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Still no response to the consultation on small print

Written on July 6, 2017 at 9:07 am, by

It’s over a year since we submitted a response to the consultation on consumer Terms and Conditions (T & Cs). See the blog post below: I recently prodded the (renamed) Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and they have replied saying: ‘The Government is committed to making T & Cs more transparent and accessible  Continue Reading »

ASA condemn speeded up legal terms in radio ads

Written on June 29, 2017 at 8:26 am, by

If you ever wondered what the point is of the garbled ‘small print’ at the end of radio ads, it’s now official – there is no point to it at all. At least, that is one interpretation of a recent ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in response to a complaint against the broadband provider Plusnet.   Continue Reading »

Summer school now fully booked

Written on June 23, 2017 at 4:52 pm, by

This year the summer school booking was slow to get going, but now we’re fully booked, with the usual interesting mix of people with different interests and backgrounds. We’re really looking forward to it, as always – get in touch if you’d like to ask about 2018… it will almost certainly be in the same  Continue Reading »

Simple Action day on overdose emergency kits: report published

Written on June 13, 2017 at 2:37 pm, by

We’ve just published the report from our latest Simple Action day on instructions for overdose emergency kits. See this earlier blog post for the background. We had a great day critiquing one of the emergency kits available in the UK, and developing ideas.  The day was organised by Stephanie VandenBerg and Rob Waller, and other people  Continue Reading »

Our next Simple Action day: overdose emergency kits

Written on March 14, 2017 at 2:50 pm, by

The next Simple Action day will be on Friday 31 March, organised in association with Stephanie VandenBerg of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Stephanie is an emergency physician herself, and a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Calgary, currently studying epidemiology at LSHTM.   Use our Eventbrite page to tell us you’re coming.    Continue Reading »