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.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Kevin Pratt, web editor at MoneySuperMarket.com. Today they discuss today's ruling on fracking as well as the Bank of England's latest admission it was too pessimistic about the impact of the Brexit referendum vote. Plus the news alcohol is now so cheap it's possible to buy 13 pints for the price of a cinema ticket. All these stories and more on The News Review.
The Institute of Economic Affairs will today debate how new "disruptive" digital businesses fit into current competition policy rules. With cases such as Uber versus Transport for London and Google under fire from the EU for pre-loading Android smartphones with Google apps, the question remains how to regulate competition between these companies - or if we should.
Matt Cox spoke to Paul Henty, Partner and competition law expert at law firm Charles Russell-Speechlys to find out more.
As the London Film Festival kicks off, one question posed will be how the EU Referendum results will impact the sector. According to the British Film Institute, the UK Film industry contributed over £3.6 billion to the British economy in 2015. So will we see this figure drop, or will a cheaper pound temp foreign filmmakers to use the UK even more? Matt Cox spoke to film critic James Cameron Wilson to find out the state of the silver screen in Britain.
Theresa May is set to wrap up the Conservative Party Conference, but will her words be a pledge to move her party further away from free-market liberalism and towards an approach that favours even greater government control, as is being reported? Colin Bloom, Presenter of Share Politics, joined Share Radio Morning Money live from Birmingham to explain what to expect.
Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at the University of Shizuoka in Japan, joined Share Radio Morning Money to talk on the latest economic stories coming out of Japan. Ratings agency Fitch has sounded alarm bells over the health of Japanese banks in the face of the latest tinkering with monetary policy from the Bank of Japan. But what could the consequences of this be?
Sue Dougan is joined in the studio by Jo Faith, editor of YourMoney.com. Today they discuss calls for more rental homes to be built as well as the news more than a third of young people would prefer to save into a Lifetime ISA than a pension. Plus why people are increasingly turning to alternative therapies for their pets. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Georgie Frost is joined by Hannah Maundrell, editor of money.co.uk. Today they discuss Philip Hammond's speech today at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham plus news of planned strikes on Virgin Trains East Coast over job cuts. Plus would you pay £17.50 for the chance to jump airport security queues? All these stories and more on The News Review.