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?
What do you do if you have large debts or haven’t paid off your mortgage, but retirement is just round the corner? Sarah looks at your options are if you owe money and how mortgage lenders will look at you if you’re heading towards retirement.
Fiona Tait, Nigel Waterson, Sara Williams, Jane King
A recent poll revealed that 1 in 4 students suffers from mental health problems, rising to 1 in 3 among female students. This can affect your ability to study effectively and even forces some students to give up their courses altogether. Sarah looks at the link between money and mental health and what support is available.