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Energy Bills

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In April, households are likely to see an increase of up to 50% in the cost of their energy bills. Many people already struggle to pay for gas and electricity so the upcoming price hike is expected to push many more into debt with their suppliers. What can people and the energy industry do to try to minimise the impact on people's finances? Starling Bank has stopped paying for adverts on Facebook and Instagram until, it says, they do more to stop scam ads from being placed on their sites. We find out what Facebook parent company Meta has to say about the move and find out what action, if any, the other challenger and traditional banks are doing about it. Individual Voluntary Arrangements to help people find a way out of debt have come under the microscope before for being mis-sold. Now there is a consultation about their use. And after a huge response to a story about cheques on last week's programme we hear from listener's about their thoughts on them and take an alternative, historical look at those humble rectangular pieces of paper that stir so much passion

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PresenterPaul Lewis
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ProducerDaniel Whitworth
EditorEmma Rippon

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    In April, households are likely to see an increase of up to 50% in the cost of their energy bills. Many people already struggle to pay for gas and electricity so the upcoming price hike is expected to push many more into debt with their suppliers. What can people and the energy industry do to try to minimise the impact on people's finances? Starling Bank has stopped paying for adverts on Facebook and Instagram until, it says, they do more to stop scam ads from being placed on their sites. We find out what Facebook parent company Meta has to say about the move and find out what action, if any, the other challenger and traditional banks are doing about it. Individual Voluntary Arrangements to help people find a way out of debt have come under the microscope before for being mis-sold. Now there is a consultation about their use. And after a huge response to a story about cheques on last week's programme we hear from listener's about their thoughts on them and take an alternative, historical look at those humble rectangular pieces of paper that stir so much passion

    How to listen

    Next on

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterPaul Lewis
    ReporterChris Flynn
    ProducerDaniel Whitworth
    EditorEmma Rippon
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