The government is promising to fix what it calls the "broken" housing market by building thousands of new homes and helping first time buyers. Amongst the many proposals is a three-billion pound fund to get small companies building in England. It's thought that around 60 per cent of new homes are being produced by just 10 larger firms. Share Radio's James Brydges spoke to Michael Holmes, spokesperson at The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show and head of NaCSBA (National Custom and Self Build Association) and Russell Quirk, the founder of the online estate agent emoov.co.uk.
One of the largest investments a mobile phone operator makes is on their network. Network builds and maintenance run into billions of pounds as these companies seek to
maintain service levels, or improve their geographical reach and speeds. However the underlying software and signalling protocols they run on can often be flawed, leaving
them open to attack from outsiders. Juliette Foster was joined by Michael Downs, Head of Telecoms Security at Positive Technologies, to explain more about the risk to operators from such vulnerabilities.
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.