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Currying favour

Possibly the most boring game in the world is brought to you by your regulator, courtesy of your regulatory fees.

The FSA is throwing a bit of finance into the Bombay mix with the introduction of a red-hot new feature on the consumer corner of its website – the Curry Calculator. This is not a joke.

Our regulator, feared and revered in equal measure, is asking consumers to tikka look and try to rise to the challenge of

calculating the service charge in an Indian restaurant. Take aloo-k and play the game where you order a curry and the FSA will tell you whether you have spent too much money. Great.

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