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Tuesday, 29 February, 2000, 15:27 GMT
Is Britain being ripped off?

The Great British rip-off, or value for money? Consumer groups and the government are investigating whether people in the UK are overcharged for everything from cars to computers, while businesses say they operate in highly competitive markets and offer value for money. BBC News Online weighs up the arguments.





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  • Wiping out the rip-offs (10 March 1999)
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