EU transport policies are imposing staggering costs on taxpayers and consumers for very little benefit, according to a new study from the Institute of Economic Affairs. Dr Richard Wellings, Head of Transport at the Institute of Economic Affairs and one of the authors of new IEA report, 'STUCK IN BRUSSELS: Should transport policy be determined at EU level?', joined to explain.
It’s the start of financial planning week, and more than 30 financial planning firms from across the UK have signed up to provide free initial advice during the event, which is spearheaded by professional membership body, The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. Martin Bamford, Managing Director & Chartered Financial Planner at Informed Choice, joined to discuss.
In 1928 British Home Stores was set up by some American entrepreneurs. The first store was in Brixton and nothing in the store cost more than a shilling (5p). But now 90 years later it's goodbye BHS. Nick Hood, a Business Risk Advisor at OPUS, discussed the end game when a household name fails.
A new daily newspaper named '24', is to launch across the north of England and south west Scotland. The paper will be published by Cumbria-based, the CN Group, and will go on sale on June the 20th priced at 40p. So how will this new paper fare? David Helliwell, Group Editorial Director at Cumbria Newspapers Group, talked about the prospects for the new publication.
Peter Randall, CEO of London start up SETL, talked about blockchain and its impact on financial institutions. SETL is launching ‘the world's first commercial platform for using blockchain technology to register and settle securities transactions’. Peter discussed the platform.
What's the secret that keeps the Beauty industry glowing when other sectors wrinkle?
The Beauty UK Trade Fair was in Birmingham over the weekend, experts and industry professional gathered to see the latest products and developments inside the sector.
Matt Cox has been looking at the Beauty industry's market defying growth at times, and asking how robust it really is underneath the face-mask.
He spoke to retail analyst and expert Rodney Hobson to find out more...
Cigarettes are being sold in the UK in standardised green packaging with explicit images from today, under new rules designed to cut the number of smokers. It comes after the world's four largest tobacco firms lost a legal challenge against the Government's new plain packaging rules at the High Court on Thursday. Ben Southwood, Head of Research at the Adam Smith Institute, discussed tobacco legislation and the changes to e-cigarettes.
A huge search operation involving the Egyptian, Greek, French and British military is continuing in the Mediterranean Sea. EgyptAir flight MS804 was en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board when it dropped off the radar at 37,000 feet. The loss of another passenger plane raises major business issues for carriers everywhere. John Strickland is a former airline industry chief, and the founder of JLS Consulting, looked at the industry implications.
The Harry Potter franchise has become the gift that keeps on giving for Bloomsbury Publishing, with the recent launch of a new illustrated range helping to drive book sales. And elsewhere, Bloomsbury is expanding in the digital publishing space to deliver long-term growth. Nigel Newton, CEO of Bloomsbury Publishing, joined Share Radio upon the release of the company's full year results.