The commute to work is miserable for some, and a downright waste of time for others. Two solutions are flexible working hours and allowing employees to work from home, which research suggests could boost productivity. One man who thinks employers need to change their mindset on working hours is Jon Tracy, Director of Services at Star Leaf who provide technical solutions for long distance working.
New research reveals a third of today's working British mums would have to give up work if it wasn't for the support of free or affordable school breakfast clubs. To find out more about this our reporter Sara Macham spoke to Megan Jarvie, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at the Family and Childcare Trust and Theresa Poole, mum of three.
Sarah Pennells was joined in the studio by Financial planner David Braithwaite from Citrus Financial. Today on the agenda, they discuss why 2 out of 5 people are retiring earlier than planned. Plus they analyse the stamp duty problem in the UK. All these stories and more on The News Review.
And at this point every week we focus on long term investing and planning for the retirement you'd really like in Your Money, Your Future. Now, the introduction of pension freedoms in 2015 resulted in an increase in people wanting to transfer their final salary pensions. So they could take money out of them as and when they wanted to. But - can you move your final salary pension and, if so, should you? Or, can you cash it in altogether?
We'll be hearing from Sarah Pennell's panel of experts - from Sir Steve Webb, recently knighted in the New Year's Honours. Steve is head of policy at pensions provider Royal London. Also in the studio is Michelle Cracknell, who's chief executive of the Pensions Advisory Service and on the phone I'm joined by Alistair McQueen who's from the pensions and insurance provider Aviva.
Sir Steve Webb, Michelle Cracknell, Alistair McQueen
Welcome to Too Good To Be True - our weekly look at the topic of fraud and financial scams. The total value of fraud hit a five year high in 2016- costing a staggaring £2 billion. That's according to analysis by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO. To find out more about this Sarah Pennells was joined by Kaley Crossthwaite Partner and Head of Fraud and author of the report.
Now, if you’re self employed or you get income from a range of different sources – you might have ‘filling in your tax self-assessment form’ at the top of your to-do list. The deadline for filing your tax self-assessment form is January 31st – just over two weeks away. So, if you haven’t got round to filing yours yet, fear not! We’re going to tell you exactly what you need to do. My guests are Anita Monteith who’s from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Elaine Clarke from Cheap Accounting and Jonathan Amponsah from The Tax Guys.
Do you think of yourself as a creative person? Well, even if you don't, all is not lost, as author and creativity expert Claire Bridges can attest. She's helped more than 10,000 people in companies including Sky and Vodafone find their hidden creative streaks, improving profits and company performance. She's just published a new DIY guide called In Your Creative Element. Share Radio reporter Sara Macham spoke to her earlier, and began by asking what is the definition of creativity.
Sarah Pennells was joined on the line by Editor in Chief at Money.co.uk Hannah Maundrell. Today on the agenda, they discussed the 8 richest men in the world owning as much as 50% of the world's poorest. Plus they look into companies spying on their employees. All these stories and more on The News Review.