Which? emissions testing reveals huge car industry variation

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First time buyers saving up to ten years for house deposit

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Five million working people struggle with money worries

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Which? uncovers huge difference in food hygiene standards across the UK

With around 500,000 food poisoning cases a year, new Which? research reveals there is still a huge variation in food hygiene standards across the country, with  one in five high or medium risk food establishments failing to meet requirements. Which? found that in 20 local authority areas the chances of someone buying from a food business that [...]

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Edinburgh and Glasgow have lowest food safety standards in Scotland

A new investigation reveals a large degree of variation in food hygiene standards across Scotland, with some authorities much better at ensuring that their local businesses are complying with hygiene rules than others. Which? analysed 32 local authorities using data submitted to Food Standards Scotland (FSS) and ranked them based on: the proportion of medium [...]

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“It is only right that consumers should get compensation” – Which? response to Ofcom’s compensation proposal for landline and broadband customers for when things go wrong

Alex Neill, Which? Managing Director of Home Services, said: “Broadband has become a modern day essential, so it is only right that consumers should get compensation when their provider fails to deliver. “Ofcom now needs to swiftly push ahead with these proposals and ensure that this and other measures help to significantly improve the service [...]

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‘Battle of the brands’ begins as Which? Awards shortlist revealed

The battle between high-end brands and discounters heats up this year, as the shortlist for the annual Which? Awards is announced. Winners will be crowned at a ceremony on 17th May, where some of the country’s top brands will be competing in categories including: Which? Travel Brand of the Year, Which? Banking Brand of the [...]

Which? emissions testing reveals huge car industry variation

New Which? diesel emissions testing reveals that Renault and Jeep were among the biggest air polluters for NOx of the carmakers it tested, with huge variations across the industry. Which? analysed 278 diesel cars from leading global car manufacturers between 2012 and 2016, testing average NOx emissions alongside official Euro 5 and more recent Euro [...]

Biggest supermarket ‘substitution fails’ revealed

From ordering a salad online and receiving a bar of Dairy Milk, to ordering a bottle of white wine and getting a sack of onions, new Which? research reveals the supermarkets substituting the items we want for bizarre alternatives. In a recent survey, Which? asked more than 7,000 online shoppers to share their strangest online [...]

First time buyers saving up to ten years for house deposit

New research from Which? Mortgage Advisers reveals that first time buyers are saving for up to a decade for a deposit for a home, with more than two thirds saving for over two years. In a survey of more than 1,000 first time buyers, seven in 10 (69%) said it took more than two years [...]

“No room for complacency” – Which? statement on FSA’s campylobacter figures

Alex Neill, Which? Managing Director of Home Services said: “It is encouraging to see that overall levels of campylobacter in chickens are falling and that major retailers are meeting the FSA’s target. “However there is no room for complacency as the survey shows that over half of chickens are contaminated and that this can vary [...]

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“Nuisance calls continue to plague people’s everyday lives” – Which? response to Scottish Government Nuisance Calls Press Release

Alex Neill, Which? Managing Director of Home Services said: “Nuisance calls continue to plague people’s everyday lives – more so in Scotland than the rest of the UK. “After pressing for action on this modern menace and working with the Scottish Government to establish this Commission, we welcome today’s commitment to take action. We will [...]