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Has Hammond's U-turn damaged his authority?

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Share Radio Afternoon

Has Hammond's U-turn damaged his authority?
Hammond's dramatic U-turn on increasing national insurance for self-employed fuelled lots of criticism. The Chancellor acknowledged that the plan would have broken the voters' trust. Plus, Theresa May appears to have rejected the SNP's demand for a second independence referendum insisting "now is not the time". Professor Tony Travers of the London School of Economics joined us to discuss all this and more.
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Tony Travers


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Sainsbury's squeezed on weak Sterling

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Sainsbury's squeezed on weak Sterling
Sainsbury's shares have slipped around 2% today as the retailer warns uncertainty over Sterling will impact operations. Plus results from Balfour Beatty and OneSavings Bank, while Anglo American shares jump as billionaire Anil Agrawal snaps up a 12% stake. Adrian Lowcock, Investment Director and spokesperson for Architas, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to analyse all the day's need-to-know company news.
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Adrian Lowcock


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Bank of England leaves rates on hold - when will they rise again?

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Bank of England leaves rates on hold - when will they rise again?
The Bank of England has left rates on hold at 0.25% - but the move wasn't unanimous, with one vote for a rate rise. So what does this mean for consumers and markets? Plus both the FTSE 100 and 250 hit record highs today, what's driving this? For more on these and the day's biggest economic stories, Alastair McCaig, Director of Investment Management at Fern Wealth, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more.
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Alastair McCaig


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Dutch election result to be 'political Rubik's cube'

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Dutch election result to be 'political Rubik's cube'
As the Dutch go to the polls today, the right wing VVD party sits in front with the anti-Islamic and Eurosceptic Party of Freedom, headed by Geert Wilders, in second. But what impact will the increasingly fragmented political landscape have on The Netherlands' government? Rem Korteweg, senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more.

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UK economy not 'rolling over' but wage growth remains soft

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

UK economy not 'rolling over' but wage growth remains soft
Another drop in unemployment figures today, down to 4.7% in the three months to January, but wages aren't growing - can the UK solve its productivity puzzle? Ben Kumar from 7 Investment Management joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss the biggest economic stories of the day.
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Ben Kumar


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Premier Oil shares rise but still suffering after making the 'wrong deals at the wrong time'

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Premier Oil shares rise but still suffering after making the 'wrong deals at the wrong time'
Premier Oil shares were up more than 14% today - but it's only some relief for investors as the pain of previous deals are still reflected in the price. Plus FTSE 100 drugmaker Hikma sees shares rise on good results and Unilever boss Paul Polman calls for changes to takeover rules following Kraft's approach earlier this year. For these and all the day's need-to-know company news Chris Bailey, founder of Financial Orbit, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
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Chris Bailey


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UK should plan for 'worst case scenario' from Brexit negotiations

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

UK should plan for 'worst case scenario' from Brexit negotiations
Brexit Secretary David Davis says the UK hasn't assessed the economic effect of leaving the EU without a deal. But the government's attitude isn't surprising. Dr Ben Margulies, from Warwick University's Department of Politics and International Studies, joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher to explain.
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Ben Margulies


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Hammond 'looks weak' after U-turn on NI tax changes

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Hammond 'looks weak' after U-turn on NI tax changes
Chancellor Philip Hammond has backed down on his budget commitment to increase National Insurance contributions for the self-employed. But Labour has fared no better - Jeremy Corbyn failed to land a blow on this backflip during Prime Minister's Questions. Rachel Cunliffe, Deputy Editor of Reaction, gave Share Radio's Ed Bowsher her take on this policy U-turn.
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Rachel Cunliffe


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Gina Miller: MPs need to 'get some backbone' in Brexit fight

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Gina Miller: MPs need to 'get some backbone' in Brexit fight
Gina Miller, the businesswoman who won her case on a parliamentary vote ahead of Brexit, says MPs need to step up and 'get some backbone' on the issue. She spoke to Share Radio's Ed Bowsher on this and why she's not a fan of a second referendum.
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Gina Miller


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Dutch election: are polls underestimating Eurosceptic Geert Wilders chances?

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Dutch election: are polls underestimating Eurosceptic Geert Wilders chances?
As the Dutch go to the polls tomorrow, can the right-wing populist Geert Wilders get his Eurosceptic party into government? Share Radio's Alexi Phillips spoke with the head of Open Europe's Brussels Office, Pieter Cleppe, asking him about the latest results in opinion polls.
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Pieter Cleppe


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