Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Vix Leyton from cashback site Quidco.com. Today they discuss Sports Direct's decision to guarantee hours to workers on zero-hours contracts as well as the gender disparity in pay increases. Plus why complaints about payday loans have more than tripled in the first six months of the year. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Nick Peters is joined in the studio by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss the growing numbers of new and expectant mothers being made redundant in the UK as well as the latest news on Apple's tax row with the EU. Plus just how much is cybercrime costing the UK economy? All these stories and more on The News Review.
Nick talks to Gareth Davies, head of digital and insight at PR firm Waggener Edstrom, about the campaigns of the various sponsors who had spent billions for the rights to be associated with the Rio Olympics to see who had won gold, silver, bronze or were just also rans. He also talks to Colin Williamson, media consultant, about the demise of Gawker, arguably the rudest, most fearless news site on the Internet, and why the rest of the media should pay attention to its story.
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
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Vix Leyton from Quidco.com. Today they discuss research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) that suggests women earn 18% less than men on average. They also take a look at growing levels of debt in the UK as well as the impacts a car crash can have on your insurance premium, even when it's not your fault. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Georgie Frost is joined by independent financial analyst Martyn James. Today they discuss the latest employment figures and new legislation aimed at cracking down on corporate tax avoidance. Plus the latest survey into student spending. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Nick talks to Debbie about the breakdown in trust between brands, agencies and consumers identified in a new documentary by Campaign. Do brands feel they’ve ceded too much power to budgets and agencies, and are now trying to get it back? Adrian joins Nick from Rio to talk about the ways in which brands benefit from the huge sums they pay to be associated with the games. And Rita Lobo tries to claim her free Uber ice cream…with mixed success.
Georgie Frost is joined by Charlotte Burns from studentmoneysaver.co.uk. Today they discuss the latest industrial action from Eurostar workers and sticking with the travel theme take a look at airline charges for using credit or debit cards. Plus they also talk about the latest government list naming and shaming companies who fail to pay workers the minimum wage. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Now the cynic might say, who would want to sponsor the Olympic Games, what with doping scandals, corruption, venue deficiencies and the Zika virus. Whatever the true ideals of the movement, the Olympic brand and its many parts aren’t seen as trustworthy. So will any of that rub off on the prominent brands that are paying untold millions to be there? Izzy Pugh, Director of Culture at Added Value, a strategic brand consultancy, talks to Share Radio to discuss the games and the brands involved.
Georgie Frost is joined by independent money expert Martyn James. Today they look at the Competition and Markets Authority's calls for a technological revolution from high street banks. Staying with banking there are also fears of a further cut in interest rates which dropped to 0.25% last week. Meanwhile housing chairty Shelter have suggested working families in England are so stretched financially that one in three couldn't afford to pay their rent or mortgage.