It's time once again for This Is Money, in partnership with NS&I. And we can't avoid it; with six days to go until the referendum, this is a Brexit special. Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs editor Lee Boyce join special guest host Sarah Pennells for a final run-down of the outlook for the UK economy if we vote to leave. What's the prognosis? Well, you'll just have to listen. (And be sure to check out Simon's column on This is Money this week, with his picks for the top Brexit reporting on both sides).
We're also going to dip back in to the rolling BHS scandal of course, and hope for UK would-be homeowners who lost their savings in the Spanish property market.
This Is Money is presented in partnership with NS&I. Georgie Frost will be back next week.
EU transport policies are imposing staggering costs on taxpayers and consumers for very little benefit, according to a new study from the Institute of Economic Affairs. Dr Richard Wellings, Head of Transport at the Institute of Economic Affairs and one of the authors of new IEA report, 'STUCK IN BRUSSELS: Should transport policy be determined at EU level?', joined to explain.
In this episode of The World This Week, Rita teams up with Mashable to investigate what's behind this week's spurt of ShareHold-er ECO Activism with science editor, Andrew Freedman. Fiona Norman speaks to Greek financial crisis expert, Thanos Dimadis, to find out how unlocking a €10.3bn bail out loan will help in easing the countries financial debt pile. We look at why tech companies are in the top five list in the world with the most cash in the bank, and how the value of sterling has been extremely volatile this year and what link this may have with Brexit fears.
It's a Bank Holiday weekend, it's half term, so maybe your thoughts have turned to holidays? Or perhaps you're heading off for a short break - encouraged by the fact that the pound is so high against the Euro! For many of us, holidays can cost more than we bargained for once you've added in insurance, foreign currency, a hire car and meals out. And so today Sarah Pennells is joined by Brenna Holeman, a travel blogger at This Battered Suitcase, Alex Edwards from price comparison site GoCompare, and David Else from Lonely Planet, to talk about how to make your money go further.
There is less than a month to go before the EU referendum and voters face an onslaught of claims, counter-claims, arguments and warnings over whether staying or leaving is the best option.
Britain's relationship and role within Europe has been a matter of debate for centuries, more intensely since the war and continuously since membership of the EEC, now the EU, 43 years ago.
Former Secretary of State for Trade, Peter Lilley, cabinet member under Margaret Thatcher and John Major has experienced that debate at some crucial stages, particularly the Maastricht treaty. He joins Ed Mitchell, host of Investment Perspectives, in studio.
The Greek Parliament has approved controversial new pension and tax reforms demanded by the country's creditors to unlock a further loan to the country. And the issue is to be discussed later today at a meeting of Eurozone finance ministers. Nick Malkoutzis, Editor of the economic analysis website MacroPolis, discusses.
The EU referendum is rapidly approaching. So what happens to our telecoms if the UK population votes to leave the European Union? Dave Millett, of independent telecoms brokerage Equinox, discussed the impact it will have for businesses and individuals.
Mike Bowen, Business Development Director, Cash Centres at G4S, talks about the European Cash Report, that G4S has conducted, which analysed the use and future of cash verses electronic and internet payments. It's highlighted a widespread use of paper money across the EU, seemingly dismissing any claims of a demise, and Mike discusses the findings of the report.
The financial results of Swedish holding company, Industrivarden, are due for release. The group controls more than half of the Swedish stock exchange and is just emerging from the country’s biggest corporate scandal in decades, which led to the replacement of the group’s former Chief and Chairman. Ahead of Industrivarden's earnings, Share Radio’s Nigel Cassidy heard from Albin Ranner, Head of Market Surveillance at the Swedish Shareholders Association, who can be credited with bringing the scandal to light.
Greece is a frontline state in the battle to control the influx of migrants, it’s got a widening current account deficit and its struggling to meet its bailout conditions. So you might say doing good business or investing in Greece might seem impossible, but Panos Manuelides of Odysea Foods does just that and he discusses the country’s struggles. But is every area struggling?
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