Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Alan Higham, founder of Pensions Champion, and Tina Weeks, founder of Serenity Financial Planning, to discuss the state pension, and look at what you will actually get if you're due to retire. Despite being called a flat rate or single tier pension, not everyone will necessarily get the same amount and far fewer women than men will qualify for the full figure of £155.65 a week. In the programme Sarah will be looking at who is entitled to the new state pension and the differences between the current and the new pension.
This week, Nick Peters hits the Shop Floor to discuss why ever high levels of employment are not translating into higher wages with Steve Lewis, a former army officer and businessman who runs the Number 18 coffee shop in Crickhowell. Steve is one of the leaders of the Fair Tax Town programmes.
Nick looks at why leaders need to listen to their followers in order to close the digital skills gap inside corporations with Colin Sloman, Managing Director of Accenture, a consultancy firm who conducted a major survey of global businesses to assess how they are keeping up with the pace of lightning fast technological change.
Despite unemployment levels falling, and more people striking out on their own to add to the country's growing micro-business community, Nick Peters hears from Gerwyn Davies, the Labour Market Advisor at the CIPD about why this good news isn't necessarily good for wages and productivity levels.
And the good, the bad, and the ugly, Nick takes a closer look at workforce surveys to find out the do's and don'ts when it comes to writing them with Anthony Hughes of recruitment specialists Coburg Banks.
Plus, the first in our series of IDG Insights is launched, bringing you the stories that matter.
Steve Lewis, Colin Sloman, Gerwyn Davies, Anthony Hughes
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Anita Monteith from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and over the phone by George Bull, a Senior Tax Partner at Baker Tilly, and Rachel Smith, co-founder of GlobalGiving UK, to discuss giving to charity in a tax-efficient way. Find out how to give as you earn, how to leave part of your estate, and what the tax benefits can be.
Episode six of Managing My Money with Glen Goodman, Annie Weston and the Open University, looking at events which can change your habits, understanding different savings products, AER, what risk you are taking, the difference between savings and investments.
Tax and benefits. How do they fit together with your income so you can budget sensibly?
What's the difference between income and wealth? How do you work out the size of your assets, and how are they affected by inflation? Then we move on to tax & benefits and find out how all this fits into our personal budget planning.
What’s the difference between income and wealth? How do you work out the size of your assets and how does inflation affect them?
What's the difference between income and wealth? How do you work out the size of your assets, and how are they affected by inflation? That's all in episode 3. Then we move on to tax & benefits and find out how all this fits into our personal budget planning.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Tony Stenning from BlackRock and Cleona Lira from 2Plan Wealth Management and on the phone by Jackie Hall from Baker Tilly to discuss tax, dividends and how to get an income from shares now that the tax on dividends has changed in the 2015 budget.
Sarah Pennells is joined by a panel of experts from ICAEW, Letting Focus, Fidelity World Wide Investment and Turn2Us to discuss the first Tory budget in nineteen years, what it means and how it will effect people in the future.
Anita Monteith, Alan Higham, David Lawrenson, Simon Hopkins
On todays show, Sarah Pennells discusses tax for young people, if they need to pay it, are they paying the right amount and how do they check. To help Sarah Claire Thackerberry, the main technical officer from the tax guide for students and Chris Eccles from Employment for Students