Donald Tusk said the EU has agreed to start pre-Brexit trade talks, but the new arrangements will be finalised only once the UK has officially left the bloc. Plus, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon signed a letter that requests a Second Independence Referendum. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Asa Bennett from the Telegraph, all of today's major political stories.
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 So far the previous gloomy forecasts of the Bank of England have been replaced by warnings of high consumer spending and growing household debt.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.
The Government has unveiled the white paper on the 'Great Repeal Bill', which will transpose 40 years of EU law back into the UK. To find out more, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Adam Bienkov, UK Political Editor of Business Insider.
With Article 50 triggered and the Brexit process underway what next for the UK's tech industry? There's been a 10% reduction of skilled tech workers from within the EU relocating to the UK over the last year and even homegrown talent has been moving elsewhere. Share Radio's James Brydges spoke to James Parsons, CEO and founder of resourcing solutions company, the Arrows Group, about the impact of Brexit.
The UK government has officially triggered Article 50 - today Theresa May said the UK would become a rule taker, not a rule maker, as the nation leaves the EU. John Ashmore, chief reporter at Politics Home, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more on the politics of the day.
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 .
Our journey to exit the European Union starts today beginning a two-year process that will see the UK sever a political relationship that's lasted 44 years. But how will the process work? And what should be at the forefront of our negotiation as we exit the union. To find out more Georgie Frost was joined by Dr Stuart Thomson - Head of Public Affairs at Bircham Dyson Bell.
Personal campaigns have made a power-sharing government in Northern Ireland increasingly difficult. So what's next for the devolved administration at Stormont? Mick Fealty, editor of Slugger O'Toole, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss.
Ahead of Article 50's trigger, is the UK prepared for a 'no deal' scenario on Brexit? Plus Holyrood votes on another independence referendum for Scotland. John Rentoul, chief political commentator at the Independent, joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher for more on the day's politics.
Ahead of Article 50's official trigger on Wednesday, Theresa May heads to Scotland to meet Nicola Sturgeon while the deadline for a new power-sharing executive in Northern Ireland looks set to pass without an agreement. For more on the day's top political stories, Robert Colvile, editor at CapX, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
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