Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss the latest developments in the ongoing saga of Sports Direct as Mike Ashley steps in as chief executive as well as new calls for tougher action on banking fraud. Plus a look at the growing cost of weddings with the average couple now spending £25,000. All these stories and more on The News Review.
It's This is Money, your essential week's round-up of the biggest money stories in the UK and abroad. This week, guest-host Sue Dougan teamed up with Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus from the Financial Website of the Year, This Is Money. On the agenda today; A further rate cut looks unlikely for now, but that's not stopped the banks from taking full advantage of the chance to punish savers and borrowers alike. Meanwhile, a Pensions Roadblock is what we're calling people scared off from trying to get their nest egg in order. Is it just a bit complicated, or totally hopeless? And we'll also be taking a look at a new book on the hidden threat of Big Data: it's Weapons of Maths Destruction.
This is Money is presented in partnership with NS&I.
Sue Dougan is joined by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss the pressures from housing costs as well as proposals for a cap on instalment fees on prepayment energy meters. Plus will we see a realistic timetable for the delivery of the High Speed 2 Rail scheme?
Nick Peters is joined in the studio by Kevin Pratt web editor at MoneySuperMarket.com. Today they discuss Oxfam findings on growing levels of inequality in the UK as well as a look at the new plastic five pound note entering circulation today. Plus why the cost of job interviews is reaching an average £150. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Nick Peters is joined by Hannah Maundrell, editor in chief at Money.co.uk. Today they discuss the strength of Britain's bars and restaurants as consumer spending rises as well as the growing issue of debt amongst young people. Plus we find out why Croydon has been dubbed the "Silicon Valley of south London". All these stories and more on The News Review.
Once again, it's time for This is Money, in partnership with NS&I. This week, Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce from the Financial Website of The Year team up with Financial Broadcaster of the Year Georgie Frost, to boldly proclaim the dust settled on post-Brexit Britain. Well, sort of. With pre-Brexit employment figures, and post-Brexit CPI and RPI all out, a lot of people might be unhappy with the results. Not least as Current Accounts and Annuities are slashed, and pensions deficits and house prices continue to soar. Are we in a bit of a slump, or is this just the landscape now? We'll take you through it all, and also take a look at thousands of electricity customers being over-billed due to an Imperial legacy, and Lee Boyce waxes lyrical on the joys of living at the seaside. This is Money is presented in partnership with NS&I.
Georgie Frost is joined by Harrison Kelly from TSB. Today they look at the ongoing strike by Southern Rail workers and the potential for a return to work. With more than a third of people under 35 saying they regret going to university because of their debts they also discuss whether university is worth the cost. Elsewhere they find out what happens to the drinks bottles confiscated by airport security. All this and other stories on the News Review.
Each year the International Energy Agency publishes reports that forecast market trends and developments for the next five years concerning the primary energy sources for global markets: oil, coal, gas and renewable energy efficiency. On the day of its mid-term gas market report, William Powell, Editor-In-Chief at Gas industry news site Natural Gas Europe, joined Sarah Lowther and Chris Bailey to discuss.
Shareholders have been turning on the bosses of some of the FTSE’s biggest names in anger over fat cat pay. In one of the most significant results of the shareholder spring revolt so far, engineering firm Weir Group lost a plan to bring in a lucrative share deal for its top executives. Financial journalist Cherry Reynard discusses the recent revolts.
Share Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the big money stories of the day. In the spotlight is the steel crisis rumbling on, of course. Other than that, are you comfortable with contactless payments? And good news for millennials, (and 1 billion other users), as instant messaging service WhatsApp unveils plans to encrypt all communication.