John Feeney, Managing Director, Commercial Real Estate at Lloyds Banking Group, joined Juliette Foster on Share Radio Breakfast to talk about the call from top business leaders for urgent infrastructure investment. Industrial strategy is a hot topic at the moment, and infrastructure seems to be at the heart of it. So how is the UK's national infrastructure fairing up against that of other developed countries?
A leaked report seen by the Guardian says The European commission’s Brexit negotiators must strike a workable deal to protect the City of London. The financial centre is seen as critical to the economic health of other countries in the EU. It comes as the governor of the bank of England Mark Carney claimed there were greater short-term risks to the continent than there were to the UK. Share radio's James Brydges spoke to Nicolas Veron, Senior Research Fellow at Bruegel.
Will solid data be enough for the Bank of England to raise interest rates later? The Bank is expected to keep rates at 0.25 percent, as the economy defied the uncertainty that followed the Brexit vote. BOE Governor Mark Carney will announce his decision at mid-day. Share Radio's James Brydges spoke to Vicky Pryce, from the Centre for Economics and Business Research, who explained why she believes that rates will be left where they are.
A new jobs report shows salaries are beginning to show signs of improvement after a recent lull. But the research from Adzuna also shows that the number of advertised vacancies is beginning to drop. Becky Barr of Adzuna joined Juliette Foster on Share Radio Breakfast to chat through the statistics.
This week Juliette was joined by consumer writer at Money Saving Expert Megan French. They look at ATMs that usually offer free withdrawals could start to charge a fee and where the best place to hire a car is. Plus we'll have a roundup of the best deals the eagle-eyed team have come across this week.
7 out of 10 drivers are set to be hit by new hikes in road tax coming into effect in April. The changes are aimed at encouraging drivers to switch to zero emission cars. Our reporter Tom Hill spoke to Development Manager at the Institute of the Motor Industry, Tom Denton, to get an explanation of what the changes would mean for Britain's motorists.
Juliette was joined in the studio by João Pedro Montes, CEO of Wine with Spirit. Wine is big business with a market worth over $300 billion, but it seems that those who sell the stuff don't understand the data around consumers. João and the team at Wine with Spirit and contradicting that.
Today Juliette Foster was joined by Web Editor Kevin Pratt from MoneySupermarket. On the agenda, they discussed workplace dress codes being more discriminating against women. Plus they look into nation debt ballooning to £1.7trillion. All these stories and more on The News Review.
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