Georgie Frost was joined by CEO of Emoov, Russell Quirk this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed the warning about cyber criminals taking over control of internet-connected gadgets like phones, smarts TVs, and even fitness trackers. Plus they look into why more office workers are opting to go and buy a "posh coffee" for their afternoon caffeine boost rather than switching on the kettle. All these stories and more on The News Review.
To go through all the political headlines this morning, Georgie Frost was joined by Jack Sommers of the Huffington Post. The big story this morning was of course the Prime Minister's being given the power to take the UK out of the EU - after her Brexit Bill was finally approved by Parliament last night. The House of Lords backed down in its attempts to amend the legislation. But Theresa May's not expected to trigger the two-year leaving process until the end of the month.
Joining Georgie Frost to discuss the latest market headlines was Share Radio's very own Nigel Cassidy starting with Ocado, the British online supermarket - its released a trading statement this morning. Nigel has been speaking with a couple of CEO's this morning. One of which was from the Gym Group and the other CEO - Ray Anderson - was from Bango.
Bango, the mobile payment company which enables app store customers to click and buy apps or in-app content and place the charge directly onto their mobile phone bill, has released full year results today. So how is the company doing? Joining Nigel Cassidy to reveal all is Ray Anderson, CEO of Bango.
A £2.2bn takeover deal has been agreed between Amec Foster Wheeler and Aberdeen-based Wood Group, creating a £5bn energy services company. And the pound has picked up today despite increasing uncertainty - for more on the big market stories of the day, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Mike van Dulken, head of research at Accendo Markets.
A survey by Grant Thornton showed that of 5,500 businesses in 36 economies, the proportion of women in senior management has reached an all-time high of 25 per cent, up 1 percentage point from 2016, and up 6 percentage points since the survey began in 2004. Share Radio's Sara Macham spoke to Kate Cooper, Head of Research, Policy & Standards at the Institute of Leadership & Management, to find out how the UK fared in the survey compared to other countries.
A new phone scam has been hitting the headlines lately. People are being warned to hang up their phones if someone asks ‘can you hear me?’. The supposed con started in the US last month with experts warning it is set to sweep the UK with fraudsters tricking people into saying ‘yes’ to swindle you out of huge amounts of money. But is this a genuine threat? Tony Neate is the CEO of the organisation Get Safe Online and joined Sarah to explain more.
Sarah Pennells was joined by independent money expert Martyn James this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed the thousands of workers on Southern Railway, Merseyrail and Arriva Trains North. Plus they look into why average rents across the country have fallen for the first time in more than six years. All these stories and more on The News Review.
To go through all the political headlines this morning, Sarah Pennells was joined by political journalist Natasha Clark. And the story of the Brexit bill rumbles on. Reports have been circulating that Ministers expect MPs to reject changes made by the House of Lords. Liam Fox has said it would be bad for the UK if the country failed to secure a Brexit deal with the European Union. But Boris Johnson has said leaving the EU without a deal on Brexit would be 'perfectly OK'.