General Consumer

Faulty sofas and your consumer rights

I was asked for advice on problems with a faulty sofa with a well-known retailer that cost £1,000. Problems with faulty sofas and consumer rights appears to be a common problem, so I was surprised it has taken so long to hit my radar. BACKGROUND The customer asked on...

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Why it is important to use good manners

One thing that was always instilled in to me as a child was to say 'please' and 'thank you' and why it is important to use good manners. I would be surprised if my upbringing was unique in that respect, so why is it so rare for people to actually do it nowadays? This...

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Takeaway delivery problems and your consumer rights

Takeaway delivery problems is an issue that affects many consumers, especially now that self-employed delivery couriers are engaged via third parties such as Uber, Just Eat and Deliveroo. Your consumer rights remain the same and takeaways fall under the Consumer...

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My Year in Review – 2020 in to 2021

Well, I don’t think I’ll forget 2020 in a hurry! My profile shot through the roof overnight in June 2019 when I was featured in the Daily Mail as 1 of 5 of the top consumer champions in the UK, and I am now recognised as a consumer expert who specialises in motoring...

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Your rights when a company goes into administration

The news about Arcadia which includes Top Shop, Burton and Dorothy Perkins going bust has shone a spotlight on your rights when a company goes into administration. It was probably inevitable that this would happen with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and prolonged...

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