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The average person is spending half their monthly salary this festive season, but is it really worth it?

Simon Rose
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The Share Radio Evening Show

 The average person is spending half their monthly salary this festive season, but is it really worth it?
UK Christmas spending is to hit a record £77.6bn in 2016 according to the Centre for Retail Research Food, booze, presents and relatives --- it's easy to see how the cost of Christmas soon starts to add up. New research from Nationwide reveals that the average person is spending half their monthly salary this season. However, despite the festivities, it's not the happiest time of the year, with a noticeable rise in arguments. To find out more, Olivia Demetriades was joined by financial expert Jasmine Birtles and began by asking whether we're spending too much over the festive period.

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The Amazon Growing Business Awards

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Share Radio Evening Show

The Amazon Growing Business Awards
It's the 18th annual Amazon Growing Business Awards on Wednesday. Triumph over adversity, exporting triumph and rural success will be just some of the themes celebrated. To find out more about this Jinan Rahma spoke to Hunter Ruthven, part of the team that hosts the Growing Business Awards and started by asking him about the awards. She also spoke to Katy Moss, Managing Director of Trent Refractories Limited who are shortlisted for the 'Triumph Over Adversity Award' at the Amazon Growing Business Awards.

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The Autumn Statement and how it can help young people become more entrepreneurial

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Share Radio Evening Show

The Autumn Statement and how it can help young people become more entrepreneurial
In his Autumn Statement earlier this week, the chancellor Philip Hammond highlighted the government's plans to develop the economy's existing strengths, despite anticipating tougher times ahead. With an emphasis on increasing productivity, the chancellor announced a £23bn investment fund, plans to fund the boosting of management skills and the injection £400m into venture capital funds, allowing for £1bn worth of new investment for small businesses. To discuss the Autumn Statement in more detail and how it can help young people become more entrepreneurial, Simon spoke to Michael Mercieca, the CEO of Young Enterprise.

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Is the eight hour workday outdated and irrelevant today?

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Share Radio Evening Show

Is the eight hour workday outdated and irrelevant today?
Is the eight hour workday outdated and irrelevant today? Stephan Aarstol is CEO of Tower Paddle Boards, named the fastest growing company in San Diego and author of a book called The Five-Hour Workday. Not only has he written the book on five hour workdays- but in 2015 he put his employees on a 8am to 1pm workday for three months and says that the switch had an enormous, positive, and lasting impact on all of them.

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How has Black Friday impacted our traditional Christmas shopping habits?

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Share Radio Evening Show

How has Black Friday impacted our traditional Christmas shopping habits?
Today is Black Friday with shoppers around the country rushing to get a bargain online and in store. But how has Black Friday impacted our traditional Christmas shopping habits? Simon spoke to joined by Don Williams, Retail Partner at KPMG UK.

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John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC on the latest GDP figures

Simon Rose
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The Share Radio Evening Show

John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC on the latest GDP figures
The economy grew by 0.5% in the three month since our vote to leave the EU. That's according to the latest GDP figures from the Office for National Statistics. The ONS reported that June's vote to leave the European Union has had a 'limited effect' on the economy so far. To find out more about this Simon Rose was joined by John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC
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John Hawksworth


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Why are Brexiteers wrong to complain that the Autumn statement's forecasts are too gloomy?

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Share Radio Evening Show

Why are Brexiteers wrong to complain that the Autumn statement's forecasts are too gloomy?
Simon was joined by Tim Evans, professor of Business and Political Economy at Middlesex University. They discussed: 1. Understanding the job of the Chancellor of the Exchequer: Why Brexiteers are wrong to complain that the Autumn statement's forecasts are too gloomy. 2. The importance of BoE Chief Economist, Andy Haldane, criticising modern economists. 3. The onward march of the economics and politics of marijuana legalisation.
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Tim Evans


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Insider's Guide to Amsterdam

Simon Rose
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The Share Radio Evening Show

Insider's Guide to Amsterdam
On the Travel Guide we like to take a look at some of the most popular holiday destinations- and speak to a local to get the insider's gen. This week, Olivia Demetriades spoke to Jolijn Koper, a guide for Tours By Locals in the Netherlands, and began by asking her what to do if she could spend a day in Amsterdam.

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Why has the rise of new technologies, that allow virtual meetings, not spelt the end of business travel?

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Share Radio Evening Show

Why has the rise of new technologies, that allow virtual meetings, not spelt the end of business travel?
Simon Rose and Sarah Tucker welcomed neuroscientist, Dr Tara Swart, to the studio, to discuss the psychological damage continual business travel does on CEOs, and business people in general, and how to stop that.
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Sarah Tucker


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The Share Radio Travel Guide ep. 76

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Share Radio Evening Show

The Share Radio Travel Guide ep. 76
Welcome once again to Share Radio's weekly travel show - The Share Radio Travel Guide. Simon was joined by travel journalist and author Sarah Tucker. This week, they looked at Airbnb's plans for a 'full-service' travel agency, and an interactive map that reveals tourism slogans around the world. Also, there'll be an insider's guide to Amsterdam with Jolijn Koper, a guide from Tours By Locals. But first, they welcomed neuroscientist, Dr Tara Swart, to the studio, where she spoke about the psychological damage continual business travel does on CEOs, and business people in general, and how to stop that.
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Sarah Tucker


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