Welcome to the This is Money Show on Share Radio, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. It’s the start of a new financial year and with it a number of new tax changes and price hikes. Taking an Easter themed look through what all this means for the pound in your pocket Georgie Frost is joined by Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce. Plus we put the biggest retailers to the test with the annual Easter taste test.
Today we're talking about getting on the property ladder with the team from Equifax. But according to research by YouGov and Equifax the prospects for younger generations to get their own home aren't looking good. Nearly half of 16-24 year olds think they can't get onto the property ladder without financial support from their parents and grandparents.
Today on the agenda, Georgie and David Braithwaite from Citrus Financial discussed how drivers of up to 10 million older diesels facing fees of up to £20 per day to drive into urban areas. Plus they look into the UK's most popular takeaway: Chinese, followed by Indian and then fish and chips. All these stories and more on The News Review.
In a lookthrough of the latest political headlines, Billy Bambrough, Editor of Verdict.co.uk discussed Boris Johnson saying evidence suggests the Syrian government was responsible for a deadly gas attack on its own people. Plus US President Donald Trump is to meet China's President Xi Jinping this week in a "crunch" trade summit. And the Labour party has been accused of being "too lenient" over a decision to extend the suspension of Ken Livingstone.
Nigel Cassidy joined Georgie Frost to discuss the main market headlines of the morning, and it's all about the housebuilders: We've heard from Bovis, Galliford Try, McCarthy & Stone and Telford. What have they said?
Today on the agenda, Georgie and consumer rights expert Martyn James discussed how millions of customers unable to pay their credit card bills are being exploited by banks. Plus they look into why a row's broken out between the Church of England, Cadbury and the National Trust over the removal of the word "Easter" from an annual egg hunt. All these stories and more on The News Review.
The Prime Minister's promising an extra 160 million pounds to help countries look after refugees fleeing Syria. Later, she'll head to Saudi Arabia - and is having to defend the UK's links with a country accused of human rights violations. But to start off, Georgie Frost was joined by Jack Sommers of the Huffington Post to talk more on the Gibraltar Brexit deal.
Nigel Cassidy joined Georgie Frost to discuss the main market headlines of the morning, starting with ASOS. Plus we've also heard from Energy consultancy firm Utilitywise. Nigel spoke with the company's CEO this morning, what has it reported? And the housing market is causing problems for Topps Tiles.
This week sees the introduction of the apprentice levy for many UK employers of 0.5% on their annual pay bill. It's aimed at funding training for apprentices but we're hearing a worrying number of firms have little or no knowledge of how the system will affect them. So what will it mean for businesses? To find out Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to Chris Gray managing director at management consultancy ManpowerGroup.
Georgie Frost was joined by Deborah Hargreaves, Founding Director of High Pay centre and former Business Editor of the Guardian this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed how credit card companies could soon have to help customers who can't pay off their balance. Plus they look into why more than two thirds of over-55s are still confused about the new pension freedom rules, two years after they were introduced. All these stories and more on The News Review.