From ISAs for social care to support for small business, how can the government get more creative with its funds? For a preview of tomorrow's budget, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by chief economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs, Julian Jessop, for his take.
The North Sea oil sector will make more than it spends this year - the first time in four years. But how will this portion of the industry manage its long-term decline? Sean Cronin, Editor at Argus Global Markets, joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher for more.
As the Lords vote on the Brexit Bill's final amendments, leaks and briefings continue ahead of tomorrow's budget. Are there any surprises left? And what will the government do to fix the NHS funding crisis? John Rentoul, chief political commentator at the Independent, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more on this.
Online food delivery company Just Eat has beat profit expectations but in a competitive market, can it stay ahead? Plus results from Paddy Power Betfair, insurer Direct Line and a profit warning from temporary power provider Aggreko. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Garry White, Chief Investment Commentator at Charles Stanley, for more on the day's need-to-know company news.
Despite better-than-expected economic data, a 'tonne' of hard Brexit rhetoric is on the way and looks likely to wear down the pound. Could it fall below $1.20 again? Dr David Stubbs, Global Market Strategist from JP Morgan, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss the day's big economic stories including the latest consumer data and house price figures.
This week Sue Dougan is joined by the Group Chief Executive at Police Mutual, Stephen Mann. Stephen spent his early financial career with Aviva before joining Police Mutual nearly 9 years ago. He has a background in law, and an interest in law and order issues - he's trustee of the Police Memorial Arboretum Trust and a member of a key group with Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary.
The Culture Secretary's going to ask the watchdog to look into two public interest issues regarding the proposed takeover of Sky by 21st Century Fox.
They are media plurality and commitment to broadcasting standards.
Karen Bradley's told the Commons her decision isn't the end of the matter.
Both parties have until tomorrow to give any further input. Mrs Bradley will make a decision within a week on whether to intervene in the merger.
Meanwhile to find out why the deal is so controversial, James Brydges heard from competition lawyer Howard Cartlidge, from law firm DWF, but first got the financial angle from Michael Hewson, market analyst at CMC markets.
Financial heavy weights Lindsay Cook and Andy Webb join Georgie Frost in the studio. After years of rampant growth could the property market be cooling? As ever it all comes down to location but there are a few tips to make the best of the buyers market. Plus find out which charity fundraising site is in line for the sucker punch this week and why you could find many supermarkets overcharging you at the till.
From fitness trackers to smart watches wearable tech has become increasingly prevalent in recent years however there are signs of a market slowdown. Market leader Fitbit has reported lower sales this quarter whilst a recent US study concluded the devices did not aid weight loss. For a closer look at the industry and products available Sarah Lowther was joined by analyst at CCS Insight Ben wood.
Up to 130,000 people who lost money investing in Spanish property after the 2008 financial crash could claim it back. Potentially billions were lost on properties bought off plan which were never completed as the crisis drove developers out of business. However a landmark Supreme Court ruling could pave the way for people to reclaim the money, plus interest. To find out how, Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to CEO of Spanish Legal Reclaims Luis Cuervo and A Place in the Sun presenter Amanda Lamb.