Manufacturers from all over the country are gathered in Birmingham this week for one of the biggest events in their calendar, the Manufacturer of the Year Awards. In a very uncertain period for the industry, thanks to the fall in the value of sterling, Share Radio's Nick Peters joined us live from Birmingham to discuss the mood and what we can look forward to.
This week financial journalists Lindsay Cook and Vix Leyton enter the ring to fight for your rights in the financial world. We take a look at whether you should planning for the holiday season yet. Also on the agenda, how half of parents admit to being “piggy bank raiders” and who will get their sucker punch award this week?
Time is money, and so diners are calling for restaurants to speed up not only in service but also when it comes to payments. New technology holds the key to keeping up with customers' needs for speed, as diners call for bill-splitting apps and ways to make paying quicker and easier. Our reporter Tom Hill spoke to Sharon Manikon from Barclaycard to find out more.
Are you intimidated by a garage, so much so that that you have been put off by taking your car in one? If the answer is yes, don't panic, you're not alone. Top of the list is the fear of not being able to explain what's wrong with the car in the first place. Other reasons include wanting to avoid a potential dispute with the garage. To find out more, Georgie spoke to model and TV presenter Jodie Kidd.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Russell Qiurk, CEO of eMoov estate agents. Today they discuss the big story of the day, Bank of England governor Mark Carney is to extend his term by one year to help secure a profitable exit from Europe. Elsewhere, it's bad news for consumers as credit card debt grows at fastest rate since the financial crash. But the silver lining is that the number of mortgages approved for home buyers has surpassed economists' expectations and reached a three-month high. All these stories and more on The News Review.
2016 has been a strange year for IPOs. Political and economic uncertainty worldwide has caused some companies including Misys to cancel their initial public offerings, while others, like GoCompare and FreeAgent, are bucking the trend and listing on the stock exchange. So why is the climate good for some and not so for others? Matt Cox has been speaking with Jasper Lawler, Market Analyst at CMC Markets, to find out.
If you think teamwork or perfectionism are enough to get you hired in 2016 - you better think again. LinkedIn has just released its list of this year's most in-demand skills, and there isn't a CV cliche among them. The list - compiled from recruitment activity that's taken place on LinkedIn this year - ranks both technical and soft skills in order of how sought-after they are by employers. Georgie spoke to James Innes, founder of the CV centre, for more information.
Pensioners in rented accommodation are living in shocking conditions that leave them at risk of neglect and abuse, according to Age UK. The charity says its seen cases involving privately rented homes with broken boilers, taps and cookers.
Cyber crime is a growing menace - with losses averaging £210 per adult a year, according to a study. It also found more than a third of victims did not report the offence - meaning the overall amount lost could be even more. Georgie was joined on the line by Tony Neate, the chief executive of Get Safe Online to discuss the research findings and find out how to be safe from the growing crime.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Personal finance expert Donna Ferguson. Today they discuss the story that Parliament will bring in new rules forcing broadband suppliers to make their price adverts clearer. The Government are now under pressure to introduce a ban on cold calling for pensions. Elsewhere, its bad news for commuters after rail companies warned that passengers are going to face significant disruption over the festive period. All these stories and more on The News Review.