ASOS, the popular online retailer which offers consumers fast and cheap fashion, released it's latest interim results today. So how is this boom affecting our physical high-streets? And what issues do online retailers face despite their popularity? Joining Nigel Cassidy is Clare Bailey, Retail Expert to discuss further.
Utilitywise, the independent utility cost management consultancy, released interim results today. The deregulation of English water means thousands of local businesses will have access to ‘choice’ in supplier for the first time. Brendan Flattery, CEO of Utilitywise joins me on the line now to talk through Utilitywises' numbers and the recent deregulation of English water.
At Share Radio, we're all about demystifying business and finance - and few things can be more confusing than tax. Well, on Saturday, a whole bunch of tax changes were introduced, which will come into force on Thursday (The 6th of April) for the tax year running for 2017 to 2018. To help understand how these taxes will effect you, business, and our economy, Share Radio's Matt Cox has been taking a closer look at the changes.
For over 40 years John Elliott has championed the cause of British manufacturing in County Durham. His Ebac company was founded in 1972 making dehumidifiers. Over the next 44 years, its grown and now makes dehumidifiers, water coolers, freezers and washing machines. Ebac dehumidifiers are the market leading brand of dehumidifiers in the UK. Over 1.25 million homes have bought a Ebac dehumidifier – that’s over 5% of all households. To get the latest snapshot on how UK manufacturing is coping, Nigel Cassidy spoke to John Elliott, Executive Chairman of Ebac, the British manufacturer.
The future of Gibraltar is at stake in Brexit negotiations. Spain could veto a trade deal if it doesn't get concessions over sovereignty. EU member states have received a letter setting out the bloc's opening stance for Brexit negotiations over the next two years. The letter says all issues relating to the Rock must be sorted bilaterally between London and Madrid. Share Radio's Peta Fuller spoke to Jonathan Lis from British Influence and Joe Carberry from Open Britain about the Gibraltar question.
New figures released today from PwC's Skyval Index show the deficit of defined benefit (DB) pension funds stood at £500bn at the end of March 2017, a £20bn decrease since last month. So what does this actually mean for pension funds? To discuss further, Nigel Cassidy spoke to Steven Dicker, PwC's chief actuary.
Brave Bison, the independent digital media & social video broadcaster, working with the likes of Coca Cola, Microsoft, 20th Century Fox, CNBC, Universal Pictures and Google has released full year results today. Last year the company boasted a 22% increase in net revenue from from £14.6m to £17.7m. So how is the company doing now? Kevin Deeley, CEO of Brave Bison joined Nigel Cassidy to tell us more.
According to data released today by GfK, a market research institute, consumer confidence remains stable but still in the negative territory. Survey shows households carried on spending this month - suggesting consumer confidence has remained stable. GfK's index to measure this was unchanged from February. The finding has led the market research firm to suggest that those predicting a post-Article 50 slump "could be wrong". The negative data is most likely due to the generally bleak/unclear future of the UK economy post-Brexit. Now Theresa May has fired the article 50 gun, can we expect things to worsen in consumer confidence or be on the up? Joe Staton, Head of Market Dynamics at GfK joined Nigel Cassidy to discuss further.
Britain’s price for splitting from the EU could be as low as €25bn - much lower than the €60bn that had been suggested. That's according to influential European think-tank Bruegel. They say the final figure comes down to whether you consider coming out of the EU as like quitting a club, and therefore leaving all the club's equipment behind, or a divorce, where both parties must divide up the house. James brydges spoke to Zsolt Darvas from Bruegel, one of those responsible for the research.
Now Brexit is not the only problem facing the EU. The Greek government's set for a key meeting of euro zone finance ministers next Friday. Negotiations over a potential bailout between Athens, the EU, and the International Monetary Fund have been dragging on for months, but according to reports, Greece has agreed with its lenders on key labour reforms, spending cuts and energy issues. Joining Nigel Cassidy is an old friend of the program, Michael Kosmides!