Why are women’s products more expensive than men’s? Women pay more for a whole range of items, including razors, some models of pen, perfume compared to aftershave and even for things like dry cleaning. So, is this a premium that's unfairly imposed on female products or is it a justified cost that manufacturers and retailers pass on?
Belinda Phipps, Donna Ferguson, Emma Simon, Libby Mayfield
It emerged last month that savers using the Help to Buy ISA can’t in fact use this money for a deposit, and the government was criticised for misleading hopeful homebuyers after many were left with huge holes in their budgets. So what are the options now for those desperate to get on the property ladder?
Nick Peters is joined by Hannah Maundrell, editor in chief at Money.co.uk. Today they discuss the strength of Britain's bars and restaurants as consumer spending rises as well as the growing issue of debt amongst young people. Plus we find out why Croydon has been dubbed the "Silicon Valley of south London". All these stories and more on The News Review.
It's almost three years since new rules were brought in to make it quicker and easier to switch bank account, but figures show that only 3% of us do this every year. Two weeks ago the competition watchdog published its report into banking - shying away from recommending that the banks had the interest rate on their overdrafts capped. Sarah looks at why you should switch and the best way to do it, and what you need to consider.
How can you maximise your time away from work? Sarah looks at setting up your own 'kitchen table' business, volunteering and doing courses to improve your career prospects. With Jasmine Birtles of MoneyMagpie, Kristen Stephenson of the NCVO and Yvette Ankrah, CEO of The Kitchen Table & business mentor.
Jasmine Birtles, Kristen Stephenson, Yvette Ankrah
Most people in their mid-twenties will have attended lots of weddings this year and probably have one this bank holiday too. But attending can be a pricey business. Sarah looks at how much you should spend on travel, accommodation, a new outfit and, of course, the wedding list.
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.
Nicola Mendelsohn, vice president for Facebook EMEA, said last week video content on Facebook is growing more quickly than the company ever anticipated – in one year, video views on Facebook have gone from one billion to 8 billion. And what goes for ordinary people goes double for brands. Nick discusses this with Moz, whose company offers brands and publishers their own video feeds. Plus, have you ever sat in business meetings playing BS Bingo? Ticking off all the clichés your colleagues around you are using? Hamish Thompson created the prbuzzsaw.com web site, where PRs can paste their copy and get it scanned for BS PR buzzwords.
It's been two weeks since the Bank of England cut interest rates to a historic low of just 0.25% and some banks and building societies have wasted no time in cutting the interest rates on their accounts. So can you get any kind of return on your savings? How do you know if your account is paying a terrible rate and who is paying the most? Sarah's joined by Sally Francis of MoneySavingExpert and Hannah Maundrell, editor at money.co.uk.
To get the most out of retirement, financially and in terms of what you do, it's really worth planning for. Not just how much you put into your pension, but when you retire, how you retire and how much money you'll need. When should you do this kind of planning, do you need professional advice or can you work it all out yourself? And what are your options if you've not yet thought about your retirement?