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Which? responds to the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan Chapter 2

Alex Neill, Which? Managing Director of Home Products and Services, said: “Price promotions and aggressive marketing of unhealthy foods aimed at children have been a scourge on our society for too long, fueling an obesity crisis and making life difficult for parents trying to help their children to live a healthy lifestyle. “We know families […]

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W? comments on Government’s response to DWP Committee’s report on pension freedoms

Gareth Shaw, Which? Money Expert, said: “Good default pathways at retirement would help stop disengaged savers from sleepwalking into costly and confusing products that can drain money needed for retirement. The regulator must ensure such protections are in place for those opting for income drawdown products. “The Government also has a massive opportunity to finally boost engagement […]

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Silent alarm: Unsafe carbon monoxide alarms found for sale on Amazon and Ebay

Dozens of potentially deadly carbon monoxide alarms have been removed from sale after a Which? investigation found they failed safety tests. Which? tested four alarms that were on sale on Amazon and Ebay. The models consistently failed to sound when the gas was present in the air, making them potentially lethal in the event of […]

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A cereal offence – Government urged to fix food label chaos after Brexit

Which? is calling for traffic light food labelling to be made mandatory after Brexit, after an investigation into ‘adult’ breakfast cereals revealed that inconsistent packaging information risks misleading consumers about their sugar, salt and fat intake. Many supermarket own-brands have adopted the traffic light scheme voluntarily but household names such as Kellogg’s are lagging behind, […]

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Which? response to the E.ON price hike announcement

Alex Neill, Which? Managing Director of Home Products and Services, said: “This price rise will be infuriating for E.ON customers who have already seen the removal of dual fuel and paperless discounts earlier this year. “This completes a full house of Big Six price hikes, giving millions of standard variable tariff customers yet further incentive […]

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Which? response to the Transport Committee session on rail timetable changes

Alex Hayman, Which? Managing Director of Public Markets, said:  “Train companies are rightly having their feet held to the fire over the chaos that has caused misery for thousands of passengers, but now we need to see the Government step up and take responsibility for ensuring it never happens again. “As a bare minimum, the […]

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Train shame: Reports of timetable chaos costing money, time and health

The timetable chaos that has led to huge disruption on Northern and Govia Thameslink Railway has had a negative impact on the finances, work and family lives of those who reported being affected, according to a Which? survey. On 20 May, Northern Trains and GTR, which operates Thameslink, Southern, Great Northern and Gatwick Express, introduced […]

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Who do you trust? Builders and roofers come bottom of Which? Trusted Traders survey

Roofers and builders considered the least trustworthy tradespeople while electricians are the most likely to inspire confidence, according to new research from Which? Trusted Traders.   The survey has revealed that four in 10 (38%) householders do not trust builders and roofers when employing them for the first time, making these trades the least trusted […]