Share Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher joins Sue Dougan in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today: Liberty House plans to submit a formal bid to buy Tata Steel's UK assets; There's a warning the so-called "bank of mum and dad" is being stretched to the brink; The charity Age UK is calling for banks to create age-friendly branches for less digitally aware older people; and finally, pregnant women and new mothers are said to be suffering increasing levels of unfair treatment at work.
This week Shop Floor, in association with the Inspirational Development Group, discusses the importance of a CV in the recruitment process with Darren Harlock, who runs a new recruitment company based on technology. The company, Covocate, ran experiment with CVs a few weeks ago and demonstrated that we may need to find an alternative to it. Nick Peters also speaks with Roger Gorman, a technologist and entrepreneur who is making significant waves in the HR technology sector with his ProFinda service- a revolution in resourcing.
Darren Harlock, Roger Gorman, Lisa Unwin, Johanne Malin
Sarah Pennells is joined by Mike Edwards, founder of the DIY Doctor, Michael Holmes, property expert for The Homebuilding & Renovating Show and chair of NaCSBA (The National Custom & Self Build Association) and Simon Warpole, home insurance expert at Aviva, to talk about the practical repairs you can do to your home, and how to cut costs, as well as making sure you're covered by insurance for any DIY disasters!
An increasing number of people are choosing to live together, rather than get married or form a civil partnership. But, while it’s becoming more commonplace, the legal status of cohabiting couples remains something of a mystery to most of us. Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Mary Marvel of Advicenow and Law for Life, Paula Myers, a lawyer with Irwin Mitchell, and over the phone by Christine Webber, a writer, broadcaster and psychotherapist, to discuss the various different issues moving in with a partner can have, and how best to deal with them.
If you started university in England in September 2012 or later, you’ll come under the new tuition fees and student loan regime. That means you’re likely to have graduated with tens of thousands of pounds of debt. So how do you start to go about paying that back? Sarah Pennells is joined by our Young Money Champion, James Connington from the Telegraph’s Personal Finance Team, James Seymour from the Complete University Guide and Ani Bailey from NASMA, the National Association of Student Money Advisers, to share tips and advice on how to tackle rising interest rates on hefty student loans.
If you think getting a mortgage is difficult, try doing it when you are over fifty. When it comes to mortages, banks can often be reluctant to lend to people who will retire before their mortgage term ends…But there are some steps you can take. Georgie speaks to Joanne Atkin, from What Mortgage
It seems we are getting better as putting money away for a rainy day.
Savings levels in Britain have risen over the last six months, according to new research from National Savings and Investments - also known as NS&I.
The Autumn 2015 NS&I savings survey has found saving levels have increased over the 2015/16 financial year and that women continue to outpace men in the terms of savings.
Georgie speaks to Chris Dowsett from NS & I @nsandi
UK consumer confidence fell in the first three months of 2016, according to the latest Consumer Tracker from business advisory firm, Deloitte. To discuss the findings, Ben Perkins, Head of Consumer Business Research at Deloitte, joined Nigel Cassidy and Chris Bailey.
If you're disabled, or suffer from a long term illness, who do you turn to for financial support and what kind of help is available? Sarah Pennells explores how charities and organisations can help families with their energy bills and additional financial support. She's joined by Emma Cross from Macmillan Cancer Support, Clare Kassa from Family Fund and Adam Lake from Turn2Us, to share tips on how and where to get help.
This week Sarah looks into weddings and the costs they can accumulate. Although for many couples it is the happiest day of their lives, it is often also one of the most expensive. Joining Sarah are Andy Webb from Be Clever With Your Cash, Charley Beard from The London Bride, Rachael Southwood from Wedding Ideas Magazine, Alison Hargreaves from Guides for Brides and Rosie Ames from Green Union.
Andy Webb, Rachael Southwood, Alison Hargreaves, Rosie Ames, Charley Beard