New data reveals Foreign Investment into the UK boomed in 2015 - but what does this mean in the context of Post-Brexit Britain? The figures published by the Office for National Statistics last week, shows that net flows of Investment to the UK from foreign sources rose to over 21 billion dollars in 2015, compared to just 15 billion in 2014. But will the UK be able to maintain this level of foreign investment, or will the EU Referendum scare the offshore cash away? To find out more, Share Radio's Matt Cox spoke to Adrian Lowcock, Investment Director of Architas.
UK financial firms are reportedly looking to relocate to Dublin following the Brexit vote with the Irish central bank reporting a sharp increase in the number of inquiries from UK-based firms. Other European cities including Frankfurt and Paris are also trying to grab UK firms which are worried about losing passporting rights which grants them the right to operate across the continent. Earlier Share Radio's Robert Van Egghen spoke to Barnabas Reynolds, head of the global financial institutions advisory & financial regulatory group at law firm Shearman & Sterling. In a new report Reynolds argues that there are other models for UK firms to follow, which offer advantages that passporting does not have.
Paul Sedgwick, Barnabas Reynolds, Robert Van Egghen
One of the big focuses of the Autumn Statement was housing, with pledges to build more affordable homes. But where does the statement stand on a spiritual level. Marc Spoke to Jacob Quagliozzi, deputy Director of Housing Justice and Paul Morrison from the Methodist Church, to go over the chancellors statement.
This week on the Shop Floor, the world we live in is about to become super-connected to the Internet of Things, Nick explores some of the issues this raises with Nigel Upton. Do you fancy a career in wine? Nick visits the one place in the UK where you can actually get a wine qualification, Plumpton College on the Sussex Downs to meet Paul Harley. We discuss corporate governance with Laurie Fitzjohn Sykes, director of research at Tomorrow's Company and finally Nick finds out about the leadership lag the UK is facing with John Yates from the ILM
John Yates, Laurie Fitzjohn Sykes, Nigel Upton, Paul Harley
The sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia to use against Yemen, by the UK has long been a controversial one, as the UK also sends aid to Yemen. The Campaign Against Arms Trade has recently launched legal action against the UK government, to try and stop the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia. Matthew Cook spoke to Andrew Smith, from CAAT to discuss the legal case and the humanitarian crisis in Yemen
Net migration to the UK has recently hit the second highest level on record with many migrants coming from within the EU, this has raised questions about the governments policy after article 50 is triggered. Sara Macham discussed migration to the UK with Eros Rrodhe, senior consultant at Migrate UK
Before the pensions freedom came along in 2015, many people using a pensions pot bought an annuity. But since then many providers have stopped selling annuities, or will be fading them out in the future. But what does this mean for you? Joining Sarah in the studio are Alistair McQueen from Aviva, Michael Bousfield from independent financial advice firm Helm Godfrey and David Blake, the Director of the Pensions Institute.
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio podcast, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. It’s been quite a stressful week both real and imagined. The UK banking system was put through its paces in the Bank of England’s stress test which simulated a range of disaster scenarios from crashing house prices to rising unemployment. The biggest failure proved to be the majority tax payer owned RBS, whilst it was ‘must try harder’ for Barclays and Standard Chartered. Unfortunately not all this week’s stresses have been virtual though and rising fuel prices contributed to the collapse of GB Energy affecting 160,000 customers. When it comes to finding a new supplier there’s certainly plenty of choice at least as more and more smaller firms spring up- so just what is going on with Britain’s energy market? Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce to find out. Also this week they look at the scams tricking people out of personal data and gig tickets as well as the meaty issue of what else is in the new plastic fiver. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. On the agenda they discuss the big story of the day - Liberal Democrats’ Sarah Olney has overturned a 23,000 majority to pull off a shock win in a by-election, against former Tory MP Zac Goldsmith. Elsewhere, train fares in Britain are to go up by an average of 2.3% from 2 January. Plus Plans to save money at HM Revenue & Customs by moving more of its operations online are leading towards a repeat of a catastrophic collapse” in customer service. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Train fares in Britain will go up by 2.3%, on average, from January the 2nd. The Rail Delivery Group says the vast majority of the cash gets pumped back in to running services. But campaign groups say some passengers are "finding themselves priced off the railways". Tony Miles, Contributing Editor from Rail Business Intelligence, joined Share Radio Breakfast to offer his reaction.