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On Your Behalf

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Linda McAuley champions the cause of consumers in Northern Ireland, from welfare rights to health education and the law

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Linda McAuley champions the cause of consumers in Northern Ireland, from welfare rights to health education and the law

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On Your Behalf

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Linda McAuley champions the cause of consumers in Northern Ireland, from welfare rights to health education and the law

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Spending, Post and Parcels

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The money we're all spending now - but how much will it cost to pay later? Why your credit rating is important and how to improve it. And a new way to check your credit limit before you apply. Post and Parcels, Keelin McCloskey from The Consumer Council is in studio with things to know before you post this Christmas. And Jimmy Hughes is in studio helping listeners with their consumer queries.

Listener Line: 02890 338314
Email via the website: www.bbc.co.uk/oyb

Dec 14 2019

39mins

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Universal Credit Overpayment

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We hear from a man who has been paid more Universal Credit than he was entitled to and has no right of appeal and the amount? - £11,922.26. The mistake wasn't his, it was a computer glitch, and that's all he was told. What rights does he have? The Law Centre will have the answers and on his behalf, we've been in touch with Universal Credit,
The woman whose broadband is so bad that she can barely send an e mail, whereas her next door neighbour has high speed broadband - we're hoping to find out why hers is so bad and what can be done. Buying Christmas presents in the sale, what if they're faulty and what are your rights on returns after Christmas. Patricia Doonan of Belfast Consumer Advice will be in the studio to answer listeners consumer problems.

Dec 07 2019

41mins

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A Switching Challenge

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Why did switching electricity provider leave one listener out of pocket? And making a plan to stay out of debt over Christmas

A listener switched electricity provider and is now struggling to get the credit back from the meter. A cancelled Ferry sailing on the day of departure - are you entitled to the same cancellation rights you would have if it were a flight? Housing Rights says there's been an increase in the number of tenants asked to leave before their lease is up after a change in law but do they have to? And a plan to stay out of debt over Christmas - start as you mean to go on so you don't dread the bills in January, Advice NI's Emma Mullin joins us from Derry.

Nov 30 2019

40mins

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Private Parking and Money Talk Week

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Private car parks and what should you do if you get a Penalty Charge Notice from a private car park company? Nearly half of Northern Ireland students aren't being taught the basics of money management according to a survey by the London Institute of Banking. We hear from local young people who want to know more. We find out about Money Talks - a new free service offering debt and money advice from Advice NI. And the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commissioner Les Allamby says child poverty is up by 8% according to recent research, and that 1 in 3 children here could be living in poverty within the next few years and he joins us live in studio
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Listener Line: 02890 338314
e-mail via the website: www.bbc.co.uk/oyb

Nov 23 2019

41mins

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Pensions, Wills and Caring

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Why did one woman's state pension go down after her husband died? Planning for the unexpected, why having an up to date will is so important especially if you have children with special needs. And the State of Caring Survey is the UK’s most comprehensive research into the lives and experience of carers. Published this week it gives a snapshot of unpaid care in N Ireland which it estimates is worth £4.6 billion.

Nov 16 2019

41mins

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Lifting The Lid on Public Toilets

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Is your childcare account working? Is your breakdown cover valid? Finding a loo.

Aug 17 2019

42mins

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