Income inequality in the UK is at its lowest levels in 30 years, according to fresh data from the Office for National Statistics.
The figures came as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called for a clampdown on high pay yesterday.
Kristian Niemietz, Head of Health and Welfare at the Institute of Economic Affairs, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher on the line for more analysis.
More strong post-Christmas retail reporting from supermarkets Sainsbury's and Lidl, as well as House of Fraser and Ted Baker but Foxtons shares hit record low on a gloomy full year trading update while defence company Cobham shares slide on another profit warning.
Jamieson Blake, Retails Sales Manager at ADS Securities London, talks through the company news with Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher.
As many as a quarter of people say they're not able to do their job properly because of money worries. That's according to a survey released today by the CIPD and Close Brothers Asset Management. That number rises to almost a third among 18-24 year olds. Joining Georgie Frost was Jeanette Makings, head of financial education at Close Brothers Asset Management.
It's the start of a new year and if you are thinking about setting up your own businesses or indeed you are running one, you may be wondering what on earth is in store this year. Especially after last year! 2016 certainly proved a volatile year so what are some of the opportunities and challenges SME's can expect in coming months? To give us a bit of a preview Georgie was joined by Graham Bird, Head of Investments at Gresham House Strategic.
With Donald Trump about to become President, more aggressive military action against ISIS is on the agenda.
But at least one MP thinks that we should focus more on hearts and minds to counter extremism. Labour MP, Liam Byrne, has just written a book on the subject called 'Black Flag down.'
Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Liam, and started by asking him how the centre left can counter extremism in 2017?
It's time to check-in with our friends over at Money Saving Expert. This week Georgie was joined by personal finance writer Sam Mc Faul. We look at claiming energy credit back from your supplier and avoiding Ukash travel card fees. Plus we'll have a roundup of the best deals the eagle-eyed team have come across this week.
Deputy editor Helen Knapman and writer Gary Adams are here with over 26 years of financial journalism under their belt. On the agenda today we look at the top financial resolutions for this year as well as everything you need to know about buying bonds. Sticking with the financial resolutions we'll also get the latest poll results on what Moneywise readers are aiming to do in 2017 plus a few tips from Gary in funny money. And as ever we'll have details on the latest deals and stats.
With only 9 days until Trump's inauguration, unverified reports that link him to Moscow have been released. The president elect has adamantly denied the reports that claim Russia sought to cultivate him with compromising personal and financial information. The FBI is currently investigating the accuracy of these allegations. For more on this, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined on the line by US political commentator, Sanford Henry.
What's in a name? Or a label? Half of women entrepreneurs have been branded with stereotypical labels such as "opinionated" or "feisty" according to a survey by NatWest. To find out more about this Georgie Frost was joined by Julie Baker, Head of Enterprise for Business Banking at NatWest.
FTSE's strength continues while the pound falls on the back of new UK trade figures, Sainsbury's reports Christmas growth and what will the market expect following Trump's first press conference since his election?
That and more as Share Radio's Ed Bowsher speaks with Ben Kumar, Investment Manager at Seven Investment Management.