Welcome to This is Money, the podcast, presented in partnership with NS&I. Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce join Share Radio’s Georgie Frost in the studio to go through the week’s biggest money stories. And this week it’s all about Heathrow, the decision to expand the airport and build the third runway. But the question is, how will the decision from Downing Street impact the economy and the people in the surrounding areas. The expansion is set to drop house prices in the region due to an increase in noise and air pollution. Away from the London airport, its good news for people seeking compensation as both Lloyds and Barclays this week have saved the cash to pay out. And have you ever wondered what would happen to your pension if you got divorce, can your ex take half that pension. Listen in to find out. All this plus much more. 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. Today they discuss yesterday's news that Nissan confirmed both the new Qashqai and X-Trail S-U-V will be built at the Sunderland, despite the government not offering the firm any privileges like lower energy costs or zero tariffs on exports to Europe. Elsewhere, An employment tribunal in London will today decide whether Uber drivers are entitled to receive the minimum wage as well as sickness and holiday pay. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Earlier this week, the historic CETA EU-Canada trade deal was being scuppered by the opposition of Belgium, and the objections of one of its provinces, Wallonia. As a result, Thursday's signing ceremony was cancelled. Yet, Belgian political leaders have now reached a consensus in support of CETA. To discuss this, Jeremy Cook, Chief Economist at World First, joined Share Radio.
The clocks go back this Sunday, but have you ever considered how many hours a week you spend 'wasting time' - could that additional hour you so desire have been available to you the whole time? Sally Ann Law, a psychologist with over two decades of experience in personal change and development, speaks to Georgie for further details.
It's National Honey Week - and its a time to celebrates the honey crop and recognising the vital role of the honey bee to our environment and way of life. So what is the Business of honey? How important is it to our economy? And why do they need more young beekeepers? To find out, Georgie spoke to Tim Lovett, spokesman director of the British Beekeepers Association.
More than 750,000 mortgage borrowers could be in line for compensation because of their bank overcharging them when they fell behind on repayments. It means borrowers who fell into arrears after June 2010 could receive several hundred pounds. To explain more, Georgie was joined on the line by Rachel Springall, mortgage expert from Moneyfacts.
This year is set to be a Happy Halloween for retailers as ghoulish celebrations increase. Retailers forecast to get £330m boost from Halloween as pumpkins, decorations and costumes in demand. Last year Halloween even apparently overtook Valentine's Day as the third biggest retail event as fake blood and pumpkin sales jump 3000% since 2001. To find out more, Georgie was joined on the line by Tomasz Dyl, Managing Director of GottaBe.
What does your voice say about you, specifically in the workplace? And how important is the way we use our voice-boxes? In business we usually get things done by talking. But how well are you doing this? From the board room to the shop floor, the way we speak and how it is received by others is a big deal because it’s ultimately how we get things done. To find out more, Georgie was joined in the studio by Kate Laws at Connor, and Business psychologist Alan Robertson, co creator and developer of VoicePrint.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Kevin Pratt, Web editor MoneySuperMarket.com. Today they discuss the big story that Britain’s economy grew by 0.5% in the three months after the Brexit vote. Elsewhere, drivers are facing rising insurance bills, while over two and a half million renters could be at risk from faulty gas appliances. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Thought about starting your own business? Don't know where to start? Well we think we can give you a helping hand. To help talk you through how to create your own plan - we have the 'start-up coach himself', Carl Reader. And talking through how she started her own dog walking business, the Ministry of Dogs, Alison Williams talks about her experiences and the joy of owning your own business.