The House of Lords is set to give the Government its first defeat on the Article 50 Brexit bill, and it's over the issue of protecting the rights of EU nationals. Keir Starmer has warned Labour has no prospect of election victory unless it changes direction. So is this sounding like more opposition against Jeremy Corbyn? Moving to the US, Donald Trump has laid out a series of promises in his first speech to Congress. Georgie Frost was joined by Billy Bambrough, Editor of economics and business website Verdict.co.uk to discuss all this and more political headlines of the morning.
Joining Georgie Frost to discuss the latest market headlines was Share Radio's very own Nigel Cassidy starting with this morning's company announcements - we've heard from ITV and Man Group this morning. Also the main news, Sir Phillip Green, the former BHS owner says he'll pay up to £363 million to sort out the retailer's pension scheme. The chain went bust last April leaving 11,000 staff out of work - and a £571 million pension black hole.
Select Committee research has found the state pension age might have to rise to 70 if the current pension triple lock is to be maintained. MPs have warned that's higher than the average life expectancy for many, particularly men. Helen Morrissey, editor of Professional Pensions, spoke with Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more on this.
A long-awaited merger between London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse appears ready to collapse - but who's responsible? Plus part-owner of Southern Rail operator Go-Ahead issue profit warning, and results from Boohoo, Greggs and Taylor Wimpey. For these and more, Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher was joined by Daniel Thomas, deputy companies editor at the Financial Times.
All eyes will be on Donald Trump as he delivers his key speech before congress tonight, around 2am London time. So what are analysts looking out for? Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Richard Perry, market analyst at Hantec Markets, for more on the day's big economic stories.
Georgie Frost was joined by consumer rights expert Martyn James this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed the news that BT could be forced to cut the phone bills of millions of customers who are on landline-only contracts, by £5 a month. Plus they look into why around 183 million unused baby clothes are sitting idle after children have outgrown them. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Sir John Major wants Theresa May to inject "a little more charm and a lot less cheap rhetoric" into negotiations to leave the EU. The former prime minister says pro-Brexit supporters have left voters expecting an "over optimistic" future. Plus Theresa May faces a row with Brussels over plans to curb migrant numbers from the European Union next month. Georgie Frost was joined by Jack Sommers of the Huffington Post to discuss all this and more political headlines of the morning.
Joining Georgie Frost to discuss the latest market headlines was Share Radio's very own Nigel Cassidy starting with picking up on the story we were covering throughout yesterday. It's to do with more doubtful developments on the merger between the LSE and Deutsche. Moving to the representative body of British businesses - the British Chambers of Commerce. They are demanding more Brexit certainty from the government, ahead of its annual conference today. And we have had some company announcements this morning from Greggs.
The €29bn euro merger of the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse could collapse after the LSE said the deal was unlikely to be approved by the European Commission. The commission had ordered the LSE to sell its 60% stake in MTS, a fixed-income trading platform, which the stock exchange described as "disproportionate". A spokesperson for Theresa May said the merger was a "commercial matter." Share Radio's Nigel Cassidy was joined by Mike van Dulken, Head of Research of Accendo Markets.
Thousands of podcasts covering politics, economics, philosophy and entertainment, plus unlimited online radio including some great folk music (instrumental) - all free of charge, and practically no ads!