On the day that Chancellor George Osborne made his budget speech to the House of Commons, the government's controversial Trade Union Bill was dealt a major blow by peers in the House of Lords. By a majority of 320 votes to 172, they defeated a proposal to change the way that union members pay their dues. It was a strong show of support to a recommendation from a cross-party committee which had said that any changes to party funding should be restricted to new members only. The Lords then ended what had been a bruising session for the government, by giving its overwhelming support to two other bill ammendments. So what happens now? Is the Trade Union Bill dead in the water? Will the government now have to rip it up and start again? Silkie Cragg is the "Policy & Campaigns Support Officer" for the TUC, and Professor John Weeks is Share Radio's regular economics commentator.
This is Share Daily, a look back at some highlights from Share Radio over the last 24 hours. It's your opportunity to catch up with the best of Share Radio , where we bring you news and views on stocks and shares, talk to successful entrepreneurs and offer advice which could make and saves you money. Today, Glenn Thompsett looks at the rolling Panama Papers scandal, a new initiative for flood-affected UK homes, and a new campaign aims to finally give female athletes their due.
Experts in the nuclear industry are gathering in Abu Dhabi to discuss 'the nuclear fuel cycle', where they’ll be focusing on issues such as efficiency and economic competitiveness. Matt Cox spoke to David Hess, science communicator & policy analyst at the World Nuclear Association, who explained the nuclear cycle, and if the UK can keep up with demand.
This week Nick Peters looks at bold stunts from Carlsberg, such as the pop-up chocolate bar in London. Dharmesh Rana, Carlsberg Senior Brand Manager, tells Nick Peters why they pitched the idea to attract new customers. As well as talking about April Fools Adverts, Nick looks at the changing face of digital media with Nigel Clarkson, Managing Director of Yahoo UK.
If you're a student, or a first time renter, this week Sarah Pennells looks at what rights you're entitled to as a tenant. She is joined in the studio by Money Saving Expert Racheal Healey and Richard Blanco, independent landlord and National Landlords Association spokesperson. She will also be joined by Simon Thompson, Director of accommodationforstudents.com- the UK’s largest student accommodation portal- and David Cox from the Association of Residential Letting Agents.
Rachel Healy, Simon Thompson, David Cox, Richard Blanco
Sue Dougan speaks to Justin Urquhart Stewart, founder of Seven Investments about his career at Seven Investment Management. He looks over his career after 35 years of experience and discusses his favorite tracks, including Santana's 'Smooth'.
It's time once again for This is Money, editor Simon Lambert and personal finance editor Rachel Rickard-Strauss from the award winning This is Money join Georgie once again in the studio, in partnership with NS&I.
This week, Georgie and the gang do one more final wrap-up of ISA-optimisation, they explore some rather unorthodox ways to make a little extra cash, and then it's doom and gloom for the financial system and ... Bolton?
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There are concerns that companies could get workers to pay for the wage increase out of their own pockets, either by offering less hours or by reducing bonuses and perks that do not come out of direct wages. Charles Cotton, from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, looks at the National Living Wage from a staff perspective.
The 1st of April is the day when some of the most watched economic figures are out. The Purchasing Managers Index will tell us whether Europe's and the worlds factories are busier or quieter than last month. John Elliott MBE, Founder and Chairman of Ebac, who are big in domestic dehumidifiers, joins Share Radio to give a true picture from the UK factory floor.