It's time for another session with Money Fight Club! This week, Georgie Frost enters the ring with financial heavyweights Lindsay Cook and Anne Caborn give tips on dealing with Energy and Pay day loans… but who wins their golden glove award?
Youngsters in emerging markets are more confident they have the skills to forge a career than those in the developed world, according to a study. One of the reasons for this relates to a greater focus on technological skills. So is the millennial generation in the UK struggling when it comes to tech skills? Dr Simon Moores gave his view.
On today's news round-up, financial broadcaster of the year Georgie Frost and Kevin Pratt from Money Supermarket go over the big stories of the week so far. And today everything is on the rise, as rents across the UK went up further in June, British employees face an extra seven years of saving before retirement, car insurance premiums have risen by £115, and long-haul flights from Gatwick rose 24 per cent. The only thing going down this week is the amount people spent on the high street last month. For this and more, this is the Consuming Issues News Review.
How do you invest in a post-Brexit world? Someone who's been doing that is Adam French, the UK Managing Director at Scalable Capital and he joined Steve Clarke in studio to provide an insight into ‘dynamic risk management’ which has helped clients in times of market volatility.
Professor John Weeks - Share Radio's regular economics commentator and Dr Graham Gudgin part-time Senior Economic Advisor with Oxford Economics & Research Associate, Centre For Business Research, University of Cambridge discuss the nature of the EU debate as it appeared especially in terms of the economic arguments & the future under Theresa May.
A new book - The Rise and Fall of Nations - gives a global view of economic health and wealth as it stands today - using such guides as how many billionaires do you have and the role of depopulation amongst countries. It's author is Ruchir Sharma - Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist at Morgan Stanley Investment Management - and he joined Steve Clarke to discuss the book, his experience of markets (particularly emerging markets) post-2008 & his view on Brexit.
Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher, joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, we take a look at the Southern Rail delays affecting commuters, why going overdrawn is costlier than taking a payday loan, high-street stores are slashing clothes prices by up to 80%, while one in four Brits get in to debt to pay for a holiday they cannot afford. All that plus on the News Review. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
It's been three months since the national living wage was introduced in the UK. The idea was always that the rate would be regularly revised, but Brexit and the power shifts in the major political parties could put the next steps at risk. Matt Cox spoke to Caroline Reilly, Senior Programme Manager at the Living Wage Foundation, to get her thoughts.
Andrea Leadsom has pulled out of the race to succeed David Cameron and become the next Conservative Party leader and UK Prime Minister, leaving Theresa May to take charge of the country. Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher joins Georgie for some breaking analysis.