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Making cold callers pay, late-night drinking, and shops in phone boxes

Duration:
56 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 28 August 2013

Councils in England and Wales now have the power to charge pubs and clubs that stay open after midnight. What are the arguments for and against them doing so?

We examine why some brands get paid to appear in computer games and others pay for the chance to appear.

We visit the phone boxes being brought back into use, not as places to make calls but as libraries and shops.

We'll have advice on how to save on those back-to-school costs.

And talk to the man who's found a way of making money every time he's cold called.

Plus why not receiving an energy bill isn't always such a good thing.

Producer: Joe Kent
Presenter: Peter White.

Chapters

9 items
  • Private Healthcare

    Private healthcare companies may have to sell off hospitals due to lack of competition.

  • Weekend Tribunals

    Florence Mclelen had been unable to find anyone to represent her at a tribunal on Saturday

  • Late Night Levy

    Plans to charge pubs and clubs that stay open after midnight

  • Phone Boxes

    We visit some long forgotten phone boxes being brought back into use

  • Cold Calling

    Lee Beaumont has found a way to make receiving cold calls pay

  • Advertising in Video Games

    Adverts are seen everywhere – but how much is product placement making its way in there?

  • Back to School

    How much does sending your kids back to school really cost and how can you save money?

  • Low Carb Food

    Low carbohydrate pasta and high protein pizza bases hit our shelves

  • Citizens Advice Bureau

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