As auto-enrolment takes centre stage once more and with contributions going up last month, we’re asking: what about the self-employed and small business owners? And for those in their 40s and 50s – is it too late? Whatever your age or employment status, we’ll help you get cracking and warn you of the pitfalls – including the government!
Interest in generational diversity has exploded since the turn of the 21st century, especially in Marketing and HRM. While many researchers are supportive of the concept of generations, a growing number have questioned the validity of the idea that people are psychologically different according to when they were born. In this interview, Peter Urwin speaks to Cranfield University’s Professor Emma Parry to discover what the research has to say about Generations X, Y and Z; why the findings from existing studies must be treated with caution; and why a lot of this work risks stereotyping certain age groups.
Graham Spooner of The Share Centre looks at the takeover bid for Shire and the firm oil price, as well as at Virgin Money and BT. He also looks forward to results due from Centrica, Burberry, British Land and Royal Mail.
Tim Evans, Professor of Business and Political Economy at Middlesex University, looks at Trump's foreign policy, particularly with regard to North Korea and tearing up the Iran deal. He examines Britain's position on Galileo and the UK's plan to launch a rival, discusses Britain's first national private police force since the Georgian era and wonders what black cabbies will make of flying taxis.
James Cameron-Wilson reviews I Feel Pretty, The Strangers: Prey at Night, Tully and The Young Karl Marx. He laments the final parting from the top 10 of The Greatest Showman after 18 weeks and takes a second look at Spielberg's The Post, now that it's available for home viewing.
Steve Caplin discusses the caps for Chinese factory workers that monitor their brainwaves, the robot that turns into a car for real, recycling Sony Aibo pet dogs, deliveries to car boots, the complexity of drilling into live skulls and contact lenses shooting out laser beams.
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: Apple surprises; Walmart gets serious in India; Shake Shack raises the roof; T-Mobile and Sprint hope the third time’s a charm; Snap slumps; And Tesla’s CEO generates some electricity.
Also today: How concerned should we be about interest-only mortgages?
Simon gets angry about potholes!
And Sainsbury's boss may be in the money – but with a potential tie-up with Asda in the offing, what’s in it for the shoppers?
Today we’re joined by the IEA’s Research Director Dr Jamie Whyte, and Catherine McBride, Senior Economist in the IEA’s International Trade and Competition Unit, who analyse the future of Britain’s financial services post-Brexit. Interviewed by the IEA’s Digital Officer Madeline Grant, the pair discuss to what extent Brexit will actually effect the vibrancy of Britain’s financial services, and what opportunities lie outside of European Union for the finance industries. Catherine and Jamie give particular focus to the fear-mongering, perpetuated by certain camps, around the future of financial services, arguing that the EU’s regulatory fixations have held the City of London back for years, and made it significantly harder for genuine competitors to enter the market.
Political commentator and author of The Groucho Tendency blog, Mike Indian looks at Amber Rudd's resignation and at Sajid Javid's appointment, wondering what it will mean for the Government and its handling of the Windrush scandal and wondering if Javid might be the next Tory leader. He also takes a look at the accusations of bullying against Speaker Bercow.