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Seaweed Industry, Repeat Fraud, Banishing Beige

Consumer affairs programme. This episode takes a look at the seaweed-gathering businesses that are behind new tastes in the supermarkets.

Mortgage rates are expected to fall further as one of the UK's biggest lenders launches a record breaking deal. Could it be the start of a price war? Meanwhile the Rightmove index reports the highest ever average asking price. What's going on in the housing market.

Asda has just started stocking seaweed sausages in the North East, while Marks & Spencer is about to bring in seaweed biscuits. We take a look at the start-up seaweed-gathering businesses that are behind the new tastes in the supermarkets.

Research shows many of us choose neutral colours to decorate our home as we're afraid of getting it wrong. We'll be looking at how we fell in love with beige. The interior designer, Abigail Ahern, will have tips on where to begin if you're inspired to chuck out the oatmeal.

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42 minutes

Chapters

  • Housing Market

    House prices are at a record high. How is it affecting those looking to buy or sell?

    Duration: 06:13

  • Banishing Beige

    Are we afraid of using more colour in our homes?

    Duration: 06:27

  • Adoption Pay

    Recent reforms to adoption leave and pay have excluded self-employed people

    Duration: 06:36

  • Seaweed

    The harvesting businesses behind the natural ingredient

    Duration: 06:42

  • My Face on a T-Shirt

    What are your rights if a company is using a photo of you on a tshirt without permission?

    Duration: 05:41

  • Broadband Switching

    A large amount of people never switch broadband provider even when they can save money

    Duration: 05:12

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