For over 40 years John Elliott has championed the cause of British manufacturing in County Durham. His Ebac company was founded in 1972 making dehumidifiers. Over the next 44 years, its grown and now makes dehumidifiers, water coolers, freezers and washing machines. Ebac dehumidifiers are the market leading brand of dehumidifiers in the UK. Over 1.25 million homes have bought a Ebac dehumidifier – that’s over 5% of all households. To get the latest snapshot on how UK manufacturing is coping, Nigel Cassidy spoke to John Elliott, Executive Chairman of Ebac, the British manufacturer.
The future of Gibraltar is at stake in Brexit negotiations. Spain could veto a trade deal if it doesn't get concessions over sovereignty. EU member states have received a letter setting out the bloc's opening stance for Brexit negotiations over the next two years. The letter says all issues relating to the Rock must be sorted bilaterally between London and Madrid. Share Radio's Peta Fuller spoke to Jonathan Lis from British Influence and Joe Carberry from Open Britain about the Gibraltar question.
New figures released today from PwC's Skyval Index show the deficit of defined benefit (DB) pension funds stood at £500bn at the end of March 2017, a £20bn decrease since last month. So what does this actually mean for pension funds? To discuss further, Nigel Cassidy spoke to Steven Dicker, PwC's chief actuary.
Welcome to the This is Money Show on Share Radio, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. The starting gun was finally pulled on Brexit negotiations this week with the triggering of Article 50. What will the two years bring for markets and how will it hit UK consumers? So far the previous gloomy forecasts of the Bank of England have been replaced by warnings of high consumer spending and growing household debt. Making sense of what all this means for the pound in our pockets Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Reporter Rebecca Rutt. Plus this week find out just what the price sweet spot is for the perfect bottle of wine.
Increasingly volatile spending patterns could start to worry regulators - the latest Office for National Statistics data found savings ratios dropped to their lowest levels since records began in 1963, while disposable income for UK households has seen the sharpest drop in almost three years. Should caution return to the market? For insight into this story and more, Jeremy Stretch, head of G10 FX Strategy at CIBC Capital Markets, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
The approach of the remaining 27 EU member states towards Brexit negotiations will be set out later. European Council President Donald Tusk will lay out his proposals. The UK government wants a new free trade deal to be discussed alongside any possible divorce bill. But this has been rejected by the German chancellor. To discuss what we can expect to be laid out by the European Union, Georgie Frost was joined by Ryan Heath, Senior correspondent at POLITICO Europe.
Georgie Frost was joined by Editor-in-chief of money.co.uk Hannah Maundrell this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed how businesses will be able to choose their water supplier - in the biggest shake-up of the sector since privatisation. Plus they look into the news that the NHS, government departments, councils and other public sector organisations with over 250 workers will have to publish details on any gender pay gap. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Nigel Cassidy joined Georgie Frost to discuss the main market headlines of the morning, starting with Entertainment One and Speedy Hire. Plus we had a Share Radio Exclusive this morning - Nigel spoke with a Brit in Belgium who's seeking Belgian citizenship post Brexit. And he revealed there are up to 1,000 others looking to do the same.
Brave Bison, the independent digital media & social video broadcaster, working with the likes of Coca Cola, Microsoft, 20th Century Fox, CNBC, Universal Pictures and Google has released full year results today. Last year the company boasted a 22% increase in net revenue from from £14.6m to £17.7m. So how is the company doing now? Kevin Deeley, CEO of Brave Bison joined Nigel Cassidy to tell us more.
According to data released today by GfK, a market research institute, consumer confidence remains stable but still in the negative territory. Survey shows households carried on spending this month - suggesting consumer confidence has remained stable. GfK's index to measure this was unchanged from February. The finding has led the market research firm to suggest that those predicting a post-Article 50 slump "could be wrong". The negative data is most likely due to the generally bleak/unclear future of the UK economy post-Brexit. Now Theresa May has fired the article 50 gun, can we expect things to worsen in consumer confidence or be on the up? Joe Staton, Head of Market Dynamics at GfK joined Nigel Cassidy to discuss further.