Theresa May's Brexit Brainstorm at Chequers did make one thing clear: limits on migration from Europe will be prioritised over preserving access to the single market for goods and services. Andrew Stimpson, Founder of underfloor heating specialists, WarmUp, has been a big beneficiary of the European single market. How has his business been affected?
The 45th English Wine Festival is taking place this weekend. The event being held in Purleigh, Essex is the longest running wine festival in England, and it comes after figures earlier this month revealed that sparkling wine sales in the UK have nearly doubled in the last five years. Lucy Winward, a wine expert at New Hall Vineyard, who are hosting the event, explained how the English wine industry is doing.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss claims landlords are letting properties on Airbnb instead of to long term tenants as well as the latest cut in interest rates from peer to peer lender Zopa. Plus they look at new research which finds only two models of car achieve the fuel efficiency they advertise. All these stories and more on The News Review.
"The Investment Trust Show" is brought to you in association with Henderson Global Investors. Each week we explore the main features, factors and developments affecting investment trusts at the moment. This week we're looking at fixed income or investing in various forms of bonds. That's an important topic when bond prices are at record highs.
Joining Share Radio's Ed Bowsher in the studio are Alan Borrows. Senior Investment Manager at Seneca Investment Managers, and John Pattullo, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income at Henderson.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by digital editor of Pensions Insight and Engaged Investor Sara Benwell. Today they discuss the latest league tables of UK energy suppliers as well as the growing popularity of contactless payment. Plus could viewers be fined for using BBC iPlayer without a licence? All these stories and more on The News Review.
New TV licensing rules are making it illegal to use the BBC iPlayer app to watch the corporation's programmes without paying the licence fee. Up to now, only live content has been covered by the £145.50 annual licence, with online viewers having to confirm they have paid before they can watch a live feed of BBC channels. This policy is being extended to the catch-up service.
Media Commentator Maurice Smith joined the show to discuss further.
There are some new headwinds for UK airlines one way or another.
Ryanair boss, Michael O’Leary, has said he expects Brexit to cost the no-frills airline 5 million passengers next year, as he predicted the UK would end up looking “pretty stupid”. Easyjet meanwhile has remained silent on market talk of a possible bid.
But bucking the trend, holiday airline Jet2.com has announced plans to create almost 1000 new jobs: hiring in pilots, cabin crew, and engineers starting in September to work from eight regional airports.
Is this a a savvy move or a mistake?
Matt Cox has been scoping out the airline sector with John Grant, Partner at aviation data and analysis specialists MIDAS Aviation.
John Lee - or Lord Lee of Trafford to quote his official title - has been playing the financial markets since he was a teenager. It's fair to say that since those early days he has gone on to build a sizeable investment portfolio. Well every week Lord Lee will be joining us at Share Radio to talk strategy and to share his stock choices. Today he joins Juliette Foster to look at the international publishing group Quarto which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Founded in 1976, Quarto's subject range includes gardening, lifestyle and childrens' books. Marcus Leaver is the Chief Executive Officer, a position he's held since 2012, and he also joins Juliette in the studio.
This is Crowdfunders, the show that covers the fast growing world of alternative finance. In today's show, Ed Bowsher looks at the peer to peer sector in China and, in particular, a scandal where investors ended up lending money to a high risk 'mega-bus' project. The investors probably won't be getting their money back. Ed also looks at risk in peer to peer lending with Neil Faulkner from the 4th way website.