When was the last time you read all the small print that comes with a plan or policy? And if you read it, did you understand it? Sarah Pennells and her guests talk through financial jargon and try and demystify some of the important terms you may not be familiar with. Financial Journalist Simon Read explains what terms that can catch people out while Ian Lees, author and financial IFA, looks at investment charges, what they mean and why they matter. Rod Jones, from USwitch, looks at energy companies and the issues revolving around exit fees.
Gender pay gap is still alive and kicking, with women earning 12% less than men. So how do you go about getting a pay rise or a promotion? Sarah Pennells is joined by Fiona Davis, Director for Women in Retail; Penny Parker, from Laurence Simons; and Vanessa Vallely, founder of WeAreTheCity and WeAreTheCity. Together, the guests discuss why women are less likely to ask for a pay rise, and why they are reluctant to come forward.
What's the best way to save on insurance, energy bills and savings if you're sharing a house? Sarah Pennells is joined by Matt Saunders, from GoCompare, discusses how some people who live in a rented property don't know they have the right to switch to a cheaper tariff; Ashish Mehra, founder of Wesplit.it, explains how the company can help young people save money; while behavioural psychologist, Judi James, analyses why the financial aspect of sharing a house can be so difficult if you're a student or starting out in your career.
Lisa Harris, Digital Editor, joins Sue Dougan on this week's programme with Sainsbury's Magazine. Sue and Lisa look at the power of turkey and why it's such a versatile ingredient with Amir and Limor Chen, founders of Strut and Cluck, ahead of their restaurant opening in Shoreditch. Scandinavian duo, David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl, founders of Green Kitchen Stories, head off to the test kitchen at the Sainsbury’s Magazine office to discuss their new smoothie recipe book, Green Kitchen Smoothies. Sam Clark shares the story of his restaurant- Moro- which focuses on a blend of Spanish and North African cuisine; while Rich Havardi, co-founder of Nama Foods, and John Tabatabai, of Rawligion, explain the why raw food is highly nutritious and why ‘clean eating’ has become so popular.
Lisa Harris, Amir Chen, Limor Chen, David Frenkiel, Luise Vindahl, Sam Clark, Rich Havardi, John Tabatabai
Uber launched their food delivery service in London on Thursday. UberEATS is being tested in the centre of the capital, allowing users to use Uber to order food for delivery from over 150 restaurants. But is this stretch beyond their original car-booking service smart? Matt Cox spoke to tech consultant and journalist, Chris Green, to find out more.
Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher, joins Sarah Pennells in the studio today to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, we look at why retail sales and fuel prices have risen, we analyse John Lewis's new a luxury women’s wear label called Modern Rarity, Lloyds Bank has won a major court battle against bondholders that could save it up to £1bn, plus much more. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
It's time once again for This Is Money, in partnership with NS&I. And we can't avoid it; with six days to go until the referendum, this is a Brexit special. Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs editor Lee Boyce join special guest host Sarah Pennells for a final run-down of the outlook for the UK economy if we vote to leave. What's the prognosis? Well, you'll just have to listen. (And be sure to check out Simon's column on This is Money this week, with his picks for the top Brexit reporting on both sides).
We're also going to dip back in to the rolling BHS scandal of course, and hope for UK would-be homeowners who lost their savings in the Spanish property market.
This Is Money is presented in partnership with NS&I. Georgie Frost will be back next week.
Can you imagine not spending money on anything but essentials? That's no trips, no going out for a meal, no treats, nothing but groceries and bills for a whole year? Well this is exactly what freelance financial journalist Michelle McGagh is doing. She joined Sarah Pennells in the studio to discuss how this is going, and what the pros are.
Deborah Hargreaves, founder of the High Pay Centre, joins Sarah Pennells in the studio today to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, we look at the latest from the BHS hearing, PPI claims to be given a deadline, a third of people in their 40s say they feel under pressure to remain in their job, plus much more. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
From a visit to Disneyland by Shanghai’s mayor in 1990, to Tuesday’s opening of the $5.5 billion joint venture. Shanghai Disney Resort has been more than 25 years in the making. But what impact will it have? Travel journalist and author, Sarah Tucker, discussed the theme park's affect on the Chinese tourism industry.