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The return of index linked savings

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BBC Radio 4's Money Box
Saturday, 14 May 2011 at 1204 BST On Radio 4 and Online

National Savings & Investments launches a new issue of its popular index linked savings certificates. We look at the pros and cons and ask just how long will this issue be on sale?

The previous index-linked issue was pulled last July after helping bring in £5.4 billion of sales in three months.

We speak to Justin Modray, owner of the website Candid Money and Jane Platt, chief executive of National Savings and Investments:

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HMRC rejecting claims to have back tax demands written off

Tax payers and their advisers are complaining that HMRC is rejecting their claims to have back tax demands written off without giving adequate explanations.

We speak to tax lawyer Clare Goodswen, Partner, MA Partners LLP.

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Chased for debt that isn't yours

What should you do if you get a threatening letter about a debt you do not owe to a company you have never dealt with?

Why are firms allowed to sell on debts and then wash their hands of the collection practices of some debt collectors?

Ben Carter reports and the programme hears from Nick Lord, a freelance debt consultant.

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Energy companies bring back standing charges

Major gas and electricity energy companies are bringing back standing charges for energy supply. What rights do they have to change your payments so dramatically?

Joe Malinowski from TheEnergyShop.com talks to the programme.

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Time to pay for Olympic tickets customers

And if you applied for tickets to see Olympic events in 2012 make sure you have enough in your bank or credit card account to pay for all that you ordered - the money may go out as soon as Monday.

We also explain what happens if there isn't enough money there and what you can - and can't - do with unwanted tickets.

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