According to a new report released by the Forum of Private Business and Clifton Asset Management small business owners are facing a retirement 'time bomb'. The report shows a bleak outlook for small business owners - particularly those aged 50+ - and their financial security. So what should small business owners and entrepreneurs be doing to secure their funds for later life?
From tomorrow, many employers will be affected by the introduction of the apprenticeship levy. For some, this is a major opportunity to up-skill the UK workforce, for others it just might be another tax on business alongside business rates bills, auto-enrolment pensions and rising minimum wage rates.
According to the latest British Retail Consortium and Nielsen shop price index, global food commodity costs have risen, however intense competition between retailers is keeping the increase low at one per cent. So, what's contributing to this fierce competition between food retailers and what do the figures mean for consumers?
According to EY's latest Fraud Survey, senior managers are failing to set the right tone on business ethics. 51 per cent of respondents to the survey still perceive that bribery and corruption is still a major issue within business. So why are senior managers failing to set the right tone?
Tesla's market value has overtaken Ford's after shares in the soared more than 7%. The electric car maker has a market value of $49bn, compared with Ford's value of $46bn. James Brydges asked David Bailey, professor of industry at Aston Business School, whether the news was significant.
US futures are down, 10-year Treasury yields are at five week low, and oil prices are sliding. What's going on? Ed Bowsher was joined by Chris Beauchamp, Chief Market Analyst at IG to discuss this and more of the day's big macro news.
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.