Investment Perspectives turned to the UK's future trading relationship with the EU. You often hear people talking about a 'Switzerland-style' relationship or a 'Canada-style' relationship between the UK and the EU, but some are not entirely sure what those terms mean? So to find out more, Ed Bowsher was joined by John Springford, senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform.
The Chancellor George Osborne says he'll slash public spending and increase taxes in an emergency Budget to tackle a £30bn "black hole" if the UK votes to leave the European Union. That could include raising income and inheritance taxes and slashing the NHS budget. 57 rebel Tory MPs have threatened to block the measure which they've said would make the Chancellor's position "untenable". The Chancellor's warning comes as the latest polls suggest that public momentum is moving towards a vote to leave Europe. With both sides pulling out all the stops to change the minds of the vast pool of undecided voters, there is still everything to play for. Today we're going to hear the arguments For and Against Britain remaining in Europe. David Buik is a market commentator at Panmure Gordon and a supporter of the OUT Campaign. John Springford is a Senior fellow at the Centre for European Reform. He's also an Advisor to the House of Commons Treasury Committee for Economics of the Brexit inquiry.
With the EU referendum only weeks away, betting on a brexit has become big business for the countries bookies. However, not only are investors looking to bookmakers as a means to make money, some say they also provide a clearer picture of trends as opposed to the polls.
Share Radio's Patrick Jones investigates
With just over 3 weeks to go until the EU referendum, Share Radio hosts it's first in-studio debate on the issue. Today's spokesperson for the remain campaign is Hugo Dixon of InFacts & author of 'The In/Out Question', & Lord Howard Flight, peer of the realm and former Conservative MP & former shadow chief-secretary to the treasury.
There is less than a month to go before the EU referendum and voters face an onslaught of claims, counter-claims, arguments and warnings over whether staying or leaving is the best option.
Britain's relationship and role within Europe has been a matter of debate for centuries, more intensely since the war and continuously since membership of the EEC, now the EU, 43 years ago.
Former Secretary of State for Trade, Peter Lilley, cabinet member under Margaret Thatcher and John Major has experienced that debate at some crucial stages, particularly the Maastricht treaty. He joins Ed Mitchell, host of Investment Perspectives, in studio.
Eight leading economists have weighed into the referendum debate, arguing that the UK would be economically better off outside the EU.
One of those economists is Ryan Bourne, Head of Public Policy at the Institute of Economic Affairs. He joins Ed Mitchell of Investment Perspectives to discuss further.
A group of eight leading Economists led by Professor Patrick Minford and Dr. Gerard Lyons have recently launched a campaign, Economists for Brexit which makes the economic case for leaving the EU.
To examine their economic arguments Ed Mitchell is joined by John Springford, Senior Research Fellow at the centre for European Reform.
Retail sales fell at the fastest pace over the last year since January 2012, thats according to the CBI's latest monthly Distributive Trends Survey. Analysts had hoped to see a pick up in growth in the sector and the figures come in the same week as high street retailers BHS and Austin Reed entered administration. Joining Juliette Foster to shed more light on this research is Anna Leach, Head of Economic Analysis at the CBI.
Naomi Smith is London First's Europe Director. She leads their campaigning work to stay in the EU and joins Ed Mitchell on the line. The Tata steel story comes at a time of intensifying debate about the future of the UK in Europe. The questions were bound to be raised.. would Brexit help Britain's steel industry and does membership of the EU cause the problems in the first place? Naomi offers her analysis.
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