If your son or daughter is planning to go to university in the autumn, are you planning on how you'll help them pay for it? Are you going to be supporting them with help towards their rental costs or will you be paying some of their bills? And if you're off to university, are you wondering how much debt you'll leave with? Sarah Pennells is joined by Annie O'Leary from the parenting website Netmums, Jane King who's from Ash-ridge financial planning and James Seymour who's from the Complete University Guide.
Shop Floor, in association with the Inspirational Development Group, opens with an insight into the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. Lord John Browne, QE Prize Trustees and former Chief Executive of BP, explains what the award represents for the profession and why there needs to be a social change to encourage children to become engineers. Neil Pickering, Industry and Customer Insight Manager at Kronos, analyses how British businesses can avoid wasting over £60 billion a year on unnecessary admin, while Leeson Medhurst, Head of Workplace Consultancy at 360 Workplace, explains why office space can affect a company's productivity.
Lord John Browne, Neil Pickering, Paul Jackson, Leeson Medhurst
Sarah Pennells looks at credit card surcharges and why we still have to pay an extra 2.5% interest fee. This week's Young Money Champion, Amelia Murray, explains what the credit card charges are and why they are being changed this year. Helen Saxon, from Moneysavingexpert.com, debates whether credit card rewards are worth considering after cash back offers and loyalty incentives were reduced. Richard Koch, from the UK Cards Association, explains what further changes are being introduced next month.
Conor D'Arcy, Policy Analyst at the Resolution Foundation, talked about their new research published on the lack of career routes for non-graduates. Public policy is often focused on boosting high-level skills and helping those with the poorest qualifications. But those in between are often overlooked, so how can we break down the barriers?
If you started university in England in September 2012 or later, you’ll come under the new tuition fees and student loan regime. That means you’re likely to have graduated with tens of thousands of pounds of debt. So how do you start to go about paying that back? Sarah Pennells is joined by our Young Money Champion, James Connington from the Telegraph’s Personal Finance Team, James Seymour from the Complete University Guide and Ani Bailey from NASMA, the National Association of Student Money Advisers, to share tips and advice on how to tackle rising interest rates on hefty student loans.
Sarah Pennells is joined by Amelia Murray, Senior Personal Finance Research Journalist at The Telegraph and Anna Bowes, Director of Savings Champion, where they look at the worst ISA season yet. Together they discuss what an ISA season is, ISA rates, whether they are better than ordinary savings accounts and why banks and building societies abandoned them.
In this week's programme, in association with IDG, Nick Peters looks at HR strategies that reward their staff with Ailsa Suttie, Operations Director at CSMA Club, who managed to bring a new and fresh approach to help its workers. Nick Howard, Executive Director at Edelman ENGAGE, explains the lack of trust between staff and their leaders and how the latter can build trust with their workers. Nick also speaks to Scott Stirrett, Executive Director and founder of Venture for Canada, a company that recruits and trains young graduates in start-up businesses. In contrast Andrew MacKensie, Policy and Research Manager at Reed in Partnership discusses their recent report, "Too Poor to Work", which looks at the cost of finding and sustaining work for the long-term unemployed in the UK.
Ailsa Suttie, Nick Howard, Scott Stirrett, Andrew MacKensie
Tech Camp is a school for children that teaches youngsters from the age of nine how to code and get them hooked on science. The school was set up over ten years ago by Tom Ward, who worked previously as a teacher and electrical engineer. He talks to Linda Lewis about the school's mission to 'inspire tomorrow's inventors' and their courses. From building robot arms to designing computer games, the school prides itself in teaching advanced tech skills to young people before they enter the competitive industry.
If you're a student, or a first time renter, this week Sarah Pennells looks at what rights you're entitled to as a tenant. She is joined in the studio by Money Saving Expert Racheal Healey and Richard Blanco, independent landlord and National Landlords Association spokesperson. She will also be joined by Simon Thompson, Director of accommodationforstudents.com- the UK’s largest student accommodation portal- and David Cox from the Association of Residential Letting Agents.
Rachel Healy, Simon Thompson, David Cox, Richard Blanco
Sarah Pennells is joined by this week's Young Money Champion, James Connington, from the Telegraph's personal finance team, as well as Graeme McColgan, an IFA from Million Plus Financial Planning, and also by Anna Bowes, founder of Savings Champion, to talk about the best ways to start saving if you're a student or starting your first job. Sarah and her guests discuss whether you actually need a savings account to start saving, what the basics are when it comes to how much to start saving, and what the best rates are when you're looking into savings accounts and products.