On October 27th 1986, the London Stock Exchange swept away centuries of tradition, and ushered in the modern, global City of London. It was called Big Bang. In light of the 30-year anniversary, Brian Tora, Associate at JM Finn & Co., talks about the changes that were brought to The Square Mile.
The countdown to Black Friday has begun. It’s the day when stores offer big discounts, and it has become one of the top shopping events of the year, both in the US and UK. But it's divided opinion, not just among customers but firms too, with many saying the real damage is being done to small businesses. IMRG and Barclaycard have released a new report on how SME's can maximise their Black Friday takings, and Matt Cox has been hearing from Barclaycard's Head of Small Business, Greg Liset.
There are just seven days to go before the deadline to submit paper tax returns. But with HMRC aiming for a fully digital tax service by 2020, rushing to file your tax return before 31 October will soon be a thing of the past. Yet new analysis suggests that taxpayers who pay their taxes digitally may end up paying more than they are supposed to. Share Radio's Robert Van Egghen spoke to Mike Hodges, tax partner at chartered accountants Saffrey Champness, about whether the move to digital was welcome.
A lot of business attention on Brexit has been around how it might affect the UK politically and economically. But what about on the other side of the channel? With a report claiming that a lack of a trade deal would cost our present partners £13 billion a year in tariffs, Matt Cox reports on how the European Union and its member states may be affected by the UK’s exit.
Our focus on how business operates in the UK is inevitably focused on those firms we can see, such as quoted companies and well-known names on the high street. But what of home businesses? Vonage UK, the internet telecoms provider, has produced a report entitled 'The Heart of Home Business Britain', which shows the massive impact of home businesses on the UK economy. Simon Burckhardt, MD of Vonage UK, spoke with Share Radio Morning Money.
As Nicola Sturgeon announced the move towards a second independence referendum for Scotland, much of the SNP conference seems to have been centred around Brexit and the effects it will have on the Scottish people.
Maurice Smith, Share Radio's Scotland correspondent discussed the latest news from the conference floor.
Blockchain technology seems to be the prize many financial institutions are chasing, but why?
From big banks to Fintech startups, creating a mainstream blockchain technology is the goal. The Blockchain Summit held in London today is a further testament to this, where delegates will discuss the next steps and long term impacts.
So what's standing in the way of this technology serving the public, and do we really need it?
To find out more, Matt Cox spoke to Garrick Hileman, a monetary innovation researcher and Economic Historian at the University of Cambridge and London School of Economics.
Talk property and tech and we tend to think of perhaps being able to sell a house via an online company, but tech is changing the entire property management landscape. For example, think smart buildings, highly connected spaces you can live and work in which could allow for better management of property.
Tom Carroll, is head of EMEA corporate research at JLL, who are about to publish a major report on how technology can and is transforming real estate. He joined Share Radio to discuss the moves in this sector.