Unite Group, a leading provider of student accommodation in the UK, has released its full year results. So, what are the numbers showing and what is the company up to at the moment? Joe Lister, Chief Financial Officer at Unite Group, joined Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast to give us the low-down.
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.
Petra Diamonds, a leading independent diamond mining group and supplier of rough diamonds to the international market, has released its latest interim results. So what’s the future looking like for the company? Jacques Breytenbach, Chief Financial Officer of Petra Diamonds, joined Share Radio Breakfast to give Nigel Cassidy the lowdown.
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio Podcast, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. We’ve had a few stats to digest this week with inflation continuing to rise, now up 1.8%, whilst employment remains at record highs according to the ONS. Behind the figures though we’re hearing much of this is based on freelance and zero-hours work with both salaries and interest rates failing to keep pace with the cost of living. With all this spelling disaster for savers there’s been a few interesting additions to Money Mail’s Best Buy table this week. Joining Georgie Frost to go through the options is Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus. Plus, we take a look at the new rate hikes threatening the future of small businesses and the costs of bereavement.
City-based insurance marketplace Lloyd's of London has told its employees they can't drink from 9 to 5. But will a booze ban work? And when alcohol is common while doing business, how can workers say no? For more Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Laura Willoughby, co-founder of Club Soda, a group helping people cut back on alcohol.
New figures from disability charity Scope suggest worrying levels of workplace discrimination for Britain's disabled workers. Over half fear they're at risk of losing their job and many are even trying to hide their disability from their employers. To find out more about the scale of the problem and what employers and employees can do Georgie Frost was joined by James Taylor, head of policy and public affairs at Scope.
Long-term incentive programs for FTSE bosses could be on the way out - reports from the FT say one-tenth of top companies will ditch such incentives. David Buik market commentator at Panmure Gordon joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher to explain the story.
Despite a growing number of vacancies and demand for new workers many bosses are struggling to fill roles due to a lack of available candidates. A new report by Markit and the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, shows that January saw a marked fall in the number of applicants causing major problems for recruiters. To discuss the findings Juliette Foster was joined by Tom Hadley, Director of Policy at the REC.
A new jobs report shows salaries are beginning to show signs of improvement after a recent lull. But the research from Adzuna also shows that the number of advertised vacancies is beginning to drop. Becky Barr of Adzuna joined Juliette Foster on Share Radio Breakfast to chat through the statistics.
Leah Hutcheon is the Founder of Appointedd, an Edinburgh based online booking specialist. She joined Share Radio Breakfast to talk about her company, which from nothing has built its way to international status, having won investment along the way. They are announcing a new US partner on Monday.