Sara Benwell, Digital Editor of Pensions Insight, joins Share Radio's Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher to go through the day's financial news. Top on the agenda, shoppers are seemingly oblivious to this supposed Brexit uncertainty, as retail sales barely dip. Retail giant John Lewis is hardly basking in the glow, though, as pre-tax profits continue to plummet. Also on the show, nearly a third of homeowners have been put off moving because of stamp duty costs, and a record 44 Billion pounds were shelled out by British business this financial year.
It's This is Money, your essential week's round-up of the biggest money stories in the UK and abroad. This week, guest-host Sue Dougan teamed up with Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus from the Financial Website of the Year, This Is Money. On the agenda today; A further rate cut looks unlikely for now, but that's not stopped the banks from taking full advantage of the chance to punish savers and borrowers alike. Meanwhile, a Pensions Roadblock is what we're calling people scared off from trying to get their nest egg in order. Is it just a bit complicated, or totally hopeless? And we'll also be taking a look at a new book on the hidden threat of Big Data: it's Weapons of Maths Destruction.
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Sue Dougan is joined by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss the pressures from housing costs as well as proposals for a cap on instalment fees on prepayment energy meters. Plus will we see a realistic timetable for the delivery of the High Speed 2 Rail scheme?
Nick Peters is joined in the studio by Kevin Pratt web editor at MoneySuperMarket.com. Today they discuss Oxfam findings on growing levels of inequality in the UK as well as a look at the new plastic five pound note entering circulation today. Plus why the cost of job interviews is reaching an average £150. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Nick Peters is joined by editor of money.co.uk Hannah Maundrell. Today they discuss the latest cuts to UK growth forecasts by The British Chambers of Commerce as well as the latest sales figures for Nectar Card owner Aimia. Plus we could see lenders probed for punishing savers but not helping borrowers following last month's interest rate cut. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Peter Reeve, Executive Chairman of Aura Energy, a uranium development company with gold, soda ash and lithium exploration projects in Africa and Europe, discusses their dual AIM and Australia (ASX) listing.