A week is a long time in politics - UKIP; Fracking protesters; and the pound all got a pummeling, didn't they? Welcome to the This is Money podcast, produced in partnership with NS&I. This week, Share Radio’s Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and journalist Ellie Lawrie to take a look at the week’s biggest financial stories. And we start with the speech. Which speech? Don’t be silly. Theresa May capped off the Conservative Party conference with an entreaty for the Tories to be the Peoples Party, but more importantly for our purposes, the PM gave some strong signals of protectionism and increased toughness on Business. Energy, pensions, transport – few sectors escaped her view. And we’re in no doubt about a Hard Brexit now, so how are May and Chancellor Hammond going to navigate this one? To further complicate matters is a near-perfect negative correlation between a plunging Sterling and a soaring FTSE. What are we to make of this?
We’ll also be admonishing you to get your affairs in order, that is write a will. Few things ruin a family quicker than money, and family disputes over inheritances are on the rise in this country. We want to make sure your estate is dealt with in the way you intend, without breaking up the home. We’ll also be looking at ways of spending a windfall, the hyper-hyper-inflation of the new £5 note, and … you hear that? The carols are here early, and it’s time for a look-ahead to the toys on every kids’ Christmas list this year. (Sorry, but you really ought to get started early this year, they’re not cheap).
This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost, in partnership with NS&I.
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.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss the falling sales figures currently facing Sainsbury's as well as the, now banned, estate agent scam 'portal juggling'. Plus why men are more likely to complain about ads than women. All these stories and more on The News Review.
This week financial journalists Lindsay Cook and Anne Caborn take on energy tariffs- why are they still so complicated and can you negotiate a better deal? Plus we find out which delivery company is getting the Golden Gloves this week as well as answering how best to thank people for favours.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss the latest developments in the ongoing saga of Sports Direct as Mike Ashley steps in as chief executive as well as new calls for tougher action on banking fraud. Plus a look at the growing cost of weddings with the average couple now spending £25,000. All these stories and more on The News Review.
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.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by independent financial expert Martyn James. Today they discuss recommendations from regulator Ofwat for greater competition in the water market as well as the growing prevalence of online fraud. Plus why Brits are more likely to trust their bank with biometric data than the government. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Welcome to This is Money, presented in partnership with NS&I. On this episode we're seeing the quicksand deepening for savers, as another base rate cut looms, and savings rates plummet through the floor. Bad news especially those under 30, the so-called Millenials or YOLO Generation. But is it their fault they know so little about money, and have even less hope for the future? We'll also be looking at some spare change that could bring you a mint, critical illness insruance that doesn't necessarily cover you for critical illnesses, and the greatest weapon in the fight against scammers: Information.
This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost, in partnership with NS&I
Georgie Frost is joined by financial planner David Braithwaite from Citrus Financial. Today they discuss allegations the governor of the Bank of England over-egged economic warnings over Brexit as well as future predictions for house prices. Plus with the ongoing controversy over Sports Direct they look at the rise of zero hour contracts. All these stories and more on The News Review.