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ISAs: Rates and Budget changes
Piggy bank

BBC Radio 4's Money Box was broadcast on Saturday, 19 March, 2005 at 1200 GMT.

The programme was repeated on Sunday, 20 March, at 2102 GMT

The chancellor has promised to extend tax breaks on ISAs until 2010, which is good news for savers.

We heard from Richard Saunders, of the Investment Management Association, on this change.

And Anna Bowes of Chase de Vere gave some tips on the best cash ISA deals currently available.

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Cycle insurance

Driving a car without insurance is illegal and if you were involved in an accident your insurance is there to protect you against financial loss and liability.

Although there is no legal obligation to take out cycle insurance, if you have an accident you face the same financial risks.

Sarah Parfitt reported on the consequences of not having cycling insurance and looks at the options available.

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Unmarried co-habiting couple's rights

The rights of unmarried, co-habiting people when their relationship ends are to be looked into by the Law Commission.

Should unmarried people who live together have better rights?
In England and Wales there are currently over two million co-habiting, unmarried couples, according to the Advice Now organisation.

Should they separate they lack many of the rights of married couples, but many may not realise this.

We spoke to Jane Craig from Resolution, formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association, about the review and the change it wants to see in this area.

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Pension strike threat lessens

The prospect of a public sector strike over pensions by more than a million workers next Wednesday could be diminishing.

The government has said it wants to make a fresh start with the unions over this issue.

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Presenter: Chris A'Court
Producer: Jessica Dunbar
Reporter: Sarah Parfitt

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