Sarah Pennells talks about banking and accounts with guests Tashema Jackson of uSwitch, and Hannah Maundrell from money.co.uk, and Matt Saunders from GoCompare. Together they discuss whether it is possible to open a bank account if you have a history of debt, if you can open an account if you’ve moved to the UK from abroad and what the best accounts are if you’re constantly in your overdraft or similarly, always in credit.
Sarah Pennells spoke to Cap Gemini’s Alex Smith-Bingham to discuss young people’s lack of digital skills in the world of work. Sarah will look at how many young people did not have the level of digital skills their company wished for and this could lead them to miss out on future job opportunities. Sarah is also joined by Rachel Healy, this week’s Money Saving Expert. Topics in the programme include how to enrich one’s digital skills, where to find more information, whether any particular schemes offer them and which digital skills are the most sought after. Jordan Daykin, from GripIt Fixings, explains what skills he is looking for in young people from an employer’s perspective.
Bill Gibbons, Director of industry body Discover Ferries, joins Share Radio to talk on the UK ferry industry after the release of new statistics. 2015 Ferrystat figures, released by Discover Ferries, shows 8.61 million cars were carried by UK operators last year, an increase of 1.3% on the previous year. So how has the ferry industry adapted and what challenges does it face?
Businesses are not taking cyber security seriously enough, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has warned, with under a third of cyber-attacks being reported to the police. In a new report supported by Barclays, named: ‘Cyber Security: Underpinning the Digital Economy’, the IoD revealed that companies were keeping quiet even though half of attacks resulted in interruption of business operations. Professor Richard Benham is author of the report, and he discussed the digital economy.
David Buttress, CEO of global online and mobile takeaway ordering service Just Eat, discusses the company’s full year results. From humble beginnings in a Danish basement in 2001, to a 2014 listing on the London Stock Exchange, it now operates in 15 countries worldwide. So what do its latest figures reveal and what does the future hold?
This week Nick Peters hits the Shop floor to discuss with former BBC HR director Lucy Adams the concept of disruptive HR and the need of an intellectual shake out in human resources.
According to a recent article on HR magazine, most remote workers work harder when there is no one watching. Psychologist Cristina Quinones, from the Open University Business School talks us through this phenomenon.
We also take a look at the crisis of recruitment in the South American drug business with Tom Wainwright, author of the book "Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel".
Finally we explore the issues raised in the last month with our partner Inspirational Development Group.
Lucy Adams, Cristina Quinones, Tom Wainwright, Ian Roberts
Linda Lewis speaks to Luke Watson and his team about GB Energy Supply, who claim to offer the cheapest bills on the market. After their launch last April, Linda finds out how the company has grown steadily over the past year and how they have reached just under 200,000 customer fuel accounts.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Rachael Saunders from Business In the Community, and over the phone by Michelle Cracknell of The Pensions Regulatory Service and Fiona Tait of Royal London. Sarah and her guests talk about working in retirement and setting up a small business whilst receiving your pension . Sarah and her guests discuss the practicalities of setting up a business in retirement, as well as looking at what the rules say about receiving your pension whilst still at work.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Alan Higham, founder of Pensions Champion, and Tina Weeks, founder of Serenity Financial Planning, to discuss the state pension, and look at what you will actually get if you're due to retire. Despite being called a flat rate or single tier pension, not everyone will necessarily get the same amount and far fewer women than men will qualify for the full figure of £155.65 a week. In the programme Sarah will be looking at who is entitled to the new state pension and the differences between the current and the new pension.