Having a career change can be difficult, especially if you're an older woman wanting to break into an industry which has a reputation for discriminating against your demographic. Well that's exactly what Kathy Trevelyan did when she took the plunge and studied at drama school in her 50s. To talk us through the whole process, Kathy joined Georgie on the line.
Today is Equal Pay Day. But why is it important. Well, the 10th November marks the time women are effectively working for free because of earning less on average than men. Equal Pay Day is calculated using the mean full time pay gap, which is currently 13.9%. At the current rate of progress, it will take over 60 years to close the gender pay gap. So from today, all women in full time work are effectively working for free. For more information, Georgie spoke to Jemima Olchawski, Head of Policy at The Fawcett Society.
More than half of marriages end in divorce. This has lead to lawyers reporting of an increase in inquiries for prenuptial agreements from people, whose parents have given them money to help to buy a home. Parents want to enforce this by law so that the money will stay with their child if a marriage ends in divorce. For more on this and how it impact the 'bank of mum and dad', Georgie spoke to family lawyer Helen Pidgeon.
Allyson Stewart-Allen, CEO at International Marketing Partners and author of Working with Americans, joined Share Radio to share her view of a damaged "Brand USA", following Trump's election. She said that the only individual who can fix the image of the country is the occupant of the White House, and she had few tips for him.
When buying a house, it's important to look at the area. We've heard that living near certain supermarkets impacts on prices. But what about cemeteries. Properties on streets bordering graveyards are on average nearly 25 per cent cheaper. To find out more, Georgie spoke to Jonny Stevens from HouseSimple.com.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by financial journalist Vix Leytonr. On the agenda today, they discuss the big story from America. Donald Trump has beaten Hilary Clinton to become the 45 President. But how that impacted the markets? Georgie and Vix mull over the affects on the global economy and markets. Elsewhere, today is equal pay day, which marks the time women are effectively working for free because of earning less on average than men. And banks are going to offer more help to elderly and vulnerable customers. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Donald trump has shocked everyone and become the 45th President of the US. He defeated favourite Hilary Clinton by winning states such as Florida and Ohio. But how will his victory affect us in the UK? And what about the global stocks and markets? Our man on the ground in Florida and political correspondent Colin Bloom joins senior analyst Ed Bowsher in the studio with Sue.
The definitive list of this year's 12 top toys for Christmas has been unveiled. Dream Toys is the most accurate and authoritative predictive list available, compiled by leading UK toy retailers to provide an expert insight into this Christmas's most sought-after toys. This year's list reveals much about how we will be spending Christmas this year, and it seems that we may be spending a lot more time together with the increase in games and puzzle sales.
Personal finance writer Sam McFaul talks us through the Tesco banking crisis to find out the latest developments, and what to do if you're caught up in it. Plus, we find out how to get hundreds of pounds for your fivers. And as ever we'll have a roundup of the latest and best deals the team have come across this week.
Sue Dougan, is joined by the team at ‘Moneywise’, Tom Wilson and Moira O’Neill, for their sideways look at the weeks top money stories including a pension shortfall could mean for retirees, how to weigh up the risks of investing and just how much people are planning to spend this Christmas. Plus all the regular features including poll of the week, the one minute challenge and not forgetting funny money.