Britain’s car industry is crying foul, as not a single new diesel car avoids the Budget tax hike because the test they have to pass hasn’t come in yet. Car makers claim that new diesels are fine, but can we believe them? Meanwhile, campaigners want extra taxes and a serious crackdown on diesel drivers, but it’s ended up with councils leading the way with a piece-meal approach.
Who should we believe, has the drive to get rid of diesel gone too far, and is it employing bad science? This week, Simon Lambert, Tanya Jefferies and Georgie Frost drive into the murky world of diesel cars.
Chancellor Philip Hammond got out his red box again to let us know how the country’s finances are – or aren’t – holding up, and what the Government’s going to be doing with its money this year.
Will the Chancellor’s proposals be enough to make our economy “fit for the future”? And with Brexit looming, is the Government doing enough to deal with the country’s economic problems?
This week, NEF’s David Powell steps in for regular host Ayeisha Thomas-Smith. Dave is joined by Kate Bell, Head of Economic and Social Affairs at the Trades Union Congress, and Miatta Fahnbulleh, the new CEO of the New Economics Foundation.
The Big Call looks at the big investment questions of the day. In every show, Ed Bowsher is joined by top notch guests from the City to discuss how you can make money from the Big Calls. In this week episode, Ed finds out if it is too late to get involved in the shares of Technology and Robotics.
Despite showing good signs of health for the first time in a long time, people continue to feel anxious about the state of the world’s economy.
Interviewed by the IEA’s Kate Andrews, Head of Education Dr Steve Davies explains what he believes to be the two-folded reason for this: First, the insecurity of China’s banking system, which has produced unsustainable bubbles that are bound to burst at some point. Second, the state of the world’s money system, including the extended use of quantitative easing and low interest rates, which have also created their own set of bubbles, particularly in real estate.
On this edition of Track Record, sustainable business growth expert and author, Royston Guest. He’s founded and run his own businesses as well as working in consultation with well known names such as Harrods, DHL and Santander. He started off in construction as a building apprentice and is the author of Built To Grow, on making a sustainable business model.
Political commentator Mike Indian, author of the Groucho Tendency blog, discusses the political reaction to the Budget (or the lack of it), Donald Trump's Twitter spat with Theresa May and the latest Brexit developments, including the question of whether there might be a vote of no confidence in the Government.
Steve Caplin discusses portable football stadia for the Qatar World Cup, buses powered by coffee, avatar therapy for schizophrenia, a smart padlock for courier deliveries and a high-tech cat litter tray.
Helal Miah, Investment Research Analyst at The Share Centre, looks back at results from RPC, Marstons, Enquest and Topps Tiles and ahead to what's expected of D S Smith, Berkeley Group, Iomart and Carillion.