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.
According to the Home Affairs Select Committee, approximately 1,600 Syrian refugees have been processed into the UK. It says the UK should do more to resettle Syrian refugees and strengthen border controls to clamp down on the smuggling of migrants. This is a call that many faith leaders have already been making. Marc talks to Edie Friedman of the Jewish Council for Racial Equality and Nina Kaye of Refugees at Home.
Nick talks to Anthony Hughes a director of the recruitment specialists Coburg Banks about boring jobs and how to cope with one, Dutchmen Pim Demorree and Jos Minaar whose mission is to make work fun, and Paul Sellers, the TUC’s Pay Policy Officer, about workers watching the Olympics. Plus, he speaks to Rachel Suff, Employment Relations Advisor at the CIPD, about its report which suggests little progress is being made to tackle mental health issues in the workplace.
Anthony Hughes, Pim Demorree, Paul Sellers, Rachel Suff
Have businesses lost their moral compass? Nick ponders this with Charles Wookey, CEO of the Blueprint for Business organisation. He also talks to Ben Chu of the Independent about executive pay levels when business is going badly, and about Instanity, a phenomenon identified by expenses management company Concur, affecting those living in the so-called On the Go Economy.
Charles Wookey, Ben Chu, Chris Baker, Jimmy Gordon
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.