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Airlines continue to trim schedules as consumer confidence wavers

The way in which people are booking flights has altered massively thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Many have seen holiday plans scuppered in recent months and a battle to obtain refunds. However, appetite for an overseas trip hasn’t waned for everyone – and it appears last minute bookings, to see what countries are on the … Read more Airlines continue to trim schedules as consumer confidence wavers

Kym Marsh films outside for her BBC consumer affairs show

Kym Marsh wears a daisy print top and grey skinny jeans as she films outside for her BBC consumer affairs show By Charlotte Dean For Mailonline Published: 18:32 BST, 15 September 2020 | Updated: 18:32 BST, 15 September 2020 She revealed that she is ‘back on the right road’ with her fitness journey after an injury … Read more Kym Marsh films outside for her BBC consumer affairs show

Amazon accused by consumer watchdog of price gouging essential items during the coronvirus pandemic

Amazon is accused of inflating prices during the coronavirus pandemic by a consumer watchdog that found evidence of price gouging. Public Citizen released a report detailing ‘significant price increases’ on a number of essential products sold both by Amazon and third-party sellers. Items included hand sanitizers, toilet paper, face masks and corn starch, which saw … Read more Amazon accused by consumer watchdog of price gouging essential items during the coronvirus pandemic

The slow return of the high street as shopping malls and retail parks lead consumer recovery

Britain’s high streets are rebounding at a slower rate than shopping centres, according to new figures which show how the reluctance of staff to return to workplaces is harming businesses. Footfall in town and city centre streets has stagnated in recent weeks, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed this morning.  At the … Read more The slow return of the high street as shopping malls and retail parks lead consumer recovery

Consumer watchdog says seven popular cars need to be recalled

A consumer watchdog has exposed seven popular cars for having the same recurring problems. Which? said four well-known manufacturers should immediately recall specific models after its reliability survey found that a high proportion of owners reported the same faults, which indicates ‘serious production issues’. It found that each of these models have a single, prolific … Read more Consumer watchdog says seven popular cars need to be recalled

Rate of Consumer Price Index inflation rose to 1% in July from 0.6% in June in UK

Rising cost of clothes, fuel and household goods drives increase in Consumer Price Index from from 0.8% in June to 1.1% in July, ONS data shows Office for National Statistics said Consumer Prices Index inflation lifted to 1% New figure is a rise from 0.6% in June after economists said it would stay flat Retail … Read more Rate of Consumer Price Index inflation rose to 1% in July from 0.6% in June in UK

Ruth Langsford is forced to apologise to viewers after consumer expert swears live on This Morning

Ruth Langsford is forced to apologise to viewers after consumer expert swears live on This Morning… leaving Eamonn Holmes VERY unimpressed By Andrew Bullock For Mailonline Published: 14:43 BST, 17 August 2020 | Updated: 14:49 BST, 17 August 2020 Ruth Langsford was forced to say sorry to This Morning viewers on Monday’s live show, after … Read more Ruth Langsford is forced to apologise to viewers after consumer expert swears live on This Morning

Consumer spending jumps 22 per cent as lockdown is lifted providing much-needed economy boost

Consumer spending jumps 22 per cent as lockdown is lifted providing much-needed boost for the economy The economy has been lifted by several lockdown restrictions, new data says   Spending in UK high street shops has risen by 11 per cent compared to last week  The amount of money collected by hit the £210million mark on … Read more Consumer spending jumps 22 per cent as lockdown is lifted providing much-needed economy boost

The common consumer myths that could be leaving YOU out of pocket

In these uncertain economic times, everyone could do with saving some money. And one unlikely way of leaving yourself better off is to understand your rights as a consumer.  Personal finance experts at UK-based website TheMoneyPig.com have revealed the rights shoppers might not realise they are entitled to, including being able to return faulty goods without … Read more The common consumer myths that could be leaving YOU out of pocket

The UK’s consumer economy died during lockdown it’s not all coming back, says ADRIAN LOWERY

The pedlars of crackpot Covid conspiracy theories missed a trick. Forget 5G: a more believable ruse would have been that the US tech giants set off the coronavirus pandemic. Such has been the impact on the FAANG stocks that the idea, fanciful of course, might have gained some traction. Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google/Alphabet, … Read more The UK’s consumer economy died during lockdown it’s not all coming back, says ADRIAN LOWERY