Welcome to the This is Money Show on Share Radio, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. Retirement just got more complicated this week with proposals put forward to raise the state pension age to 70 whilst further question marks hang over the triple lock. Pensions seem to be the subject of wider controversy though as we hear nearly a fifth of women are retiring without any personal or company pension. Saving up anything for retirement also got more challenging this week though with the latest inflation statistics. A temporary peak or will the Bank of England finally move on interest rates? Answering all this and more Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce. Also this week we find out how banks and cheques are getting a 21st Century upgrade.
Following Wednesday's attack, the Metropolitan Police's most senior anti-terror officer Mark Rowley has confirmed that nine suspects are currently in custody. Plus, with only few days left before Article 50 is triggered, what do we know about the EU approach to the upcoming negotiations? Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Asa Bennett, Assistant Comment Editor at The Telegraph, for all the latest political news.
President Trump has given an ultimatum to Republicans to either get behind his healthcare bill, or he’ll leave Obamacare in place. The vote in the House of Representatives is expected for later today. To discuss this, Share Radio’s Ed Bowsher was joined by Scott Lucas, Professor of American studies at the University of Birmingham and Founder of the EA Worldview blog.
London is putting together the pieces of Wednesday's terror attack - so far we know four people have died and 29 were injured, IS has claimed the British-born attacker as one of its own. But how did the attacker move from the periphery to terrorist so quickly? Tim Evans, professor of business and political economy at Middlesex University, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more on the story.
The Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, said that US intelligence agencies might have 'incidentally' captured communications from Trump's transitional team following his election. Although, this doesn't back up claims that the Obama administration was behind the 'wiretapping'. To discuss this, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Chris Gilson, Managing Editor of USAPP, the US Centre's daily blog on US politics at the London School of Economics.
Wednesday's attack in Westminster was an "attack on democracy", according to the former chairman of Parliament's security and intelligence committee. It's been confirmed that the police has made seven arrests throughout the night in London, Birmingham and elsewhere. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined on the line by Emily Winterbotham, Senior Research Fellow at RUSI - the Royal United Services Institute.
On the latest PMQs, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn grilled Theresa May over education funding, accusing the Conservative party of breaking a manifesto pledge. Plus, Pro-Brexit ministers have said the UK should be 'relaxed' about leaving the EU with no trade deal and revert to WTO rules. To discuss this and all the major political stories, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by John Ashmore, Chief Reporter at Politics Home.
Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister Martin McGuinness has died at the age of 66. Once a commander in the IRA, he later took on a crucial role in negotiating the peace process as deputy leader of Sinn Féin - but what's his legacy? Plus Labour's underlying civil war takes a fresh turn. The Independent's chief political commentator John Rentoul joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more on the day's big political stories.
Investment in the UK rail network means that 6,400 more train services will be running each week by 2021. Thats according to The Rail Delivery Group. The RDG say around £50bn is being spent on the network, which would result in an 11% rise in the number of weekday services.
James Brydges spoke to Sim Harris, managing director of railenews.co.uk
There's an official date - Article 50 will be triggered on March 29. But how long until negotiators start hammering out the actual Brexit deal? And what major obstacles will Theresa May face? For insight on this and more, Mike Indian, senior political analyst at DeHavilland joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.