The US Presidential election is just two weeks away and the most recent polls suggest a Hillary Clinton presidency may remain the most likely outcome. Many believe that the FBI reopening the investigation into Clinton's prior use of a private email server has irrevocably damaged her credibility to the point where a Clinton presidency would be seen as illegitimate. But it has also emerged that, in revealing the new investigation, the FBI Director James Comey may have broken the law - a US act which forbids officials from influencing an election. Share Radio's Robert Van Egghen reports.
Earlier this week, the historic CETA EU-Canada trade deal was being scuppered by the opposition of Belgium, and the objections of one of its provinces, Wallonia. As a result, Thursday's signing ceremony was cancelled. Yet, Belgian political leaders have now reached a consensus in support of CETA. To discuss this, Jeremy Cook, Chief Economist at World First, joined Share Radio.
Anne Bromley, co-owner of Newcastle's Travel Bureau, which manages corporate travel for companies across the North East, joined Share Radio Morning Money to look at why the Heathrow expansion presents huge opportunity for North East business. Anne suggests that the North East will benefit if the project is properly managed and backed up with connectivity development.
Post-Brexit infrastructure will be one of the discussion points at today's Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum, where delegates will be debating the next steps for major infrastructure projects in the UK, such as Hinkley and HS2. So is Brexit a threat, or will these projects go ahead as smoothly as possible? Matt Cox spoke to Richard Threlfall, Partner and Head of Infrastructure Building & Construction at KPMG, to find out.
European trade policy has been thrown into disarray after Belgium’s government said it could not overcome regional objections to an EU-Canada trade deal, despite weeks of talks to rescue the agreement. The so-called CETA pact is on the brink of collapse, and for more Jeremy Cook, Chief Economist at World First, joined Share Radio Morning to explain further.
Aerospace industry analyst Howard Wheeledon, of Wheeldon Strategic, joined Share Radio Morning Money to look ahead to the airport expansion decision, which is due out later. But is it the end of the line, or will this debate rumble on for years to come?
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio Joanna Faith, editor of YourMoney.com. On the agenda today, Chancellor Philip Hammond has declared he is considering dropping the autumn statement in order to reduce the treasury's role in government. Elsewhere, shocking new figures have claimed a quarter of us have as little as £1 in their bank account by pay day. And contactless technology has meant that consumers now prefer to use debit cards to make payments instead of hard cash. All these stories and more on The News Review.
A lot of business attention on Brexit has been around how it might affect the UK politically and economically. But what about on the other side of the channel? With a report claiming that a lack of a trade deal would cost our present partners £13 billion a year in tariffs, Matt Cox reports on how the European Union and its member states may be affected by the UK’s exit.
Welcome to This is Money, the podcast, presented in partnership with NS&I. Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus join Share Radio’s Georgie Frost in the studio to go through the week’s biggest money stories.
And this week it’s all about inflation, and the news is leaving us all a little … deflated. Yes, that nebulous indicator, inflation has jumped to its highest level in 2 years - hitting spenders and savers alike. Blame Brexit if you like, and a lot of people have done, but is that really it? Michael O’Leary of Ryanair certainly is blaming the referendum as he hikes prices in even more obscure ways. And then, we’re looking at the banks: they’re slashing rates, deceiving switchers, and worst of all; this week it seems they don’t even know how to keep our money safe!
Meanwhile, we take a look at the treasury's U-Turn to allow retired savers to cash in their annuities. Is Chancellor Hammond just doing all he can to obliterate Chancellor Osborne’s legacy, or dare I say it, could there be an actual plan in place? Surely not, that’s madness.
At the other end of the show, Simon reckons we need a tax break on savings interest, what little we have, someone’s bought a car with Apple Pay and everyone’s amazed for some reason, and the new Churchill fiver sees even more inflationary trading.
This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost, in partnership with NS&I.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss the new team of experts being put together to tackle firms exploiting self-employed workers as well as the new Pension Schemes Bill. Plus why Kit Kat could be the next product affected by the falling pound. All these stories and more on The News Review.