The Labour Party is on shaky ground ahead of two crucial by-elections tomorrow - both seats were held by Labour but at least Copeland, in Cumbria, is now favoured to go to the Conservatives. What would a loss mean for Labour's future? Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher spoke with John Ashmore, chief reporter at Politics Home for the latest, including analysis of today's Prime Minister's Questions.
Lloyds Bank is firmly on the recovery track as it announced the biggest profit since the financial crisis - shares are up and the bank is paying a special dividend. And Hotel Chocolat's in 'retail nirvana' while challenger bank Metro Bank is on track to make its first annual profit. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher covered the day's top company news with Chris Bailey, founder of Financial Orbit.
For this week’s edition of Money Saving Expert Georgie Frost was joined by Consumer Writer Megan French. The duo looked at what to do with all your pound coins, how to beat shrinkflation on your groceries, whilst also rounding up the best deals from this week.
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The latest UK GDP figures shown a slight improvement in the fourth quarter but overall growth has softened to 1.8 percent. But will growth slow as Brexit negotiations kick off this year? And Lloyds Bank posts strong results. Chris Justham, Relationship Manager at Seven Investment Management, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for analysis of the day's key economic news.
Georgie Frost was joined by Rachel Springall personal finance expert from moneyfacts.co.uk . Today on the agenda, they discussed Supreme court ruling for an income threshold for British citizens to bring non-European spouses into Britain. Plus they look into why there is a major mismatch in what men and women get in employer pension contributions meaning women face a shortfall of up to £47,000 by the end of their working lives. All these stories and more on The News Review.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has warned the UK it faces a "very hefty" bill for Brexit. He promised two years of "tough negotiation", when discussions on leaving terms get under way between the government and the European Union. And French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has said he would like UK banks and workers to relocate to his country, following discussions with Theresa May. To discuss these stories and more of the political headlines of the day, Georgie Frost was joined by editor of Verdict.co.uk Billy Bambrough.
Joining Georgie Frost to discuss the latest market headlines was Share Radio's very own Nigel Cassidy. A busy morning of Company Announcements, especially in the banking sector. It's banking season, and we've already heard from HSBC this week. Today it's the turn of Lloyds and challenger bank Metro Bank.
Unite Group, a leading provider of student accommodation in the UK, has released its full year results. So, what are the numbers showing and what is the company up to at the moment? Joe Lister, Chief Financial Officer at Unite Group, joined Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast to give us the low-down.
The banking results season is underway. HSBC reported on Tuesday, Lloyds and Metro Bank on Wednesday, and RBS will be reporting on Friday. So how is the industry looking? Paul Sedgwick, Head of Investments at Frank Investments, joined Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast to discuss.
The UK Northern Powerhouse conference is underway, providing a platform for the players in the Northern Powerhouse to join and discuss the key issues at hand.
So what are these keys issues and what has come of the conference so far? To find out more Nigel Cassidy spoke to Grace Blakeley, Researcher at IPPR North and started by asking her who IPPR North are...