The special offers that don’t stack up

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“More needs to be done to make chicken safe” – Which? response to news that Sainsbury’s have publicly committed to tackling campylobacter

Which? executive director, Richard Lloyd said: “It beggars belief that nearly three-quarters of chickens on sale in supermarkets are still infected with this potentially deadly bug and that no retailers have met the FSA’s target. “With Sainsbury’s now publicly committing to tackling campylobacter, it’s encouraging all supermarkets have acknowledged the need to take action, but much [...]

“It beggars belief that nearly three-quarters of chickens on sale in supermarkets are still infected” – Which? response to the FSA latest data on campylobacter levels in supermarket chicken.

Which? executive director, Richard Lloyd said: “It beggars belief that nearly three-quarters of chickens on sale in supermarkets are still infected with this potentially deadly bug and that no retailers have met the FSA’s target. “It’s encouraging that all supermarkets other than Sainsbury’s are publicly committed to tackling this bug, but we must now see this [...]

“Parents will welcome a helping hand with the eye-watering cost of childcare” – Which? response to the Queen’s Speech

On the Childcare Bill Which? executive director, Richard Lloyd, said: “Parents will welcome a helping hand with the eye-watering cost of childcare, but this should just be the start of reforms​.​ ​We want parents to have access to better information about the quality of nurseries and childminders and for it to be made easier for them to complain [...]

“Greater transparency is essential to fix our broken energy market” – Which? response to Ofgem’s review of markets data

Which? executive director, Richard Lloyd, said: “Greater transparency is essential to fix our broken energy market, so it’s good to see Ofgem reviewing how they collect and publish data. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg and the Competition and Markets Authority’s investigation should deliver solutions that will make the energy market fairer [...]

Would you be covered if your shed was broken into?

A recent survey of Which? members has revealed three in ten (31%) have more than £2,000 of equipment stored in their sheds and garages but we’ve found some insurance policies may not provide cover for all the contents if you suffer a break-in. Belongings kept in sheds and garages are usually covered for theft under [...]

Best and worst shops 2015

Cosmetics company Lush has claimed the top spot in the 2015 Which? retailer survey for the second year in a row, as nearly 9,500 consumers rate their favourite shops. Our annual survey of 100 well-known high street names is the UK’s biggest, with shoppers rating stores on their prices, store environment, customer service and the [...]

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“Morrisons and Sainsbury’s now have nowhere to hide” – Which? response as another major supermarket publishes its plan to tackle campylobacter

In response to another major supermarket publishing its plan to tackle campylobacter, Which? executive director, Richard Lloyd said: “We welcome Asda publicly committing to tackling campylobacter throughout its supply chain. With only two supermarkets left to publish their action plans, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s now have nowhere to hide. “We want both retailers to publish detailed plans [...]

Press 1 to find the worst call-centre offenders in new Which? survey

New Which? research has revealed BT, TalkTalk and Scottish Power are the companies we dread calling as their call-centres are ranked bottom of our customer satisfaction survey. We asked more than 7,000 consumers to rate the heroes and villains of the call-centre world based on staff knowledge, phone menu system, politeness, helpfulness and waiting times. [...]

“We also expect to see criminal charges taken against the individuals responsible” – Which? response to FCA fining Barclays for forex failings

Which? executive director, Richard Lloyd, said:​ “It’s absolutely right that Barclays faces significant fines for this unacceptable behaviour and we also expect to see criminal charges taken against the individuals responsible. “All banks now need to work hard to prove they’ve learnt from their mistakes and the Financial Conduct Authority must use its new powers [...]

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The special offers that don’t stack up

Following our super-complaint to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) last month we have found further evidence of dodgy special offers and some that appear to be breaking government guidelines. As part of Which?’s campaign to Put an End to Misleading Pricing, supported by more than 60,000 people, our latest research shows further evidence of [...]