There’s been no change in the cost of borrowing in the UK. Yet when the Monetary Policy Committee meets to decide on interest rates, we tend to see that the decision's based upon London. So should the bank be charged with paying more attention to industry and commerce outside the capital? One body of business people scrutinising the MPC every month are the North East Shadow Monetary Policy Committee, and Christopher White, Chair of the NE Shadow MPC and Finance Director at Darlington Building Society, joined Share Radio to discuss.
AIM business Safestyle UK, who specialise in replacement windows and doors, has released its full year results. The company recorded record results in 2015, and Chief Executive Officer, Steve Birmingham, joined Nigel Cassidy and Louise Cooper to discuss the performance.
Warm Up, who produce market-leading underfloor heating products, makes an annual turnover of £20 million and employs 170 people. Its fast growth has mirrored the advent of the single European market, but life after a Brexit could spell a very different future for the company. CEO, Andrew Stimpson, spoke to Share Radio’s Nigel Cassidy about his fears if the UK was to leave the European Union.
The Competition and Markets Authority has published its long-awaited "remedies". It says the report will fix the broken energy market and it follows a long investigation which found the ‘Big 6’ were over-charging loyal customers. Will Heinzelmann, energy analyst at Good Energy, joined Nigel Cassidy and Steve Clarke to explain the report and look at what will happen now as a result.
Chancellor George Osborne has dropped plans to end or alter tax relief on pension contributions. But we know he will need to find other ways to save money. So what could he do? Sam Bowman, Executive Director of the Adam Smith Institute, joins Share Radio to outline the key reforms and tax cuts it hopes to see the Chancellor announce.
The Virtual Technology Cluster Group is just 24 hours old. Launched on Monday, the group's model enables major multi-national companies to attract emerging and disruptive technology innovators into their supply chain. Chief Executive, Auriol Stevens, joined Sarah Lowther and Chris Bailey to discuss just how the group works and who its members are.
The Digital Media Strategies Conference is an annual affair organised by the Media Briefing Organisation and has publishers from all over Europe sharing problems and best practice. Digital Strategist, Nic Newman, is speaking at the event and he joins Share Radio to discuss his talking points.
Bill Gibbons, Director of industry body Discover Ferries, joins Share Radio to talk on the UK ferry industry after the release of new statistics. 2015 Ferrystat figures, released by Discover Ferries, shows 8.61 million cars were carried by UK operators last year, an increase of 1.3% on the previous year. So how has the ferry industry adapted and what challenges does it face?
Independent Economist Shaun Richards talks about the deflationary pressures in the UK economy, on the back of latest BRC/Nielsen Shop price index showing that February Marked the 34th Consecutive Month of Shop Price Deflation, with prices down 2%. So what's behind these deflationary pressures? Shaun offers his views.
The Royal Bank of Scotland has reported an annual loss attributable to shareholders of £1.9 billion. That is in line with the bank's guidance from last month and is a smaller loss than last year, but it’s the bank’s eight consecutive annual loss. Chris Bailey, Founder of financialorbit.com, joins Share Radio to look at the ins and outs of the numbers.