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News round-up (Apr/May)

News round-up (Apr/May)

May 01, 2005 Lloyds TSB had launched an Islamic current account whilst the Co-op has launched a new website to coincide with fairtrade fortnight. Meanwhile, Scottish Power and EDF Energy are leaders in helping consumers avoid fuel debt. Read more >
Consumer health and product placement

Consumer health and product placement

May 01, 2005 Product placement is not a new concept in the world of entertainment but in light of the obesity problem in the US, shouldn't McDonald's start doing more about being a responsible advertiser? Read more >
EDF Energy: The community as customer

EDF Energy: The community as customer

April 01, 2005 Public utilities have been slated for inflation-busting price rises. But EDF Energy's targeted approach to responsibility in the community may go some way to facing down the critics Read more >
Financial exclusion

Financial exclusion

March 31, 2005 UK banks are taking aim at the problem of financial exclusion with a myriad of innovative programmes, since figures have revealed that 12% of the UK's population manage without a bank account. Read more >
Do labels help consumers?

Do labels help consumers?

March 01, 2005 Labels can help when planning to empower the consumer to make the right choice. But do they work? Labels on cigarette packs certainly haven't deterred smokers and mandatory APR disclosure hasn't saved people from wracking up huge debts on their credit cards. Read more >
News round-up Dec/Jan 04-05

News round-up Dec/Jan 04-05

January 01, 2005 Coors and Scottish & Newcastle have announced plans to phase in 'responsibility tag lines' on bottles and cans of beer whilstWalkershas launched a £3m marketing campaign to show that it is helping to fight obesity by giving away five million branded pedometers to members of the public. Read more >
CSR, consumer style

CSR, consumer style

November 01, 2004 Consumers are becoming ever more conscious about CSR issues. As a result, today's companies are having to rethink what they should or could be doing to reflect their commitments in the marketplace, argues Nicky Amos, former head of CSR at The Body Shop. Read more >
Equality of access

Equality of access

November 01, 2004 With an estimated 9.7 million people in the UK living below the poverty line, consumer exclusion from goods and services has emerged as a perplexing issue for private sector providers. Briefing maps out the issues and explores how business is responding. Read more >
Data protection

Data protection

November 01, 2004 As each and every one of us finds more and more of our personal details and habits being stored on complex consumer data systems, Briefing takes a look at what guidance the law gives to ensure such information is used responsibly. Read more >
Winning the risk game

Winning the risk game

November 01, 2004 Dame Deirdre Hutton, Chair of the National Consumer Council, explains why it is important for large companies to put consumers at the heart of risk communication. Read more >