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Ed Bowsher

Bovis Homes becomes takeover target for two rivals

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Bovis Homes becomes takeover target for two rivals
Two takeover bids for housebuilder Bovis Homes pushed the share price up 9 percent today even as the company rejected the initial offers from Redrow and Galliford Try. The latter remains 'in talks' with Bovis on another bid. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Ken Odeluga from City Index for the day's need-to-know company news.
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Ken Odeluga


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Ed Bowsher

Wood Group takeover deal to create £5bn company

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Wood Group takeover deal to create £5bn company
A £2.2bn takeover deal has been agreed between Amec Foster Wheeler and Aberdeen-based Wood Group, creating a £5bn energy services company. And the pound has picked up today despite increasing uncertainty - for more on the big market stories of the day, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Mike van Dulken, head of research at Accendo Markets.
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Mike van Dulken


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Sarah Pennells (1)

Your Money Your Future: What does the Budget mean for you?

Sarah Pennells (1)
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Your Money, Your Future

Your Money Your Future: What does the Budget mean for you?
It's nearly a week since the Budget, but the dust hasn't really settled yet. The Chancellor's decision to raise one of the National Insurance rates that self-employed people pay isn't going down well in many quarters. So what does the Budget mean for you?
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Claire Walsh, Chris Daems, Julia Kermode


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Sarah Pennells (1)

Is the battle for women in the workplace progressing?

Sarah Pennells (1)
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Share Radio Morning

Is the battle for women in the workplace progressing?
A survey by Grant Thornton showed that of 5,500 businesses in 36 economies, the proportion of women in senior management has reached an all-time high of 25 per cent, up 1 percentage point from 2016, and up 6 percentage points since the survey began in 2004. Share Radio's Sara Macham spoke to Kate Cooper, Head of Research, Policy & Standards at the Institute of Leadership & Management, to find out how the UK fared in the survey compared to other countries.
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Sara Macham, Kate Cooper


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Sarah Pennells (1)

What are the new T-level qualifications?

Sarah Pennells (1)
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Share Radio Morning

What are the new T-level qualifications?
Last week the Chancellor announced £500m worth of investment into technical education as part of the budget. Amongst the changes we'll see the introduction of new T-level qualifications aimed at teaching vocational subjects. To find out more about the investments being made Sarah Pennells spoke to Petra Wilton, Director of Strategy and External Affairs at the CMI.
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Petra Wilton


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Sarah Pennells (1)

Women and Money: Preparing for the worst

Sarah Pennells (1)
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Share Radio Morning

Women and Money: Preparing for the worst
It's the kind of thing we don't want to have to think about, and dealing with a whole load of forms and numerous different companies is probably the last thing you want to do when your loved one has died. There are a number of things to consider though, not least changes to bereavement benefits which could leave thousands of widows and widowers worse off. Sarah Pennells is joined by Alastair McQueen from pensions and insurance provider Aviva, David Samson of turn2Us, which specializes in benefits advice and help and James Ward, Partner and Head of Private Clients at Seddons.
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Alastair McQueen, David Samson, James Ward


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Sarah Pennells (1)

The newest phone scam could swindle you, simply by answering the question, 'Can you hear me?'

Sarah Pennells (1)
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Share Radio Morning

The newest phone scam could swindle you, simply by answering the question, 'Can you hear me?'
A new phone scam has been hitting the headlines lately. People are being warned to hang up their phones if someone asks ‘can you hear me?’. The supposed con started in the US last month with experts warning it is set to sweep the UK with fraudsters tricking people into saying ‘yes’ to swindle you out of huge amounts of money. But is this a genuine threat? Tony Neate is the CEO of the organisation Get Safe Online and joined Sarah to explain more.
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Tony Neate


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Sarah Pennells (1)

More strike action disrupts commuters across the UK this morning. All this and more on the News Review

Sarah Pennells (1)
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Share Radio Morning

More strike action disrupts commuters across the UK this morning. All this and more on the News Review
Sarah Pennells was joined by independent money expert Martyn James this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed the thousands of workers on Southern Railway, Merseyrail and Arriva Trains North. Plus they look into why average rents across the country have fallen for the first time in more than six years. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Guest:

Martyn James


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Sarah Pennells (1)

Would failing to secure a Brexit deal with the European Union be detrimental to the UK economy?

Sarah Pennells (1)
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Share Radio Morning

Would failing to secure a Brexit deal with the European Union be detrimental to the UK economy?
To go through all the political headlines this morning, Sarah Pennells was joined by political journalist Natasha Clark. And the story of the Brexit bill rumbles on. Reports have been circulating that Ministers expect MPs to reject changes made by the House of Lords. Liam Fox has said it would be bad for the UK if the country failed to secure a Brexit deal with the European Union. But Boris Johnson has said leaving the EU without a deal on Brexit would be 'perfectly OK'.
Guest:

Natasha Clark


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Sarah Pennells (1)

Housebuilder Bovis Homes is in a £2.5bn merger with rival Galliford Try

Sarah Pennells (1)
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Share Radio Morning

Housebuilder Bovis Homes is in a £2.5bn merger with rival Galliford Try
Joining Sarah Pennells to discuss the latest market headlines was Share Radio's very own Nigel Cassidy starting with how Bovis Homes have been doing this morning. Plus Nigel explains the news that HSBC has a new chairman.
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Nigel Cassidy


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