It's This is Money, your essential week's round-up of the biggest money stories in the UK and abroad. This week, guest-host Sue Dougan teamed up with Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus from the Financial Website of the Year, This Is Money. On the agenda today; A further rate cut looks unlikely for now, but that's not stopped the banks from taking full advantage of the chance to punish savers and borrowers alike. Meanwhile, a Pensions Roadblock is what we're calling people scared off from trying to get their nest egg in order. Is it just a bit complicated, or totally hopeless? And we'll also be taking a look at a new book on the hidden threat of Big Data: it's Weapons of Maths Destruction.
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Sue Dougan is joined by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss the pressures from housing costs as well as proposals for a cap on instalment fees on prepayment energy meters. Plus will we see a realistic timetable for the delivery of the High Speed 2 Rail scheme?
This week Sue and Sainsbury's Magazine digital editor Sarah Alcock talk to Charlie Bigham, founder of the eponymous homemade meal company, Hannah Mills and Sophie Benbow about meal prepping, the new social media craze and Andrew Baird, executive chef at Longueville Manor in Jersey. Plus, Sarah talks to Alex Potter, co-owner of the Rum Kitchen, at the new branch in Brixton.
Charlie Bigham, Hannah Mills, Sophie Benbow, Alex Potter, Andrew Baird
Sue Dougan and Sainsbury's Magazine's editor-in-chief Helena Lang speak to blogger Alan Spedding about the tastes of Cumbria, cook and writer Meera Sodha about vegetarian Gujarati foods, Scott Hallsworth whose the founder of Kurobuta, and Lily Simpson from The Detox Kitchen.
Helena Lang, Alan Spedding, Meera Sodha, Scott Hallsworth, Lily Simpson
Sue Dougan is joined by Sharon Richey, CEO of BEcause Experiential Marketing, in this week's Track Record. Originally from South Africa, Sharon looks back at her childhood and her career into business and entrepreneurship. She tells Sue about her attempt to organise a beer festival in her family home and how, subsequently, acquired the name ‘The Shebeen Queen’ at the tender age of sixteen.
Sue Dougan and Lisa Harris, digital editor at Sainsbury's magazine, get ready for summer with some tasty and refreshing ingredients. Stephen Hargreaves, from Cure and Simple, talks about the hand-curing process that preserves their meats to dispatch to their customers. Food writer, Helen Graves, gives a taste of the Greece by describing the Kalamata olive harvest; meanwhile Myles Donneky, Grey Goose Brand Ambassador, teaches us how to make Vodka Cocktails for the summer. Sarah Alcock, digital content editor, and Ben Tish, chef and patron of the Salt Yard Group, discuss what makes a good British BBQ and his latest recipe book, 'Grill Smoke BBQ'.
Lisa Harris, Stephen Hargreaves, Helen Graves, Myles Donneky, Ben Tish
On Share Food with Sainsbury's Magazine Sue Dougan and digital editor Lisa Harris start the programme with...mussels! They speak to Robin Dunlop about how he started his business and his inspirations behind Mussel Men. Elizabeth Newman, Head of BWS at Sainsbury’s, discusses why rosé wine sales are doing so well. Meanwhile Ross Shonhan, founder of Bone Daddies, talks about his passion behind the ramen dish and Faizan Iqbal, of JAN, gives us a taste of Caspian cuisine.
Lisa Harris, Robin Dunlop, Elizabeth Newman, Ross Shonhan, Faizan Iqbal
Tony Wheeler, Co-Founder of Lonely Planet, joins Sue Dougan on the programme this week. He tells Sue how he set up the company with his wife Maureen. Speaking of his adventures all over the world, Tony shares some of the tracks that accompanied him along his travels.
Lisa Harris, Digital Editor, joins Sue Dougan on this week's programme with Sainsbury's Magazine. Sue and Lisa look at the power of turkey and why it's such a versatile ingredient with Amir and Limor Chen, founders of Strut and Cluck, ahead of their restaurant opening in Shoreditch. Scandinavian duo, David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl, founders of Green Kitchen Stories, head off to the test kitchen at the Sainsbury’s Magazine office to discuss their new smoothie recipe book, Green Kitchen Smoothies. Sam Clark shares the story of his restaurant- Moro- which focuses on a blend of Spanish and North African cuisine; while Rich Havardi, co-founder of Nama Foods, and John Tabatabai, of Rawligion, explain the why raw food is highly nutritious and why ‘clean eating’ has become so popular.
Lisa Harris, Amir Chen, Limor Chen, David Frenkiel, Luise Vindahl, Sam Clark, Rich Havardi, John Tabatabai