Growth is expected to slow to 4.1% this year, according to the latest ICAEW Economic Forecast for Q2. Stephen Ibbotson, Director of Business at the ICAEW, who are a leading organisation for chartered accountants in the UK, joined to looks at the numbers and discuss the implications it will have.
In France, Uber has been slapped with a £625,000 fine for running the illegal UberPop service using unlicensed drivers, and its arrival has challenged the cost base of taxi companies all over the world. In the UK, Addison Lee has responded by offering a new pay deal to drivers, and Catherine Faiers, Chief Operations Officer at Addison Lee, discussed this.
Plastic 3D printers have slipped into the public consciousness and are used by companies to print bespoke plastic parts - but what if the same could be done with complicated metal structures for use across industry and manufacturing? Matt Cox has been hearing from Dan Michaels, German Business Editor at the Wall Street Journal, who's recently written about the new industrial process.
Deborah Hargreaves, founder of the High Pay Centre, joins Sarah Pennells in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, house prices are dipping due to the EU referendum, Amazon is launching food deliveries to push its bid to get into the grocery market, Vodaphone customers have problems with their bill, plus much more. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
Each year the International Energy Agency publishes reports that forecast market trends and developments for the next five years concerning the primary energy sources for global markets: oil, coal, gas and renewable energy efficiency. On the day of its mid-term gas market report, William Powell, Editor-In-Chief at Gas industry news site Natural Gas Europe, joined Sarah Lowther and Chris Bailey to discuss.
Speakers at the RICS UK Conference are due to discuss future cityscapes and how technology can help, as analysts worry that our cities won't be prepared for the needs of generations to come, unless fast action or rigorous planning takes place. Futurologist Dr Simon Moores, explained what needs to happen to future proof a city.
Sara Benwell Digital Editor at Newsquest Specialist Media, joins Sarah Pennells in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, Billing errors mean almost 4 million UK energy customer have been overcharged, Dominic Chappell to appear in front of MPs over the BHS liquidation, Vodafone has been named the UK's most valuable brand and much more. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
The Greek financial crisis may have gone quiet for the time being but an economic drama on an equally large scale is being played out in Ghana and Mozambique. Both countries are languishing under the weight of multi - billion Dollar debt mountains, currency depreciations and the drying up of foreign investment. As major creditors struggle to find a way of making both economies sustainable, its ordinary people who are left to cope with the fallout of rising food and living costs...a consequence of high borrowing and economic mismanagement. Tim Jones of the Jubilee Debt Campaign joins Juliette Foster in the studio along with Professor John Weeks, Share Radio's regular economics commentator.