More than 130,000 visitors are expected over the three day Great Yorkshire Show. This year is the 158th "Best of British Farming" extravaganza at Harrogate's Great Yorkshire Showground. But what impact has Brexit had on the industry? Nigel Pulling, Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, joined Sarah Lowther and Chris Bailey.
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.
Youngsters in emerging markets are more confident they have the skills to forge a career than those in the developed world, according to a study. One of the reasons for this relates to a greater focus on technological skills. So is the millennial generation in the UK struggling when it comes to tech skills? Dr Simon Moores gave his view.
Robotics and autonomous systems are generating an increasing number of benefits for our society. But are robot’s faithful servants or existential threats? That's the subject being debated at the Royal Academy of Engineers, as part of the first UK Robotics week. On the panel is Dr Alan Winfield, Director of the University of the West of England’s Science Communication Unit, and he spoke to Sarah Lowther.
Last week it emerged that Tata Steel was considering keeping its UK steelmaking arm, after putting the loss-making business up for sale in March. The development has raised further hopes that the Port Talbot plant can be saved and David Blackaby, Professor of Economics at Swansea University, looked at why a U-turn is being considered.
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.
Richard Perks, Retail Analyst at Mintel, discussed Sainsbury's full year results with Sarah Lowther and Chris Bailey. The company reported a drop in profits, but did that meet market expectations? Richard offers his view as well as giving his opinion on whether the results indicate if the company should take over Argos.
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.
The Baltic Dry Index continues to move in a positive direction. The Index, often used as an indicator for the general health of the shipping sector, had its lowest point in February, but has been climbing back ever since. Matt Cox spoke to Robert Merrylees, Policy Analyst at The UK Chamber of Shipping, about the situation.
With the structure and financing of Network Rail currently being discussed and investigated, this year’s annual Rail Freight Group Conference was moved forward by two months so the industry could get together to discuss and respond. Maggie Simpson, the Rail Freight Group's Executive Director, joined to discuss why the 24th annual event is so critical.