 2013

An inquiry by the Office of Fair Trading has investigated the market for petrol and diesel to ask if motorists are being treated fairly. Employers are making greater use of mediation to resolve disputes between their staff. But how does mediation work, and why is it so attractive to businesses? Online dating has become a big industry, but what are the dos and don't of looking for love on the internet?
Producer: Jonathan Hallewell
Presenter: Winifred Robinson.


9 items
  • OFT Petrol Report

    The Office of Fair Trading releases its inquiry into forecourt prices and competition

  • Mediation

    Why employers are increasingly using mediation to resolve disputes among their staff.

  • Internet dating

    A man who spent 10 years unsuccessfully trying to find a wife through online dating

  • Failed Products

    The museum that celebrates those failed products that didn’t sell.

  • Employment and Support Allowance

    Disability groups protest about the impact of changes to Work Capability Assessments.

  • Blackberry

    Blackberry launch a new mobile phone, hoping to challenge the mighty I-Phones and Androids

  • Train Satisfaction

    Record numbers are satisfied with rail services, but just 47% say they’re value for money

  • Cheese

    A prestigious French national cheese contest has been won for the first time by a Brit.

  • OFT Petrol Report

    Reaction to the findings of the OFT investigation into forecourt prices and competition.



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