Should we take our state pension early? Under new government proposals, we all could be given that choice. A new report has outlined changes that could move the state pension age up or even allow people to take their pension early. To find out, Share Radio reporter, Tom Hill, spoke to Richard Parkin from Fidelity.
Storyteller and financial journalist Chris Bishop speaks to Share Radio's Alex Clark to take you across the continent of Africa from his desk in Johannesburg.
On today's programme: Pravin Gordhan prepares to deliver his mid-term budget for South Africa under the shadow of court summons. If the possibility of fraud charges for a Finance Minister weren't enough, the African National Congress elites are also facing resignation calls from the ruling party's Chief Whip.
Also on the show: Chris and Alex return to the Congo's constitutional crisis. And Chris tells the story of South Africa's illegal gold miners.
For more stories from Chris, check out last week’s episode: https://audioboom.com/posts/5172593-conversations-from-africa-gordhan-faces-fraud-charges
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio Joanna Faith, editor of YourMoney.com. On the agenda today, Chancellor Philip Hammond has declared he is considering dropping the autumn statement in order to reduce the treasury's role in government. Elsewhere, shocking new figures have claimed a quarter of us have as little as £1 in their bank account by pay day. And contactless technology has meant that consumers now prefer to use debit cards to make payments instead of hard cash. All these stories and more on The News Review.
There are just seven days to go before the deadline to submit paper tax returns. But with HMRC aiming for a fully digital tax service by 2020, rushing to file your tax return before 31 October will soon be a thing of the past. Yet new analysis suggests that taxpayers who pay their taxes digitally may end up paying more than they are supposed to. Share Radio's Robert Van Egghen spoke to Mike Hodges, tax partner at chartered accountants Saffrey Champness, about whether the move to digital was welcome.
A lot of business attention on Brexit has been around how it might affect the UK politically and economically. But what about on the other side of the channel? With a report claiming that a lack of a trade deal would cost our present partners £13 billion a year in tariffs, Matt Cox reports on how the European Union and its member states may be affected by the UK’s exit.
This week Linda meets the team behind Legal Cost Finance, a new venture with the simple aim of securing access to legal services for everyone. It's set up an innovative payment solution which spreads your legal costs over a fixed term.
This week Nick talks to Hannah Reed of the TUC on how self-employed workers' rights, Tony Robinson of Enterprise Rockers, former LibDem MP and founder of the Equal Power consultancy Jo Swinson and Jane Chesters of Orion Partners HR consultancy on why business often fails to implement good management practices.
Colin is joined by Dr John Esmond Birnie, former chief economist with PWC in Northern Ireland, about how a hard Brexit might impact the UK's only land border with the EU and relations between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.
Share Weekend editor Rita Lobo spoke to Celinda about the US election - what will impact the final result, how do the mechanics of presidential elections work and how important the swing states will be on the day.