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Nigel Cassidy

Will this year’s Black Friday be the biggest yet? Fergal Gara of Amazon UK discussed

Nigel Cassidy
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Share Radio Breakfast

Will this year’s Black Friday be the biggest yet? Fergal Gara of Amazon UK discussed
When it first crossed the Atlantic, Black Friday was a one day affair when we sat back in amusement watching punch-ups over cheap TVs. Now, hundreds of household name retailers are already dangling Black Friday carrots in front of our noses. Last year, amazon.co.uk sold more than 7.4 million items on the day at a rate of 86 items per second and are expecting to beat that this year. Fergal Gara is a Director of Amazon UK, and he joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss the event.
Guests:

Paul Sedgwick, Fergal Gara


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Nigel Cassidy

The ins and outs of The IFS’ analysis of the Autumn Statement – Matt Cox reports

Nigel Cassidy
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Breakfast

The ins and outs of The IFS’ analysis of the Autumn Statement – Matt Cox reports
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) on Thursday finished their annual analysis of the Autumn Statement, spending all night closely scouring the facts and figures to find out what the Chancellor is really saying. To get a grasp of the ins and outs of how the IFS saw the Autumn Statement, Matt Cox went along to the event to investigate.
Guest:

Matt Cox


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Simon Rose

Why are Brexiteers wrong to complain that the Autumn statement's forecasts are too gloomy?

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Share Radio Evening Show

Why are Brexiteers wrong to complain that the Autumn statement's forecasts are too gloomy?
Simon was joined by Tim Evans, professor of Business and Political Economy at Middlesex University. They discussed: 1. Understanding the job of the Chancellor of the Exchequer: Why Brexiteers are wrong to complain that the Autumn statement's forecasts are too gloomy. 2. The importance of BoE Chief Economist, Andy Haldane, criticising modern economists. 3. The onward march of the economics and politics of marijuana legalisation.
Guest:

Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

Insider's Guide to Amsterdam

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Share Radio Evening Show

Insider's Guide to Amsterdam
On the Travel Guide we like to take a look at some of the most popular holiday destinations- and speak to a local to get the insider's gen. This week, Olivia Demetriades spoke to Jolijn Koper, a guide for Tours By Locals in the Netherlands, and began by asking her what to do if she could spend a day in Amsterdam.

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Simon Rose

Why has the rise of new technologies, that allow virtual meetings, not spelt the end of business travel?

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Share Radio Evening Show

Why has the rise of new technologies, that allow virtual meetings, not spelt the end of business travel?
Simon Rose and Sarah Tucker welcomed neuroscientist, Dr Tara Swart, to the studio, to discuss the psychological damage continual business travel does on CEOs, and business people in general, and how to stop that.
Guest:

Sarah Tucker


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Simon Rose

The Share Radio Travel Guide ep. 76

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Share Radio Evening Show

The Share Radio Travel Guide ep. 76
Welcome once again to Share Radio's weekly travel show - The Share Radio Travel Guide. Simon was joined by travel journalist and author Sarah Tucker. This week, they looked at Airbnb's plans for a 'full-service' travel agency, and an interactive map that reveals tourism slogans around the world. Also, there'll be an insider's guide to Amsterdam with Jolijn Koper, a guide from Tours By Locals. But first, they welcomed neuroscientist, Dr Tara Swart, to the studio, where she spoke about the psychological damage continual business travel does on CEOs, and business people in general, and how to stop that.
Guest:

Sarah Tucker


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Simon Rose

In My Experience: Angus Thirlwell, CEO & co-founder of Hotel Chocolat

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Share Radio Evening Show

In My Experience: Angus Thirlwell, CEO & co-founder of Hotel Chocolat
In the first of our new series, In My Experience, Simon speaks to Angus Thirlwell, the CEO and co-founder of Hotel Chocolat, to dig a little deeper into his life and career.

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Simon Rose

Employment figures have been rising with unemployment falling to an 11 year low last month- why are the number of 'economically inactive' young people on the rise?

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Share Radio Evening Show

 Employment figures have been rising with unemployment falling to an 11 year low last month- why are the number of 'economically inactive' young people on the rise?
The number of young people in the UK who are not in education, employment or training - known as NEETs- has risen. Figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal that the number of 16-24 year olds who are classed as economically inactive between July and September increased by 14,000 from the previous quarter. There are now 857,000 young people out of work, education or training- a total of 11.9%. To find out more about this Simon spoke to labour market expert and director of the consultancy the Jobs Economist, John Philpott.

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Simon Rose

Dr Rebecca Harding chief economist at the BBA explains why borrowing on credit cards grew at its fastest rate in almost 10 years last month.

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Share Radio Evening Show

 Dr Rebecca Harding chief economist at the BBA explains why borrowing on credit cards grew at its fastest rate in almost 10 years last month.
Borrowing on credit cards grew at its fastest rate in almost 10 years last month. That's according to the latest figures from The British Bankers' Association which found that consumer credit was up 7% year on year in October. To find out more about this Simon was joined by Dr Rebecca Harding chief economist at the BBA.

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Glen Thompsett

IFS: No real wage growth for a decade

Glen Thompsett
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Afternoon

IFS: No real wage growth for a decade
British workers might not see their pay rise above inflation until 2021. The Institute for Fiscal Studies says it's a "dreadful" prospect that real earnings are likely to remain at their 2008 level until then. The organisation also says the chancellor may need the "wriggle room" he's allowed the economy - because of uncertainty as we leave the EU. Share Radio's Steve Clarke has more.

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