I attended the launch of Consumer Week this morning, with a pantomime production of Cinderella Gets Ripped Off at the Office of Fair Trading (I kid you not). The message is ‘be savvy this Christmas’.
Gareth Thomas, the Consumer Minister, was very nice about Consumer Focus (our campaigning and media profile “is giving Gordon Brown a run for his money”) and he launched a long-awaited survey on which markets are top and bottom when it comes to a fair deal for consumers. Gas and electricity came in rock bottom – below home builders. Videos, CDs and DVDs came top.