Sue Dougan, is joined by the team at ‘Moneywise’, Tom Wilson and Moira O’Neill, for their sideways look at the weeks top money stories including a pension shortfall could mean for retirees, how to weigh up the risks of investing and just how much people are planning to spend this Christmas. Plus all the regular features including poll of the week, the one minute challenge and not forgetting funny money.
What challenges lie ahead for older people when it comes to health, care and pensions? What about retirement and pensions and the environment adapting to an ageing society? Well, they are about to be addressed today when speakers including the former CBI chairman John Cridland and the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey take to the microphone for the 'Future of Ageing 'conference being held in Westminster. To find out what it is all about, Georgie was joined by David Eaton from the International Longevity Centre.
Sue Dougan is joined in the studio by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. On the agenda today, they discuss the big story from America. Donald Trump has beaten Hilary Clinton to become the 45 President. But how that impacted the markets? Ed and Sue mull over the affects on the global economy and stocks and shares. Elsewhere, Tesco Bank has finally repaid £2.5 million which had been stolen from 9,000 hacked accounts. Plus, the number of households switching their energy supplier hit a three-year high in October. All these stories and more on The News Review.
The odds of a December interest rate hike in the US have diminished. The FOMC had signalled it expected to raise rates by the year end, but while the markets were confident of an increase, the markets are now not. Professor Peter Rupert, Department of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara & former Senior Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank, joined Share Radio to discuss.
Where Ohio falls, the US follows. Ohio has chosen every president since 1974, but this election is bucking every trend. So is Trump's expected 'victory' that unexpected, as elections around the world reveal the populous are voting against the establishment? For more we're joined by Share Radio’s Colin Bloom from Florida.
How did you get to work today? Paul Cox in Wales flies the 10 miles from his home to Holyhead boatyard. The Royal Navy overseer swapped his pushbike for the paramotor three years ago. For this fantastic mode of travel, he spoke to Georgie to explain why he does it and the benefits.
Lindsay Cook and Vix Leyton get there gloves on and enter the ring Georgie to fight for your rights. This week, they talk about how the cost of renting and buying compares, how do you deal with those pesky emails from company’s asking you to assess their service, and who will get their golden glove award? Find out in this must listen.
Would you like to see what your MP has voted for during a debate in the House of Commons. Well, a new app might just let you keep an eye on what's happening in Westminster. Commons Vote isn't the only pieve of technology lifting the lid on what's happening in Westminster though. To find out more, our reporter Tom Hill spoke to Myf Nixon, from political charity mySociety.
The days of a robotic workforce could be closer than you think. Could automated tractors and other machinery be about take over day to day farm work? It's hoped the driverless vehicles could help farmers avoid labour shortages after Brexit. For more information, Kit Franklin, one of the researchers and an engineer at Harper Adams University, spoke to Georgie.
A quarter of Brits admit to worry about having power cuts and being left without electricity for hours or even days. And many fears have been realised in recent years with the high number of storms and flooding this country has been battered by. The Energy Network Association have come up with an idea to help - the 105 number. To find out more, our reporter Dan Goldsmith spoke to Tony Glover, director of policy at the Energy Network Association.