Charles Taylor, the international provider of professional services to the insurance sector has released full year results today. So how is the company doing? Joining Nigel Cassidy to discuss the numbers is David Marock, CEO of Charles Taylor.
Car dealer Lookers has posted record profits for the year to the end of December - its eighth successive year of turnover and profit growth. Revenue increased 17% to £4.3 billion, while profit before tax rose by 46% to £91.8 million. To analyse the numbers, Robin Gregson, CFO of Lookers, joined Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast.
As we await the Chancellor's Spring Budget at 12.30pm today, there have been many predictions on what to expect, especially with regards to tax policy. So what is likely to be announced and what are businesses expecting? To break this down with Nigel Cassidy is George Bull, senior tax partner at business advisers RSM giving his predictions.
LoopUp, the Shoreditch-based company which offers conference call and meetings solutions to various companies such as Travelex, Kia Motors America, Planet Hollywood and National Geographic has released it's latest full year results today. So to find out how the company is doing, Nigel Cassidy was joined by Steve Flavell, Co-CEO of LoopUp Group plc to talk through the numbers and what the company is up to.
Budget day is upon us. Chancellor Phillip Hammond will be taking the stage from 12.30pm where he will deliver the last one to take place in the spring - unless he changes his mind of course. So how will the markets react to this Budget? Joining Nigel Cassidy was Mike van Dulken, Head of Research at Accendo Markets to give his analysis.
The housing market has seen a slight fall in prices over the last couple of months, is this likely to change over 2017? And what can we expect on housing from the Chancellor's budget this Wednesday? Nigel Cassidy spoke to Russell Quirk, Founder and CEO eMoov to discuss further.
Now to some company results - SQS, which describes itself as leading global specialists in software and act as consultants for companies across the world in a variety of different sectors, helping them ensure quality through their software. Today they released their latest set of full year results, so how are they doing? Nigel Cassidy was joined by Diederik Vos, CEO of SQS to give us the low-down.
The Spring budget is just a day away now, Philip Hammond's first as Chancellor. The last one before the Brexit. And by all accounts whatever small surprises he manages to spring there will be some tax rises to meet a fresh round of spending commitments. How else will he meet extra spending on social care, for example, or that promised business rate relief? With the Spring Budget imminent, predictions on what the Chancellor will have to offer or what he will not offer are well underway. So what can we expect? Nigel Cassidy was joined by Bill Dodwell, Head of Tax Policy at Deloitte to give his pre-budget analysis.
Today marks the start of National Apprenticeship Week, encouraging more people to choose apprenticeships as a fast-track to a career. Seemingly apprenticeships are a great alternative to heading to university. However according to research out today from Redrow, the British house-builders, poor careers advice and misconceptions are exacerbating the construction sector skills-gap and discouraging apprentices. Joining Nigel to discuss further was Karen Jones, HR Director at Redrow.
The next few days look pretty eventful for investors, with a string of events likely to set the pace and direction of markets. 4,500 car workers at Ellesmere Port and Luton are braced for future job cuts as General Motors readies the sale of Vauxhall and Opel to France's PSA. Joining Nigel Cassidy was investment director of QuilterCheviot, David Miller, beginning with the likely GM deal, discussing is this is another example of UK industrial car jobs facing a new Brexit risk.