The housing market has seen a slight fall in prices over the last couple of months, is this likely to change over 2017? And what can we expect on housing from the Chancellor's budget this Wednesday? Nigel Cassidy spoke to Russell Quirk, Founder and CEO eMoov to discuss further.
Now to some company results - SQS, which describes itself as leading global specialists in software and act as consultants for companies across the world in a variety of different sectors, helping them ensure quality through their software. Today they released their latest set of full year results, so how are they doing? Nigel Cassidy was joined by Diederik Vos, CEO of SQS to give us the low-down.
Today marks the start of National Apprenticeship Week, encouraging more people to choose apprenticeships as a fast-track to a career. Seemingly apprenticeships are a great alternative to heading to university. However according to research out today from Redrow, the British house-builders, poor careers advice and misconceptions are exacerbating the construction sector skills-gap and discouraging apprentices. Joining Nigel to discuss further was Karen Jones, HR Director at Redrow.
The next few days look pretty eventful for investors, with a string of events likely to set the pace and direction of markets. 4,500 car workers at Ellesmere Port and Luton are braced for future job cuts as General Motors readies the sale of Vauxhall and Opel to France's PSA. Joining Nigel Cassidy was investment director of QuilterCheviot, David Miller, beginning with the likely GM deal, discussing is this is another example of UK industrial car jobs facing a new Brexit risk.
New analysis published by the TUC on Friday reveals that the average woman has to wait nearly a fifth of a year (66 days) before she starts to get paid, compared to the average man. The analysis shows that inequality within the workplace is still a major issue. So what do employers need to do to reign in the gap? Scarlet Harris, Policy Officer at the TUC, joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss.
With the Spring Budget just around the corner, certain industries might be feeling a little worried with tax hikes on the horizon. One of the suggested tax hikes is cigarette tax, with the Chancellor expected to set a Minimum Excise Tax for cigarettes. There are concerns amongst retailers that this tax could have a major impact on their sales, as well as potentially costing UK taxpayers an estimated £1.2 billion in lost revenue. Will Hill, Director of British American Tobacco UK, joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss this further.
CityVerve, a UK Smart City project starting in Manchester, was launched six months ago. The project has intended to explore ways of making the city work better through use of tech, notably the internet of things which puts anything that moves online. So how far has the project come since its launch? Simon Navin, Smart Cities Projects Lead, joined Nigel Cassidy to tell Share Radio Breakfast more.
Donald Trump's given his first address to a joint session of Congress, where he set out in greater detail his plans to cut spending and boost the economy. So what is Trump's plan of action? Chris Bailey, Founder of Financial Orbit, joined Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast to discuss this and more.
The €29bn euro merger of the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse could collapse after the LSE said the deal was unlikely to be approved by the European Commission. The commission had ordered the LSE to sell its 60% stake in MTS, a fixed-income trading platform, which the stock exchange described as "disproportionate". A spokesperson for Theresa May said the merger was a "commercial matter." Share Radio's Nigel Cassidy was joined by Mike van Dulken, Head of Research of Accendo Markets.
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), in partnership with DHL, has published its latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook. It shows that confidence among exporters that their turnover will improve jumped in the fourth quarter of 2016, ahead of further moves towards Brexit. Joining Nigel Cassidy is Mike Spicer, Director of Research and Economics at the BCC to go through the report.