Welcome to our monthly open discussion on everything that’s happening across Which? throughout March. Get involved in the comments.
There’s a lot going on in the world right now – January and February have flown by and we’ve been hard at work covering and discussing all the latest consumer news.
Why not take a look back at the previous month by taking our quiz? Don’t forget to let us know your score!
And speaking of looking back – what better day could there be than to revisit a discussion from 2020: how do you like your pancakes?
In what must have been a very hard decision indeed, Which? reviewers have had a look into whether supermarket chocolate spread pips Nutella in a taste test. Which one do you prefer?
Nutella or supermarket chocolate spread?
Neither! (45%, 5 Votes)
Supermarket brand (27%, 3 Votes)
Nutella (18%, 2 Votes)
Either / no preference (9%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 11
Ending free lateral flow tests – the right time or too soon?
The UK Government’s “Living with Covid” plan means the end of many of the legal restrictions we’ve lived with for nearly two years, including the legal requirement to self-isolate and wearing face coverings.
A key change as well is the end of free lateral flow tests from 1 April, after which they will only remain free for individuals classed as “vulnerable”.
How do you feel about this change? Do you feel tests should remain free for all, or do you believe it’s the right time to start winding down mass testing?
Do you believe lateral flow tests should remain free for everyone after 1 April?
Yes (80%, 20 Votes)
Not sure (16%, 4 Votes)
No (4%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 25
As we’ve seen many times with Coronavirus tests, this change may also mean scammers attempt to take advantage of the situation. If you see anything suspicious, we’re keen to hear about it!
Coming up this month
As the cost of living continues to increase we’ll be exploring a range of topics this month across Which? News and Which? Conversation.
Last month’s discussion on car headlights most definitely struck a chord with the community. We’ll soon be visiting another car-related topic from Daljinder Nagra: are modern touchscreen media systems a step backwards for vehicle safety?
Don’t forget we’ve also got our latest live event on Thursday 3 March. Got a question for our campaigns team? Let them know!
As always we’ll be discussing the latest Legal Advice and Scam Watch columns from Which? Magazine, as well as publishing the latest opinion pieces from our columnists.
A brief update from me: after a three and a bit years at Which? I’ve decided to move on from my role as Community Manager here on Which? Conversation to pastures new.
It’s a quiet transition to be sure, but equally I’m only one part of a much larger community that we all play our role in building and constructing each and every day. Plus it’s not a goodbye either – you’ll still see me jump in the discussion from time to time, though appreciate the schedule I’ve kept here may be a bit different going forward.
So from me to you – thanks for everything these past few years, I’ve been lucky to play the role I have done here in the conversation. You’re in good hands with George and Chirag here, and I look forward to seeing what the team will do next in the months and years to come.
What’s happening in March for you? What issues would you like us to cover and start a discussion on?
Let us know the topics that matter to you this month in the comments.