In France, Uber has been slapped with a £625,000 fine for running the illegal UberPop service using unlicensed drivers, and its arrival has challenged the cost base of taxi companies all over the world. In the UK, Addison Lee has responded by offering a new pay deal to drivers, and Catherine Faiers, Chief Operations Officer at Addison Lee, discussed this.
Ed spoke to a Eurosceptic pioneer, Dr Alan Sked who is a professor at the LSE and also founded the UK Independence Party more than twenty years ago. He's no longer a member of UKIP, but he's still a strong opponent of the EU.
Mike Indian, Senior Political Analyst of DeHavilland joined Ed Bowsher to discuss the latest UK political news. They discussed Brexit, today's PMQ's, snoopers charter and a potential decision on Heathrow.
Kully Samra, Managing Director at Charles Schwab, discussed the US economy ahead of the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, after the recent non-farm data release. Janet Yellen, the Chair of the US Fed, said that the tone was “fundamentally solid, but laced with uncertainty”, in a speech in Philadelphia indicating that the next rate cut has been kicked further down the road.
EU transport policies are imposing staggering costs on taxpayers and consumers for very little benefit, according to a new study from the Institute of Economic Affairs. Dr Richard Wellings, Head of Transport at the Institute of Economic Affairs and one of the authors of new IEA report, 'STUCK IN BRUSSELS: Should transport policy be determined at EU level?', joined to explain.
An online “code of conduct” aimed at fighting hate speech has been launched by the European Union in conjunction with four of the world’s biggest internet companies. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft have all been involved in the creation of the code, which is particularly aimed at fighting racism and xenophobia across Europe. Chris Green is a tech journalist and consultant, and he looked at the rules.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is holding its next ministerial meeting on Thursday in Vienna. Some analysts expect OPEC members to constrain supplies and raise the world price of oil, but others aren't expecting much to change at all. So what can we expect? Matt Cox has been speaking to Kevin Baxter, Global Commodities Spot News Editor at the Wall Street Journal, to find out.
Heads of states are gathering in Japan today to mark the start of this year's G7 Summit.
The major industrialised nations -- that's Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States -- will debate the big issues facing the world.
Concerns about the health of the global economy and Europe's refugee crisis are inevitably going to be at the forefront of many of the discussions.
Matt Cox has been hearing from Nick Beecroft, Chief Economist at HP Economics to find out more about what economic issues will be on the table.
Marc Shoffman focuses on the ongoing issue of tax avoidance after it was revealed that the Church of England is investing in Google. The 2015 annual report from the Church Commissioners, which is the investment arm of the Church of England, revealed Alphabet Inc, parent company of the search engine, was among its top 20 holdings. Edward Mason, Head of Responsible Investment for the Church Commissioners, Toby Quantrill, Principal Adviser for Economic Justice at Christian Aid, and Mark Harper, Adviser for Trinity Wealth Management, join Marc to discuss this issue.
Kate Andrews, from Republicans Overseas, joins Colin Bloom to discuss the current situation with the US Elections. Kate explains how Hilary Clinton is likely to be the Democratic candidate against the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump. She also discusses the competition between Bernie Sanders and Clinton ahead of the campaign.