Research from the Financial Conduct Authority has found that only two in five people over the age of 55 think they can tell when an investment opportunity is fraudulent. Scammers are increasingly targeting this age group because they believe they're more likely to have a lump sum of money to invest. Last year victims lost an average of £32,000 to fraudsters, which the FCA is trying to tackle with its ScamSmart campaign. To discuss the campaign and the research in more detail, Share Radio's Sara Macham spoke to broadcaster Nick Hewer.
Recruitment firm Morgan McKinley have recently released their UK 2017 Salary Guide revealing a year of mixed fortunes for professionals. Uncertainty has weighed heavy on the UK jobs market however it's not all doom and gloom especially for industries such as technology. To talk us through the figures Share Radio's Pascale Davies spoke to director at Morgan McKinley, Cem Baris.
Apparently more than 1 in 4 adults feel too stressed which is taking a toll on productivity with more days being lost due to sickness. In an effort to tackle the problem some firms such as Cisco have begun introducing wellbeing programmes for their employees. To find out more about the benefits this can offer a business Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to health expert Jessie Pavelka who has recently partnered with Cisco. Jessie began by explaining the problems for many employees.
Sarah Pennells was joined by Financial planner David Braithwaite from Citrus Financial this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed french firm PSA buying the European arm of General Motors for 1.9 billion pounds. Plus they look into why the chancellor is expected to increase funding for social care and provide some relief for those falling victim to business rate changes. All these stories and more on The News Review.
The Chancellor Philip Hammond has been speaking ahead of Wednesday's Budget. And he's warned there will be no "spending sprees" in the Budget. Mr Hammond also said that any surplus cash would be used to ensure the UK had enough "gas in the tank" for the coming years. In Labour news, they've had to defend party leader Jeremy Corbyn over the amount of tax he's paid. Labour say they're "confident" Corbyn did pay the correct amount. Yet more damaging stories for the party and for Mr Corbyn? To discuss this, Sarah Pennells was joined by political journalist Natasha Clarke.
Joining Sarah Pennells to discuss the latest market headlines was Share Radio's very own Nigel Cassidy starting with none more important than the agreed merger between PSA Group - who own Peugeot and Citroen - and General Motors' European unit - which includes Vauxhall. There are now fears of UK job losses in this sector. And another big merger announcement this morning is from Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management.
When it comes to security we're used to measures such as window locks and burglar alarms but worrying numbers of us are falling short when it comes cyber safety. Despite the high levels of cyber crime we're seeing many don't even take basic measures like changing passwords regularly or using up to date anti-vrius software. Currently the Government is trying to tackle this with new campaigns from Cyber Aware, as well as setting up the new National Cyber Security Centre. To find out more Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to Detective Inspector Danny Lawrence and email hacking victim Alison Marriott.
If you have hopes for an early retirement you might want to check how much you're contributing to your pension each month. New research suggests the minimum contributions may not be enough however there is some good news as even small extra contributions can make a big difference overtime. To talk through the figures Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to Former Pensions Minister and Director of Policy at Royal London, Steve Webb.
According to a research, two thirds of Brits can't tell when a website is safe or not, and more than a quarter worry about it - and so stick to reputable websites when shopping. Share Radio reporter Sara Macham spoke to Fabrizio Fantini, Co-Founder of online shopping expert Expressly.
We're just a few days away from March 1st and that means the new '17' registration plate. If you're thinking of buying a new car, what kind of car should you buy and how should you pay for it? That's what we're discussing in today's programme. Joining Sarah Pennells are Faith Archer who's a freelance personal finance journalist, Amanda Stretton who's from comparison website Confused.com and Stuart Milne who's editor of carbuyer.co.uk.
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