UK rents are set to rise faster than property values over the next five years - but what does this mean for the wider economy? Political players say Greece would be better outside the Eurozone, plus how will the EU calculate Britain's final 'exit bill'? Richard Perry, market analyst at Hantec Markets Limited, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for today's big economic stories.
US social media company Twitter has released less-than-stellar sales results and Thomas Cook's share price is down despite decent financials. Richard Hunter, head of research at Wilson King Investment, joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher to get more on the day's top company stories.
Do bosses have the right to tell their female workers what they should wear to work? The question rose to prominence in 2015 when receptionist Nicola Thorpe was sent home by her employers and told to change the flat shoes she was wearing for a pair of high heels. The publicity surrounding the case led to an inquiry and a report which concluded that while the law prevents employers from imposing dress codes on their staff, it doesn't do enough to protect employees from discriminatory practices and unsafe working conditions. Well for more analysis Juliette Foster spoke to solicitor Beverley Sunderland of Crossland Employment Solicitors.
We're in the first week of Fintech Fortnight now, a two week period dedicated to this expanding sector. Already we've seen huge transformations with banking now more likely to be accessed through a phone than waiting for a statement through the post box. So what does the future hold and how do people feel about the pace of change. To discuss just how much Fintech has developed our reporter Tom Hill spoke to James Smith, Mobile and Digital Innovation Director at Nationwide Building Society.
As it has become the norm, Brexit has dominated the newspaper headlines this morning. Theresa May has checkmated the Commons, but can she do the same to the House of Lords? Brexit Secretary David Davis has said the Lords must "do their patriotic duty". To discuss all this and more, Share Radio Morning's Juliette Foster was joined by Josh Lowe Reporter at Newsweek.
Are you a small business or entrepreneur worried about the future of market access post-Brexit? For 100 euros and 10 minutes of online forms you could secure access to the single market by becoming an Estonian e-resident. The former Soviet state has transformed itself into a high tech centre of innovation and is now offering countries around the world a share in its digital infrastructure. To find out more about how it all works our reporter Tom Hill spoke to E-Residency Managing Director, Kaspar Korjus .
This morning Share Radio's Juliette Foster was joined in the studio by Russell Quirk, Founder of the online estate agent Emoov and they talked about the latest money stories making the news. They discussed the prediction made by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors that rents will increase by just over 25% in the coming year, and poll conducted for Sky News
which shows that two-thirds of people would back an increase in income tax to pay for the NHS. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Joining Juliette Foster to discuss what the main market headlines of the morning are is Share Radio's Nigel Cassidy. A busy morning of Regulatory News Statements. Thomas Cook's revenue grew 1% to £1.6bn in the three months to 31 December while losses narrowed 2% to £49m, shares plummet almost 10%- the firm said that outlook for coming year reflects political turbulence ahead with with people switching out of Turkey for their Summer holidays fearing terror attacks and choosing Greece instead. Plus, Toshiba saw their shares falling 6.7 %, a day after Japanese investment banking Mizuho Securities said it sees “greater risk” of the stock being delisted on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
After much delay, the government launched its housing white paper on Tuesday. It has clearly hit a nerve within the house-building industry, MPs and would-be homeowners. So is the government's plan feasible and are we going to see a real change of direction by the government? Joining Nigel in the studio was Jeremy Blackburn, Head of Policy at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, to discuss further along with analysis from RICS' latest residential market survey.