From virtual reality to drones this year has certainly seen a range of futuristic new products on the market. All this means there's ever more to choose from when trying to find the perfect present for any gadget obsessed friends and relatives. Talking to Georgie Frost through the best of this year’s consumer tech is Chris Hall, editor at Pocket Lint, the Tech review website.
As 2016 is almost over, it is time to look back over the year. Georgie Frost checked in with Mr Moneyblogger himself, Andy Webb from the Moneyblogger community to find out about the money highlights, including the money heroes and villains from 2016.
Sue Dougan is joined on the line with Hannah Maundrell, editor of money.co.uk. Today on the agenda, they discussed potential Christmas electricity blackouts, a 51% alcohol tax and have you finished your Christmas shopping if you're under 40? A poll says three quarters haven't. All these stories and more on The News Review.
In the careers clinic, we discuss how it's not always easy to find a new job, but changing your career is even more challenging. For many burned-out or multi-talented folks who are sitting on skills they're not getting a chance to use, changing fields is the only way to keep from losing their marbles. To discuss this further, Sue joined by James Innes, founder of the CV centre and author of five best-selling careers books.
Office perks may be a thing of the past, with less than a quarter (24%) of companies planning to throw an office party this Christmas. New research reveals almost a third of Brits (31%) will work until Christmas Eve this year and just under one in five (18%) will be in the office throughout the Christmas period. Tom Hellier from Willis Towers Watson, a human resources consulting firm told Share's Melanie Wray what they had found.
We are being urged to check our energy prices and consider fixing, as experts warn that gas and electricity prices are likely to continue rising in 2017 by as much as 5%. According to energy comparison website Energyhelpline.com, over the past six months the cheapest energy prices have risen from £734 a year in June to £870 a year now. This all comes as customers of Big Six energy provider EDF are facing the first bill hike in three years as power costs rise. To find out more, Sue Dougan spoke on the line to Energyhelpline's Mark Todd.
Joining Georgie Frost in the studio for the third annual taste test is Editor Simon Lambert, Consumer Affairs editor Lee Boyce and special guest development editor Rich Browning from the Financial Website of the Year.
The team attempt to talk money matters - such as shared appreciation mortgages, a holiday Brexit tax and supermarket price wars - as they munch their way through a veritable feast of festive favourites.
Who among Waitrose, Tesco, Lidl and our wildcard, will win out on taste and price, in our completely unscientific, pointless bit of seasonal fun?!
Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce, Rich Brow, Richard Browning
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Share Radio’s Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher. Today on the agenda, they discuss even more strikes, now by cleaners on Great Western Railway. Plus money wiring scams. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Carl Reader AKA The Startup Coach joined Share’s Georgie Frost in the studio with his top tips to start your own business and where to firstly start. Also joining him was Freddie St George is the owner of Raring2Go, a chain of magazines that are aimed at parents of children, and is wanting to expand his business by offering franchise opportunities.
The average Brit will consume over 60 units of alcohol over the festive period - a unit is approximately half a pint of beer or lager or 125ml glass of wine. What is the secret to surviving a hangover and what product or foods actually work to cure it? Share's Melanie Wray asked Rob Hobson, Healthspan registered nutritionist and author of The Detox Ktichen Bible and medical nutritionist, Dr Sarah Brewer.