There is widespread concern after British Airways and the Post Office joined Southern Rail in striking over the Christmas period. According to the latest figures by the Office for National Statistics, 281,000 days were lost to strike action up until the end of October 2016, which is over 100,000 more days than the same time last year. Share Radio’s Matt Cox investigated this new era of strike action with industrial action expert Professor Chris Rowley, Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, University of Oxford, and Professor Emeritus at Cass Business School.
Daniel Godfrey has joined Neil Woodford in saying his new fund will not pay staff bonuses. The former Chief Executive of the Investment Association plans to launch a new investment trust in early 2017. Both asset managers agreed there was no evidence that they result in better outcomes for investors. Daniel told Share Radio's James Brydges why he wanted to take a different approach.
Southern Rail is in turmoil and the network is to endure another week of chaos as conductors begin a five-day strike over driver-only trains. So what is going on at the British railway company? Joe Aldridge has been looking into Southern's struggles.
Southern Rail cut a further 314 services a day on Monday, bringing the anger of many customers, as trains continued to arrive late despite the introduction of a drastically reduced timetable. After months of delays, cancellations and union action, passengers of the services are questioning how long this can go on for. Matt Cox has been investigating the situation.
Companies have switched to filling jobs with temporary staff as they await the outcome of the European Union referendum, according to a monthly jobs report from the REC and Markit. Tom Hadley, Director of Policy at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, joined Sarah Lowther and Chris Bailey to talk about the report.
Ed Molyneux, CEO and co-founder of FreeAgent, discussed the research conducted by the online accounting system provider, which found that UK micro-businesses write off £9 billion every year due to unpaid invoices. So how can companies avoid this and is the treasury missing out? Ed also has some useful advice for freelancers.
This year's National Farmers Union conference in Birmingham begins and Phil Bicknell, Head of Food & Farming at the NFU, joins Sarah Lowther and the Financial Orbit's Chris Bailey live from the conference to discuss this year’s event, the future of agriculture and the political challenges posed both within the UK and EU.