This week on Shop Floor, in association with the Inspirational Development Group, Nick Peters looks at the role of unions in business with Tony Devlin, National Officer for Unite the Union, and Luke Primarolo, Regional Officer for Unite the Union. Guy Standing, Professor of Development Studies at SOAS, discusses zero-hour contracts and the rise of a new social class, the precariat, whose working lives are filled with uncertainty and doubt. Craig Preston, Managing Director at IDG, explains why businesses should nurture their staff's passions in order to learn new skills about leadership and teamwork.
Tony Devlin, Luke Primarolo, Guy Standing, Craig Preston, Jake Meyer, Giles English
A survey by the government found that 45% of people over 45 knew nothing about a lasting power of attorney and, when they were told about what it was, over 60% said they weren't interested in setting one up. An ongoing power of attorney lets you manage someone else's money when they're unable to do so. What can you do if your elderly relative is struggling to manage their own money? What are the rules if you want to open an account for your child or grandchild? Sarah Pennells is joined by David Steele, Policy Manager of Financial Services at Age UK and George McNamara, Head of Policy at the Alzheimer's Society, to discuss these issues.
Sarah Pennells looks at what's changed for women in the last 90 years. She's joined by Jane Moore, from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; Fiona Tait, from Royal London, and employment lawyer at Slater and Gordon Jasmine van Loggerenberg. From maternity pay in the 1970s to today's debate on equal gender pay, Sarah and her guests analyse the changes that have occurred throughout history to improve women's working rights.
Share radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher, joins Sarah Pennells in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, energy companies rising prices, Brits pay over the odds for phone bills, Argos to pay a mega refund plus much more. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
This is Money are back for another week, in partnership with NS&I. And what a week it's been! Can British business bounce back from the blows it's been receiving this week? First BHS, and then Sports Direct! Well, in swoop the MPs to sort through this mess, and Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard-Straus from the Financial Website of the Year are here to hold our hands through it all. We'll also be taking a look at another Brexit blow to the pound, a win for buy-to-let landlords, and keeping your gold in some unusual places.
This Is Money with Georgie Frost is presented in partnership with NS&I
Growth is expected to slow to 4.1% this year, according to the latest ICAEW Economic Forecast for Q2. Stephen Ibbotson, Director of Business at the ICAEW, who are a leading organisation for chartered accountants in the UK, joined to looks at the numbers and discuss the implications it will have.
In France, Uber has been slapped with a £625,000 fine for running the illegal UberPop service using unlicensed drivers, and its arrival has challenged the cost base of taxi companies all over the world. In the UK, Addison Lee has responded by offering a new pay deal to drivers, and Catherine Faiers, Chief Operations Officer at Addison Lee, discussed this.
Plastic 3D printers have slipped into the public consciousness and are used by companies to print bespoke plastic parts - but what if the same could be done with complicated metal structures for use across industry and manufacturing? Matt Cox has been hearing from Dan Michaels, German Business Editor at the Wall Street Journal, who's recently written about the new industrial process.
Deborah Hargreaves, founder of the High Pay Centre, joins Sarah Pennells in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, house prices are dipping due to the EU referendum, Amazon is launching food deliveries to push its bid to get into the grocery market, Vodaphone customers have problems with their bill, plus much more. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.