New research has shown that men are now paying - on average - one hundred pounds MORE than women for their car insurance. That's according to a survey by confused.com, which is compiled and published every quarter and gives a snapshot of what the insurance industry is doing. The index has also shown that premiums across the board have increased as insurance companies become more and more expert at gathering data about our driving habits. Earlier on, Share Radio reporter spoke to Amanda Stretton, former racing driver and now motoring editor about the survey's results in more detail.
Stress- we all suffer from it- but is workplace stress considered a disability, and therefore protected under the Equality Act? The recent case of Herry against Dudley Metropolitan Council reinforces the principle that stress alone is unlikely to constitute a disability, without something more. To unpick it all Georgie Frost was joined by Kevin Charles from Crossland Employment Solicitors.
Financial heavyweights, Lindsay Cook and Vix Leyton join Georgie Frost in the studio. We'll be looking at rising insurance premiums following last year's Autumn Statement's tax hike. What will this mean for motorists and how can you avoid falling victim to extortionate quotes. Plus why pound shops will be receiving the sucker punch award this week and what to do with your unwanted Christmas gifts.
This is Future Tech where we look at the latest innovations and gadgets and discuss all things technology related. With the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month- let's talk about mobile phones. Where is the mobile market moving in 2017? To find out Georgie Frost joined by Ernest Doku, mobiles expert at uSwitch.com.
Higher food and air fares helped to increase December's Consumer Prices Index (CPI), the Office for National Statistics said. Inflation as measured by the Retail Prices Index (RPI) rose to 2.5% in December from 2.2% the previous month. To explain more about what all this means for the pound in your pocket Georgie was joined by our reporter Tom Hill.
One site, Vouchercloud, has even created a Freddo index which show's just how much the price has increased ahead of inflation. The answer according to inflation expert Pete Comley lies in commodity prices.
Now every week, around 100 experts from the UK Money Bloggers community in all, take to the social media site to kick off the week and share experiences, tips and questions on anything money related. Last night they discussed Energy. Joining Georgie Frost in the studio was David Taylor from Thinking Thrifty.
Georgie Frost was joined in the studio by Financial planner from Citrus Financial David Braithwaite. Today on the agenda, they discussed the latest rise in the inflation rate. Plus they look into a fifth of parents who never sit down to eat with their children. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Theresa May's Brexit speech has received huge amounts of coverage. In what the Guardian calls the most important speech of her premiership so far, it says Mrs May will confirm the UK will leave the single market but insist the country wants to remain "the best friend" to European partners. Share Radio Morning's Georgie Frost was joined by Jack Sommers of the Huffington Post to look at some of the biggest political stories of the day.
And at this point every week we focus on long term investing and planning for the retirement you'd really like in Your Money, Your Future. Now, the introduction of pension freedoms in 2015 resulted in an increase in people wanting to transfer their final salary pensions. So they could take money out of them as and when they wanted to. But - can you move your final salary pension and, if so, should you? Or, can you cash it in altogether?
We'll be hearing from Sarah Pennell's panel of experts - from Sir Steve Webb, recently knighted in the New Year's Honours. Steve is head of policy at pensions provider Royal London. Also in the studio is Michelle Cracknell, who's chief executive of the Pensions Advisory Service and on the phone I'm joined by Alistair McQueen who's from the pensions and insurance provider Aviva.
Sir Steve Webb, Michelle Cracknell, Alistair McQueen
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