In the final three months of last year the UK economy continued to grow, showing no signs of a Brexit fueled slowdown. Instead of contracting, as many economists predicted, the economy grew by 0.6 percent. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Martin Beck, UK Economist at Oxford Economics, to find out the factors behind this growth.
Today Georgie Frost was joined by Share’s senior analyst Ed Bowsher. On the agenda, they discussed pregnant women being protected more in the workplace. Plus they look into doing your "big shop" at a discount supermarket saves you £15 more than at one of the big 4. All these stories and more on The News Review.
So what are the main market headlines of the morning? Joining us to discuss is Share Radio's very own Nigel Cassidy. A busy morning - The Royal Bank of Scotland has set aside another £3.1 billion to cover fines in the US.
Royal Bank of Scotland has set aside a further £3.1 billion to cover potential fines in the US and the shares have risen today. But Whitbread's share price has fallen 5%, after the owner of Costa Coffee shops and Premier Inn issued a disappointing trading statement, while Unilever's Q4 sales disappointed the market.
Richard Hunter, Head of Research at Wilson King Investment Management, spoke to Share Radio's Ed Bowsher about the day's top company stories.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is releasing its Commercial Market Survey for the fourth quarter of 2016. It shows investment demand continues to rebound post EU vote. The industrial sector also continues to outperform office and retail, and inducements are on the rise again. To discuss this further, Simon Rubinsohn, Chief Economist at RICS, joined Nigel Cassidy to discuss.
This week Juliette was joined by consumer writer at Money Saving Expert Megan French. They look at ATMs that usually offer free withdrawals could start to charge a fee and where the best place to hire a car is. Plus we'll have a roundup of the best deals the eagle-eyed team have come across this week.
7 out of 10 drivers are set to be hit by new hikes in road tax coming into effect in April. The changes are aimed at encouraging drivers to switch to zero emission cars. Our reporter Tom Hill spoke to Development Manager at the Institute of the Motor Industry, Tom Denton, to get an explanation of what the changes would mean for Britain's motorists.
Now it's time for a brand new episode of Track Record. This week Sue Dougan sits down with Samantha Dyer - founder of Mumma Love Organics, an award-winning business providing specially formulated organic products for babies.
Juliette was joined in the studio by João Pedro Montes, CEO of Wine with Spirit. Wine is big business with a market worth over $300 billion, but it seems that those who sell the stuff don't understand the data around consumers. João and the team at Wine with Spirit and contradicting that.