Welcome to the This is Money show on Share Radio. From major supermarkets to micro-entrepreneurs we’ll be focusing on businesses big and small. Growing competition, inflation and a weak pound are all spelling problems for the retail sector whilst plans to scrap tax breaks threaten small businesses with bigger bills. Running through the various other issues from 4G to the strength of the high street Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce. Plus how the new, forgery proof pound coin might not prove as secure as hoped.
Over the weekend streaming giant Netflix has been held to ransom by hackers who released ten episodes of hit series Orange is the New Black after their demands went unmet. So do cyber security threats such as this really represent a growing risk to the entertainment industry? Share Radio's Tom Hill joined Georgie Frost in the studio to explain more.
How will UK tech start-ups fare post-Brexit and can the country still become a European equivalent of Silicon Valley? Georgie Frost meets Gordon & Eden- a leading specialist in recruiting digital and technology executives and part of the Leap 100 list of fastest growing companies.
Recently Deloitte published its Digital Predictions for 2017 focusing on the biggest areas set to change for consumer technology including automating braking systems and the growing versatility of smartphones. To talk through the report in more detail Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to digital lead for consumer and industrial products at Deloitte, Phil Neal.
Shares in the Hertfordshire based tech firm Imagination Technologies have tumbled after Apple announced it would end a deal to use their products. To find out what's behind the move and what it will mean for the companies Share Radio's Joe Aldridge spoke to Oliver Smith, senior reporter for The Memo.
With Article 50 triggered and the Brexit process underway what next for the UK's tech industry? There's been a 10% reduction of skilled tech workers from within the EU relocating to the UK over the last year and even homegrown talent has been moving elsewhere. Share Radio's James Brydges spoke to James Parsons, CEO and founder of resourcing solutions company, the Arrows Group, about the impact of Brexit.
Have you ever thought about investing but been put off thinking it's not for you? One man trying to change our attitudes and bring a whole new generation into investing is Kerim Derhalli, founder of educational app Invstr. Previously we caught up with Kerim whilst launching international investing competition The Student Investing Championships. With the third round kicking off this week Share Radio's Tom Hill was joined by Kerim to find out more about the competition and discuss the latest trends in fintech.
Social media firms will be summoned before the Home Secretary on Thursday after it emerged the Khalid Masood sent an encrypted message via Whatsapp minutes before the Westminster attack. Amber Rudd claims efforts by firms to curb extremist content online have been inadequate. But what issues would be raised if tech firms were to open up their platforms? To find out Georgie Frost was joined by Ed Johnson-Williams, a campaigner for The Open Rights Group - which campaigns for internet privacy.
Forget BACS and online banking - the future of paying and transferring money could be as simple as texting. That's the vision of social payment apps, such as Circle, which aim to provide a fast and easy way to move money around. So what exactly are social payments? That's the question Share Radio's Tom Hill put to CEO of Circle Marieke Flament.
If you want to earn a lot of money...you may want to think about a career in tech! Forbes' billionaire list is out for 2017.183 of the list are from the industry - up 23 on the previous year - with 3 of the top 5 being CEOs of tech companies. They have a combined $1 trillion net worth.
To go through the list Georgie Frost was joined by Mary-Ann Russon, Senior Technology Reporter with the International Business Times UK.