The gloves are off in Money Fight Club this week; Royal Mail's predicting today will be the busiest day for online shopping returns - with a jump of more than 50 per cent expected. So financial heavyweights Lindsay Cook and James Walker tackles how to return any faulty Christmas gifts you may have received. We find out who will be getting the Golden Gloves and Sucker Punch awards this week. And in Modern Manners we negotiate the office politics of booking annual leave.
It's the start of a new year so we're looking ahead to what new products are on their way and what developments we might see. 2016 saw trends such as drones, virtual reality and the rise of AI so what will 2017 hold? To give us a preview Georgie was joined on the line with Chris Hall, editor of Pocket Lint.
Georgie Frost checked in with Mr Moneyblogger himself, Andy Webb from the UK Money Bloggers community to find out about their money goals for 2017 and decided on sticking to their New Year's financial resolutions.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by CEO of eMoov Russell Quirk. Today on the agenda, they discuss ringing in the New Year with rising rail fares. Plus, Tesco cutting the price of women's razors to match the price of male razors. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Just about everyone in the financial and investment world is taking stock. What worked and made money in 2016? And how different will the business world look in 2017? One seasoned City figure who has been thinking about all this is David Miller. He's an award-winning money manager, who is Investment Director at Quilter Cheviot, who invest on behalf of nearly 40,000 clients, with over £20 billion in assets. David told Share Radio’s Nigel Cassidy that three particular themes had emerged already for the New Year.
A major new report on the UK logistics sector has urged for land to be set aside for industrial space by the government, warning that a growing shortfall could crush out online retailers. More than 18million sq. ft. of new industrial space is needed annually to satisfy exponential e-commerce growth and demand from parcel delivery firms, says City law firm Addleshaw Goddard. A massive shortfall could see consumers having to pick up the tab for the higher cost of industrial space for retailers and couriers. To discuss this further, Leona Ahmed, Head of Real Estate at law firm Addleshaw Goddard, joined Share Radio Breakfast.
Sue Dougan is joined in the studio by Share Radio's Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss the recent bounce in the FTSE 100 as well as the increasing growth in bank deposits. Also on the agenda they look at gym membership deals following recent action by the Competition and Markets Authority. All these stories and more on The News Review.
The "Santa rally" boosted blue chip stocks, lifted by a surge in the share prices of mining companies and a falling pound. The FTSE 100, closed at an all-time high on Wednesday, up by 0.54% to end the day at 7,106.08. Mike van Dulken, Head of Research at Accendo Markets, joined Share Radio to discuss.
Sue Dougan is joined in the studio by web editor at MoneySuperMarket.com Kevin Pratt. On the agenda today they look at the state of Britain's aging railways as well as our spending trends from 2016. Plus what to do with any unwanted Christmas gifts. All these stories and more on The News Review.