Apparently more than 1 in 4 adults feel too stressed which is taking a toll on productivity with more days being lost due to sickness. In an effort to tackle the problem some firms such as Cisco have begun introducing wellbeing programmes for their employees. To find out more about the benefits this can offer a business Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to health expert Jessie Pavelka who has recently partnered with Cisco. Jessie began by explaining the problems for many employees.
Sarah Pennells was joined by Financial planner David Braithwaite from Citrus Financial this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed french firm PSA buying the European arm of General Motors for 1.9 billion pounds. Plus they look into why the chancellor is expected to increase funding for social care and provide some relief for those falling victim to business rate changes. All these stories and more on The News Review.
The Chancellor Philip Hammond has been speaking ahead of Wednesday's Budget. And he's warned there will be no "spending sprees" in the Budget. Mr Hammond also said that any surplus cash would be used to ensure the UK had enough "gas in the tank" for the coming years. In Labour news, they've had to defend party leader Jeremy Corbyn over the amount of tax he's paid. Labour say they're "confident" Corbyn did pay the correct amount. Yet more damaging stories for the party and for Mr Corbyn? To discuss this, Sarah Pennells was joined by political journalist Natasha Clarke.
Joining Sarah Pennells to discuss the latest market headlines was Share Radio's very own Nigel Cassidy starting with none more important than the agreed merger between PSA Group - who own Peugeot and Citroen - and General Motors' European unit - which includes Vauxhall. There are now fears of UK job losses in this sector. And another big merger announcement this morning is from Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management.
We're just a few days away from March 1st and that means the new '17' registration plate. If you're thinking of buying a new car, what kind of car should you buy and how should you pay for it? That's what we're discussing in today's programme. Joining Sarah Pennells are Faith Archer who's a freelance personal finance journalist, Amanda Stretton who's from comparison website Confused.com and Stuart Milne who's editor of carbuyer.co.uk.
Do you have a cash ISA? Government figures show that cash ISAs are one financial product that's more popular among women than men. These savings accounts pay interest without tax taken off - and, although a bit of the gloss has been taken off them in the last year or so because of tax changes to savings and low interest rates, many women still have them. And from April there will be a new ISA - a LISA or lifetime ISA. Sarah Pennells was joined by Helen Saxon, chief product analyst at Money Saving Expert, Harry Rose, editor of Which? Money and by Claire Walsh, who's head of advice at Unbiased.
Sarah Pennells was joined by Deborah Hargreaves, Founding Director of High Pay centre and former Business Editor of the Guardian. Today on the agenda, they discussed the relaunch of the Nokia 3310, after 17 years. Plus they look into why O2 unveiling their plans for a new voice recognition technology, to encourage people to speak to a new artificially intelligent robot rather than contact its call centres.. All these stories and more on The News Review.
For all those planning ahead to their summer holidays think carefully when booking online. Fake holiday websites are on the rise with millions being scammed from unsuspecting tourists. Often the sites are so convincing holidaymakers don't realise anything's up until arriving at their destination to find the villa they've booked doesn't really exist. To find out more about how the scam works and how to protect yourself Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to Hannah Maundrell, editor-in-chief of money.co.uk.
Last week saw the opening of the National Cyber Security Centre in London. According to the National Crime Agency, companies are now more likely to be a victim of cyber crime than of any other type of crime in the UK. Cyber crime was also included in the national crime survey in England and Wales for the first time last year, showing just how prevalent this type of crime has become. Share Radio's Sara Macham spoke to Sam Hutton from security technology firm Glasswall about the ongoing rise of cybercrime in the UK.
It's safe to say that many of us would love the luxury of a day off work every now and then. But how would you feel if your employer offered you a wellbeing day, effectively allowing you to call in sick...with tiredness? This is a measure being proposed by think tank, the Institute of Public Policy Research, or IPPR, who believe employers should be looking more into their employee's wellbeing. Share Radio's Sara Macham spoke to Joe Dromey, one of the authors of the report, about how this would reduce the number of people receiving long-term sickness benefit.
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