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Consumer Rights
So you feel hard done by as a consumer, but where can you complain and what are your rights?

Advertising Standards Authority
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Government tackles the cartels
The government hopes to tackle the cartels that keep prices high head-on with a tough new Competition Act that came into force on1st March.

Soft drink prices cleared
The Office of Fair Trading ( OFT) has rejected a government call for an investigation into the prices charged for soft drinks in pubs, bars and restaurants.

Supermarkets cleared over prices
The UK's Competition Commission says there is some evidence that supermarkets may be abusing their power - but added that food is getting cheaper in real terms.

Competition Decision
The UK Competition Commission has said it will decide early next year whether there is any evidence of supermarkets ripping off consumers.

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Peugeot rapped over 'speeding' ads
Car giant Peugeot has withdrawn two advertisements following complaints that they encourage speeding.

Queen unveils packed programme
The Queen unveils her government's plans for the coming year, including bills on tackling road congestion, the age of consent for gays and the right to roam in the countryside.

GM food firm rapped over adverts
Biotechnology company Monsanto has been criticised by advertising watchdogs over its campaign for genetically modified (GM) foods in the UK.

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