Sarah discusses Free Wills Month, a time where charities offer members of the public over the age of 55 an opportunity to have their will written for free by a participating solicitor. This initiative allows people to make a will in an easy and quick way, without the difficult decisions and legal complications. Sarah talks to Lee Dowling, from EA law Solicitors, Richard Millar from Free Wills Month organisation and John Bunker, from Thomas Eggar solicitors, on how this can benefit the public and whether there are any hidden costs to look out for.
Nick Peters looks at cinema advertising agency Pearl and Dean’s loss of shares in the advertising market. Peter talks to Kathryn Jacob, Pearl and Dean CEO, about how this came about. She talks about the struggles the company had to face and how they recovered. Kathryn also talks about how the company has changed from a cinema to a film company.
Nick also speaks to Raymond Snoddy about the new paper-only tabloid newspaper, The New Day Nick compare the Independent’s choice to become a digital newspaper and the birth of the new tabloid. Together they talk about the vicissitudes between print and online publications as well as how modern paper publications are changing.
Nick also talks about the role of marketing in the structure of any business.
Chief marketing Officer Sholto Douglas-Home from global recruitment firm Hays says marketing should ‘man up’ and brace themselves for a brighter future of marketing.
Sarah Pennells and her guests Chris Deams, from Cervello Financial Planning, Anita Monteith from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and Rachel Springall from MoneyFacts, discuss changes in taxes to savings, ISAs and dividends. With some major tax changes taking place on the 6th April this year, how will this affect companies or those who are self-employed?
David Buttress, CEO of global online and mobile takeaway ordering service Just Eat, discusses the company’s full year results. From humble beginnings in a Danish basement in 2001, to a 2014 listing on the London Stock Exchange, it now operates in 15 countries worldwide. So what do its latest figures reveal and what does the future hold?
The Caixin China General Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for February came in at a five-month low and below expectations. The reading means the sector has been shrinking for a whole year. Meanwhile in Japan, the Nikkei Manufacturing PMI dropped to its lowest level in eight months in February. So what’s going on? Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at the University of Shizuoka, discusses the negative sentiment live from Japan.
The Royal Bank of Scotland has reported an annual loss attributable to shareholders of £1.9 billion. That is in line with the bank's guidance from last month and is a smaller loss than last year, but it’s the bank’s eight consecutive annual loss. Chris Bailey, Founder of financialorbit.com, joins Share Radio to look at the ins and outs of the numbers.
The London Stock Exchange yesterday confirmed it was in detailed discussions with its German rival about an all-share merger. The exchanges have considered combining forces before. They agreed to merge in 2000 before a rival bid for the LSE from Sweden’s OM Gruppen scuppered the deal. The LSE then rejected a formal £1.3bn offer from Deutsche Börse in January 2005. So will it be third time lucky? Jasper Lawler, Market Analyst at CMC Markets, joins to discuss.
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