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Sarah Pennells (1)

Women and Money: What will benefit and tax credit changes mean for you?

Sarah Pennells (1)
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Share Radio Morning with Sarah Pennells

Women and Money: What will benefit and tax credit changes mean for you?
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.
Guests:

Kelly Jones, Andrew Bazeley


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Ed Bowsher

French Revolution: Macron to face Le Pen in election run-off

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

French Revolution: Macron to face Le Pen in election run-off
Emmanuel Macron will run against Marine Le Pen to become France's next president. Macron, running as an independent centrist, came ahead of the far-right Le Pen with 23.9% of the vote versus 21.4% for Le Pen. Is this evidence Macron will win, or will the election end with a tight finish? Michael Considine spoke to James Shields, Professor of French Politics at Aston University.
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Michael Considine, James Shields


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Ed Bowsher

"The People versus The Powerful" - Corbyn speaks on the campaign trail

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

"The People versus The Powerful" - Corbyn speaks on the campaign trail
Jeremy Corbyn has spoken today at the Scottish Trades Union Conference. He said he would repeal the Conservatives' Trade Union Act, and also repeated his pledge to raise the living wage and stop the public sector pay cap. Corbyn also spoke of ending "the need for food banks in Britain". Winning speech or empty words? To discuss this in more detail and for some of the other big political news of the day, Michael Considine spoke to Robert Colvile, Editor at CapX.
Guests:

Michael Considine, Robert Colvile


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Ed Bowsher

The longest finance bill in history could come to an anticlimactic end

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

The longest finance bill in history could come to an anticlimactic end
The latest finance bill, which follows last month's budget, has ambitious plans to digitise the UK tax system, and it may be dropped altogether because of the General election. Alternatively, it could be rushed through the Commons on Tuesday. The government is set to hold emergency negotiations with Labour over the final bill, attempting to push through and change complex clauses with minimal debate so it can be passed by the deadline on the 25th. For more on this, Ed Bowsher was joined by Anita Monteith, Tax manager at The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
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Anita Monteith


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Ed Bowsher

Politicians hit the campaign trail and Paris shaken by another attack

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Politicians hit the campaign trail and Paris shaken by another attack
Ed Bowsher is joined by Asa Bennett, Assistant Comment Editor at the Telegraph, to discuss some of the latest political news from around the world, including the British General Election and the recent attack on policemen in Paris.
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Asa Bennett


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Time to Switch?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Time to Switch?
Welcome to the This is Money Show on Share Radio, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. After repeatedly ruling out a general election this week Theresa May made the shock announcement Britain would be heading to the polls, again. The election is set to be dominated by Brexit but there is certainly more at stake. To explain what the vote could mean for the pound in your pocket and what you should be looking for from your future MP Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce. Plus it's not just politicians we're being encouraged to switch as we look at the benefits of shopping around for a better broadband and energy deal.
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Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce


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Ed Bowsher

UK stock market more attractive than others - even with Brexit on the horizon

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

UK stock market more attractive than others - even with Brexit on the horizon
The UK stock market is still attracting investment, beating out other countries in spite of potential political risks such as leaving the European Union and the upcoming General Election. So what makes it such an enticing prospect? For more on this and the latest best bits from Moneyweek, Ed Bowsher was joined by Merryn Somerset Webb, Editor in chief of the magazine.
Guest:

Merryn Somerset Webb


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Ed Bowsher

Easy win for the Conservatives? Matt Singh talks General Election news

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Easy win for the Conservatives? Matt Singh talks General Election news
With the General Election on June 8th is still dominating political news headlines, Ed Bowsher spoke to Matt Singh, founder of Number Cruncher Politics, to get his take on initial election predictions and more as politicians hit the campaign trail.
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Matt Singh


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Ed Bowsher

"I believed her when she said she was a stable and orderly Prime Minister..." John Rentoul on the General Election

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

"I believed her when she said she was a stable and orderly Prime Minister..." John Rentoul on the General Election
Did anyone see Theresa May's shocking General Election announcement coming? Ed Bowsher was joined by John Rentoul, Chief Political Commentator at the Independent, to hear if he was surprised or if it was inevitable.
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John Rentoul


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Ed Bowsher

Pound strengthens as May seeks early General Election

Ed Bowsher
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Afternoon

Pound strengthens as May seeks early General Election
The pound was firmly up after the surprise election news, wiping out earlier losses. To better understand the announcement's effect on the markets, Ed Bowsher was joined by John Barrass, deputy chief executive of the Wealth Management Association.
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John Barrass


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