Gender pay gap is still alive and kicking, with women earning 12% less than men. So how do you go about getting a pay rise or a promotion? Sarah Pennells is joined by Fiona Davis, Director for Women in Retail; Penny Parker, from Laurence Simons; and Vanessa Vallely, founder of WeAreTheCity and WeAreTheCity. Together, the guests discuss why women are less likely to ask for a pay rise, and why they are reluctant to come forward.
What's the best way to save on insurance, energy bills and savings if you're sharing a house? Sarah Pennells is joined by Matt Saunders, from GoCompare, discusses how some people who live in a rented property don't know they have the right to switch to a cheaper tariff; Ashish Mehra, founder of Wesplit.it, explains how the company can help young people save money; while behavioural psychologist, Judi James, analyses why the financial aspect of sharing a house can be so difficult if you're a student or starting out in your career.
Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher, joins Sarah Pennells in the studio today to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, we look at why retail sales and fuel prices have risen, we analyse John Lewis's new a luxury women’s wear label called Modern Rarity, Lloyds Bank has won a major court battle against bondholders that could save it up to £1bn, plus much more. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
It's time once again for This Is Money, in partnership with NS&I. And we can't avoid it; with six days to go until the referendum, this is a Brexit special. Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs editor Lee Boyce join special guest host Sarah Pennells for a final run-down of the outlook for the UK economy if we vote to leave. What's the prognosis? Well, you'll just have to listen. (And be sure to check out Simon's column on This is Money this week, with his picks for the top Brexit reporting on both sides).
We're also going to dip back in to the rolling BHS scandal of course, and hope for UK would-be homeowners who lost their savings in the Spanish property market.
This Is Money is presented in partnership with NS&I. Georgie Frost will be back next week.
Can you imagine not spending money on anything but essentials? That's no trips, no going out for a meal, no treats, nothing but groceries and bills for a whole year? Well this is exactly what freelance financial journalist Michelle McGagh is doing. She joined Sarah Pennells in the studio to discuss how this is going, and what the pros are.
Deborah Hargreaves, founder of the High Pay Centre, joins Sarah Pennells in the studio today to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, we look at the latest from the BHS hearing, PPI claims to be given a deadline, a third of people in their 40s say they feel under pressure to remain in their job, plus much more. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
A survey by the government found that 45% of people over 45 knew nothing about a lasting power of attorney and, when they were told about what it was, over 60% said they weren't interested in setting one up. An ongoing power of attorney lets you manage someone else's money when they're unable to do so. What can you do if your elderly relative is struggling to manage their own money? What are the rules if you want to open an account for your child or grandchild? Sarah Pennells is joined by David Steele, Policy Manager of Financial Services at Age UK and George McNamara, Head of Policy at the Alzheimer's Society, to discuss these issues.
Sarah Pennells looks at what's changed for women in the last 90 years. She's joined by Jane Moore, from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; Fiona Tait, from Royal London, and employment lawyer at Slater and Gordon Jasmine van Loggerenberg. From maternity pay in the 1970s to today's debate on equal gender pay, Sarah and her guests analyse the changes that have occurred throughout history to improve women's working rights.
Deborah Hargreaves, founder of the High Pay Centre, joins Sarah Pennells in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, house prices are dipping due to the EU referendum, Amazon is launching food deliveries to push its bid to get into the grocery market, Vodaphone customers have problems with their bill, plus much more. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
Sara Benwell Digital Editor at Newsquest Specialist Media, joins Sarah Pennells in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, Billing errors mean almost 4 million UK energy customer have been overcharged, Dominic Chappell to appear in front of MPs over the BHS liquidation, Vodafone has been named the UK's most valuable brand and much more. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.