Today on the agenda, Georgie Frost and Russell Quirk. Founder and CEO at Emoov discussed how Jeremy Corbyn's claiming the Conservatives 'will never fix the housing crisis' but his party will, if it wins the general election. Plus they look into Theresa May is seriously considering replacing the 'triple lock', and spending some of the money saved on social care. All these stories and more on The News Review.
We've had the last PMQ's before the general election. And away from the general election, Theresa May has met the EU's chief negotiator for talks. Zac Goldsmith has been selected as the Conservative candidate for Richmond Park. He was the area's MP from 2010 until December last year when he lost to Lib Dem Sarah Olney after a massive swing in a by-election.
Georgie Frost was joined by Nigel Cassidy to discuss the latest market headlines, starting with Lloyds. And housebuilders out in force this morning. We've heard from both Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon. Plus Donald Trump’s administration has unveiled plans for a drastic overhaul of the country’s tax system, including reducing corporate tax to 15%.
Labour outlines its campaign plans for Brexit and NHS
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The General Election campaign is underway. Labour has set out its Brexit & NHS plans. Theresa May is in Wales targeting voters there. And the front of The Telegraph reads Britain 'faces EU bill until 2020'. It comes as the Prime Minister's preparing to meet the EU's chief Brexit negotiator for the first time since taking office.
Joining Glen Goodman for the main market headlines was Nigel Cassidy, starting with Boohoo, the online fashion retailer, the big story of the morning. We've heard from Metro Bank and also about the UK and it becoming a cashless society.
Today on the agenda, Georgie Frost and Kevin White, Director at Fortem Financial Management discussed how up to three million children in the UK are at risk because families can't afford to feed them during school holidays. Plus they look into why UK shoe repair and key-cutting business Timpson recruits new staff according to which Mr Men characters their personalities resemble. All these stories and more on The News Review.
The Guardian leads with the story that pro-EU campaign group Open Britain is urging voters to unseat prominent Brexit-supporting MPs, including Iain Duncan Smith, Theresa Villiers and Kate Hoey. Meanwhile, in the Telegraph, polls suggest the Conservatives are on course for a historic Commons majority of up to 150 seats.
Georgie and Nigel began the morning by going through the latest market headlines, starting with Whitbread - the UK's largest hospitality company, owning the likes of Costa Coffee. Elsewhere, we've heard from the UK's largest retailer of carpets - Carpetright. And there's a £10bn takeover of Christian Dior, which is dominating the retail business news this morning.
Friday's tend to be a quiet day when it comes to company announcements. But Georgie and Nigel discussed the latest figures from Marks and Spencers - shares have had a fantastic morning. We've also had the latest ONS retails sales figures out. And moving into the automotive sector, Tesla has recalled some 53,000 cars.