2016 has been a strange year for IPOs. Political and economic uncertainty worldwide has caused some companies including Misys to cancel their initial public offerings, while others, like GoCompare and FreeAgent, are bucking the trend and listing on the stock exchange. So why is the climate good for some and not so for others? Matt Cox has been speaking with Jasper Lawler, Market Analyst at CMC Markets, to find out.
If you think teamwork or perfectionism are enough to get you hired in 2016 - you better think again. LinkedIn has just released its list of this year's most in-demand skills, and there isn't a CV cliche among them. The list - compiled from recruitment activity that's taken place on LinkedIn this year - ranks both technical and soft skills in order of how sought-after they are by employers. Georgie spoke to James Innes, founder of the CV centre, for more information.
Pensioners in rented accommodation are living in shocking conditions that leave them at risk of neglect and abuse, according to Age UK. The charity says its seen cases involving privately rented homes with broken boilers, taps and cookers.
Cyber crime is a growing menace - with losses averaging £210 per adult a year, according to a study. It also found more than a third of victims did not report the offence - meaning the overall amount lost could be even more. Georgie was joined on the line by Tony Neate, the chief executive of Get Safe Online to discuss the research findings and find out how to be safe from the growing crime.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Personal finance expert Donna Ferguson. Today they discuss the story that Parliament will bring in new rules forcing broadband suppliers to make their price adverts clearer. The Government are now under pressure to introduce a ban on cold calling for pensions. Elsewhere, its bad news for commuters after rail companies warned that passengers are going to face significant disruption over the festive period. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Welcome to This is Money, the podcast, presented in partnership with NS&I. Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce join Share Radio’s Georgie Frost in the studio to go through the week’s biggest money stories. And this week it’s all about Heathrow, the decision to expand the airport and build the third runway. But the question is, how will the decision from Downing Street impact the economy and the people in the surrounding areas. The expansion is set to drop house prices in the region due to an increase in noise and air pollution. Away from the London airport, its good news for people seeking compensation as both Lloyds and Barclays this week have saved the cash to pay out. And have you ever wondered what would happen to your pension if you got divorce, can your ex take half that pension. Listen in to find out. All this plus much more. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost, in partnership with NS&I.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss yesterday's news that Nissan confirmed both the new Qashqai and X-Trail S-U-V will be built at the Sunderland, despite the government not offering the firm any privileges like lower energy costs or zero tariffs on exports to Europe. Elsewhere, An employment tribunal in London will today decide whether Uber drivers are entitled to receive the minimum wage as well as sickness and holiday pay. All these stories and more on The News Review.
The clocks go back this Sunday, but have you ever considered how many hours a week you spend 'wasting time' - could that additional hour you so desire have been available to you the whole time? Sally Ann Law, a psychologist with over two decades of experience in personal change and development, speaks to Georgie for further details.
It's National Honey Week - and its a time to celebrates the honey crop and recognising the vital role of the honey bee to our environment and way of life. So what is the Business of honey? How important is it to our economy? And why do they need more young beekeepers? To find out, Georgie spoke to Tim Lovett, spokesman director of the British Beekeepers Association.
More than 750,000 mortgage borrowers could be in line for compensation because of their bank overcharging them when they fell behind on repayments. It means borrowers who fell into arrears after June 2010 could receive several hundred pounds. To explain more, Georgie was joined on the line by Rachel Springall, mortgage expert from Moneyfacts.
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