2016 saw record sales figures for the entertainment industry. Music, gaming and video sales reached £6.3bn in the last year driven largely by a growing demand for digital services. Despite the rise of streaming services such as Spotify some of the old formats are still popular with vinyl and handheld games all experiencing growth. To talk through the figures in more depth our reporter Tom Hill spoke to CEO of ERA Kim Bayley.
Analysis has shown that you could be spending more on petrol if you drive badly. A report from Direct Line Drive Plus has revealed that the average bad driver spends an extra 560 pounds per year on fuel compared to good drivers. New technology which you can fit to your car yourself means that you can test your driving habits, potentially saving you hundreds of pounds a year. Share Radio reporter Sara Macham spoke to Steve Fowler, editor in chief at Auto Express and Carbuyer, about the difference this technology can make when it comes to filling up.
It's time to check in with the UK Money Bloggers community fresh from their Monday Twitter chat. Last night they discussed debt and chipped in with some helpful advice. Joining Georgie in studio was Mrs Moneyblogger herself, Sara Williams, whose site is: debtcamel and volunteers at Citizen's Advice.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Personal finance blogger Andy Webb from Be Clever With Your Cash. Today on the agenda, they discuss yesterday's 24 hour Tube strike. Plus they analyse why we waste £13 billion annually on food. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Sarah Pennells was joined on the line by Billy Bambrough, Editor at Verdict.co.uk to discuss some of the biggest news stories of the day, including Theresa May's comments on Brexit plans and Boris Johnson flying to New York for the first formal face-to-face meeting between members of the incoming US administration.
Today, Sarah Pennells was looking at where you should save and invest in 2017. You probably don't need reminding that last year was a terrible year for savers, with the Bank of England base rate cut pushing already low interest rates on savings accounts down even further. But it was a different picture for stocks and shares with - after a post Brexit vote wobble, the FTSE 100 index ending up at a record high; So, where should you put your money in 2017? We heard Co-founder of Savings Champion Anna Bowes, financial planner at Piercefield Oliver Louise Oliver and editor of What Investment magazine David Thorpe.
Joining Sue Dougan for Track Record this week was the turn of Mike France, who's the co-founder of the premium watch brand Christopher Ward. Mike takes us through his career and the musical influences that helped him along the way.
Is today your first day back at work after the Christmas break? Perhaps you've been easing yourself back in gently for the last few days. But either way, are you feeling a little bit restless… a bit like you want a change of direction? Or maybe you're happy in your job but you'd like a pay rise, or more responsibility. Today we looked at how you can take control of your career. The guests are Mildred Talabi, who's an award-winning career blogger, speaker and author, who's written several books including '7 keys to a winning CV - How to create a CV that gets results' and 'The science of successful job hunting'. Sarah Pennells was also joined by Melanie Stancliffe who's an employment lawyer with Irwin Mitchell and Richard Alderson from Careershifters.org.
Mildred Talabi, Melanie Stancliffe, Richard Alderson
Theresa May will pledge to help end mental health stigma when she announces a package of reforms as part of her vision for her "shared society". One in four Britons experience mental health problems during their lives and the economic and social cost of this has been estimated at around £105bn, according to the Government. To find out more about this Sarah Pennells was joined by Head of Research and Policy at Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, Katie Evans.
Get down to this year’s London Boat Show, which kicked off on Friday and will run until Sunday 15th of January. It’s got all you ever wanted to know about boats, and even stuff you didn’t. Melanie Wray spoke to Pip Woods from the British Marine Boat Show about the must-see attractions.