Following the horrific terror attacks in nearly a decade on Westminster on Wednesday, Nigel Cassidy was joined by Newsweek's European Politics reporter, Josh Lowe to discuss the latest developments. Also on the agenda was discussion about Sir Richard Branson calling for a second EU referendum. The Virgin founder, who supported the remain campaign, says the result of June's vote is "one of the saddest things that has happened" to both the UK and Europe.
Almost half of young people in the UK think it's harder than ever before to get on the property ladder. A fifth have told a survey by Halifax they'd be prepared to leave the country in order to buy their own home. Just over a quarter of 18 to 34-year-olds think they'll never have their own property, and one in eight reckon they'll be renting forever. So is home-ownership really out of reach for young buyers? Or is this just pessimism from the younger generation? Martin Ellis, Halifax housing economist spoke to Nigel Cassidy to explain the results.
Safestyle UK, the AIM-listed replacement windows and doors business has released their full year results today. We remain concerned with current headwinds across the wider building products sector, including input cost inflation, the UK consumer and the general economic outlook, but believe Safestyle is better placed to deal with these than most and will continue to drive organic growth in FY17. Steve Birmingham, CEO of Safestyle UK joined Nigel Cassidy to discuss how is the company doing.
Airlines based in the UK could lose major routes if they don't move to Europe post-Brexit. EU officials say carriers including easyJet and Ryanair will need to relocate their headquarters or sell off shares if they want to continue flying within continental Europe. Regulations say airlines must have a significant base on EU territory and a majority of their capital shares must be EU-owned. Meetings have taken place between the airlines and the EU's Brexit taskforce last week. Thomas van der Wijngaart, an aviation expert at the legal firm Clyde & Co spoke to Share Radio's James Brydges.
The Scottish Parliament has suspended a debate on whether to back Nicola Sturgeon’s demand for a second independence referendum following the Westminster terror attack. The vote, when it occurs, will trigger an official demand from Ms Sturgeon to the Prime Minister for talks over a Section 30 order, the legal mechanism used to transfer the powers to Holyrood for a referendum, preferably between autumn 2018 and spring 2019.But Mrs May announced last week that she would not allow another independence vote until Brexit has been negotiated and Scots can see how it has worked out. Maurice Smith, Share Radio's Scotland correspondent joined Nigel Cassidy to discuss this and the top news stories of the day.
Cello Group, the UK based healthcare and consumer strategic marketing company has released their latest preliminary results today. Cello Group has two distinct businesses, Cello Health which delivers marketing advisory services to the global pharma and health sectors, and Cello Signal which delivers digitally-led insight and marketing services to global consumer and B2B clients. So how is the company doing? Mark Scott, CEO of Cello revealed to Nigel Cassidy.
Today, the London Taxi Company (LTC) announced the official opening of the UK's first car plant dedicated solely to the production of range-extended electric vehicles. This new, state-of-the-art, vehicle plant in Ansty, Coventry, is where the world's first purpose-built, mass-market electric taxi will be built. The investment and expansion of LTC has created more than 1,000 new jobs, including 200 engineers and 30 apprenticeships. So to tell us more, Nigel Cassidy was joined by Chris Gubbey, CEO of London Taxi Company.
Accesso Technology Group, the company that provides queuing and ticketing technology solutions to attractions around the world, from theme parks, water parks and ski resorts to cultural attractions and sporting events has released it's latest preliminary results today. Tom Burnett, Executive Chairman of Accesso Technology Group joined Nigel Cassidy to tell us more.
Mears Group, the UK housing and social care provider which delivers repairs and maintenance services directly into communities and people's homes, has released preliminary results today.
The company has reported 9% gains but how is the industry doing? Many are saying it is on the 'brink of collapse' what with is being hit with cuts to local authority budgets, the fees they pay, rises in the minimum wage, a shortage of trained nurses and tougher immigration rules. Alongside this, the elderly are living for longer than ever before. So has Mears Group felt the strain amongst this vulnerable sector? Joining Nigel Cassidy to discuss further is David Miles, CEO of Mears Group.
Since the 2014 vote, there have been sweeping changes in both the North Sea industry and to the UK's political landscape, the two most critical being the oil price plunge and last year's Brexit vote. Companies operating in the UKCS have faced a turbulent few years as they sought to survive the downturn by cutting costs to ensure cash flow. The offshore industry has been a cornerstone of the UK economy, and will play a vital role in a second referendum campaign. Nigel Cassidy was joined by Fiona Legate, senior analyst at Wood Mackenzie to discuss how, despite the oil price crash, (pre-tax) £44 billion is still attributed to fields in Scottish waters.