From April this year zero emission cars will be the only vehicles exempt from road tax. Despite growing interest and increasing pressure to move away from polluting vehicles many are still reluctant to make the jump. So just what are zero emissions cars and what should you consider when making the switch from petrol? In this special report Tom Hill looks at the current state of zero emissions technology and the challenges facing the industry hearing from a range of experts and commentators.
Tom Hill, Chris Lilly, Amanda Stretton, Amanda Lyne, Steve Nash
In part two of our look at the zero emissions car industry Tom Hill looks at the challenges facing the industry and the options available to buyers. Could hydrogen provide the ideal solution? And what might transportation of the future actually resemble?
Tom Hill, Amanda Stretton, Amanda Lyne, Steve Nash
It's the time of year for the Mobile World Congress with the world's industry leaders gathering in Barcelona. This year's event has been about mixing the old with the new. Whilst Sony launched its new Xperia XZ with super slow motion, it was the return of the old guard which stole the headlines. Nokia and BlackBerry returned to the smartphone scene, with Nokia re-launching its iconic 3310 handset. To discuss the latest news and trends Georgie Frost was joined by tech journalist Chris Green.
CityVerve, a UK Smart City project starting in Manchester, was launched six months ago. The project has intended to explore ways of making the city work better through use of tech, notably the internet of things which puts anything that moves online. So how far has the project come since its launch? Simon Navin, Smart Cities Projects Lead, joined Nigel Cassidy to tell Share Radio Breakfast more.
This week Georgie Frost was joined by personal finance writer Sam McFaul from Money Saving Expert. On the agenda this week everything you need to know about spring cleaning your finances and making the most of old currency. Plus all the latest deals the team have come across this week.
In a landmark legal battle surrounding intellectual property, retail giants Argos have lost a case against an American company, Argos Systems, over their website domain name. So, could the outcome change the regulations relating to domain names? Elizabeth Ward, Owner and Managing Director of Virtuoso Legal, the firm that represented Argos Systems and won the case for them, joined Share Radio Breakfast to talk more about the case.
When it comes to security we're used to measures such as window locks and burglar alarms but worrying numbers of us are falling short when it comes cyber safety. Despite the high levels of cyber crime we're seeing many don't even take basic measures like changing passwords regularly or using up to date anti-vrius software. Currently the Government is trying to tackle this with new campaigns from Cyber Aware, as well as setting up the new National Cyber Security Centre. To find out more Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to Detective Inspector Danny Lawrence and email hacking victim Alison Marriott.
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio Podcast, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. It’s been a mixed week of results for the banks with HSBC seeing sliding profits whilst Lloyds has undergone something of a comeback with a rebounding share price. Is it fair for HSBC to point the finger at market conditions or does the success of its rivals prove it’s scapegoating? Meanwhile we’re also seeing a divide among savers as the gap between the richest and poorest households grows. Looking through the figures Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce. Plus we look at the domestic challenges for the UK car industry and find out how to spot a rare coin.
Every year Travel Technology Europe comes to London's Kensington Olympia to showcase some of the leading companies and new start ups in the travel industry. With technology playing an increasingly vital role in how we plan and organise trips the show is an ideal place to see some of the suppliers leading this change. Our reporter Tom Hill visited the show to meet some of the 260 exhibitors helping shape the travel industry.
Tom Hill, Steve Reynolds, Raphael Babalola, Max Rangeley, Aly Thompson
Figures show that £10.9 billion was lost in the UK through cybercrime over a year and today we're being warned about ransomware, which is being used more and more by hackers. Despite this being a frequent type of cyber threat, new research has shown that 3 in 5 UK adults have never heard of ransomware. So would you know what to do if this happened to you? David Mole, security expert at Kaspersky Lab, joined Share Radio Breakfast to tell us more about the matter.