How to Beat the System

How to Beat the System : Loopholes, Get-outs and Short Cuts - How to Unravel the Red Tape of Bureaucracy and Come Out on Top

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HOW TO BEAT THE SYSTEM reveals how to unravel the red tape of bureaucracy and get the most from everyday situations. From securing the best school for your child (even if you don't live in the right catchment area) to booking a seat in a trendy new restaurant or legitimately avoiding estate agents' fees and dodging tax bills. This book shows you how to beat the system before the system beats you. Subjects include Education, Health, Motoring, Councils, Tax and Banking, Travel and Houses and House-Buying. Each section contains practical information, explaining the systems themselves and your rights within them using straightforward language, uncluttered by jargon, and bullet-point simplicity. It will explain the loopholes, get-outs and short cuts, illustrated by the best and the most amusing real-life examples. Most importantly, it will unpick the bureaucratic small print to tell you what the people who run the systems often won't. Also included are all the contact numbers you'll ever need for consumer groups and complaints bodies, a comprehensive, cross-referenced index and a guide to what to say and what to write when you do confront the system.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 166 x 244 x 30mm | 2,317.89g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • index
  • 0752818457
  • 9780752818450

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TELEVISIONBBC Breakfast TV Interview, 19 AprilRichard & Judy Interview, date tbcC5 Open House - Gloria Hunniford Interview, date tbcYorkshire Television Interview, date tbcBBC Wales consumer programme Tips featured on programme, Oct 02 PRESSSunday Express Serial, 7 & 14 AprilDaily Mail Feature, 'Can't Live Without' section MAGAZINESFamily Circle Extract, 18 AprilWoman's OwnFeatureWish FeatureBella FeatureBliss Feature on tips for teensHome & Country ReviewMs London Review RADIORadio 2 'Johnnie Walker' National interviewBBC Radio Belfast InterviewBBC Radio Cumbria InterviewBBC Radio Humberside InterviewBBC Radio Kent InterviewBBC Radio Leeds InterviewBBC Radio Leicester Interview & competitionBBC Radio Midlands InterviewBBC Radio Newcastle InterviewBBC Radio Northampton InterviewBBC Radio Scotland InterviewBBC Radio Sheffield InterviewBBC Radio Shropshire InterviewBBC Radio Suffolk InterviewBBCRadio Wales InterviewBBC Radio Wiltshire Sound InterviewBBC Radio Wiltshire Sound InterviewBBC Radio York Interviewshow more

About Annie Ashworth

Annie Ashworth is a writer, journalist and website whizz who juggles her career with cleaning up after three lively boys. Meg Sanders works as a journalist, writer, editor and translator. She currently manages a number of websites and develops television documentaries. She is married with twins.show more

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