This week is Good money Week. To mark the occasion, the investment company Standard Life has released a paper outlining how impact investing has entered the mainstream.
Share Radio's Alexi Philips spoke to Amanda Young, Standard Life's Head of Responsible Investment, to investigate this exciting way to invest.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Independent personal finance expert, Simon Read. Today they discuss the big story of the day, a UK High Court ruled that the government does not have the power to trigger the Article 50 process without a parliamentary vote. Eslewhere, it's good news for the economy as interest rates have been kept on hold because the economy's doing better than expected. But, nearly a quarter of under-40s don't save into a pension due to debts. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Bonfire Night has crept swiftly upon and the fun has already begun. However, amongst all the colour and noise that comes with the 5th November weekend, there are major safety concerns. Around 1,000 people visit A&E every year with firework related injuries which are usually avoidable. This year already, there have been two incidents, in London. Georgie spoke to fire fighter Pat Goulbourne about how to stay safe.
As promotions and marketing activity shifts online, fraudsters are following suit. Advertisers are vulnerable because they have to rely on data detailing consumers visits to websites or clicks on ads. And it’s that data on online behaviour which is increasingly being faked - so advertisers pay for non- existent viewings of their messages. Recent studies have suggested that worldwide, markets could soon be wasting billions on digital advertising that is never seen. Rupert Staines, European MD of RadiumOne, joined Share Radio to talk on this.
The Bank of England has warned that households face a sharp upturn in inflation over the next few months after tearing up its economic forecasts. The rise in the cost of living is now predicted to shoot up to 2.7% next year, nearly three times its current level of 1%. The new outlook for inflation means the Bank has dropped the suggestion that it could cut interest rates to near-zero to stimulate growth. Dr Howard Archer, Chief European & U.K. Economist/ Senior Director at IHS Economics, joined Share Radio to look at the outcomes of 'Super Thursday'.
The face of manufacturing is on the move and it is a revolution that is happening at a rapid pace. Birmingham is the place to be this week if you are in manufacturing - the Smart Factory Expo brings together all those involved in manufacturing to discuss how they can future proof their operations to ensure they don't stay stuck in the past.
What are the best foods to eat over Christmas? What is the best way to find out what you would like to eat? And what are the best prices of some of those delicious treats you like feast upon. Sara Benwell takes us through the Christmas taste test and even tastes mince pies in the studio from different suppliers, along with Georgie.
It's been a hectic time economically since the EU Referendum - with Sterling devaluing, and most recently Mark Carney announcing he'll stay on as Governor just one additional year up to 2019. As the state of the UK economy post-Brexit remains uncertain, Share Radio's Matt Cox spoke to Jeremy Cook, Chief Economist at World First, about what we can expect from this Super Thursday during which the BoE will announce its quarterly Interest Report and the latest interest rate decisions.
How much are you planning of spending over the holiday season? Do you feel the pressure of giving your loved ones the best gifts possible? The average price people spend on Christmas has been worked at £440 on presents alone. Georgie is joined in the studio by Lisa Hardstaff, credit information expert from Equifax to discuss Christmas spending.