New analysis published by the TUC on Friday reveals that the average woman has to wait nearly a fifth of a year (66 days) before she starts to get paid, compared to the average man. The analysis shows that inequality within the workplace is still a major issue. So what do employers need to do to reign in the gap? Scarlet Harris, Policy Officer at the TUC, joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss.
With the Spring Budget just around the corner, certain industries might be feeling a little worried with tax hikes on the horizon. One of the suggested tax hikes is cigarette tax, with the Chancellor expected to set a Minimum Excise Tax for cigarettes. There are concerns amongst retailers that this tax could have a major impact on their sales, as well as potentially costing UK taxpayers an estimated £1.2 billion in lost revenue. Will Hill, Director of British American Tobacco UK, joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss this further.
CityVerve, a UK Smart City project starting in Manchester, was launched six months ago. The project has intended to explore ways of making the city work better through use of tech, notably the internet of things which puts anything that moves online. So how far has the project come since its launch? Simon Navin, Smart Cities Projects Lead, joined Nigel Cassidy to tell Share Radio Breakfast more.
Donald Trump's given his first address to a joint session of Congress, where he set out in greater detail his plans to cut spending and boost the economy. So what is Trump's plan of action? Chris Bailey, Founder of Financial Orbit, joined Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast to discuss this and more.
The €29bn euro merger of the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse could collapse after the LSE said the deal was unlikely to be approved by the European Commission. The commission had ordered the LSE to sell its 60% stake in MTS, a fixed-income trading platform, which the stock exchange described as "disproportionate". A spokesperson for Theresa May said the merger was a "commercial matter." Share Radio's Nigel Cassidy was joined by Mike van Dulken, Head of Research of Accendo Markets.
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), in partnership with DHL, has published its latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook. It shows that confidence among exporters that their turnover will improve jumped in the fourth quarter of 2016, ahead of further moves towards Brexit. Joining Nigel Cassidy is Mike Spicer, Director of Research and Economics at the BCC to go through the report.
Business confidence is perhaps the key to any successful company, without confidence faith can be lost by staff and consumers alike. Xero, a cloud accounting software company for small businesses has published a small business confidence report today suggesting that irrepressible optimism is the primary trait for successful businesses. Co-founder of household brand Green and Black's and serial entrepreneur Josephine Fairley spoke to Nigel Cassidy to discuss the findings.
Charles Woodburn will replace Ian King as chief executive of BAE Systems. He's currently BAE's chief operating officer, but will take up the position on the 1st of July. Woodburn joined the firm in May 2016 with 20 years of international experience in senior management positions in the oil and gas industry. Howard Wheeldon, aerospace expert and Founder of Wheeldon Strategic, joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss the company and the change of CEO.
Unite Group, a leading provider of student accommodation in the UK, has released its full year results. So, what are the numbers showing and what is the company up to at the moment? Joe Lister, Chief Financial Officer at Unite Group, joined Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast to give us the low-down.
The banking results season is underway. HSBC reported on Tuesday, Lloyds and Metro Bank on Wednesday, and RBS will be reporting on Friday. So how is the industry looking? Paul Sedgwick, Head of Investments at Frank Investments, joined Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast to discuss.