As the Bank of England increases the base rate for the first time in a decade, Tim Price of Price Value Partners looks at the role of central bankers. Why have we given them so much power, can they do the job they're given and what effects have their policies had?
In the first episode of Inside business we get to grips with the legislation and investigation of business in all its forms. This week we're discussing tax havens with a retrospective report on the last few years concerning tax avoidance. We also spoke with BBC World Service Business Reporter Howard Mustoe to get to grips with the report released last week from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) which warns that the use of tax havens by companies and individuals to avoid paying tax will soon become "unacceptable."
As the sim only market increases the Mobile News podcast gets to grips with the interrelated demands of the simo landscape. This week Matthew Cook speaks with Lycamobile CEO Chris Tooley about how Lycamobile are adapting to the current trends. Mobile News also have a chat with Anywhere Sim CEO Matthew Wright and Sales Director Phil Henchoz of Gadget Repair Solutions about how people are holding onto their devices for longer.
A characteristic feature of British society in 2017 is division. Leavers are pitched against Remainers, young against old, graduates against non-graduates. But perhaps the starkest way of understanding social division in the UK is to consider the places where people live. A new report by the New Economics Foundation and Professor Will Jennings shows how electoral divisions have opened up between towns and cities in England. To explore this more, Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is this week joined by Lisa Nandy MP and Will Brett, Director of News and Media at NEF.
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: Alphabet, Amazon and Microsoft all hit new highs after their latest earnings reports, Jason Moser, Matt Argersinger and Jeff Fischer analyze the growing dominance of these tech giants.
Do you have a will? If not you should probably get one. But if you do have one, do you understand what’s in it? According to Will Aid, more than half (54%) of parents with children under the age of 18 don’t have a will. So what do you need to know about getting a will, what’s easy, what’s complicated and what are the things you don’t want to think about but have to?
Also on this week’s show, Georgie Frost and Lee Boyce discuss the best way to help bank fraud victims – and whether enough is being done to get people’s money back and warn potential victims.
From the Fountain of Youth, to the Holy Grail, to JK Rowling's Philosopher's Stone, the idea of immortality has been ingrained in humanity’s creative consciousness for thousands of years. But in the present day, eternal youth may soon move out of the realms of myth and Sci-Fi, and into a reality, thanks to developing technologies. Joining us today are Dr Steve Davies, Head of Education at the IEA, and News Editor Kate Andrews. Steve argues that within the next few decades, the ability to halt and even reverse the aging process may well be within the reach of science. He also outlines some of the potential upsides of Eternal Youth.