Brexit deadlines and prevarication, and the public finances
The French and Germans want our financial sector (which delivers 11.5% of UK tax revenues) to move to Paris and Frankfurt respectively. In fact they’re even competing with each other to make their appeals, and the longer the Brexit talks drag on, the more uncertainty there is - therefore making it more likely that financial businesses will set up offices in these European centres.
It’s therefore not in their interest to reach early decisions on these negotiations – they have no incentive to wrap things up early, and that's clearly the main reason for the current prevarication.
The Chancellor sets out today his plans on how to cope with this major uncertainty: even a 1% loss of those tax revenues could throw his projections into confusion ..
READ ON .. for our thoughts on the implications of this for the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill ..
At this year’s London Investor Show (20th October 2017), Gavin Oldham, Chairman of The Share Centre and of The Share Foundation and founder of Share Radio, gave a speech on his vision for egalitarian capitalism.
He sets out his main set of proposals below:
"Egalitarian Capitalism is an alternative to socialism which, while fostering and encouraging enterprise for all, acts to involve and empower people right across society and especially the young.
In a new partnership with publishers Harriman House, Share Radio has produced its first audiobook 'Superinvestors', written by Matthew Partridge and read by some of Share Radio's best known presenters: Simon Rose, Fenella Fudge, Glen Thompsett, Ed Bowsher and accomplished actor David Ricardo Pearce, whose ancestor is featured in the book.
Here's your 100% internet Ocean Digital WR-220 radio, pre-set with both Share Radio and Share Music channels!
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Please note that you're now asked to sign in (as a one-off event) when listening to Share Radio, either as our live stream or podcasts, or for listening to Share Music via our website and/or apps. It’s part of our transformation, to make our service more relevant and personal for listeners: and it’s made possible by being 100% online.
After you first enter your email address and have activated it, you shouldn't have to enter it again - as your computer or mobile device will remember that you've signed up. It’s not unlike BBC i-Player which is also asking listeners to say who they are. Those who have already registered in full do not need to activate: just log in, please, with the email address used for your full registration.
However we are also entering everyone who signs up and activates into our fortnightly prize draw for an internet radio, pre-set for Share Radio and Share Music: so there’ll be a chance to experience one of our Ocean Digital WR-220s which respond to a simple on-off button.
Share Radio online continues to be accompanied by Share Music, its sister online station: great instrumental background music for reading, drafting or entertaining.
When you just need some relaxing background music for reading, writing or entertaining, Share Music is there with an almost unbroken flow of instrumental folk music. It's a great complement to Share Radio, and if you buy an internet radio from us you'll find both Share Radio and Share Music preset and all ready to go.
Share Music has a great mobile app, Share Music UK, which displays information on tracks played.