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Georgie Frost

This is Money: What does the election mean for your finances?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: What does the election mean for your finances?
Will this election really prove to be about Brexit? That issue was predicted to define the vote, but while each party’s Brexit stance will be at the forefront of people’s minds there are many other factors that now seem to be heavily influencing how the 12 December general election is shaping up. One of the biggest is the battle over the economy and our personal finances. There’s a sizeable difference between Labour’s tax and spending plans and those of the Tories. Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats propose their own sizeable tax and spending rises but at less than half the Labour increase. So what do all these promises and plans mean for you? On this week’s podcast, Georgie Frost, Simon Lambert and Lee Boyce dig into the Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat manifestos to find out. What is the chance of any of their plans working? Will the tax rises pull in the money expected – and can the spending be used wisely? And what of the other things Britain needs to achieve? Is more housebuilding compatible with combatting climate change, protecting the environment and looking after the countryside – and what have beavers got to do with it?
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Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce


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Simon Rose

How did we get here? A history of UK politics: Select Committees

Simon Rose
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How did we get here? A history of the UK’s political parties.

How did we get here? A history of UK politics: Select Committees
Simon Rose is joined by political commentator and author of The Groucho Tendency blog, Mike Indian, to discuss how UK politics has got to where it is today. In this episode, Simon and Mike discuss the history and role of Select Committees.
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Mike Indian


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New Economics Foundation

NEF: How to Make the 4-Day Week Happen

New Economics Foundation
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New Economics Foundation

NEF: How to Make the 4-Day Week Happen
It’s one of the most important inventions of the 20th century. But unlike the phone, the car, computers and indoor plumbing, the weekend is still stuck in the 1930s. As productivity increased, the promise of shorter working hours always seemed just out of reach. But now, there’s a campaign to make the 4-day week a reality within our lifetimes. Obviously many people would love to work less. But what would it mean for the economy? And what would it take to make it a reality? Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined by Alfie Stirling, Head of Economics and Aidan Harper, Researcher at the New Economics Foundation.
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Ayeisha Thomas-Smith, Alfie Stirling, Aidan Harper


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New Economics Foundation

NEF: The Rent is Too High

New Economics Foundation
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New Economics Foundation

NEF: The Rent is Too High
More and more of us are renting for longer – not by choice, but by necessity. In cities especially, more people are renting into their thirties, forties and beyond, sometimes raising children in rented flats with no long-term security. Rents are sky high. Saving for a deposit can take a decade or longer. And for many people, property ownership seems unachievable. But what if we could do something about it? Could rent controls be the answer? To help answer this question, Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined by Hanna Wheatley, researcher at the New Economics Foundation and co-author of a NEF report on rent controls, and Eva Freeman, private renter and member of the London Renters Union.
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Hanna Wheatley, Eva Freeman


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Peter Urwin

Economist Questions: Women Vs Capitalism - Why We Can’t Have It All in a Free Market Economy

Peter Urwin
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Economist Questions

Economist Questions: Women Vs Capitalism - Why We Can’t Have It All in a Free Market Economy
Peter Urwin is joined by economist Vicky Pryce to talk about her latest book, discussing gender equality. Vicky argues we cannot rely on the free market to bring about gender equality. In theory we might expect discrimination to be short-lived in competitive markets, as it is an inefficient use of resources; this is clearly not happening, however, and Vicky makes a strong case for more forceful intervention to rectify the market failures that perpetuate gender inequality. An inherent short-termism in the capitalist system, a continuing level of support for motherhood that is insufficient, and various conscious/unconscious forms of bias all contribute to this failure of markets. The proposed solutions are radical, but without significant public intervention we will continue to waste vast amounts of female potential.
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Vicky Pryce


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Simon Rose

How did we get here? A history of UK politics: The Commons Speaker

Simon Rose
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How did we get here? A history of the UK’s political parties.

How did we get here? A history of UK politics: The Commons Speaker
Simon Rose is joined by political commentator and author of The Groucho Tendency blog, Mike Indian, to discuss how UK politics has got to where it is today. In this episode, Simon and Mike discuss the history and role of the Commons Speaker.
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Mike Indian


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Simon Rose

How did we get here? A history of the UK’s political parties: The Labour Party

Simon Rose
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How did we get here? A history of the UK’s political parties.

How did we get here? A history of the UK’s political parties: The Labour Party
Simon Rose is joined by political commentator and author of The Groucho Tendency blog, Mike Indian, to discuss how UK politics has got to where it is today. In this episode, Simon and Mike discuss the history of the Labour Party.
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Mike Indian


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Deal or no deal?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Deal or no deal?
This is Money with Georgie Frost, editor Simon Lambert and Pensions reporter Tanya Jeffries. In this week's episode: Deal or no deal? It’s crunch time for Brexit – but where is it all heading? Does anyone know?! So is it time to batten down the hatches, or should you be greedy while others are fearful? Also today – the end of the road for the WASPI campaign after losing a landmark case at the High Court? But we do have some good state pension news… Plus all change at the top – as Tesco gets the Boots and rags to riches motors, what are the classics of the future?
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Simon Lambert, Tanya Jeffries


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Simon Rose

How did we get here? A history of the UK’s political parties: The Liberal Democrats

Simon Rose
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How did we get here? A history of the UK’s political parties.

How did we get here? A history of the UK’s political parties: The Liberal Democrats
Simon Rose is joined by political commentator and author of The Groucho Tendency blog, Mike Indian, to discuss how UK politics has got to where it is today. In this episode, Simon and Mike discuss the history of the Liberal Democrats, from roots in both the Liberal Party and the SDP right up to the modern day.
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Mike Indian


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Simon Rose

How did we get here? A history of the UK’s political parties: The Conservatives

Simon Rose
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How did we get here? A history of the UK’s political parties.

How did we get here? A history of the UK’s political parties: The Conservatives
Simon Rose is joined by political commentator and author of The Groucho Tendency blog, Mike Indian, to discuss how UK politics has got to where it is today. In this episode, Simon and Mike discuss the history of the Conservative Party, from its inception right up to the modern day.
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Mike Indian


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