Higher food and air fares helped to increase December's Consumer Prices Index (CPI), the Office for National Statistics said. Inflation as measured by the Retail Prices Index (RPI) rose to 2.5% in December from 2.2% the previous month. To explain more about what all this means for the pound in your pocket Georgie was joined by our reporter Tom Hill.
One site, Vouchercloud, has even created a Freddo index which show's just how much the price has increased ahead of inflation. The answer according to inflation expert Pete Comley lies in commodity prices.
Now every week, around 100 experts from the UK Money Bloggers community in all, take to the social media site to kick off the week and share experiences, tips and questions on anything money related. Last night they discussed Energy. Joining Georgie Frost in the studio was David Taylor from Thinking Thrifty.
Georgie Frost was joined in the studio by Financial planner from Citrus Financial David Braithwaite. Today on the agenda, they discussed the latest rise in the inflation rate. Plus they look into a fifth of parents who never sit down to eat with their children. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Theresa May's Brexit speech has received huge amounts of coverage. In what the Guardian calls the most important speech of her premiership so far, it says Mrs May will confirm the UK will leave the single market but insist the country wants to remain "the best friend" to European partners. Share Radio Morning's Georgie Frost was joined by Jack Sommers of the Huffington Post to look at some of the biggest political stories of the day.
And at this point every week we focus on long term investing and planning for the retirement you'd really like in Your Money, Your Future. Now, the introduction of pension freedoms in 2015 resulted in an increase in people wanting to transfer their final salary pensions. So they could take money out of them as and when they wanted to. But - can you move your final salary pension and, if so, should you? Or, can you cash it in altogether?
We'll be hearing from Sarah Pennell's panel of experts - from Sir Steve Webb, recently knighted in the New Year's Honours. Steve is head of policy at pensions provider Royal London. Also in the studio is Michelle Cracknell, who's chief executive of the Pensions Advisory Service and on the phone I'm joined by Alistair McQueen who's from the pensions and insurance provider Aviva.
Sir Steve Webb, Michelle Cracknell, Alistair McQueen
Welcome to Too Good To Be True - our weekly look at the topic of fraud and financial scams. The total value of fraud hit a five year high in 2016- costing a staggaring £2 billion. That's according to analysis by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO. To find out more about this Sarah Pennells was joined by Kaley Crossthwaite Partner and Head of Fraud and author of the report.
Now, if you’re self employed or you get income from a range of different sources – you might have ‘filling in your tax self-assessment form’ at the top of your to-do list. The deadline for filing your tax self-assessment form is January 31st – just over two weeks away. So, if you haven’t got round to filing yours yet, fear not! We’re going to tell you exactly what you need to do. My guests are Anita Monteith who’s from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Elaine Clarke from Cheap Accounting and Jonathan Amponsah from The Tax Guys.
Do you think of yourself as a creative person? Well, even if you don't, all is not lost, as author and creativity expert Claire Bridges can attest. She's helped more than 10,000 people in companies including Sky and Vodafone find their hidden creative streaks, improving profits and company performance. She's just published a new DIY guide called In Your Creative Element. Share Radio reporter Sara Macham spoke to her earlier, and began by asking what is the definition of creativity.
Sarah Pennells was joined on the line by Editor in Chief at Money.co.uk Hannah Maundrell. Today on the agenda, they discussed the 8 richest men in the world owning as much as 50% of the world's poorest. Plus they look into companies spying on their employees. All these stories and more on The News Review.