Adam Cox is joined by Matt Dronfield, head of the fully-funded debt advice charity Debt Free London, to discuss how the pandemic has affected debt and the worrying trends that are arising from those ignoring debt during the pandemic. They look at the reasons Brits may feel they don’t need to worry about debt right now, and how this may affect them in the future. Matt also gives some great advice for those who want to seek help before they hit a real crunch point.
Adam Cox is joined by butcher and founder of Lamb2Ewe, Thomas Kitchen-Dunn, to look at how there have been increased demands for locally sourced meats amongst consumers and how buying directly from farmers helps to support local economies. They delve into the difference between buying directly from the source and buying from supermarkets, and buying from supermarkets can make it more difficult to know exactly where meat comes from. They discuss the positive environmental impacts of shopping for locally sourced meat and how to support local farmers.
New research conducted by SHY Aviation reveals the extent of concern UK travellers have for flying commercial. 57% would be very worried about catching Covid-19 on a plane journey, with an additional 29% unwilling to fly until a vaccine is found.
With over half of Brits unwilling to travel, could hiring a private jet, formally reserved for the rich and famous, be the way forward? Adam Cox is joined by chairman and founder of SHY Aviation, Giles Vickers-Jones.
Adam Cox is joined by Trevor Raymond, leader of research and investor development for the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC). They discuss how precious metals are good vehicles to hedge against uncertainty in volatile markets, as well as how Brexit and the general election could mean that precious metals such as platinum could be a safe haven with opportunity for growth.
Will Rhind, founder and CEO of GraniteShares, joins Adam Cox to talk about how ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) and ETPs (Exchange Traded Products) can give investors opportunities for diversification, growth and protection against uncertainty – normally only accessible to sophisticated investors or hedge funds.
Adam talks to Lauren Vasquez, an engineer for British Gas about research that suggests that first time buyers don’t investigate the energy efficiency of their first home purchase. This is surprising since many first time buyers are financially stretched with the cost of the deposit and the monthly mortgage and initial home buying costs. The unknown energy costs of the property could cause additional stress on an already stressful financial decision. Lauren offers some tips on how to make sense of an Energy Performance Certificate and how to make homes more energy efficient.
The high street, once a popular choice for shoppers, has faced many changes in recent years. The increase of online shopping is a clear indicator, as 1 in 3 of us will exclusively use the internet to shop this Christmas. Annette Picardo, Managing Director in the UK for Etsy, explains how people are moving towards a more mindful and conscious way of shopping. New independent research finds that people feel happier when supporting their local community and local businesses.