Do you have a cash ISA? Government figures show that cash ISAs are one financial product that's more popular among women than men. These savings accounts pay interest without tax taken off - and, although a bit of the gloss has been taken off them in the last year or so because of tax changes to savings and low interest rates, many women still have them. And from April there will be a new ISA - a LISA or lifetime ISA. Sarah Pennells was joined by Helen Saxon, chief product analyst at Money Saving Expert, Harry Rose, editor of Which? Money and by Claire Walsh, who's head of advice at Unbiased.
Sarah Pennells was joined by Deborah Hargreaves, Founding Director of High Pay centre and former Business Editor of the Guardian. Today on the agenda, they discussed the relaunch of the Nokia 3310, after 17 years. Plus they look into why O2 unveiling their plans for a new voice recognition technology, to encourage people to speak to a new artificially intelligent robot rather than contact its call centres.. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Six in ten British workers have had a relationship with a co-worker. A research conducted by employment law experts Slater and Gordon has found that 70% of those who've been romantically involved with a colleague have suffered professionally as a result, with women and junior staff members suffering the most. Share Radio's Sara Macham spoke to employment lawyer Harriet Bowtell to find out more.
Glassdoor, a website which allows employees to review companies and their management, has compiled a list of some of the strangest questions job seekers might face in job interviews. Our reporter Anviksha Patel spoke to career trends analyst Joe Wiggins from Glassdoor to find out more.
Billy Bambrough, Editor of Economics and Business website Verdict.co.uk, joined Share Radio's Sarah Pennells to discuss the latest political news. They talked about the death of Labour MP for Manchester Gorton and Father of the House of Commons Sir Gerald Kaufman, who has died at the age of 86 sparking a by-election in his constituency. The Telegraph is reporting Theresa May's plan to announce the end of free movement for new EU migrants the day she formally triggers Article 50. Finally, Billy gives his take on Nigel Farage meeting President Donald Trump for dinner.
In less than two weeks, on March 1st, the rules on child car seats change. You won't be able to buy a backless booster seat unless your child is at least 125cm tall or weighs at least 22 kg (around three and a half stone). Buying a car seat for your child - and buying things like a buggy or pushchair - can also be something of a minefield. Sarah Pennells was joined in the studio by freelance personal finance journalist Donna Ferguson, Anne-Marie O'Leary, Editor-in-Chief of Netmums and Kevin Clinton, Head of Road Safety at ROSPA.
Over the last few weeks there's been a lot of focus on housing and older people, with the government's White Paper on housing looking at ways to encourage older people to downsize. But not everyone wants to sell up. Last year people released over £2 billion of equity from their homes. So, how can you make money from your property? What are the options and what do you have to bear in mind? Sarah Pennells was joined in the studio by Jane King who's from Ashridge financial planning and by Ceri Wheeldon who's the founder of the website Fab After Fifty.
For all those planning ahead to their summer holidays think carefully when booking online. Fake holiday websites are on the rise with millions being scammed from unsuspecting tourists. Often the sites are so convincing holidaymakers don't realise anything's up until arriving at their destination to find the villa they've booked doesn't really exist. To find out more about how the scam works and how to protect yourself Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to Hannah Maundrell, editor-in-chief of money.co.uk.
Last week saw the opening of the National Cyber Security Centre in London. According to the National Crime Agency, companies are now more likely to be a victim of cyber crime than of any other type of crime in the UK. Cyber crime was also included in the national crime survey in England and Wales for the first time last year, showing just how prevalent this type of crime has become. Share Radio's Sara Macham spoke to Sam Hutton from security technology firm Glasswall about the ongoing rise of cybercrime in the UK.
It's safe to say that many of us would love the luxury of a day off work every now and then. But how would you feel if your employer offered you a wellbeing day, effectively allowing you to call in sick...with tiredness? This is a measure being proposed by think tank, the Institute of Public Policy Research, or IPPR, who believe employers should be looking more into their employee's wellbeing. Share Radio's Sara Macham spoke to Joe Dromey, one of the authors of the report, about how this would reduce the number of people receiving long-term sickness benefit.
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