Poll started 29 December 2010: Will your 2011 be a money marvel or misery? By this time next year are you expecting to be:
Poll Started 21 December 2010 Counting the cost of Christmas How much has this year's Christmas cost you?
Poll Started 14 December 2010: What's fair interest on a payday loan? A recent campaign in parliament has demanded a look at regulating payday loans which can charge huge interest rates on loans, so we want to know what you would consider to be a fair amount both in cost and in interest. PLEASE PICK ONE ANSWER FROM EACH QUESTION.
Poll Started 07 December 2010: Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? The advent calendar is ticking, but have far have you got? We've split the answers by gender to see if there's a difference:
Poll Started 30 November 2010: Would you re-nationalise the energy companies? In 1986 British Gas was privatised and floated on the stock market. Millions of 'Sid' shareholders got windfall profits at the time, in a massive deregulation of the gas and electricity market. Now 24 years on, with price rises hitting again, has privatisation worked? Some complain that prices have risen too high, but is that offset by market efficiencies? Which of these is closest to your view?
Poll started 23 November 2010: What counts as child poverty in the UK? We're working with Save the Children on this, it's a tougher question than you think. The headline measure in the Child Poverty Act defines child poverty as those children in a household with under 60% of median average income. This is because some people argue that in developed countries, poverty is a relative condition. Others say no food, shelter or clothing is a better, absolute measure. Please select ALL you think count as poverty
Poll started 16 November 2010: Time to stop Christmas presents? Christmas has become a retail festival, celebrated by spending and shopping. Is it time to stop the sending of presents to reduce the pressure and obligation on those who can’t afford to spend on you? See Martin’s Time to Ban Presents? blog for more. Which of these do you think we SHOULD do?
Poll started 09 November 2010: Ever paid for cosmetic surgery/injections? The lines between beauty treatments and cosmetic surgery are blurring – so we thought we’d see how common it is (tattoos & piercings excluded). Have you ever PAID for any of the following - vote for all that apply.
Poll started 02 November 2010: Which is the best/worst customer service bank? In August we asked you for your customer services experiences with big banks – some famous ones did terribly and on the back promised improvements. Now we're asking again and want feedback based on how they've been recently. Please vote based on CUSTOMER SERVICE, not rate, on your MAIN CURRENT ACCOUNT over the LAST THREE MONTHS.
Poll started 25 October 2010: What is a fair state pension? It's rumoured the govt's considering boosting the state pension to a flat £140 per week from the current £97.65, with means testing topping it up to £132.60 for some. What do you think is a fair level for the state pension? Remember higher amounts usually necessitate higher taxes.