There's life left on the UK High Street. UK retail sales rose at their fastest annual rate in 14 years in October. But retailers really can’t afford to have a bad Christmas as it’s the time of year when most of their money is made. Richard Perks is a Retail analyst at Mintel, and he joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss those strong figures, whilst also looking ahead to Black Friday and Christmas trading.
With ‘European Week for Waste Reduction’ approaching, questions are being asked about where Britain stands among the other 27 member states, especially now Brexit has thrown volatility into the mix regarding our rules and regulations. To speak about all things waste, and how the UK needs to move onto a more sustainable path, Matt Cox spoke to Professor Margaret Bates, President of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management.
A US interest rate rise could come "relatively soon" according to Federal Reserve Chair, Janet Yellen. Speaking to the Joint Economic Committee, Yellen signalled she was confident that jobs data and inflation would continue to support plans for a rate rise, with some analysts expecting one as soon as December. But is this the right time, so soon after the US election and with President-elect Trump's policies still uncertain? Matt Cox spoke to Colin Cieszynski, Chief Market Analyst at CMC Markets Toronto, to find out more.
Awareness for new businesses are being celebrated all over the world. Bootcamps and mentoring are being offered as part of entrepreneurship week, which is designed to help new people start new businesses. Former Apprentice runner-up and Business Consultant Yazmina Siadatan joins Georgie on the line.
Almost half of marriage end in divorce. Many of those are left struggling to pay their legal bills. So how you and your wallet get through it? Well, Georgie was joined studio is P.A Ross - writer of How to Profit From Your Divorce. He's written his own account based on his own divorce, and managing his finances in the following years.
When doing your shopping, do you like listening to the Christmas tunes and get you in the festive mood? if not, don't worry, you're not alone. Marks & Spencer's are to abolish piped music in its 300 stores across Britain. Sainsbury’s and Tesco also now don’t use background music in their branches - apart from over the festive period. But why have they done this? Pipedown says it's annoying and creates hearing problems. So Georgie spoke to Nigel Rodgers from Pipedown, to find out why.
New research shows that women's bodies are still unfairly portrayed in the media. Messages on TV, film, magazines and social media that can impact the way they feel about themselves. For more information, Mary Glindon, Labour MP for North Tyneside and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image, joined Georgie in on the line and explains the impact the media's portrayal of women is having on their self-esteem, plus the be real campaign.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by independent financial expert Martyn James. On the agenda today, they discuss the big story that broadband adverts are to be changed to reflect the speeds customers are likely to get. Eslewhere, fraudsters will launch nearly one million cyber-attacks a day on UK online retailers during a key shopping week in the run-up to Christmas. And It's claimed we'll spend nearly a fifth more in Black Friday sales next week than we did last year. All these stories and more on The News Review.
There was a slide in pre-tax profits from EasyJet yesterday. Airlines are concerned the triggering of Article 50, the mechanism which formally starts Brexit negotiations with Brussels, could put the Open Skies agreement at risk. Carriers such as Ryanair and IAG, the owner of British Airrways, have urged the UK government to preserve the agreement, or otherwise, risk hurting UK airlines. Share Radio's Matt Cox heard from Aviation Industry Commentator Julian Bray to find out more about Open Skies and why there is so much concern.
Storms, heavy rain, wind, ice and snow will all impact on your roof, and the cost of the damage caused by a leak will almost certainly exceed the cost of fixing the issue quickly. Darren Searles, general manager at JJ Roofing joins Sue Dougan in the studio to explain how to prepare your roof for the winter, how to check the loft and how to spot issues on top of your home.