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.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Editor-in-chief of money.co.uk Hannah Maundrell. Today on the agenda, they discuss the 24 hour Tube strike. Plus they analyse the Prime Minister's latest announcement for plans to combat the stigma of mental health. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio podcast, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. After a year of doom and gloom stories this week we’re looking at the positives. Despite the Michael Fish style forecasting of the post-Brexit economy the FTSE is surging to unprecedented levels, could this be the time to start investing? For those less keen on the cut and thrust of the stock market a glimmer of hope for savings rates does seem to be on the horizon in 2017 as we look through some of the accounts paying up to 5%. Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert who gives his wish list of headlines for the next year whilst Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce takes centre stage on everything coin related. But just how well will their financial knowledge stack up in our Podcast Quiz of the Year? This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I.
It's time for a brand-new episode of Company Casebook with Linda Lewis. This week Linda looks at Kafoodle - a firm run by two women that has designed a food app for people with allergies. First things first, Linda meets the founders Kim Antoniou and Tarryn Gorre.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Share Radio's very own Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher. Today on the agenda, they discuss the new NHS app diagnosing patients. Plus a headteacher in Essex fining parents from £60 if their child arrives to school late. All these stories and more on The News Review.
We may not particularly happy in our careers as a nation. A recent study has found more than a quarter were bored with their current job whilst 40% rated their happiness below 5 out of 10. Despite the widespread dissatisfaction though very few people are actually making any steps to change their jobs. To find out what options are available Georgie was joined on the line by Director of Online Learning at the University of Derby, Julie Stone.
The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas unveils the future of technology and gives the first glimpse of all the tech that will be buzzing about in the near future. The show this year is dominated by voice-controlled smart hubs, which control things like lights and heating in your home. This year is the 50th anniversary exhibition- and for a preview of some of the advances in technology that are about to be unveiled, Georgie spoke on the line to technology journalist David McClelland.
Earlier this week we reported on the Government's pledge to build thousands of discounted 'starter homes' for young first time buyers. But already there has been controversy, arguments the prices are 'nonsense' and the number of planned builds 'unrealistic'. Yet the Federation of Master Builders believe the introduction of these starter homes offer a good foundation. To find out more about the pledge and the implications, Andrew Dixon, head of policy at the FMB, joined Georgie on the line.
Many of us use this time of year to make changes in our lives – sorting out your finances is a good place to start. Firstly, checking your credit score - Equifax credit expert Lisa Hardstaff and senior analyst Ed Bowsher joined Georgie Frost in the studio to find out just where you are and figure out what you can do to improve it.