Companies behaving badly - Wendy Knowler weighs in

Gyms that are still debiting members’ bank accounts while gyms remain closed during lockdown; a cruise company refuses to refund a family for their cruise which the company was forced to cancel because of Covid-19, and instead has unilaterally re-booked them on a specific cruise next year; the multi-branch paving company which won’t honour a client’s warranty because the branch closest to her home has closed, and events organisers which use “force majeure” to defend their decision not to refund at all or only a small percentage of ticket prices.

Where does that leave those customers? Our consumer journalist Wendy Knowler shed some light on those scenarios, and others, in this week’s Consumerwatch.