There’s been no change in the cost of borrowing in the UK. Yet when the Monetary Policy Committee meets to decide on interest rates, we tend to see that the decision's based upon London. So should the bank be charged with paying more attention to industry and commerce outside the capital? One body of business people scrutinising the MPC every month are the North East Shadow Monetary Policy Committee, and Christopher White, Chair of the NE Shadow MPC and Finance Director at Darlington Building Society, joined Share Radio to discuss.
George Osbourne stated in his budget speech on Wednesday, that Britain is "Open for business". Matt Cox spoke to Justin Urquhart Stewart, Co-Founder of Seven Investment Management, about the announcement and what it means for UK businesses.
Warm Up, who produce market-leading underfloor heating products, makes an annual turnover of £20 million and employs 170 people. Its fast growth has mirrored the advent of the single European market, but life after a Brexit could spell a very different future for the company. CEO, Andrew Stimpson, spoke to Share Radio’s Nigel Cassidy about his fears if the UK was to leave the European Union.
Dan Hodges, Political Commentator at the Mail on Sunday, joins Sarah Lowther and Chris Bailey to look ahead to the budget. The focus in the build up to the budget has turned to education after it was announced that all schools will be changed to academy status. Dan discusses this as well as George Osborne’s position in the leadership contest.
Ahead of the Budget, the Momentum UK Household Financial Wellness Index highlights the areas of concern for the financial welfare of UK consumers. Financial journalist Harriet Meyer joins Georgie to talk this and all stories making the headlines today.
On Wednesday, the Chancellor George Osborne will present his latest Budget. Aside from a sighting of the fashionable red box, what can we all expect? Normally, a Budget four years out from a general election is when a government takes some risks. So what will happen to pay, pensions and petrol prices - all on the agenda. Ed Bowsher joins Georgie Frost to discuss this and all stories making the news today.
Chancellor George Osborne has dropped plans to end or alter tax relief on pension contributions. But we know he will need to find other ways to save money. So what could he do? Sam Bowman, Executive Director of the Adam Smith Institute, joins Share Radio to outline the key reforms and tax cuts it hopes to see the Chancellor announce.
Dan Hodges, Commentator at The Mail on Sunday, discusses the latest political stories. Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, has described the prospect of a British exit from the European Union as the "biggest domestic financial stability risk" facing the UK. And there have also been reports that The Queen is supporting a Brexit. So what does Dan think?