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Coronavirus – Employment Rights and Employer Responsibilities

The world media has been completely focused on the spread of the coronavirus across the globe. As cases continue to rise across continents, many are understandably worried about the impact the virus could have on our health, communities, economy and general day-to-day lives. At consumeradvice.scot, we have received a large volume of enquiries relating to …

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Sun Sets on Flybe: Administration of UK Operations and Your Consumer Rights

Airline Flybe has announced that they have entered administration. All flights have been grounded and the UK business has ceased trading with immediate effect. This will be a cause for concern for those booked to travel with the airline, both as a standalone purchase, as well as those who have booked flights as part of …

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Safety In Numbers – Protecting Your Hard-Earned Cash

As confusion surrounded the potential administration of airline Flybe last week, many consumers understandably found themselves panicking about the security of their bookings and hard-earned money. Although the Government intervened and assisted the airline before it was too late, many will undoubtedly remain cautious when booking holidays in the near future. With that in mind, …

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Sunshine Saturday: Making the Most of Your Rainy-Day Funds When Booking a Holiday

First, we had Black Friday, then Cyber Monday and now Sunshine Saturday? If you’re anything like me, you’ll struggle to simply ascertain what day of the week it is over the festive period! While ‘Take-the-day-off Tuesdays’ has a certain ring to it (although I’m sure my boss would disagree), the next ‘double-barrelled day’ on the …

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Thomas Cook Administration: Your Rights Explained

In the largest repatriation project in recent times, dubbed ‘Project Matterhorn’, the Civil Aviation Authority will see over 150,000 Thomas Cook customers brought home from abroad after the company announced that they are entering compulsory liquidation. Thomas Cook, founded over 178 years ago, originally operated trips for the Temperance Movement. However, the company has hit financial …

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LateRooms & SuperBreak Administration: Your consumer rights explained

With news of holiday companies LateRooms.com & Super Break entering administration, many consumers are undoubtedly concerned about the security of their hard-earned holiday money.  Questions are raised about what can be done to claim money back and what is the safest way to book some time abroad, without running the risk of our dream getaway …

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Airbnb: Top tips for the multi-property mogul or latest landlord

Airbnb gives anyone with a bit of extra space the ability to rent their spare room, bed or sofa out for some extra cash. Many seasoned hosts understand the processes and requirements involved, but there are still important considerations to be made of the protections in place for hosts using Airbnb, and whether potential breaches …

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Airbnb: Top tips for guests – whether savvy travelers or new navigators

The majority of us with access to a computer and internet connection are aware of what Airbnb is. Visiting a different town or city can be daunting as it is, without a question mark hanging above the place we are going to be staying. At consumeradvice.scot, we wanted to make it as straightforward as possible …

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