May to publish Brexit strategy, TIME's Person of the Year, & more - with Chris Justham
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Share Radio Afternoon
Share Radio's Glen Goodman was joined on the line by Chris Justham, Relationship Manager at Seven Investment Management, for the biggest news shaping markets today. To begin with, Theresa May has announced she will publish her Brexit negotiating strategy before she activates Article 50, the trigger for Britain's departure from the EU - Glen and Chris discuss whether she'll deliver. They also tackle news that HSBC, Credit Agricole and JP Morgan Chase have been fined more than £400 million for their alleged participation in a cartel to manipulate a key European interest rate. And who is Time's Person of the Year? Tune in to find out.
The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has been fined a record £84m for charging the NHS too much for an anti-epilepsy drug.
Share Radio's Glen Goodman spoke with Angus Macculloch, Senior Lecturer of EU & UK Competition Law at Lancaster University for some clarification on the issue. Namely, how is it the Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) determined Pfizer had been overcharging? Are public institutions like the NHS prone to being overcharged in this way?
It's our inside look at Westminster's corridors of power with Mike Indian, Senior Political Analyst at DeHavilland.
Explored on today's show: EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier says that a deal on Brexit could be made by 2018, and possible outcomes and consequences of the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election.
Talks are being held today between Tata Steel and trade union officials to see if a deal can be reached to save the Port Talbot steelworks and the other Tata plants throughout the UK.
Share Radio's Glen Goodman was joined by Ian Greenwood, Associate Professor in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management at Leeds University, to discuss the future of Port Talbot, and the nature of the deal being proposed by trade union officials.
Theresa May has agreed to set out her government's Brexit strategy before invoking article 50. This follows demands for greater transparency from both MP's and a variety of other groups. One such group is CommonGround, which still wants the UK to remain in the EU.
Share Radio's Glen Goodman spoke to co-founder of CommonGround, Hugo Dixon, for his reaction.
Many of us are beginning to decorate our homes in preparation for the big Christmas holiday. Tens of thousands of Christmas trees from the British Isles are currently being sold from garden centres, but what should we look out for? Georgie Frost speaks to David Mitchell, the UK's leading Christmas tree expert for tips when picking the perfect Christmas tree.
With Christmas now just a few weeks away - now's the time many are stocking up on festive food. With such a wide range on offer choosing a decent spread can be tricky...especially if you want to stick to a budget. The team at Moneywise have taken the Christmas hit and done the hard work for us - trying a range of mince pies, and prosecco.
Plus do kids need more toys and games or would the money be better spent setting up saving or investment plans? It will probably be more valuable in the long term - especially when you consider over a third of Christmas toys don't make it past January. £1.2 billion is wasted each year by family and friends buying gifts that get broken or discarded.
For most, Christmas is a fun and exciting time of year. But for many it can also bring a lot of anxiety and stress who have got the money. We know that financial troubles often go hand-in-hand with mental health issues. Help is at hand though, as Georgie Frost is joined in the studio with Money Advice Expert Jane Clack.
Russell Quirk, CEO of eMoov, joined Share Radio Breakfast to offer immediate reaction to Halifax's latest House Price Index. The findings reveal that confidence in the UK housing market has fallen to its lowest point in three years, yet the majority still expect house prices to go up. So, what to make of the numbers, and how relevant is the index? Russell explains.