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Watchdogs to be combined

The Government is planning to combine five consumer bodies into one in a bid to improve consumer protection. The Financial Services Consumer Panel, National Consumer Council, Energywatch, Postwatch and Ofcom Consumer Panel will be called Consumer Direct.

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