Last week, Croydon became the first London borough to stop funding IVF treatment. It means that couples who can't conceive naturally won't be able to get fertility treatment on the NHS. So what can you do if you have to pay for IVF and how much might it cost? Sarah Pennells is joined by Jo Wheatley, Netmums' Associate Editor, Professor Geeta Nargund, director of Create Fertility and Professor Joyce Harper, a spokesperson for the British Fertility Society.
Welcome to the This is Money Show on Share Radio, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. After its controversial announcement last week Philip Hammond has finally had to U-turn on national insurance hikes in an attempt to win back public trust. Whilst the Budget provoked considerable backlash less publicised has been changes in road tax coming in April which will see some drivers paying as much as seven times more. Meanwhile across the pond the US Fed has raised interest rates with attention now turning to what the Bank of England will do next. Speculating on where all this leaves our finances Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus. Plus is a castle, a Star Wars themed cinema and beer Fridays really what it takes to be named Britain’s best boss? This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I.
This week Georgie Frost is joined by editor Moira O'Neil and product researcher Adam Williams. With low interest rates forcing more and more people to turn to stocks and shares over cash savings we get Moneywise's top tips whether you've got £50 to invest or £50,000. Plus we'll be getting the Moneywise take on last week's budget and asking whether the NS&I bond lives up to expectation.
Car salesmen are one of the least trusted professions according to new research from the Institute of the Motor Industry. Nearly half of all motorists say they feel under pressure to buy insurance and other financial add-ons when they buy from a dealership or garage. But do buyers even understand what they're being sold, and are these products worth it? To find out our reporter Sara Macham spoke to Steve Nash, chief executive of the Institute of the Motor Industry
It's time to check-in with our friends over at Money Saving Expert. This week Georgie was joined by personal finance writer Sam Mc Faul. With the Easter holidays coming up they look at how to make sure booking your holiday runs smoothly as well as what to do if you've been affected by Virgin Money's recent glitch. Plus all the latest deals the team have come across this week.
Every week we look at the people behind the Twitter handles? Share Radio's Tom Hill has been speaking to founder of Cat Plummer, Penny Wise, Life Rich. Cat's blog shares her tips and experiences saving money and cutting debt. So what led her to set it up?
It's time to check in with the UK Money Blogger community fresh from their Monday Twitter chat. Every week, 100 experts take to the social media site to kick off the week and share experiences, tips and questions on anything money related. This week, they discussed budgeting. David Taylor from the site Thinking Thrifty joined Georgie Frost.
It's the kind of thing we don't want to have to think about, and dealing with a whole load of forms and numerous different companies is probably the last thing you want to do when your loved one has died. There are a number of things to consider though, not least changes to bereavement benefits which could leave thousands of widows and widowers worse off. Sarah Pennells is joined by Alastair McQueen from pensions and insurance provider Aviva, David Samson of turn2Us, which specializes in benefits advice and help and James Ward, Partner and Head of Private Clients at Seddons.
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio Podcast, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. Dominating the financial headlines this week has been Chancellor Philip Hammond's final Spring Budget. Described by some as a tax raid on the self-employed and small businesses the announcements of hikes in national insurance and dividend tax have come as a surprise to many given previous Conservative election pledges. There has been some good offerings though with a multi-million pound fund put aside for 'disruptive' technologies from robots to driverless cars. Unpicking all the announcements Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce. Plus how tax rises are also being extended to council tax and insurance premiums. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I.
The Geneva Motor Show opens to the public today with some of the world's biggest manufacturers showcasing their latest models and developments. One of the biggest events of the automotive calendar this year will showcase some particularly topical technologies such as driverless and zero emission vehicles and even concepts including a flying car. To get some of the highlights Georgie Frost was joined by editor of The Car Expert Stuart Masson who has just returned from the show.