One of Europe's leading venture capital firms, Balderton Capital, has warned that the UK's dominant position in Europe's tech industry could be at risk if Brexit makes it harder to attract foreign employees. So, what impact will Britain’s exit from the EU have on fintech start-ups? Antoine Baschiera is the CEO of Early Metrics, the first rating agency for start-ups and innovative SMEs, and he joined Share Radio Breakfast to look into this.
In a speech later, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling will announce a plan to take track maintenance responsibilities away from Network Rail, and give them to the train operators. He says it will make things simpler and more accountable to passengers. But not everyone's happy about the changes, with some experts worried it could cause a decline in safety standards. Share Radio’s James Brydges spoke to Lianna Etkind, from the Campaign For Better Transport.
Our rail fares are one of the highest in Europe. A recent study found we spend as much as six times more of our salaries on rail fares than our European counterparts do. We are often overcharged as rail firms do not show the cheapest price on two-thirds of cross-country routes. Well, change might be on the way. Rail firms may now be forced to display its lowest priced ticket on self-service ticket machines. Sarah Pennells spoke to Lianna Etkind about the constant rise of rail fares.
No matter where you work there are office gripes. We all try to ignore them and remain chirpy, but some habits are bound to grate more than others. So what are the top annoying office gripes? Noisy or messy eaters, alongside moaning, were among the top complaints in a new poll. Sarah Pennells talked to Professor Sir Cary Cooper about the worst office gripes.
Official figures released today show that the number of divorces is down. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show there were 111,169 divorces in 2014, a decrease of 3.1% compared with 2013 and a decline of 27% from a recent peak in 2003. The number of divorces in 2014 was highest among men aged 45 to 49 and women aged 40 to 44. So, why are divorce rates falling? For more information Sarah Pennells spoke to Seona Myerscough, Partner and head of the Family team at Gardner Leader solicitors.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Hannah Maundrell from Money.co.uk . On the agenda they discuss the big story of the day that British consumers will struggle to pay off their credit card bill each month. Elsewhere, Debt advice organisations are advising people to 'act now' to tackle debt, rather than to wait until the problem gets any worse. Plus, Britain's agency workers are underpaid and exploited. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Alex Lydall, Senior 360 FX dealer at corporate forex broker Foenix Partners, joined Share Radio to give his market view on the Italian Referendum, Non-Farm payrolls and discuss what we should expect in the week ahead.
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.