Matthew Cooks talks to Professor John Guillebaud, Professor of Family Planning and Reproductive Health at UCl, to talk about family planning and population growth, areas that could face tough times ahead under President-elect Donald Trump
Sara Macham, looks into Carers Rights Day, a day of meetings and events organised by Carers UK, to raise awareness for the 6.5 million people in the UK who look after others on a full or part time basis.
Sue is joined today by Jason Downes, CEO of Powwownow, who have changed the way business communicate with each other. Sue and Jason discuss this early aims and goals, his journey to becoming CEO of Powwownow and the music that has helped him along the way
Between 2001 and 2011, the number of whiplash claims for car accidents doubled, despite the number of accidents going down by 40%. This is allegedly costing us £40 a year extra in insurance costs which has caused the government to decided to clamp down on fake claims. Joining Sarah to talk about what this means to the public are, Amanda Stretton, from Confuesd.com and David Williams, technical director of AXA Insurance
This week we discuss Phillip Hammond's Autumn Statement, where he announced changes to salary sacrifice schemes, new money for housing and the leaked ban on letting agent's fees. Joining Sarah are, Jane Moore, from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Debbie Lovewell-Tuck, editor of Employee Benefits magazine, Sue Warwick who's an Independent Housing Specialist at Infusion Living and Richard Connolly, the CEO of Rentplus.
Jane Moore, Debbie Lovewell-Tuck, Sue Warwick, Richard Connolly
With Advent right around the corner, you may be thinking about getting yourself a calendar, but have you considered a less traditional version? Harriet Meyer, a freelance personal finance journalist and Holly Smith, from Holly's Frugal Blog join Sarah to discuss the range of calendars available from drinks to beauty products.
Have you been using your credit cards to get in on the black Friday deals, or perhaps some Christmas shopping? Credit cards can be extremely useful against fraud but can be a big problem if you aren't able to pay them off quickly. So should you bother, or are you better off without? To discuss this with Sarah she is joined by Young Money champion, James Connington, Andy Webb of becleverwithyourcash.com, Andrew Haggar of Moneycomms and Hannah Maundrell of Money.co.uk.
James Connington, Andy Webb, Andrew Hagger, Hannah Maundrell
Today is Black Friday. Last year sales exceeded the £1 billion mark, but this year experts expect the figure to be much higher.
To find out more about this Jinan Rahma spoke to Gordon McKinnon, Operations Director at Intu Group and started by asking him if Black Friday has become an important day for UK shoppers.
UK Christmas spending is to hit a record £77.6bn in 2016 according to the Centre for Retail Research Food, booze, presents and relatives --- it's easy to see how the cost of Christmas soon starts to add up.
New research from Nationwide reveals that the average person is spending half their monthly salary this season.
However, despite the festivities, it's not the happiest time of the year, with a noticeable rise in arguments.
To find out more, Olivia Demetriades was joined by financial expert Jasmine Birtles and began by asking whether we're spending too much over the festive period.