George Osbourne stated in his budget speech on Wednesday, that Britain is "Open for business". Matt Cox spoke to Justin Urquhart Stewart, Co-Founder of Seven Investment Management, about the announcement and what it means for UK businesses.
The Competition and Markets Authority has published its long-awaited "remedies". It says the report will fix the broken energy market and it follows a long investigation which found the ‘Big 6’ were over-charging loyal customers. Will Heinzelmann, energy analyst at Good Energy, joined Nigel Cassidy and Steve Clarke to explain the report and look at what will happen now as a result.
Chancellor George Osborne has dropped plans to end or alter tax relief on pension contributions. But we know he will need to find other ways to save money. So what could he do? Sam Bowman, Executive Director of the Adam Smith Institute, joins Share Radio to outline the key reforms and tax cuts it hopes to see the Chancellor announce.
The Digital Media Strategies Conference is an annual affair organised by the Media Briefing Organisation and has publishers from all over Europe sharing problems and best practice. Digital Strategist, Nic Newman, is speaking at the event and he joins Share Radio to discuss his talking points.
Bill Gibbons, Director of industry body Discover Ferries, joins Share Radio to talk on the UK ferry industry after the release of new statistics. 2015 Ferrystat figures, released by Discover Ferries, shows 8.61 million cars were carried by UK operators last year, an increase of 1.3% on the previous year. So how has the ferry industry adapted and what challenges does it face?
Just as the jobless figures in the UK are seen as an important economic indicator, so are US labour market figures. After a robust employment scene towards the end of 2015, job creation has been slowing across the pond. Kully Samra, from US broker Charles Schwab, spoke to Nigel Cassidy in a look ahead to the latest non-farm payroll numbers.
John Longworth, Director General of The British Chambers of Commerce, will today claim that voters have a choice "between the devil and the deep blue sea" in the referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union. John joined Nigel Cassidy and Rachel Winter to talk about the BCC’s stance, whilst also looking ahead to their annual conference: ‘Britain’s Economy: New Dawn or Back to the Future?’.
The Oscars have taken place in the US. British actor Mark Rylance won his first Oscar with Best Supporting Actor for Cold War drama Bridge of Spies, whilst Leonardo Di Caprio also won his first gong, for his lead actor role in The Revenant. But how does winning an Academy Award help an actors career, and their earnings? Matt Cox spoke to film expert, critic and broadcaster James Cameron Wilson, who explained the confusing system of actor points and whether they really do mean prizes.
The concluding statement issued by finance ministers and central bank governors on Saturday was strong on rhetoric. But the meeting will disappoint the many who called for the G20 to be more active in addressing economic vulnerabilities and risks. So how did it all go down on the markets? David Kuo, CEO of The Motley Fool Singapore, joins Nigel Cassidy and Chris Bailey, Founder of financialorbit.com, to look at the reaction.
The Royal Bank of Scotland has reported an annual loss attributable to shareholders of £1.9 billion. That is in line with the bank's guidance from last month and is a smaller loss than last year, but it’s the bank’s eight consecutive annual loss. Chris Bailey, Founder of financialorbit.com, joins Share Radio to look at the ins and outs of the numbers.