How will this two-week festival of sport impact the UK economy? City AM predicted prior to the summer that 3 billion pounds would be pumped back into the UK over the course of Euro 2016 and the Rio Olympics.
Yet, when the world's eyes turn to Usain Bolt and the 100 metre final, it will be 2:30 on a Monday morning here in the UK - will the vastly different time zones make a difference?
To find out more about the impact, Joe Aldridge asked Joe Hall, a sports business journalist at City AM, what sort of boost we are expecting.
Tuition fees are increasing for students, low-income families are losing grants, more competition for jobs, high house prices - what does all this mean for kids out there with big dreams? And what do they think of their chances in a post Brexit Britain? Joining Georgie Frost today are three young men who are helping shape the next generation of business. Adam Bradford is an award winning social activist, Louis Howell is a Youth and Community Trainer, and Jacob Sarkil is former young mayor of Lewisham and a youth leader and social entrepreneur.
Time once again for the Consuming Issues news review, with Georgie Frost and is joined byKevin Pratt, web editor MoneySuperMarket.com. And today, they look at the days top story - the Bank of England, who are set to cut the interest rates. Elsewhere, jobseekers and more worried about finding work since Brexit, while two thirds of us are addicted to the internet. All this and more, on Consuming Issues, every day from 9am to Midday, right here on Share Radio.
This is must listen, new look edition to our regular show, with added features, bringing their magazine to your ears. On this week's episode, Helen Knapmanm and Tom Wilson join Georgie Frost in the studio. On the agenda, we talk all things about self-employment. We look at the many positives - but also the biggest negative - the fact you will get no retirement income. Also, is it good news for buy-to-let landlords after a rather turbulent time when it comes to holiday homes. Plus, we look at what a Mondo Bank is and look through the latest scam to hit the world, Olympic ticketing.
Prime Minister Theresa May has met with senior ministers to discuss a new economic and industrial strategy. Post-meeting, we learned Britain will continue to seek investment from around the world,
In a statement, a spokesperson said the discussion "...underlined that Britain is open for business, we continue to seek investment from around the world and we will continue to be a strong advocate for free trade."
Share Radio was joined by James Frayne, director of policy issue consultancy Public First to discuss further.
Time once again for the Consuming Issues news review, with Georgie Frost and is joined by Vix Leyton, from Quidco.com. And today, they look at the days top story - the levels of home ownership in England has fallen to its lowest levels since 1986. Elsewhere, banks are already ditching the best bank savings accounts ahead of Thursday's excpected cut to the base rate. Plus, the date to apply for mis-sold PPI has been set to June next year. All this and more, on Consuming Issues, every day from 9am to Midday, right here on Share Radio.
Commercial businesses in the South East and London came under attack from fraudsters in the first half of 2016 to the tune of £84.1m, according to new research.
KPMG's Fraud Barometer shows a 585% increase in the value of prosecuted fraud against commercial businesses in the region, as prosecuted fraud against financial institutions and investors fell.
Hitesh Patel, head of forensic at KPMG explained further.
Time once again for the Consuming Issues news review, with Georgie Frost and is joined by Deborah Hargreaves, founder of the High Pay Centre. And today, they look at the days top story - that poverty is costing UK taxpayers 78 billion pounds a year. Elsewhere, they look at Sir Philip Green who has made the news after accusing the MP Frank Field of turning a parliamentary inquiry into the collapse of BHS into a "kangaroo court". Plus, former pensions minister Ros Altmann says the triple lock for state pensions should be scrapped. All this and more, on Consuming Issues, every day from 9am to Midday, right here on Share Radio.
Time again for This is Money, Financial Broadcaster of the Year Georgie Frost and Financial Website of the Year This is Money team up with NS&I to close off a turbulent week, with the best of financial advice and analysis. Yes, it has been a turbulent week, with Natwest veering towards negative rates, Santander rolling back the UK's most popular current account, and Lloyds scrapping more of their workforce. Can savers find their way through it all? Well, we'd better hope so, as the issue this week most pressing is the FCA's findings that over 5 million credit cards may never be paid off, and around 1.4 million people are barely making any repayments at all. In short, we're drowning in plastic. But the first step is educating ourselves, and this podcast is the place to start!
This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost, in partnership with NS&I.
Time once again for the Consuming Issues news review, with Georgie Frost and is joined by Martyn James, an independent money expert. And today, they look at the days top story - the decision by EDF to go ahead with the £18bn Hinkley Point project in Somerset, in what would have been the UK's first new nuclear power station for a generation, although it received mixed reviews from Parliament. Elsewhere, Ofgem has launched an investigation into SSE, while consumer confidence is continuing to dip. Plus, more bad news for Southern Rail, as The RMT union says the workers will walk out on the 8th August. All this and more, on Consuming Issues, every day from 9am to Midday, right here on Share Radio.