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Welfare reforms and insurance for mountaineers

A look ahead to the biggest welfare reforms in 60 years, and why major high street retailers have been caught out by the weather. Plus Lord McNally on legal aid cuts.

The number of tests on food by local authorities and the Food Standards Agency has dropped by nearly 18 000 in two years. We investigate why. A day in the life of a Citizen's Advice Bureau ahead of the welfare system reforms. Plus, hear from the man paid a fortune to predict the weather for big high street stores so they don't get caught with their long johns down. He predicted a cold Spring but not this cold.

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55 minutes


  • FSA inspections

    Convictions for food safety breaches has more than halved in the last three years.

    Duration: 04:44

  • Welfare Changes

    We’ve spent the day at a Citizen’s Advice Bureau to see what concerns people the most.

    Duration: 09:19

  • Retailers’ weather.

    The cold snap has a huge impact on major retailers who have Spring fashion in windows.

    Duration: 05:26

  • Mountaineering insurance.

    There are calls to force enthusiasts to take out insurance before going into the hills.

    Duration: 08:29

  • Legal aid changes.

    As legal aid changes come into force on Monday we look at what effect this will have.

    Duration: 11:05

  • Easter tourism.

    Olympic park opening and English Heritage weather problems.

    Duration: 08:35

  • FSA Inspectios Part Two

    Tests on food has dropped by nearly 18 000 in two years.

    Duration: 02:14


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