The start of the new tax year earlier this month didn't only mean changes to taxes and the introduction of a lifetime ISA, it also resulted in some big changes to benefits. Critics say that some of these changes will leave families much worse off. And some of the changes, such as the introduction of the so-called 'rape clause' are pretty controversial.
According to new data from the Cranfield School of Management and the British Standards Institution businesses are 'sleepwalking' into disaster as Brexit approaches. They also found less than one-third of CEOs were confident of leading their firms to long term success. The report argues companies aren't taking enough risks because of 'rigid' ways of thinking. To discuss the findings James Brydges spoke to Howard Kerr, CEO of the British Standards Institution.
According to research from Price Waterhouse Coopers up to 30% of existing UK jobs are susceptible to automation with transport, manufacturing or retail amongst the most at risk.
Whilst this might boost overall productivity it does present problems for those in some of the industries at threat. To find out more about the future of the job market with automation Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC.
Last week the Chancellor announced £500m worth of investment into technical education as part of the budget. Amongst the changes we'll see the introduction of new T-level qualifications aimed at teaching vocational subjects. To find out more about the investments being made Sarah Pennells spoke to Petra Wilton, Director of Strategy and External Affairs at the CMI.
Billy Bambrough, Editor of Economics and Business website Verdict.co.uk, joined Share Radio's Sarah Pennells to discuss the latest political news. They talked about the death of Labour MP for Manchester Gorton and Father of the House of Commons Sir Gerald Kaufman, who has died at the age of 86 sparking a by-election in his constituency. The Telegraph is reporting Theresa May's plan to announce the end of free movement for new EU migrants the day she formally triggers Article 50. Finally, Billy gives his take on Nigel Farage meeting President Donald Trump for dinner.
Caring for a family member can be a high toll on your life, both emotionally and financially and research recently conducted by the Carer's Trust show that over half of carers in the UK were missing out on the financial support they should be entitled to, negatively effecting their lives and the lives of those who they care for. To talk to Sarah about what you can do if your looking after someone, she is joined by Sarah Mitchell from the London-based Carers Network, Caroline Shola Arewa, a wellness coach and Steve Webb, from Royal London.
This week we discuss Phillip Hammond's Autumn Statement, where he announced changes to salary sacrifice schemes, new money for housing and the leaked ban on letting agent's fees. Joining Sarah are, Jane Moore, from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Debbie Lovewell-Tuck, editor of Employee Benefits magazine, Sue Warwick who's an Independent Housing Specialist at Infusion Living and Richard Connolly, the CEO of Rentplus.
Jane Moore, Debbie Lovewell-Tuck, Sue Warwick, Richard Connolly
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Kevin Pratt, web editor at MoneySuperMarket.com. Today they discuss the average fall in pay for self-employed workers as well as the growing cost of online fraud. Plus why fashion sales have suffered their worst decline in seven years. All these stories and more on The News Review.
After last week’s EU Referendum result we're told that for long term investors you should sit tight. But it's also true that you shouldn't just ignore your investments and a regular financial review can keep you on track. Sarah Pennells shares some tips on how to review your finances, especially during this economically tumultuous period. Stephen Chilcott, from Addidi Wealth, debates whether it is a good time to have a financial review; while Gemma Godfrey, from Moo.la, looks at rebalancing investments. Rodney Hobson, author, broadcaster and financial writer, looks at the current stock market trends.
Sarah Pennells conducts an hour-long special programme on Brexit and the long term consequences that are much harder to predict. Rodney Hobson, Author of 'Shares Made Simple', Broadcaster and Financial Writer, and Justin Urquhart Stewart, Co-Founder of Seven Investment Management, look at the how the markets reacted in the immediate aftermath of Thursday's results. Employment lawyers Gillian Howard and Melanie Stancliffe, from Irwin Mitchell, look at how workplace rights will be affected; while Poppy Trowbridge, Consumer Affairs Correspondent for Sky News, and Mark Weedon, from Property Partner, look at the consumer aspects of Brexit. Jennie Kreser, Partner in Pensions Law at Silverman Sherliker, focuses on pensions and whether they will change.