Students across the country nervously await their A-Level results, and start to look ahead to the big decisions they have to make in the coming months...
New research has revealed what subjects parents are encouraging their children to study and where - but also whether employability is a big factor.
To discuss further, June Hughes, a Registrar at the University of Derby and member of the Association of Heads of University joined the Morning Money team ahead of the A-Level results.
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.
Georgie Frost is joined by Kevin Pratt, editor at MoneySuperMarket.com. Today they discuss the latest trends in UK house prices as well as the importance of travel insurance when holidaying abroad . Keeping with the theme of property they also talk about bad neighbours and the effect this can have on property values. All this and other stories on the News Review.
Georgie Frost is joined by Harrison Kelly from TSB. Today they look at the ongoing strike by Southern Rail workers and the potential for a return to work. With more than a third of people under 35 saying they regret going to university because of their debts they also discuss whether university is worth the cost. Elsewhere they find out what happens to the drinks bottles confiscated by airport security. All this and other stories on the News Review.
Around 5 million non-nationals live in the UK. But how do you get financially established when you first arrive? Sarah gets advice from Theresa Wallace of estate agent Savills, James Jones of Experian and Teni Shahiean of immigration solicitors, OTS.
This week Sarah asks whether you should re-mortgage. What does this week's Bank of England interest rate cut mean for your if you're on a variable rate or if you're thinking of buying or remortgaging? She is joined by Ray Boulger of John Charcol mortgage experts, David Hollingworth of L&C mortgages and Andrew Montlake of Coreco.
Sarah is joined by Toby Walne, author of '101 Extraordinary Investments - Curious, Unusual and Bizarre Ways to Make Money', professional declutterer Vicky Silverthorn and writer Dan Wilson on how to make the most money from your unwanted stuff.
Sarah Pennells talks to James Connington from the Telegraph, Valerie Bannister of Your Move and Adrian Lowdon from MoveBubble on the pitfalls young people should avoid when renting a property for the first time.
James Connington, Valerie Bannister, Adrian Lowdon
Tuition fees are increasing for students, low-income families are losing grants, more competition for jobs, high house prices - what does all this mean for kids out there with big dreams? And what do they think of their chances in a post Brexit Britain? Joining Georgie Frost today are three young men who are helping shape the next generation of business. Adam Bradford is an award winning social activist, Louis Howell is a Youth and Community Trainer, and Jacob Sarkil is former young mayor of Lewisham and a youth leader and social entrepreneur.
Time again for This is Money, Financial Broadcaster of the Year Georgie Frost and Financial Website of the Year This is Money team up with NS&I to close off a turbulent week, with the best of financial advice and analysis. Yes, it has been a turbulent week, with Natwest veering towards negative rates, Santander rolling back the UK's most popular current account, and Lloyds scrapping more of their workforce. Can savers find their way through it all? Well, we'd better hope so, as the issue this week most pressing is the FCA's findings that over 5 million credit cards may never be paid off, and around 1.4 million people are barely making any repayments at all. In short, we're drowning in plastic. But the first step is educating ourselves, and this podcast is the place to start!
This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost, in partnership with NS&I.