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We’re calling for better pensions

by 6 March 2015
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The Government’s radical pension reforms will soon come into effect and people will have more options than ever on how to use their pension pot. But will this mean everyone will get a good deal on their pension savings? (more on better pensions...)

Scottish Power sales calls banned for 12 days

by 4 March 2015
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Scottish Power has been served with a 12-day sales ban by Ofgem after failing to meet the regulator’s customer service targets. It’s good to see Ofgem hitting suppliers where it hurts. (more about Scottish Power...)

Brief cases: a brand new car in need of repair

by 3 March 2015
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If you buy a new car that comes with a fault, make sure you know your rights from the start. Otherwise, you could find yourself spending more time than you want to get it fixed... (more about car repairs...)

A Mini adventure, at maximum cost

by 2 March 2015
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After having to repair worn out parts on a car that's only 3 years-old, it seems looking for cars that have been designed to be fixed easily is worthwile. Especially once you've counted in the cost of labour... (more about car servicing...)

Have you ever challenged a parking fine?

by 27 February 2015
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Private parking fines are on the agenda in the high court as one unhappy consumer is challenging the law. But we feel this case goes beyond parking, which is why we've been permitted to intervene… (more on parking fines...)

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Are you prepared for when a relative dies?

by , Insight Researcher Money 7 March 2015
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Flower dead

Laura was 26 when her father died unexpectedly of a heart attack. He hadn’t made a Will, but left behind properties and a number of small business interests. It fell to Laura to manage his estate... (more on dying better)

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Would you pick a thicker phone if it meant a better battery life?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 6 March 2015
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A new Yougov poll shows that most of us are happy to have a thicker phone in exchange for a longer longer battery life. But if that's the way things are going, you can count me out. (more on phone battery life)

2 people have joined in this Conversation

We’re calling for better pensions

by , Campaign Manager Money 6 March 2015
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Better Pensions

The Government’s radical pension reforms will soon come into effect and people will have more options than ever on how to use their pension pot. But will this mean everyone will get a good deal on their pension savings? (more on better pensions...)

What's your opinion on this story?

Changes to secondary ticketing websites incoming…

by , Parliamentary Manager Consumer Rights 6 March 2015
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Secondary ticketing websites are in the news again. Stubhub, Viagogo, Seatwave and Get Me In have been asked to make changes, such as clearly displaying how much more you’re paying for a second-hand ticket. (more about secondary ticketing...)

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Have you claimed compensation for pothole damage?

by , Digital Producer Consumer Rights 5 March 2015
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Here we go again. A bit of ice and frost and our roads are opening up to compete for top spot in the national biggest pothole competition. Has a pothole ever damaged your car? Did you claim compensation? (more about potholes...)

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Scottish Power sales calls banned for 12 days

by , Campaigns Manager Energy & Home 4 March 2015
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Scottish Power has been served with a 12-day sales ban by Ofgem after failing to meet the regulator’s customer service targets. It’s good to see Ofgem hitting suppliers where it hurts. (more about Scottish Power...)

4 people have joined in this Conversation

Brief cases: a brand new car in need of repair

by , Which? Legal Lawyer Consumer Rights 3 March 2015
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If you buy a new car that comes with a fault, make sure you know your rights from the start. Otherwise, you could find yourself spending more time than you want to get it fixed... (more about car repairs...)

3 people have joined in this Conversation

A Mini adventure, at maximum cost

by , Chief Executive Money 2 March 2015
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After having to repair worn out parts on a car that's only 3 years-old, it seems looking for cars that have been designed to be fixed easily is worthwile. Especially once you've counted in the cost of labour... (more about car servicing...)

4 people have joined in this Conversation

Is it possible to hold back the slugs?

by , Senior Gardening researcher/writer Energy & Home 1 March 2015
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Slugs - a gardener's worst enemy. There are a number of methods out there to stop them in their tracks, be it environmentally friendly or chemical, but have you ever found one that does the trick? (more about slugs...)

10 people have joined in this Conversation

Can you trust travel insurers?

by , Senior Home Researcher Transport & Travel 28 February 2015
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We rely on our travel insurance to be there for when things don't go our way, especially when we're abroad and don't know the ropes. So why are so many consumers failing to get the cover they need? (more on travel insurance...)

4 people have joined in this Conversation

Have you ever challenged a parking fine?

by , Lead Lawyer Consumer Rights 27 February 2015
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Private parking fines are on the agenda in the high court as one unhappy consumer is challenging the law. But we feel this case goes beyond parking, which is why we've been permitted to intervene… (more on parking fines...)

9 people have joined in this Conversation

Can consumers trust business?

by , Executive Director Consumer Rights 26 February 2015
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In March 1962, John F. Kennedy delivered an address to Congress where he said consumers are the largest economic group, affecting almost every economic decision, yet their views are often not heard. (more about consumers and business...)

5 people have joined in this Conversation

More nuisance calling companies to face prosecution

by , Executive Director Consumer Rights 25 February 2015
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Good news for those fed up with nuisance calls. The Government has announced that it will soon change the law to make it easier to prosecute companies making unwanted calls and texts. (more on nuisance calls...)

20 people have joined in this Conversation

Optical Express changes its laser eye surgery T&Cs

by , Lead Lawyer Consumer Rights 24 February 2015
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When we heard that Optical Express customers were losing their money when they had good reason to cancel their laser eye surgery, we knew we had to step in... (more about laser eye surgery...)

12 people have joined in this Conversation

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