With the Sports Direct report from the House select committee out this week, Nick talks company culture…and the imperative for a new way to do business. Plus, the effectiveness of worker representation on boards, crime in the workplace and the economy of hours…a new means of money-free trade and barter.
Peter Montagnon, Martin Warren, David Kearns, Sarah Henderson
Time once again for the Consuming Issues news review, with Georgie Frost and is joined by Digital Editor of Pensions Insight and Engaged Investor, Sara Benwel. And today, they look at the MPs committee who condemned Sports Direct, for making their employees work in condition like a 'Victorian Workhouse'. And, Sainsbury's have the go ahead to purchase Argos. Plus, the Government is under pressure to sort out the Southern Rail debacle. All this and more, on Consuming Issues, every day from 9am to Midday, right here on Share Radio.
The European Union has hit five truck makers with its highest-ever cartel fine of £2.46bn, for colluding on the factory prices of medium and heavy trucks, and coordinating on when to implement new emissions technologies.
Daimler, DAF, Iveco, MAN and Volvo/Renault were said to have conspired over 14 years to fix prices, but VW-owned MAN escaped a penalty after it blew the whistle on the cartel.
Joe Aldridge has been speaking to Paul Henty, Partner at law firm Charles Russell Speechlys, to find out more.
British Telecom is significantly under investing in its Openreach division by hundreds of millions of pounds - according to a new report by MPs.
The Culture, Media and Sport Committee says the quality of its broadband service "remains poor". Their report warns if there's no improvement, they support separating Openreach from BT.
Share Radio spoke to Dave Millett, Managing Director of telecoms broker Equinox to find out more.
Tired of junk mail pouring through your front door? Sick of cold callers asking about your broken computer? Consumer expert Martyn James and John Micheson, from the Telephone Preference Service join Sarah Pennells to share top tips on how you can slow the constant stream of spam messages and cold calls.
This week, we’ve heard all about short-termism among companies; but what about employees? Nick Peters finds out with Kate Cooper from the Institute of Leadership and Management.
Nick learns about why employee ownership is a great way for owners of a successful business to realise some of their investment but stay involved, and produce a massive boost to workforce morale. with Simon Mounsey from Agilisys.
Nick and Alan Leaman, CEO at Management Consultancies Association, discuss public trust in business and politics post-Brexit.
And have you ever wondered about the job of comments moderator on a web site? Nick finds out how it’s done from Arax Poshtvar is a member of the comments moderation team at the Guardian.
This week Nick Peters finds out how the TV industry reacted last year when YouTube pitched itself to brands as a legitimate alternative for their ad spend to conventional TV. Now the row has escalated: the online video service is suggesting brands should switch 24% of their TV spend to YouTube. Nick is also tackling one of the biggest questions facing online news media: how to generate revenue from news.
Marc Shoffman looks at the reports of hate crime in the aftermath of the EU Referendum. Rita Lobo speaks to Imam Qari Asim, Imam at Leeds Mosque and Editor of Imams Online, on the rise in Islamophobia in recent days and what should be done to tackle this issue. Marc Shoffman speaks to Dr Kirsten Johnson, of the Liberal Democrat Christian Forum and supporter of Christians Stronger in Europe, about what this event means to her as a Christian. Christian author, Symon Hill, analyses the concept of the 'neighbour' in the Bible and how they apply to these difficult times.
BillHub is a fin tech company that provides a platform for sending, spending and managing household bills between housemates. Bill payers can also take photos of their bills using a mobile phone and upload them to the hub. Founder James Harrison meets Linda Lewis and explains how the company aims to provide a product for the ‘generation rent’. BillHub, he says, aim to be transparent, safe and secure product for all.
Linda Lewis meets Simon Gosling, Managing Director of Energy Net, a conference company which has been producing events and investment summits for Africa for nearly 20 years. Simon explains his latest initiative, Off the Grid Club, which aims to connect poor areas of Africa to the electricity grid. Linda also meets the supporters and founder members, taking part in the Off the Grid Club, such as the Solar Turtle Company.