Welcome to the This is Money show and podcast, in partnership with NS&I. This week, Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus, and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce from the Financial Website of the Year team up with Georgie Frost, Financial Broadcaster of the Year, to give you the very best in the week's money journalism. On the agenda: Your pound is being assailed from all angles, from scammers to through-the-floor rates. So what's to be done about it? Well, there is one White Knight on the horizon, and the team from This is Money have some strategies of their own.
This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost, in partnership with NS&I
Today Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss the rebound in retail sales since their June slump as well as the amount of money retired households are losing in income tax. Plus with the Night Tube starting tonight we take a look at London's newest transport service. All these stories and more on The News Review.
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.
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. First up: the ARM takeover by Softbank - does this prove that Britain is open for business, or did we just write ourselves out of the Internet of Things? Then, we take a look at the new cabinet, what would you do if you were in charge of the country? Or pensions? Then, banks are 'named and shamed' for offering loyal savers record low interest rates. All this and more, on This is Money.
This is Money is presented in partnership with NS&I
Each year in the UK, more than half a million people take the plunge and start a business of their own. Some businesses survive, but we know that many don't. The rewards can be great but success requires careful planning. But even then, the best laid plans can't prevent all bumps along the road - be they staffing, taxes, money, or personal problems. So where do you turn if you do hit problems in the early years? Frank O'Keeffe, Mike Jupp and Robert Ferguson join Georgie to share with us their highs and the lows
Mike Jupp, Frank O'Keeffe aka "Mister Taco", Robert Ferguson
We all know that life can throw up all sorts of issues that we have to face - both personal and professional. But how do you manage these and even become stronger and more successful as a result? Today we're bringing you the first in an occasional series looking at how leading business people have overcome adversity and used to it forge forward. Georgie speaks to Carole Gaskell, Founder and Managing Director of Full Potential Group and her husband Peter Maul, who is also company secretary
Now we all still receive a lot of vital information via post -- bank statements, council tax letters, and bills for instance. But for people who're visually impaired or blind, this can understandably prove to be a real challenge. In this show our reporter Kirsty Shanks speaks to engineer Sam Jewell about how he hopes his "Giraffe Reader" will combat that.
Now we're all familiar with stories in the media about the "slow death of the high street" as we swap our real shopping baskets for virtual ones...But, one company trying to bridge the gap by bringing the high street to you is Hubbub. In this show Georgie chats to Alice Beverton-Palmer from Hubbub and hears from one of the fishmongers they work with.