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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Would you pay more tax to save the NHS?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Would you pay more tax to save the NHS?
The National Health Service is 70 years old this year and most of us are proud of the British institution, leaning on it in our times of need. However, we’re living longer with more complex problems and the service keeps crying out that it needs more money. Where does it come from? Do we make cost-cuttings or plough lots of money in, do we increase income tax, make the rich pay, or introduce a new special ring-fenced tax? Theresa May announced plans for £20.5billion-a-year cash boost – but was a little short on the detail. She hinted at tax rises and mentioned a ‘Brexit dividend’. This is Money editor Simon Lambert, along with consumer affairs editor Lee Boyce and presenter Georgie Frost look at ways to fix the NHS in the latest podcast.
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Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce


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Franz Buscha

Policy Matters: The UK labour market for young workers

Franz Buscha
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Policy Matters

Policy Matters: The UK labour market for young workers
In this episode of Policy Matters, hosts Franz Buscha and Matt Dickson are joined by Professor Paul Gregg from the University of Bath to consider the prospects for today’s young people leaving education and entering the labour market. We hear a lot in the news about the job market challenges facing young people; and yet employment rates are at record levels, recent generations are the most educated ever with more and more people going to University and then enjoying a graduate wage premium – so what’s the problem? Paul provides an insight into how the economy has been changing over the last decade or so, the ways in which the recession following the 2007/8 financial crisis was unlike anything we’ve had before, and how young people have suffered the most. Matt and Franz then discuss with Paul the ways in which the challenges for policy are different now to what’s often been the case in the past, and consider what government policy can do to improve the prospects for young people today.
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Matt Dickson, Professor Paul Gregg


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Linda Lewis (1)

Company Citizen: Episode Three

Linda Lewis (1)
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Company Citizen

Company Citizen: Episode Three
Linda Lewis and former Labour MP Tom Levitt are back for their third discussion in a series inspired by Tom’s latest book, ‘The Company Citizen: Good for Business, Planet, Nation and Community’. In this episode, they discuss how business can be a force for good both in combating hunger and in the better management of resources through the “circular economy”. Tom shares how he came to write the book, why engaging with smaller businesses is crucial to the cause and how Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, has emerged as a leader of the responsible and sustainable business movement.
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Tom Levitt


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Has the housing market stalled? And the truth about that unreleased Paddington Bear 50p coin on eBay

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Has the housing market stalled? And the truth about that unreleased Paddington Bear 50p coin on eBay
Another month and another set of mixed messages about the state of the housing market is revealed. First-time buyers who have a deposit and home movers in the North are doing fine. But London is on the ropes and second and third movers are staying put, bringing the market to a standstill. In this week’s This is Money podcast, editor Simon Lambert, assistant editor Rachel Rickard Straus and money broadcaster Georgie Frost get into the aural attic to unbox the facts. The villain of the piece, they agree, is stamp duty. It used to be a 1% tax on purchases but it got tweaked into a giant cash cow for the Treasury by successive Chancellors. Stamp duty is stalling the market and needs to change but how? Also on the show: Paddington Bear 50p Gate.
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Simon Lambert, Rachel Rickard-Straus


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Simon Rose

Motley Fool Money: Comcast vs. Disney

Simon Rose
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Comcast vs. Disney
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: AT&T completes its acquisition of Time Warner; Comcast increases its offer for 21st Century Fox’s assets, setting the stage for a battle with Disney; Etsy shares soar on a hike in fees; And IHOP flips pancakes for burgers.
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Chris Hill


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Simon Rose

Motley Fool Money: The End of Earnings Guidance?

Simon Rose
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: The End of Earnings Guidance?
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon make the case for ending earnings guidance; Howard Schultz steps down from Starbucks; Twitter joins the S&P 500; Five Below soars above expectations; And Smucker tries to get out of a jam.
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Chris Hill


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Kate Andrews

IEA: The Future of Liberalism in the USA

Kate Andrews
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IEA show

IEA: The Future of Liberalism in the USA
Here in the UK, we hear a great deal about the Donald Trump administration – but how do we get past the hyperbole and hysteria to figure out what’s really going on across the pond. Today we’re joined by Dr Tom Palmer, a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and Vice President for International Programs at the Atlas Network. Interviewed by the IEA’s News Editor Kate Andrews, Tom discusses the President’s modus operandi, his top priorities – and the internal workings of the White House. They also evaluate the success of Donald Trump’s tax reforms – and whether his reluctance to find common cause with Democrats may make it more likely that these reforms could ultimately be overturned.
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Dr Tom Palmer


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Ed Bowsher

The Big Call: How to invest your money in a world of rising interest rates

Ed Bowsher
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The Big Call

The Big Call: How to invest your money in a world of rising interest rates
Interest rates and bond yields are slowly starting to rise in 2018, so it’s a good time to ask what investors should do with their money as we begin to return to a world of monetary normality. Is it time to get out of bonds? Or stay in shares? Ed Bowsher asks James Butterfill, investment strategist, Sean Corrigan of Cantillon Consulting and Russ Mould of AJ Bell.
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James Butterfill, Sean Corrigan


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Kate Andrews

IEA: Are Too Many People Going to University?

Kate Andrews
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IEA show

IEA: Are Too Many People Going to University?
The herd mentality that assumes university is the only path to reaching one’s full potential has come under fire in recent years. Student loan debt – and the interest on that debt – is rising, and yet a university degree certainly seems to be no guarantee of securing decent, highly-skilled jobs. Today we’re joined by Professor Len Shackleton, Editorial Fellow at the IEA. Interviewed by Digital Officer Madeline Grant, the pair discuss whether Britain’s love affair with higher education is sustainable, and whether students are getting a raw deal from their time at university. They also examine ways in which the university funding model could be reformed to create better outcomes for students and the wider economy.
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Professor Len Shackleton, Madeline Grant


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Simon Rose

Motley Fool Money: Surprising Earnings and Summer Movies

Simon Rose
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Surprising Earnings and Summer Movies
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: Lowe’s gets some love; Footlocker jumps higher; Tiffany sparkles; And what the heck is GDPR??? Aaron Bush, David Kretzmann, and Jason Moser talk earnings news and analyze what a new set of privacy rules means for investors.
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Chris Hill


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