Inflation is up more than expected - the consumer price index rose to 2.3%, up from 1.8% in January, and is now higher than the Bank of England's target of 2%. But what does this mean for consumers and savers? And where might there be profits in the current climate? Calum Bennie at Scottish Friendly joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to explain.
If you want to earn a lot of money...you may want to think about a career in tech! Forbes' billionaire list is out for 2017.183 of the list are from the industry - up 23 on the previous year - with 3 of the top 5 being CEOs of tech companies. They have a combined $1 trillion net worth.
To go through the list Georgie Frost was joined by Mary-Ann Russon, Senior Technology Reporter with the International Business Times UK.
Is London 'cheap' now? The capital no longer ranks among the world's most expensive cities in a key survey, dropping from 6th to 24th, its lowest position in 20 years. For more on the Worldwide Cost of Living report from The Economist Intelligence Unit, survey editor Jon Copestake spoke with Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
Investment in the UK rail network means that 6,400 more train services will be running each week by 2021. Thats according to The Rail Delivery Group. The RDG say around £50bn is being spent on the network, which would result in an 11% rise in the number of weekday services.
James Brydges spoke to Sim Harris, managing director of railenews.co.uk
Google has responded to major companies withdrawing online adverts by promising to take "a tougher stance on hateful, offensive and derogatory content". The comments come after it emerged adverts including those funded by the UK Government were appearing next to extremist videos. So who is Google really answerable to and what can it do to regulate its content? Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to editor of Marketing Week Sarah Vizard and media lawyers Mark Smith from Fieldfisher and Natalie Elsborg from Charles Russell Speechlys.
Tom Hill, Sarah Vizard, Mark Smith, Natalie Elsborg
Every week we look at the people behind the Twitter handles in the UK money blogger community. Share Radio's Sara Macham spoke to Francesca Mason, who runs the blog From Pennies to Pounds. In the blog Francesca shares her tips for saving and making money, and for getting rid of debt.
Every week, around 100 experts in all, take to twitter to kick off the week and share experiences, tips and questions on anything money related. This week they discussed fashion and money. To find out more Georgie Frost was joined by Hannah Brice - whose site is: http://feast-style-thrive.com/.
Georgie Frost was joined by consumer rights expert Martyn James this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed the recently released inflation figures from this morning - rocketing fuel and food prices pushed it to 2.3%. Plus they look into why coffee shops are opening at a rate of more than three a day, but 29 pubs are closing every week. All these stories and more on The News Review.
The former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness, has died at the age of 66. He was Sinn Fein's lead negotiator during the peace process in which a power-sharing agreement was reached between Republicans and Unionists. The former IRA chief made one of his last public appearances in January when he resigned over the DUP leader's handling of a botched green energy scheme. And we now know when Theresa May will officially start the formal process to take the UK out of the EU. To discuss all these stories and more, Georgie Frost was joined by Tim Evans Professor of Business and Political Economy at Middlesex University London.
Joining Georgie Frost to discuss the main market headlines of the morning is Share Radio's Nigel Cassidy, starting with Fevertree, the world's leading supplier of premium carbonated mixers. We've also heard from national housebuilder Bellway. Plus, Google have been in the news over the last day or so, after several firms withdrew their ads when some appeared next to extremist content on YouTube. How damaging has this been for the company?
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