Forest holidays, high-cost credit, IVF market
A plan to build luxury cabins in the forest faces opposition. Plus new rules for lenders of high cost credit, and the investors moving into the market for fertility treatment.
The Forestry Commission is accused of having a conflict of interest over a planning application for luxury holiday cabins to be built on its land. Forest Holidays already owns 600 cabins on land it leases from the Forestry Commission, which owns 14% of the company. Campaigners say they do not want the company to build at a planned site near Ludlow in Shropshire. The Forestry Commission says it works with a number of different companies and only a tiny percentage of its land is being leased by the holiday cabin firm.
The Financial Conduct Authority announces proposals to cap prices in the rent-to-own sector after spending nearly two years studying the market for high cost credit. But the financial regulator will not impose an immediate restriction on overdrafts.
Why big businesses are now looking to invest in the private market for fertility treatment.
Presented by Shari Vahl
Produced by Natalie Donovan.
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A row has broken out regarding the Forestry Commission financially exploiting its land.
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