The world's largest arts festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, has begun. Yet, the Fringe Festival isn't the only event to have kicked off this weekend in the city. The Edinburgh International Festival and Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are among many to have begun. So what do these festivals bring to the city's economy? Joe Aldridge spoke with James McVeigh, Head of Marketing and Innovation at Festivals Edinburgh, to find out.
With the recent publication of RAJAR's listening figures for radio in the UK, Nick decides to look at how the industry is doing as a whole. To help Nick go through the data, he is joined by radio industry consultant Adam Bowie, who gives Nick the latest on the current state of radio in the UK.
Once again, it's time for the This is Money podcast. Every week, in partnership with NS&I, Financial Broadcaster of the Year Georgie Frost and Financial Website of the Year This is Money team up to go through all the finance stories you need to know this week. On the agenda today, of course, The Bank of England cut interest rates as many of us predicted. We're not going to pat ourselves on the back too much for that one, but some prognosticating is definitely in order. How will this affect us in the long run? Cuts to existing savings rates have left savers nervous, and things are not looking good on the property market, as homeowner levels have dropped to their lowest in 30 years. Is this the worst time for a rate cut? We'll also be running through the new deadline for PPI claims, and Simon's round-up of the best and worst of Great British Autos. This is Money is presented by George Frost, in partnership with NS&I.
Time once again for the Consuming Issues news review, with Georgie Frost and is joined our very own senior analyst Ed Bowsher. And today, they look at the days top story - the base rate of interest has been cut to its lowest level in the Bank of England's 322-year history. Elsewhere, saving rates have also crumbled, while the RBS has recorded a £2billion loss in the first six months of the year. All this and more, on Consuming Issues, every day from 9am to Midday, right here on Share Radio.
How will this two-week festival of sport impact the UK economy? City AM predicted prior to the summer that 3 billion pounds would be pumped back into the UK over the course of Euro 2016 and the Rio Olympics.
Yet, when the world's eyes turn to Usain Bolt and the 100 metre final, it will be 2:30 on a Monday morning here in the UK - will the vastly different time zones make a difference?
To find out more about the impact, Joe Aldridge asked Joe Hall, a sports business journalist at City AM, what sort of boost we are expecting.
Tuition fees are increasing for students, low-income families are losing grants, more competition for jobs, high house prices - what does all this mean for kids out there with big dreams? And what do they think of their chances in a post Brexit Britain? Joining Georgie Frost today are three young men who are helping shape the next generation of business. Adam Bradford is an award winning social activist, Louis Howell is a Youth and Community Trainer, and Jacob Sarkil is former young mayor of Lewisham and a youth leader and social entrepreneur.
Time once again for the Consuming Issues news review, with Georgie Frost and is joined byKevin Pratt, web editor MoneySuperMarket.com. And today, they look at the days top story - the Bank of England, who are set to cut the interest rates. Elsewhere, jobseekers and more worried about finding work since Brexit, while two thirds of us are addicted to the internet. All this and more, on Consuming Issues, every day from 9am to Midday, right here on Share Radio.
This is must listen, new look edition to our regular show, with added features, bringing their magazine to your ears. On this week's episode, Helen Knapmanm and Tom Wilson join Georgie Frost in the studio. On the agenda, we talk all things about self-employment. We look at the many positives - but also the biggest negative - the fact you will get no retirement income. Also, is it good news for buy-to-let landlords after a rather turbulent time when it comes to holiday homes. Plus, we look at what a Mondo Bank is and look through the latest scam to hit the world, Olympic ticketing.
Prime Minister Theresa May has met with senior ministers to discuss a new economic and industrial strategy. Post-meeting, we learned Britain will continue to seek investment from around the world,
In a statement, a spokesperson said the discussion "...underlined that Britain is open for business, we continue to seek investment from around the world and we will continue to be a strong advocate for free trade."
Share Radio was joined by James Frayne, director of policy issue consultancy Public First to discuss further.
Time once again for the Consuming Issues news review, with Georgie Frost and is joined by Vix Leyton, from Quidco.com. And today, they look at the days top story - the levels of home ownership in England has fallen to its lowest levels since 1986. Elsewhere, banks are already ditching the best bank savings accounts ahead of Thursday's excpected cut to the base rate. Plus, the date to apply for mis-sold PPI has been set to June next year. All this and more, on Consuming Issues, every day from 9am to Midday, right here on Share Radio.