Rising food and fuel prices are putting pressure on firms operating in the UK supply chain, according to research from an insolvency firm. Begbies Traynor says almost 22,000 firms were facing "significant financial distress" in sectors such as logistics and wholesale - up by a quarter in the past 12 months.
To get the latest company results, Nigel Cassidy was joined by Mike Ingram, Market Strategist at BGC Partners. Department store chain Debenhams plc, like the rest of the retail sector, faces challenges of rising inflation, fierce competition and a switch in consumer spending habits.
The Moneywise team with over a quarter of a century of financial journalism under their belt joins us in the studio for their weekly catch up. This week Georgie was joined by the product researcher Adam Williams and Editor Moira O'Neill. We'll be looking at how to make money out of your old motor, and getting a guide to indemnity insurance.
Time to check-in with our friends over at Money Saving Expert. This week Georgie was joined by consumer writer, Megan French. We're looking at buying stolen goods (legally of course); your rights when it comes to sale shopping, and of course we'll have a roundup of the best deals the eagle-eyed team have come across this week.
Next month is Financial Planning Week, a week in which we're all urged to book a session with a financial planner for a check-up on our finances. It's organised by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, or CISI, which is offering the FREE one-hour consultations. To hear more, Share Radio reporter Sara Macham was joined by Jacqueline Lockie, deputy head of financial planning at the CISI.
Despite targets to reduce household waste by 5% by 2016, the latest figures from food waste charity WRAP show that waste in the UK has in fact grown by 4% in recent years. But it's not just households which need to tackle the issue. Share Radio reporter Sara Macham spoke to Rich Watts from the Soil Association, who explained the scale of the problem across the food and catering industry as a whole.
Today on the agenda, Georgie Frost and Rachel Springall, personal finance expert at moneyfacts.co.uk discussed workers who can speak a second language earn around £35 a week more. Plus they look into why Aviva wants to shake up the sector and start giving discounts of up to 20 per cent. All these stories and more on The News Review.
MPs will vote later on whether a snap general election can be held on the 8th of June. There'll be a debate in the Commons later followed by a vote - which needs to a two thirds majority to go through. The Prime Minister's said for months there wouldn't be an election before 2020 - but has changed her mind because of divisions within Westminster.
Georgie Frost was joined by Nigel Cassidy this morning for the latest market headlines starting with company announcements from Primark owner, Associated British Foods and luxury brand Burberry revealing a rise in UK sales. And Tesco is selling its optician business to Vision Express.