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- A one-stop service run by the United Kingdom's Department of Trade and Industry. Provides information and links to sources of further advice on issues of concern to general consumers.
- Offers advice on selling a home including setting a price and how best to present it.
BBC - Watchdog
- Reports on cars, holidays, goods and services, houses, health and computers.
- Comments and complaints about companies and service providers.
- Resource for the carpet industry, including retailers, wholesalers, installers, chat rooms and technical information.
Child Car Seats
- Provides advice on purchasing, fitting and using child car restraints, along with links to manufacturers, retailers and other relevant organisations.
Consumer Focus Scotland
- News, publications and details of current projects.
- The tale of a Gloucestershire gardening contractor, a bumpy lawn and a dissatisfied customer
- Advice on energy efficiency from the Energy Saving Trust, an independent, government-funded body. Includes tips and information and details of grants and offers available.
- Tips on ethical buying, consumer reports on a range of goods, information on UK and worldwide boycotts. Publishes Ethical Consumer magazine and the Corporate Critic database.
- Publication about the changes to Building Control regulations affecting the double glazing and conservatory industry. Technical information and contact details.
Green Consumer Guide
- Commercial portal for environmental and ethical products, services and news. Sections for domestic, commercial and governmental users.
- Publisher of Pure magazine and the Green Guides provides resources, directories, articles and a shop for their publications.
Holiday Travel Watch
- Advice, assistance and information on holiday complaints to consumers and holidaymakers who have travelled abroad with a British tour operator.
- Information and advice on buying for both consumers and businesses from Buckinghamshire-based professional purchasing consultants.
- Reviews of local estate agents and letting companies.
- Independent reviews and forums discussing computer hardware, software and games and consumer electronic equipment such as digital cameras.
- Impartial kitchen advice to help you with the planning and design of your kitchen. Plus, how to choose kitchen appliances, cookers, freezers and kitchen cabinets.
Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Specialists Association
- Aims to promote excellence in the design, supply and installation of fitted kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and home offices. Includes consumer advice, ask the expert and information on the Specialist trade magazine.
- Money advice site, including debt and savings advice and budget and mortgage calculators.
News on the Block
- Offers help and advice to flat owners with information on property management, enfranchisement, lease extensions, service charges, right to manage and management issues.
Office of Fair Trading: Consumer Information
- General advice on consumer rights in the UK, information on your rights under the law, tips on how to complain or how to find someone who can help with your problem plus information on shopping on credit and getting out of debt.
- Independent complaints mediation service. News, FAQ, complaints procedure and membership information.
PC Buyer Beware
- Provides information on personal computers to help consumers make more informed buying decisions.
- Reviews and ratings of cars, electrical products and online shops.
- Features computer retailer reviews and an active forum discussing retailers and computer hardware.
- Accreditation scheme for web retailers. Authorised by TrustUK which is supported by the UK government.
The Sleep Council
- Advice about choosing a bed or a mattress.
- Information and advice for buyers of new build homes in the UK.
- Range of security products tested for a variety of purposes, from vehicle security to leisure equipment, homes and offices, and protecting valuables. Sold Secure tests and provides information regarding effective security products to various clients, including the police and the insurance industry.
Solid Fuel Association
- For advice on coal, coke and smokeless fuels and appliances, central heating, open fires, room heaters and cookers
Trading Standards Central
- Resource for consumer protection information in the UK, supported and maintained by TSI (Trading Standards Institute).
- Provides searchable reviews of consumer and computing products.
- Help and advice site for people looking to buy bathrooms, showers or bathroom accessories, bathroom lighting, flooring and wall coverings.
UK Recall Notices
- Safety recall notices for the United Kingdom.
Verdicts Consumer Product Reviews
- Consumer product review site, with reviews of items from boardgames to mp3 players.
Washing Machine Help
- Help, advice and tips on UK washing machine purchases, repairs and spare parts, authored by a washing machine repair man.
- Offers information on appropriate costings for building, electrical, household, gardening, car and plumbing work.
- Offers selections from its various reviews of products and services.
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