Sarah Pennells was joined by Financial planner David Braithwaite from Citrus Financial this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed french firm PSA buying the European arm of General Motors for 1.9 billion pounds. Plus they look into why the chancellor is expected to increase funding for social care and provide some relief for those falling victim to business rate changes. All these stories and more on The News Review.
The Chancellor Philip Hammond has been speaking ahead of Wednesday's Budget. And he's warned there will be no "spending sprees" in the Budget. Mr Hammond also said that any surplus cash would be used to ensure the UK had enough "gas in the tank" for the coming years. In Labour news, they've had to defend party leader Jeremy Corbyn over the amount of tax he's paid. Labour say they're "confident" Corbyn did pay the correct amount. Yet more damaging stories for the party and for Mr Corbyn? To discuss this, Sarah Pennells was joined by political journalist Natasha Clarke.
Joining Sarah Pennells to discuss the latest market headlines was Share Radio's very own Nigel Cassidy starting with none more important than the agreed merger between PSA Group - who own Peugeot and Citroen - and General Motors' European unit - which includes Vauxhall. There are now fears of UK job losses in this sector. And another big merger announcement this morning is from Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management.
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio podcast, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. With world stock markets continuing to surge despite global uncertainty this week we’re asking if the FTSE could really break the 10,000 barrier by the end of the year. Examining the views of some of the world’s biggest investors from Warren Buffett to Neil Woodford Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce. Also on this weeks show we look at a few backfires for the Government lately as many banks prove reluctant to roll out its Lifetime Isa whilst it continues to steam ahead with record hikes in probate fees despite only 2% support. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I.
Today we're talking about cars with the team from Equifax. The new licence plate has just been released. Many of us may be thinking about getting some new wheels. With 3,000 new cars a day purchased on finance deals in 2016, what role does credit information play in car purchases? To find out more, Georgie was joined by Lisa Hardstaff, credit information expert at Equifax and Ed Bowsher Share Radio's senior analyst.
Georgie Frost was joined by Independent retail expert Vix Leyton this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed how around 2 billion pounds is sitting in forgotten UK investments. A commission set up in 2015 says it'll be given to charity if its owners can't be traced. Plus they look into why women effectively work for free for a fifth of the year. The TUC group of unions says that means working for nothing for 66 days. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Theresa May will be in Glasgow today to make it clear keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom is a "personal priority" for her. The Prime Minister will address the Scottish Conservative conference. It comes as speculation continues that First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon could be about to demand the right to hold a second independence referendum. Ryan Heath joined Georgie to discuss what he made of this week’s political agenda and the top stories of the morning.
Joining Georgie Frost to discuss the latest market headlines was Share Radio's very own Nigel Cassidy starting with Snapchat of course. The value of the company that owns the smartphone app has soared by almost half after its debut on the New York Stock Exchange. Snap Inc had been valued at 19 billion pounds when it floated. And the company hasn't made a profit since it was created in 2011. Nigel explained to us if this will change now.
Georgie Frost was joined by Rachel Springall, personal finance expert at moneyfacts.co.uk this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed the government confirming large rises in fees payable after death or probate fee. They will go up in May by as much as £20,000 for those with the biggest estates. Plus they look into the TV licence fee going up for the first time in 7 years to £147 - that's a £2.50 increase. All these stories and more on The News Review.
The government's insisting a defeat in the House of Lords last night makes no difference to its timetable for leaving the EU. Peers debating the Bill that'll authorise Theresa May to trigger the process backed an amendment guaranteeing the rights of European nationals living here. Ministers say it's 'disappointing' and 'unnecessary' - and vowed to overturn it in the Commons. Elsewhere in Europe, the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has set out the future of the EU after Brexit. Josh Lowe joined Georgie to discuss all these stories he’s been writing about in Newsweek.