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Are you eating too much salt?

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Morning

Are you eating too much salt?
Around 86% of people don't know whether they eat more than the recommended 6 grams per day. This week is Salt Awareness Week, which is aimed at educating us about the damage we could be doing by over-consumption. To find out more Share Radio reporter Sara Macham spoke to GP Dr Sarah Jarvis, and Caroline Klinge, a food science expert who has worked in the restaurant and food manufacturing industries.
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Sarah Jarvis, Caroline Klinge


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Money Fight Club: Is the property market finally cooling off?

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Morning

Money Fight Club: Is the property market finally cooling off?
Financial heavy weights Lindsay Cook and Andy Webb join Georgie Frost in the studio. After years of rampant growth could the property market be cooling? As ever it all comes down to location but there are a few tips to make the best of the buyers market. Plus find out which charity fundraising site is in line for the sucker punch this week and why you could find many supermarkets overcharging you at the till.
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Lindsay Cook, Andy Webb


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A fine wine at Christmas time – but will that wine be British? Expert Lucy Winward discusses the industry

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Breakfast

A fine wine at Christmas time – but will that wine be British? Expert Lucy Winward discusses the industry
Tis the season to be jolly, and one form of festive relaxation is to imbibe with some fine wine. But will your glass be filled with something made in Britain? Lucy Winward from the award-winning New Hall Vineyard in Purleigh, joined Share Radio Breakfast to talk English wine.
Guests:

Chris Bailey, Lucy Winward


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GB Energy Supply collapse: Why have wholesale energy prices gone up recently?

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Breakfast

GB Energy Supply collapse: Why have wholesale energy prices gone up recently?
There are calls for Ofgem to look at how to better protect energy consumers from their supplier going out of business. It comes as 160,000 energy customers face uncertainty, after GB Energy Supply was forced to shut down. USwitch is calling on the regulator to look at how suppliers can cope with fluctuating wholesale energy prices more effectively. James Brydges spoke to Claire Osborne, an energy expert from USwitch, about the increase in wholesale prices.
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James Brydges, Claire Osborne


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'Serial Returners' to cause problems for retailers this Black Friday

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Breakfast

'Serial Returners' to cause problems for retailers this Black Friday
As Black Friday approaches and retailers gear up to welcome an influx of shoppers, Barclaycard is warning merchants to prepare for an increase in customer returns. Paul Lockstone is the Managing Director at Barclaycard, and he joined Share Radio to discuss those shoppers who deliberately over-purchase and then return unwanted items.
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Chris Bailey, Paul Lockstone


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Edgar van der Meer explains why ministers are to investigate energy firms profit claims

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Breakfast

Edgar van der Meer explains why ministers are to investigate energy firms profit claims
Energy suppliers are allegedly making larger profits than they admit. The Sun Newspaper claimed they could be making a 24% profit margin, almost six times higher than figures provided by regulator Ofgem. The newspaper based its claims on a PwC report commissioned by Energy UK. Energy UK rejects the claims saying they were "a misrepresentation of facts". But now Business Secretary Greg Clark has started an investigation. To get a clearer grasp on the situation and the upcoming investigation, Matt Cox spoke to Senior Analyst at NRG Expert, Edgar van der Meer.
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Matt Cox, Edgar van der Meer


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Consumer frustration is leading to high street struggles

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Breakfast

Consumer frustration is leading to high street struggles
With Black Friday and the busiest shopping period of the year approaching, research from Barclaycard has revealed that frustrated consumers are turning their backs on the high street. As a result, retailers are facing growing pressure to improve their in-store experience, or risk losing out on sales. To discuss this, Paul Lockstone, Managing Director at Barclaycard, joined Share Radio Breakfast.
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Chris Bailey, Paul Lockstone


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Share Radio Breakfast: “It’s the highest consumer spend figure we’ve seen year-on-year since 2011”

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Breakfast

Share Radio Breakfast: “It’s the highest consumer spend figure we’ve seen year-on-year since 2011”
The latest consumer spend data from Barclaycard shows that spending growth hit 5.5% in October. But the data also reveals that consumer confidence in the UK economy dropped from a record high level in September, with only a third of people feeling confident in the UK economy. Paul Lockstone, Managing Director at Barclaycard, joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss the data.
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Chris Bailey, Paul Lockstone


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Morning Money: “Brexit is having a different impact depending on where you are”

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Morning Money

Morning Money: “Brexit is having a different impact depending on where you are”
Consumer confidence has grown in parts of the UK, hitting five year highs post-Brexit. But the figures aren't clear cut as consumer sentiment is being weighed on by the mostly "remain voting" London staying pessimistic. Has Brexit negatively affected some areas of the country economically whilst favouring others? Share Radio's Matt Cox has been speaking to Julian Jessop, Chief Global Economist at Capital Economics.
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Matt Cox, Julian Jessop


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Morning Money: High temperatures & low confidence – why is the UK's fashion sector declining?

Sarah Lowther
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Morning Money

Morning Money: High temperatures & low confidence – why is the UK's fashion sector declining?
New data indicates the UK's fashion sector has suffered its sharpest decline this year since the financial crisis. The report from research group Kantar Worldpanel shows sales in the market encompassing clothing, footwear and accessories has fallen for four consecutive months. So why the steep decline, and will the situation improve as we move into the Christmas period? Matt Cox has been speaking to Glen Tooke, Consumer Insight Director at Kantar Worldpanel, to find out.
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Matt Cox, Glen Tooke


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