The Competition and Markets Authority has published its long-awaited "remedies". It says the report will fix the broken energy market and it follows a long investigation which found the ‘Big 6’ were over-charging loyal customers. Will Heinzelmann, energy analyst at Good Energy, joined Nigel Cassidy and Steve Clarke to explain the report and look at what will happen now as a result.
Chancellor George Osborne has dropped plans to end or alter tax relief on pension contributions. But we know he will need to find other ways to save money. So what could he do? Sam Bowman, Executive Director of the Adam Smith Institute, joins Share Radio to outline the key reforms and tax cuts it hopes to see the Chancellor announce.
Greece’s bailout inspectors are to resume talks in Athens, in an attempt to unblock the Greek rescue program. It was only last summer that Greece and the Eurozone agreed on a new bailout deal, so what’s the problem now? Nick Malkoutzis, Editor of the economic analysis website macropolis.gr, joins Sarah Lowther and Chris Bailey to give more on the situation.
Sophie Deen is a former lawyer, strategist at global tech company SamKnows, school counsellor with the Place2Be, and most recently working on teacher training and international expansion at Code Club. We think that qualifies her to join Georgie in the studio to discuss women in Tech, the Apple hacking, and more!
Next week the Chancellor George Osborne will unveil his spring budget to the House of Commons as speculation grows over whether he's likely to make any cutbacks or if he's course to pay down the nation's debts. Mr Osborne is saying nothing although he's dropped plans to end or alter tax relief on pension contributions in a move which campaigners believe is a missed opportunity to help the low paid. Yet regardless of what the Chancellor does on Wednesday, his calculations will have been influenced by an econimic model that critics claim is flawed and past its sell by date. Neo-classical economics may be Treasury's guding light, but has it done more harm than good? Is it time to look at the alternatives? Juliette Foster was joined in the studio by Professor John Weeks, Share Radio's regular economics commentator, and Professor Steve Keen of Kingston University London. Steve is also the author of the best-selling book "Debunking Economics".
Ninety six seconds was all it took to raise £1 million pounds, in Mondo's crowdfund via the Crowdcube platform. The mobile first challenger bank is allowing customers to become shareholders through the initiative. Tom Blomfield is the Chief Executive of Mondo, and he explains what the company does, whilst also looking ahead to the future for the bank and the industry.
The Virtual Technology Cluster Group is just 24 hours old. Launched on Monday, the group's model enables major multi-national companies to attract emerging and disruptive technology innovators into their supply chain. Chief Executive, Auriol Stevens, joined Sarah Lowther and Chris Bailey to discuss just how the group works and who its members are.
Share Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss a fall in London tourism, NPower cutting over a fifth of its workforce, Chancellor Osborne's u-turn on pension changes, fee-free accounts, and Moonpig apologising for Mothers' Day bungle.