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Fergus will be back on BBC on Wednesday this week on the John Beattie Show on BBC Radio Scotland just after the 1pm News with some great tips to help organise your money and understand your consumer rights. Catch up on previous shows here

Moneysucks for musicians

Have a look at the first part of our new series on how musicians can best maximise and protect their income from their own words and music.

How taxing can a tax rebate be?

Under the ‘What will happen’ section of the form I was then told that "The Tax Repayment Agency will retain 40% excluding VAT for processing and administration. Terms & Conditions at\terms.pdf" Forty percent! Wow. for doing something that I could do myself! Continue reading

Damaged goods. Who is responsible?

What should you do when you buy something that doesn’t work, or is damaged. Take it back to the retailer or send it back to the manufacturer? The law is actually quite clear as we explain with this new 60 second tip.

It’s only an advert but…

There are some really dubious adverts on TV in the afternoons, and after a while they all kind of merge into one big long turgid televisual treat about how you can sue someone who made you break your leg as… Continue reading

It’s time airlines made flying a pleasant experience again.

It was interesting to see Ryanair changing their two-bag policy last week, instead reverting to their old rule of only being able to take one bag on board their planes, unless you paid extra for speedy boarding in which case… Continue reading


It looks as though the Government could change the pension rules yet again, just a few years after a major shake-up with the introduction of pension freedoms. A recent report on Financial Planning website suggests that the Works and Pensions committee in launching an enquiry into whether the current rules are achieving their objectives.

60 Second Tips

In a brand new series listen to and watch Fergus Muirhead here as he explains common money and consumer issues in less than one minute.
This series will build up over the next few months into a valuable library of money and consumer tips, all delivered in a simple and straightforward way.

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