Start-up businesses are seeking more support in search of success. Research shows that the network of accelerators and incubators sought by start-ups is growing, surprisingly outside of London. To find out more, our reporter Anviksha Patel spoke to Chris Haley, Head of startups and new technology research at Nesta.
More and more millennials are turning to the internet to manage their money. That's according to research by Zurich UK- which found that 15% of millennials are turning to search engines, such as Google, instead of seeking professional financial advice.
Today on the agenda, Georgie Frost and David Braithwaite from Citrus Financial Management discussed why Britain is losing up to £1bn a year in VAT because of fraud or error by sellers using online marketplaces. Plus they look into the biggest broadband companies failing to beat their smaller competitors on service. All these stories and more on The News Review.
The Moneywise team with over a quarter of a century of financial journalism under their belt joins us in the studio for their weekly catch up. This week Georgie was joined by the product researcher Adam Williams and Editor Moira O'Neill. We'll be looking at how to make money out of your old motor, and getting a guide to indemnity insurance.
Time to check-in with our friends over at Money Saving Expert. This week Georgie was joined by consumer writer, Megan French. We're looking at buying stolen goods (legally of course); your rights when it comes to sale shopping, and of course we'll have a roundup of the best deals the eagle-eyed team have come across this week.
Next month is Financial Planning Week, a week in which we're all urged to book a session with a financial planner for a check-up on our finances. It's organised by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, or CISI, which is offering the FREE one-hour consultations. To hear more, Share Radio reporter Sara Macham was joined by Jacqueline Lockie, deputy head of financial planning at the CISI.
Despite targets to reduce household waste by 5% by 2016, the latest figures from food waste charity WRAP show that waste in the UK has in fact grown by 4% in recent years. But it's not just households which need to tackle the issue. Share Radio reporter Sara Macham spoke to Rich Watts from the Soil Association, who explained the scale of the problem across the food and catering industry as a whole.
Today on the agenda, Georgie Frost and Rachel Springall, personal finance expert at moneyfacts.co.uk discussed workers who can speak a second language earn around £35 a week more. Plus they look into why Aviva wants to shake up the sector and start giving discounts of up to 20 per cent. All these stories and more on The News Review.
MPs will vote later on whether a snap general election can be held on the 8th of June. There'll be a debate in the Commons later followed by a vote - which needs to a two thirds majority to go through. The Prime Minister's said for months there wouldn't be an election before 2020 - but has changed her mind because of divisions within Westminster.