The definitive list of this year's 12 top toys for Christmas has been unveiled. Dream Toys is the most accurate and authoritative predictive list available, compiled by leading UK toy retailers to provide an expert insight into this Christmas's most sought-after toys. This year's list reveals much about how we will be spending Christmas this year, and it seems that we may be spending a lot more time together with the increase in games and puzzle sales.
Personal finance writer Sam McFaul talks us through the Tesco banking crisis to find out the latest developments, and what to do if you're caught up in it. Plus, we find out how to get hundreds of pounds for your fivers. And as ever we'll have a roundup of the latest and best deals the team have come across this week.
Sue Dougan, is joined by the team at ‘Moneywise’, Tom Wilson and Moira O’Neill, for their sideways look at the weeks top money stories including a pension shortfall could mean for retirees, how to weigh up the risks of investing and just how much people are planning to spend this Christmas. Plus all the regular features including poll of the week, the one minute challenge and not forgetting funny money.
What challenges lie ahead for older people when it comes to health, care and pensions? What about retirement and pensions and the environment adapting to an ageing society? Well, they are about to be addressed today when speakers including the former CBI chairman John Cridland and the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey take to the microphone for the 'Future of Ageing 'conference being held in Westminster. To find out what it is all about, Georgie was joined by David Eaton from the International Longevity Centre.
Sue Dougan is joined in the studio by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. On the agenda today, they discuss the big story from America. Donald Trump has beaten Hilary Clinton to become the 45 President. But how that impacted the markets? Ed and Sue mull over the affects on the global economy and stocks and shares. Elsewhere, Tesco Bank has finally repaid £2.5 million which had been stolen from 9,000 hacked accounts. Plus, the number of households switching their energy supplier hit a three-year high in October. All these stories and more on The News Review.
The number of workers taking claims of unfair dismissal or discrimination to employment tribunals has slumped since charges came into force. That's according to trade body, TUC. The group says the number of workers filing such cases had fallen from 16,000 a month to 7,000 since the fees were introduced in 2013. This included a large reduction in cases on sexism, racism and disability. To find out more, Sue Dougan spoke to Ed Stacey, Head of Employment at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
What causes you to get stressed? Running late, traffic jams and health problems mean Brits spend two hours and 11 minutes of every day feeling stressed. That amounts to more than 15 hours a week, 33 days of each year and six months over the average adult lifetime. But just how bad is stress for our health? To find out, Sue Dougan spoke to Alison Cullen, nutritional therapist and education manager for A.Vogel.
New research found modern day financial pressures are forcing people of all ages to risk their future by putting pension saving on the back burner. It found that nearly a quarter of under-40s don't save into a pension due to debts. To find out more about this worrying report, our reporter, Tom Hill, spoke to Vince Smith Hughes, retirement expert at Prudential.
Sue Dougan is joined in the studio by Hannah Maundrell, editor in chief of money.co.uk. Today they discuss the big story of the day, that we owe an average of £30,000 each in household debt, mainly built up through mortgages and credit debt. Elsewhere, it's bad news for customers with Tesco Bank, as the firm had to halt online payments for current account holders after thousands were affected by fraudsters. Plus, an overhaul of the power grid system in the UK could save you £90 a year. All these stories and more on The News Review.
This week Sue is joined by Sohrab Jahanbani, entrepreneur and founder of Bidvine, a virtual assistant for finding local, experienced professionals and tradespeople. He talks Sue through the musical influences which have shaped his life and career.