Time once again for the Consuming Issues news review, with Georgie Frost and Share Radio's Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher. And today, the pound is rallying behind the news that Theresa May will be the next PM, as David Cameron heads to his last PMQs. And on the subject of the pound, travelers exchanging currency at the UK's regional airports are apparently getting less for their pounds than those using London terminals. And bad news for London, as Cambridge is named best place in the UK to work. All this and more, on Consuming Issues, every day from 9am to Midday, right here on Share Radio.
This is our regular Wednesday slot on politics which in these history-making times is anything but routine. Indeed we have a full session today with Mike Indian, Senior Political Analyst at DeHavilland - to discuss David Cameron's last ever PMQ's & more.
Professor John Weeks - Share Radio's regular economics commentator and Dr Graham Gudgin part-time Senior Economic Advisor with Oxford Economics & Research Associate, Centre For Business Research, University of Cambridge discuss the nature of the EU debate as it appeared especially in terms of the economic arguments & the future under Theresa May.
It's been three months since the national living wage was introduced in the UK. The idea was always that the rate would be regularly revised, but Brexit and the power shifts in the major political parties could put the next steps at risk. Matt Cox spoke to Caroline Reilly, Senior Programme Manager at the Living Wage Foundation, to get her thoughts.
Andrea Leadsom has pulled out of the race to succeed David Cameron and become the next Conservative Party leader and UK Prime Minister, leaving Theresa May to take charge of the country. Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher joins Georgie for some breaking analysis.
On this edition of This Is Money, Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard-Strauss are in to talk more Brexit fall-out, of course; will Mark Carney’s reassuring tones be enough to steady the ship, as Sterling falls further than we've seen since Walter Mondale was a relevant cultural reference?
We’ll also be looking at property fund lockouts, and why you should NEVER trust them with your pension. And stay tuned to the end as we have a rare win for the little guy, to the tune of £19 Billion!
This is Money is presented in partnership with NS&I, and hosted by Georgie Frost.
Tony Blair ran his government such that the likely consequences of military action in Iraq were not considered properly, Sir John Chilcot announced as part of his inquiry. John McTernan, Tony Blair’s former Director of Political Operations, discussed the report with Nigel Cassidy and Louise Cooper, looking back on the decisions that had to be taken at the time.
The long-awaited Chilcot Report, into the UK's role in the Iraq war, was released on Wednesday, nearly seven years after it was announced. Initial analysis of the report has been mostly positive, and Gerry Simpson, Chair in Public International Law at the London School of Economics, gave his take on the findings.
On Sunday, Japanese voters will go to the polls in the triennial upper house election. The contest is for only half the seats, and voters are expected to vote for the political status quo or not vote at all. To discuss this and more, Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at University of Shizuoka in Japan, joined Share Radio.