It’s time for the annual This is Money Christmas taste test – and our look at how the supermarket business is faring. This year, the contenders are Sainsbury’s for the mass market, Waitrose for the upmarket, and Lidl for the discount challenger. But which will come out on top across a range of Christmas food and who delivered the cheapest bill?
Simon Lambert and Lee Boyce take on Georgie Frost’s festive feast to find out in this week’s podcast and discuss whether the big supermarkets are doing better after some difficult years, if the rise of Aldi and Lidl will continue, and how Tesco and Sainsbury’s shares compare.
Welcome to the This is Money show on Share Radio. From major supermarkets to micro-entrepreneurs we’ll be focusing on businesses big and small. Growing competition, inflation and a weak pound are all spelling problems for the retail sector whilst plans to scrap tax breaks threaten small businesses with bigger bills. Running through the various other issues from 4G to the strength of the high street Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce. Plus how the new, forgery proof pound coin might not prove as secure as hoped.
Welcome to the This is Money Show on Share Radio. The UK parties are now getting into full election mode and already we’ve seen a range of policy suggestions, debates and u-turns appearing. From energy price caps to scrapping death duty hikes we’ll but looking at what all these could mean for the finances of voters. Also weighing in on the French election and GDP Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus. Plus it’s your final week to spend the old paper five pound note.
Every week we meet some of the people behind the twitter handles from the UK money blogger community. This time Share Radio's Sara Macham spoke to Andy Webb; a blogger, journalist and trainer on all things money and consumer. His site is becleverwithyourcash.com and he tweets @AndyCleverCash.
Welcome to the This is Money Show on Share Radio, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. It’s the start of a new financial year and with it a number of new tax changes and price hikes. Taking an Easter themed look through what all this means for the pound in your pocket Georgie Frost is joined by Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce. Plus we put the biggest retailers to the test with the annual Easter taste test.
This week Kantar Worldpanel released its latest grocery market figures revealing new highs for discount retailers Aldi and Lidl whilst many of the big established firms struggle. For consumers inflation seems to be taking a toll with food prices up 2.3% and expected to rise. To talk through the findings Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to Head of Retail and Consumer Insight Fraser McKevitt.
Welcome to the This is Money Show on Share Radio, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. The starting gun was finally pulled on Brexit negotiations this week with the triggering of Article 50. What will the two years bring for markets and how will it hit UK consumers? So far the previous gloomy forecasts of the Bank of England have been replaced by warnings of high consumer spending and growing household debt. Making sense of what all this means for the pound in our pockets Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Reporter Rebecca Rutt. Plus this week find out just what the price sweet spot is for the perfect bottle of wine.
This week Georgie Frost is joined by product researcher Adam Williams and web manager Gary Adams to look through the top financial stories from the Moneywise magazine. This week they look at the new addition to the Isa family, the Lisa. What are the pros and cons and will your bank even be able to offer you one? Plus find out if there're any savings accounts left capable to beating inflation and why Waitrose is leaving many customers disappointed.
Three of Britain's biggest consumer groups Money Saving Expert, Which? and Citizens Advice wrote an open letter to the Prime Minister after she was was accused of "forgetting" about consumers in her Brexit negotiations. They want her to set up a cross-Government high-level working group focused solely on securing the best deal for customers.
So what will the triggering of Article 50 mean for us? And how will our exit from the EU impact the pound in our pockets? To find out more Georgie Frost was joined by Jasmine Birtles - financial and business commentator from Money Magpie .
Every week we look at the people behind the Twitter handles in the UK money blogger community. Share Radio's Sara Macham spoke to Francesca Mason, who runs the blog From Pennies to Pounds. In the blog Francesca shares her tips for saving and making money, and for getting rid of debt.