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Are we entering a new era of strike action as we move into 2017?

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Are we entering a new era of strike action as we move into 2017?
There is widespread concern after British Airways and the Post Office joined Southern Rail in striking over the Christmas period. According to the latest figures by the Office for National Statistics, 281,000 days were lost to strike action up until the end of October 2016, which is over 100,000 more days than the same time last year. Share Radio’s Matt Cox investigated this new era of strike action with industrial action expert Professor Chris Rowley, Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, University of Oxford, and Professor Emeritus at Cass Business School.
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Matt Cox, Professor Chris Rowley


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Why is the UK building 15% fewer homes than it was prior to 2008?

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Why is the UK building 15% fewer homes than it was prior to 2008?
The UK is building 15% fewer homes than it was in the five years before the downturn in 2008, according to a new report by Carter Jonas that has laid bare the disjointed residential construction industry. For more on this, Lee Layton, a Research Analyst at Carter Jonas, joined Share Radio Breakfast to offer an insight into the research.
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Paul Sedgwick, Paul Layton


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Could 2017 be the year of resurgent inflation?

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Could 2017 be the year of resurgent inflation?
Economists are warning that Brexit and the election of Donald Trump could cause a return to 70s style inflation. But if inflation is so bad why did central banks spend the past few years trying to get it to occur? Robert Van Egghen reports on whether we are headed back to the future.
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Robert Van Egghen, Paul Sedgwick


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The FCA announces new spread betting rules to protect investors

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The FCA announces new spread betting rules to protect investors
The Financial Conduct Authority has announced a set of new rules to protect investors using CFD's, after it was revealed 82% of investors lost money. According to research by Financial Orbit, there are 125,000 active CFD accounts in the UK and the average loss is £2200. So, what's in store for companies offering financial spread betting and other risky investment instruments? Matt Cox spoke to Dice McCairn, Editor and Analyst at WhichInvestmentTrust, to find out more.
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Matt Cox, Dice McCairn


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Transport Secretary to take track maintenance control away from Network Rail

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Transport Secretary to take track maintenance control away from Network Rail
In a speech later, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling will announce a plan to take track maintenance responsibilities away from Network Rail, and give them to the train operators. He says it will make things simpler and more accountable to passengers. But not everyone's happy about the changes, with some experts worried it could cause a decline in safety standards. Share Radio’s James Brydges spoke to Lianna Etkind, from the Campaign For Better Transport.
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James Brydges, Lianna Etkind


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How will UK environmental industries deal with the potential fallout from Brexit?

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How will UK environmental industries deal with the potential fallout from Brexit?
The Environmental Industries Commission Annual Conference is being held in London. Its remit explores how environmental industries in the UK will deal with the potential fallout from Brexit. How will so called green companies cope if current environmental regulation is loosened once we come out of the EU? James Brydges spoke to James Murray, Editor in Chief of Business Green, who'll be speaking at the event. He asked how things would pan out for green businesses over the next few years.
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James Brydges, James Murray


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How did LondonMetric Property perform in its half year results?

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How did LondonMetric Property perform in its half year results?
LondonMetric Property is a FTSE 250 Real Estate Investment Trust specialising in property investment and development. It delivers attractive returns for shareholders through a strategy of increasing income and improving capital values. On the day of its half year results, Andrew Jones, the company’s CEO, joined Share Radio to discuss the numbers.
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Chris Bailey, Andrew Jones


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Bank of England Stress Tests – Mike van Dulken offers immediate reaction to the results

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Bank of England Stress Tests – Mike van Dulken offers immediate reaction to the results
Mike van Dulken, Head of Research at Accendo Markets, joined Share Radio Breakfast to offer an immediate reaction to the release of the Bank of England Stress Test results. Were there any major surprises?
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Chris Bailey, Mike van Dulken


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“We will continue to invest in both R&D and acquisitions” - Mark Webster of Gooch & Housego

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“We will continue to invest in both R&D and acquisitions” - Mark Webster of Gooch & Housego
Gooch & Housego is involved in photonics technology. Its expertise extends from research through the development of prototypes to volume manufacturing, and enables innovation and effective manufacturing in the aerospace & defence, industrial, life sciences and scientific research sectors. On the day of the company’s latest interim results, its CEO Mark Webster joined Share Radio.
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Chris Bailey, Mark Webster


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A big week for banking - Bruce Packard talks BoE Stress Tests & bank selection techniques

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A big week for banking - Bruce Packard talks BoE Stress Tests & bank selection techniques
In a big week for banks, we'll get a much-awaited snapshot of how well our best-known banks may hold up if there's another economic downturn, with the reveal of the Bank of England's "stress tests" results. Meanwhile, a conference being held in the City of London will hear that investors can use simple techniques to pick out the higher quality banks for themselves. Share Radio Breakfast's Nigel Cassidy has been hearing from Bruce Packard, a banking industry specialist from the Lafferty Group, who will lead the conference debate.
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Nigel Cassidy, Bruce Packard


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