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Peter Urwin

Economist Questions: Gender, Ethnicity and Social Background in the UK Legal Profession

Peter Urwin
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Economist Questions

Economist Questions: Gender, Ethnicity and Social Background in the UK Legal Profession
In the second episode of our new programme, Peter Urwin is joined by Professor Lisa Webley, Chair in Legal Education and Research at the University of Birmingham's Law School, to explore the increasing lack of diversity as one progresses up the ladder of the legal career. Lisa describes the situation in various branches of the profession and sets out the findings from her research, which provide insight into why many women and BAME lawyers do not make it to the top. What actions can government, employers and professional bodies take to improve the situation?
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Professor Lisa Webley


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Simon Rose

Motley Fool Money: Mr. Zuckerberg Goes to Washington

Simon Rose
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Mr. Zuckerberg Goes to Washington
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: Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress; Bed Bath & Beyond takes a bath; And Walmart and Amazon battle it out in India. Ron Gross, Matt Argersinger and Jim Mueller analyze those stories and more.
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Ron Gross, Matt Argersinger, Jim Mueller


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Big energy firms including British Gas to bump up prices for millions - it's time to fight back!

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Big energy firms including British Gas to bump up prices for millions - it's time to fight back!
British Gas have revealed this week that more than four million households face a 5.5 per cent bill increase from the end of May thanks to changes to its standard variable tariff. Hot on its heels, EDF Energy announced it will be hiking the cost of energy bills by 1.4 per cent for 1.3 million customers. In this week’s podcast, Rachel Rickard Straus and Lee Boyce say it is time for people to fight back and switch. On the energy theme, we talk about our campaign to stop power firms using bullying tactics in order to force households into getting a smart meter – and why it is better to wait until the end of the year. We take a look at some of the methods to make your home more energy efficient, including insulation and wood burning stoves.
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Rachel Rickard-Straus, Lee Boyce


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Will you be a tax winner or loser this year?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Will you be a tax winner or loser this year?
Good news. Chances are you just got a tax cut. Well an income tax cut at least, problem is your council tax is likely to be rising and if you are an investor the Government is after more of your dividends, or if you’re a landlord it wants your rental income. So who are the winners and losers of the new tax year that rolled round on 6 April? And what are the candidates for dumbest bits of Britain’s tax code. In this week’s podcast, Simon Lambert, Rachel Rickard Straus and George Frost take a look at who is getting the biggest tax cut and who is being hit.
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Simon Lambert, Rachel Rickard-Straus


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Kate Andrews

IEA: How to Calculate the Gender Pay Gap, the case of Uber

Kate Andrews
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IEA show

IEA: How to Calculate the Gender Pay Gap, the case of Uber
The deadline for large companies to report their gender pay gaps has now passed. We are left with a huge influx of data, most of which fails to give us any meaningful comparison between men and women in like-for-like circumstances. What is the best way to calculate a gender pay gap? Today we’re joined by the IEA’s former Head of Tech, now policy analyst at the CATO Institute, Diego Zuluaga to analyse the case of ride-sharing app Uber, and what its data can teach us about the gender pay gap. Interviewed by the IEA’s Digital Officer Madeline Grant, the pair look at the issue of the gender pay gap more broadly: where does it originate, what does it mean for women, and has public policy been successful throughout the world in addressing pay gaps?
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Diego Zuluaga, Madeline Grant


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New Economics Foundation

NEF: Universal Basic Income or Universal Basic Services?

New Economics Foundation
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New Economics Foundation

NEF: Universal Basic Income or Universal Basic Services?
Universal basic income is now one of the most fashionable concepts in progressive politics. With automation increasing and wages stagnating, the theory is that giving everyone a set amount of money each year will liberate them to do what they want with their lives – and keep them out of poverty. But some people think universal basic income is an utopian impossibility. Others think it’s dangerous. So there’s a proposal for another solution: universal basic services. Instead of giving people money, why not guarantee all of the public services they need to live a full life? Ayeisha Thomas-Smith explores the two ideas with Barb Jacobson, Co-ordinator of Basic Income UK, and Anna Coote, New Economics Foundation Principal Fellow.
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Ayeisha Thomas-Smith, Barb Jacobson, Anna Coote


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: How to save enough for a richer retirement

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: How to save enough for a richer retirement
Building up a pension was once relatively simple, for each year you worked for a company it promised to pay you some money in retirement. The death of the final salary scheme put paid to that and now most people must invest into a pension instead - with their work helping out. But while it is tempting to put off a pension and think you have more pressing financial matters to deal with, that's a mistake. The earlier you start and the more you pay in, the greater your chance of having a richer retirement. On this week's podcast, Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce and Georgie Frost talk pensions.
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Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce


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Franz Buscha

Policy Matters: What is Social Mobility and Why Should We Care?

Franz Buscha
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Policy Matters

Policy Matters: What is Social Mobility and Why Should We Care?
In the first of this new series, Policy Matters, Franz Buscha and Matt Dickson discuss social mobility – what does it mean, how do we measure it, what is it like in the UK and why is it an important issue? From Tony Blair to Theresa May, incoming prime ministers have talked boldly about the socially mobile Britain that their government will create, and social mobility has become a much-discussed topic in academia and public policy debates. But what would it mean to have a more socially mobile Britain, how could it be achieved, and what barriers stand in the way? Taking a broad overview of the topic, Franz and Matt consider their own personal mobility and why it is so difficult for the political rhetoric to be translated into effective policy.
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Matt Dickson


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Kate Andrews

IEA: Countdown, One Year Till Brexit

Kate Andrews
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IEA show

IEA: Countdown, One Year Till Brexit
Exactly one year from today, Britain will officially quit the EU. But what do we know so far, and what happens next? Today joined by Julian Jessop, Head of the IEA’s Brexit Unit, and Shanker Singham, Director of the IEA’s new International Trade and Competition Unit. Interviewed by Digital Officer Madeline Grant, the pair answer some of the most pressing questions about Brexit – including what, if anything, we’ve managed to negotiate so far, how our economy has fared until now, the future of the Irish border, and whether there is any chance of Brexit being overturned.
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Julian Jessop, Shanker Singham, Madeline Grant


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Simon Rose

Motley Fool Money: The China Hustle

Simon Rose
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: The China Hustle
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: Chris talks with Jed Rothstein, director of the The China Hustle, about his latest documentary; and best-selling author, Daniel Levitin, shares his top tips on how to organise busy minds from his new book The Organised Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload.
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Chris Hill, Jed Rothstein, Daniel Levitin


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