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Picture the scene: you’re sitting at the table eating your breakfast, and catching up on the latest news; which section catches your eye? If you’re a consumer news junkie or would just like to be better informed, then you need ‘Consumer Education’.

There is something for everyone on this news blog, from details on the latest budgets and political campaigns, to advice on banking

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Over50choices.co.uk survey reveals surge in prepaid funeral plans

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Over50s comparison site Over50choices.co.uk wanted to find out the reasons why people buy prepaid funeral plans,particularly as sales of the product have increased by 22% in the first six months of the 2016 compared to the same period last year.

The study of over 1,000 customers showed that while removing the emotional and financial burden was the main reason,nearly half (46%) also saw it as a

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New book Breaking Law warns on the perils of supermarkets

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This warning is made by Stephen Gold, just retired as a judge and former lawyer to the Kray Twins, in his new book Breaking Law. He says that we are paying shops a fortune over the odds because of misleading pricing. On top of that, the decline of free plastic bags and the trend for not taking a receipt could lead to both more shoplifting

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A1 Travel to launch holidays for 2017 with interest free credit

A1Travel have just launched a brand new offering that will make booking your next holiday as affordable and stress free as possible. As of now, holidays that are booked in advance for 2017 will come with interest free credit, for all those families who may struggle to make up one lump sum of money for their holiday next year.

We all need a break to relax

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Gamestaar refines payment system for trading of your old games

Trading in old and unwanted video games in return for cash has become big business but consumers can often be left waiting for payment. New online platform Gamestaar aims to change that by guaranteeing its customers a quick service – or they will double the agreed payment.While selling old games and other electrical items online has become popular in recent years, it can often be

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Brexit: Employment Law Implications

On the 23rd June 2016, the UK public voted to leave the European Union. The vote to leave the EU has led to uncertainty for many businesses, their employees and the UK economy as a whole. As no country has never actually left the EU, it is not yet known when the process of Brexit will commence or when the United Kingdom will actually leave.

How

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Cheap Thrills: Small Businesses and Employee Perks

Almost every business, large or small, started as someone’s dream to offer a better mousetrap or mouse-trapping service. For businesses that remain under 100 employees – and like it that way, thank you very much – those dreams are more than just a paragraph on the About Us page: they are a guide to how the business operates, makes its products, treats its people. Many

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Gifts for Father’s Day

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Father’s day is the new date in the shopping calendar. Here in the UK it seems that increasingly there are more and more dates in the calendar we celebrate with gift giving – Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s day, Mother’s day and now Father’s day.

It took a while for Father’s day to catch up with Mother’s day here in the UK. But, dads share

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Money-Mate Survey Reveals Many Brits Let Insurance Policies Auto-Renew Without Checking Competitors

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It’s used affectionately, but most of us know that in the international community us Brits are known as whingers. If we receive bad service, we gripe amongst our friends; if our insurance policies go up, we have a good moan; and you don’t even want to start us on the weather! The thing is, that while we like to get things off our chests, we

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Oxford Online Pharmacy research reveals half of UK consumers can’t spot a fake online pharmacy

Research out today has revealed that, in spite of measures being taken by the pharmaceutical industry to reassure consumers that the online pharmacy they are visiting is legitimate, only 39% of respondents were aware that a couple of simple checks could offer the reassurance they are looking for.

Last year, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) introduced a mandatory logo, for display on every

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Getting Your Motorcycle Ready for the Road after the Winter

After a long winter and as the weather begins to improves, it’s time for motorcycle enthusiasts to get their bikes out of the garage and back on the road.

However the cold weather and moisture can cause real problems for a bike that has been in storage over the winter months, so the motoring experts Haynes have produced the following tips to ensure your bike is in

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