Today on the agenda, Georgie and consumer rights expert Martyn James discussed how millions of customers unable to pay their credit card bills are being exploited by banks. Plus they look into why a row's broken out between the Church of England, Cadbury and the National Trust over the removal of the word "Easter" from an annual egg hunt. All these stories and more on The News Review.
The Prime Minister's promising an extra 160 million pounds to help countries look after refugees fleeing Syria. Later, she'll head to Saudi Arabia - and is having to defend the UK's links with a country accused of human rights violations. But to start off, Georgie Frost was joined by Jack Sommers of the Huffington Post to talk more on the Gibraltar Brexit deal.
Nigel Cassidy joined Georgie Frost to discuss the main market headlines of the morning, starting with ASOS. Plus we've also heard from Energy consultancy firm Utilitywise. Nigel spoke with the company's CEO this morning, what has it reported? And the housing market is causing problems for Topps Tiles.
Now to IPOs, which according to the latest E-Y Global IPO Trends report, are looking 'robust after promising Q1 results' despite global economic uncertainty, i.e. Brexit. So, what is the reason behind such a positive start to global IPO activity? Martin Steinbach, EY's Global IPO Leader answers.
The Railway Industry Association wants high-level talks with the government over the future of railway supply chain companies in the UK. Rail supply chain companies want to make sure that the industry is represented in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations. James Brydges spoke to Sim Harris, managing editor of Railnews.
What's going wrong at Paramount? Parent company Viacom has lost patience and changed CEOs after a string of flops led to a $455m loss last year. Brad Grey's been replaced by former 20th Century Fox chief executive Jim Gianopulos. Ben Hur and Zoolander 2 proved unpopular with audiences, and led to unfavourable comparisons with Disney's goldmine franchises like Rogue One and Captain America. James Brydges heard from Richard Broughton, research director at media analysis firm Ampere.
ASOS, the popular online retailer which offers consumers fast and cheap fashion, released it's latest interim results today. So how is this boom affecting our physical high-streets? And what issues do online retailers face despite their popularity? Joining Nigel Cassidy is Clare Bailey, Retail Expert to discuss further.
Utilitywise, the independent utility cost management consultancy, released interim results today. The deregulation of English water means thousands of local businesses will have access to ‘choice’ in supplier for the first time. Brendan Flattery, CEO of Utilitywise joins me on the line now to talk through Utilitywises' numbers and the recent deregulation of English water.
This week sees the introduction of the apprentice levy for many UK employers of 0.5% on their annual pay bill. It's aimed at funding training for apprentices but we're hearing a worrying number of firms have little or no knowledge of how the system will affect them. So what will it mean for businesses? To find out Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to Chris Gray managing director at management consultancy ManpowerGroup.
Donald Trump says the US would act alone against the North Korea's nuclear threat - is his latest statement affecting markets? Plus London's rivals for finance jobs are amping up moves to pinch jobs from the sector post Brexit, according to a report. And is the pound 'significantly undervalued' and ready for a rise? Simon French, Panmure Gordon's chief economist, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to analyse the day's big economic stories.