To go through all the political headlines this morning, Georgie Frost was joined Billy Bambrough, Editor of Verdict.co.uk. A survey shows support for Scottish independence is at its highest ever. The ScotCen research group says 46 percent of the Scottish public want a split from the UK - that's a record level for the annual poll. But the Scottish Social Attitudes survey also suggested the popularity of the European Union has fallen.
Joining Georgie Frost to discuss the latest market headlines was Share Radio's very own Nigel Cassidy starting with the government selling off another chunk of Lloyd's Bank, which it rescued from collapse in 2009. And there's also been an announcement from Sports Direct. Nigel reveals what they have been saying. And moving away from the companies, the markets await a US interest rate decision.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) says the UK construction industry could lose almost 200,000 EU workers if Britain leaves the single market. It argues that alternative plans need to be put in place in the event of a hard Brexit, otherwise some of the country's biggest infrastructure and construction projects could be put under threat. Abdul Choudhury, RICS Policy Manager for London, joined Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast to discuss this.
New figures just out show that the number of companies in the UK has reached a record high - breaking the four million threshold for the first time. The boom is fuelled in a large part by the formation of new companies, with roughly 665 thousand started in the UK last year. But is this symptomatic of a flexible, dynamic workforce - or are there just no more full time jobs? Nigel Cassidy was joined by Jonathan Richards, CEO at breatheHR, a firm that provides software to SMEs.
The oil price has fallen following new OPEC production numbers, showing Saudi Arabia has surprisingly increased production. But do the figures point to a market that's still rebalancing? For more on this Richard Mallinson, a partner and geopolitical expert at Energy Aspects, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
Ocado has posted solid first quarter results, so why are investors selling the stock? Plus why are mergers on the rise in the UK? For more on this and all the need-to-know company news, deputy companies editor at the Financial Times, Daniel Thomas, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
Oil is down more than 1% on news that Saudi Arabian producers have unexpectedly increased production. For this and more of the day's need-to-know economic stories, senior market analyst at London Capital Group, Jasper Lawler, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
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.