Passengers are enduring overcrowding, delays and chaos on Southern trains as a strike by RMT union members continues. So as the deadlock continues, the Association of British Commuters has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £25,000 in order to legally challenge the Department for Transport over their dealings of the Southern disruption. They ended up raising over £26,000 and campaign co-ordinator Emily Yates, Co-Founder of the Association of British Commuters, joined Share Radio Morning Money.
Advances in robotics and Artificial Intelligence hold the potential to fundamentally reshape the way we live and work. Yet the Government does not yet have a strategy for developing the new skills citizens will need to flourish in a world where AI is more prevalent. That is the conclusion of the Science and Technology Committee Robotics and Artificial Intelligence report published today. So what issues are raised? Oliver Smith, Senior Technology Reporter at The Memo, joined Share Radio to discuss.
Georgie Frost is joined by Russell Quirk, CEO of online estate agent eMoov. Today they discuss calls for Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners to switch off their phones over safety risks as well as the news of another round of strikes on Southern Rail. Plus should rich pensioners leave money to their grandchildren to help them onto the property ladder? All these stories and more on The News Review.
Oil rose to its highest level in a year after Russian president Vladimir Putin said that he backed efforts for a production cap in the clearest sign yet that the country would join any global supply pact. Speaking at an energy conference in Istanbul, Mr Putin said he hoped that the OPEC producers’ group would agree on output curbs for member nations at its next ministerial meeting in November. For more, Kevin Baxter, Global Commodities Spot Editor at the Wall Street Journal, joined Share Radio.
Georgie Frost is joined on the line by Hannah Maundrell, editor of money.co.uk. Today they discuss an investigation which has found Royal Mail has been responsible for delivering fraud letters as well as the news mobile phone companies are scrapping charges for switching networks. Plus how homeowners cashing in on Airbnb could be breaching their leases. All these stories and more on The News Review.
A week is a long time in politics - UKIP; Fracking protesters; and the pound all got a pummeling, didn't they? Welcome to the This is Money podcast, produced in partnership with NS&I. This week, Share Radio’s Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and journalist Ellie Lawrie to take a look at the week’s biggest financial stories. And we start with the speech. Which speech? Don’t be silly. Theresa May capped off the Conservative Party conference with an entreaty for the Tories to be the Peoples Party, but more importantly for our purposes, the PM gave some strong signals of protectionism and increased toughness on Business. Energy, pensions, transport – few sectors escaped her view. And we’re in no doubt about a Hard Brexit now, so how are May and Chancellor Hammond going to navigate this one? To further complicate matters is a near-perfect negative correlation between a plunging Sterling and a soaring FTSE. What are we to make of this?
We’ll also be admonishing you to get your affairs in order, that is write a will. Few things ruin a family quicker than money, and family disputes over inheritances are on the rise in this country. We want to make sure your estate is dealt with in the way you intend, without breaking up the home. We’ll also be looking at ways of spending a windfall, the hyper-hyper-inflation of the new £5 note, and … you hear that? The carols are here early, and it’s time for a look-ahead to the toys on every kids’ Christmas list this year. (Sorry, but you really ought to get started early this year, they’re not cheap).
This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost, in partnership with NS&I.
Georgie Frost is joined by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss the falling price of sterling as it reaches a 31 year low as well as the news of a new round of strikes from Southern Rail. Plus the growing popularity of a shift towards a cashless society. All these stories and more on The News Review.
A global agreement to combat climate change has been forged, in a deal which will formally start on November 4. Ahead of the US presidential election, Donald Trump opposes the accord whilst Hillary Clinton strongly supports it, but what does it mean for business? Paul Simpson, CEO of environmental non-governmental organisation CDP, explained.