Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio podcast, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. We’re still on course for Brexit, albeit pending Parliament’s approval. Already a number of banks seem intent on following through on their threats to relocate jobs, but what about the local branches already shutting down across the UK? Meanwhile the FTSE continues to soar on the back of the slumping pound but questions remain as to the underlying health of the UK economy. Inflation also looks set to rise as does national debt although the latest GDP figures do offer some good news at least. To discuss how people can save and invest for the turbulent times ahead Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Editor Simon Lambert and Deputy Editor Adrian Lowrey. Plus just when BT thought their problems couldn’t get any worse we’ll be announcing the results of the annual Money Mail Wooden Spoon Awards. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I.
A £3.7bn takeover deal between Tesco and Booker, a food wholesaler and owner of the Londis and Budgens brands, is on the table. What's the rationale behind the move?
Ahead of a major finance meeting, Chancellor Philip Hammond has said the UK will be an engaged EU member until it leaves - what does this mean for any US trade deal?
And BT profits slide 37 percent. Jasper Lawler, Senior Market Analyst at London Capital Group, joined Ed Bowsher, Share Radio's senior analyst, for more on the day's biggest economic stories.
Today's question on Share Radio Morning: Do you prefer using cash or card? This comes as it's claimed more than 8000 free-to-use cash machines in the UK could be removed, or people might be charged to withdraw money.
Georgie Frost was joined on the line by Financial journalist Ruth Jackson. Today on the agenda, they discussed HRMC helping out the super-rich. Plus they look into free-withdrawal ATMs charging for each cash withdrawal transaction. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Share Radio Morning's Georgie Frost was joined by Ryan Heath, Senior EU Correspondent and Associate Editor at Politico Europe, live from Brussels. They began with latest news from European Parliament and what the reaction is there to President Trump.
A busy morning of company announcements, starting with Tesco, who've announced a big merger. And It's been a difficult week for BT Group. After the accounting scandal in its Italian division, they've announced their 3rd quarter results.
A third of the UK's richest taxpayers are under investigation by HM Revenue and Customs, which could total almost £2 billion in underpaid tax. It's figures like these that have spurred MPs to call for a stronger stance on taxing the wealthy. Public Accounts Committee chair Meg Hillier says HMRC's claims about the success of its high net worth strategy "just don't stack up." Richard Murphy, Professor of Practice in International Political Economy at City University of London and Director of Tax Research, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss.
The fourth quarter US GDP figures have been released, which tell us how the US economy is performing. Figures came out at 1.9% annualised rate in the final three months of 2016, weaker than the rate that economists forecasted. Wall Street had expected the world’s biggest developed market to expand at a 2.2% pace, compared with 3.5% in the third quarter. Michael Hewson, Chief Market Analyst at CMC Markets, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for his immediate reaction.
Two Labour whips have said they will refuse to vote in favour of the Article 50 bill, this after Labour Frontbencher Tulip Siddiq resigned over the vote. Can Jeremy Corbyn unify his party through this divisive vote? Asa Bennett, Assistant Comment Editor at the Telegraph, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss.
Analysis has looked into the state of the UK economy, six months after the Brexit referendum. Financial research centre, Capital Economics, has released new data. Gavin Oldham, the founder of Share Radio and the Share Centre, sat down with Ed Bowsher to run through the highlights.