Charities: ‘time for action on bailiff regulation’

Charities are calling for action on bailiff regulation

Rule-breaking bailiffs are causing people increased stress, anxiety and financial hardship, according to new research by Citizens Advice and StepChange.

Government and CMA to research targeting of consumers through personalised pricing

Government and CMA to research targeting of consumers through personalised pricing

New research commissioned to explore how widespread the practice of targeting consumers through personalised pricing and search results is.

Companies can use customer data and technology to offer different prices to consumers based on factors which may include geography and marital status.

Research comes as government held the first meeting of the Consumer Forum with government and regulators this week to discuss what more the government and regulators can do to protect vulnerable consumers

Public urged to be aware of poppy merchandise scams

Public urged to be aware of poppy merchandise scams

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and The Royal British Legion (RBL) are urging people to be extra vigilant when buying poppy merchandise for Remembrance this year.

Donations intended to support Armed Forces community men, women, veterans and their families could end up benefitting fraudsters.

2.4 million households in England only shown tenancy agreement after putting down money

Extra fees only explained after deposit was paid
More than half of renters had only been shown their tenancy agreement after they’d put down money on the property,

A Citizens Advice survey found that more than one-in-three tenants were only told about additional fees that could be charged during their tenancy after putting down money.

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