The European Central Bank’s stimulus programme is due to go to court in Germany. The country's influential Constitutional Court will deliver a final verdict on whether German law allows the ECB to deploy so-called "outright money transactions". Zsolt Darvas, Senior fellow at the economic think tank Bruegel, discussed the implications of this.
The pound and the FTSE soared on Monday as the ‘Remain’ camp wrestled back its lead in the polls. Ken Odeluga, Market Analyst at City Index, wrote: "Let’s face it, Britain’s economy and financial markets are going to be stuffed for a while, whichever way the referendum vote goes." Ken discussed his take on the market reaction with Sarah Lowther and Chris Bailey.
Hannah Maundrell, Editor in Chief and Head of Content at Money.co.uk, joins Georgie Frost in the studio today to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, train strikes affecting both ends of the UK, Lidl has signed up to the National Farmers' Union's "fruit and veg pledge, Banks and charities are being urged to take more responsibility for vulnerable people who fall victim to scams, plus much more. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
Your energy bills could be too high because the energy meter itself is faulty. New research shows that you could be charged up to £140 to get your meter tested. But some energy companies charge nothing at all. The website SavvyWoman.co.uk contacted eight of the major energy suppliers to find out what their costs and charges were and it found that while some suppliers charged nothing at all, others charged over £100. Sarah Pennells, founder and editor of SavvyWoman.co.uk, joined Sue Dougan in the studio.
Sara Benwell, digital editor of Pensions Insight and Engaged Investor, joins Sue Dougan in the studio today to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, the CMA to publish its findings on energy companies, British companies are spending 20 times more on pension contributions for older workers than younger staff, 5 percent of us are now buying something on our phones every day, plus much more. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
It’s World Productivity Day and Leesman, the largest measure of workplace effectiveness, can reveal the biggest workplace and productivity inhibitors, including noise, natural light, temperature, air quality, not having enough space, and even the provision of tea and coffee! Chris Moriarty, Director of Leesman, joined to discuss the findings.
Majestic Wine’s retail business Managing Director, John Colley, and Group Chief Financial Officer, James Crawford, joined Nigel Cassidy and Louise Cooper to discuss their company’s full year results to March 2016. After the recent acquisition of Naked Wines, how did the pair assess the performance and what does the future hold?
With less than a week to go until the EU referendum Linda Lewis meets Will Moy, Director of Full Fact, and his team in action. Fact-checking as an industry is growing, and Britain is in the lead when it comes to finding innovative ways to pay for it. Will explains why it was important to set the company up, and how they work with journalists, academics and political parties on a daily basis to deliver accurate facts and figures.
Linda Lewis meets the team behind Robomagic, an independent music company with the desire to make the lives of established and aspiring artists fairer and more equitable at its core. Rob Hallett, CEO and founder, explains how he set up the company, their future plans, and the Fold Festival, produced and curated by Nile Rodgers, which is being put on in conjunction with the company.
Sarah Pennells conducts a Brexit special analysis ahead of the EU referendum next week. Sarah and her guests look at how the vote will affect the currency, markets, travelling abroad and personal finance. Nina Schick, from Open Europe, demystifies any major Brexit facts and figures; Michelle McGrade, from TD Direct Investing, discusses the stock market, banks and trade deals; while Julia Rampen, Deputy Editor at Mirror Money Online, looks at whether the value of the pound will fall.