Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio podcast, presented in partnership with NS&I. This week all eyes have been on the unreliable boyfriend of banking Mark Carney. Just days after committing to another year in the job the Governor of the Bank of England was thrust into the limelight again for Super Thursday. Meanwhile the High Court ruled parliament must be given a vote on triggering Article 50 casting further speculation on Brexit, and indeed Carney’s role in overseeing it. At any rate the Bank of England’s forecasts did not make for easy listening. Despite some hints of future growth interest rates are set to remain at rock bottom whilst inflation is set to soar leaving many to question just where they can safely invest their money. Editor Simon Lambert and Deputy Editor Adrian Lowrey join Georgie Frost this week to work out what’s on offer also weighing up alternatives such as overpaying the mortgage and investing in premium bonds, which celebrate their 60th birthday this week. Also on this week’s show they look at calls for a Government crackdown on cold calling and the prospect of a post-work economy thanks to the rise of robots and automation. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I.
Once again it's time for this week's edition of Moneywise. This week writer Tom Wilson and deputy editor Helen Knapmann join Georgie Frost to discuss the value of loyalty. Should we be using loyalty cards and schemes or can the best deals be found by switching and shopping around? Plus we find out what’s happening to Terry’s Chocolate Orange as well as hearing Tom’s product pick of the week and the results of their latest poll.
How much pocket money should children get? We're hearing the average is £7.55 for 8 to 11 year-olds and £9.01 for 12 to 16 year-olds. But when should children start getting money and how can it be used to teach them about finance?
This week financial journalists Lindsay Cook and Anne Caborn take on landlords letting out properties with low energy efficiency ratings- new legislation may mean they have to start making improvements to get up to scratch. Plus we find out why airlines are being awarded the Sucker Punch this week and negotiate the topic of pocket money.
Sarah and her guests look at why young people don’t save and invest. Is it really the case that millennials are clueless about money? What can they afford, and what are their best options for investing?
Olivia Rudgard, David Hollingworth, Giles Andrews, Fiona Tait, Dan Wilson Craw
This week financial journalists Lindsay Cook and Anne Caborn take on consumer reviews- can we rely on them and what should we check before making a purchase? Plus we find out why The Archers is being awarded the Golden Gloves Award this week and they talk us through ATM etiquette.
This week Nick spoke with Nick Tyrone of think tank Radix about their publication of proposals that tackle the ongoing discrimination women over 50 suffer in the workplace.
Also Nick spoke with the founder and CEO of the Learning and Development company Towards Maturity Laura Overton discussing how she believes not enough companies are paying attention to deploying formal learning programmes for their people.
Then Nick looks to New Zealand to investigate their unions campaigns against zero hours contracts. Speaking with Ben Patterson of Unite New Zealand he finds out how they fought the trend of Zero hour contracts in New Zealand.
And finally Nick spoke with Ben Chu, the economics editor at the independent about data from the USA and the UK that demonstrates that even when predicated on performance, executive pay is effectively bulletproof.
In Marketing Watch this week Nick Started by speaking with Rick Hirst, CEO of one of Britain’s leading advertising agencies Carat, And questioned whether he thought Channel 4's accusation of the BBC's highly popular Great British Bake off was a huge risk.
Then Nick spoke with Guy Phillipson, from the Internet Advertising Bureau about how Adblock Plus, will start allowing ads that it finds acceptable on your browser without your knowledge.
With a new £5 note and £1 coin soon coming into circulation, Sarah looks at all the ways we can pay. Contactless payments are on the rise, but the vast majority of transactions are still done with cash. But what is legal tender, what’s the future for cheques and what do you do with all that loose change you’ve collected?