Tom Carroll, Director at Sanlam FOUR, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to look at today's most important economic stories. They talked about Chancellor Hammond facing criticism from Tory MPs over a planned national insurance rise for self-employed; the ECB leaving interest rates and QE unchanged; UK pay growth being at its worst level since the Napoleonic Wars; Pret A Manger facing a staffing crisis because of Brexit.
This week Georgie is joined by deputy editor Helen Knapman and writer Adam Williams. The number of us spending more than two hours commuting each day has gone up - so we'll be hearing some of the more innovative ideas readers have for cashing in on their journey to work; we'll be talking about why, despite the low rates, cash ISAs haven't had their day; plus we'll be bringing you the latest poll results and deals the team have come across this week, this time with a special focus on Isas.
Profits at Morrisons have risen 40% but why is the share price is down 6%? Plus John Lewis has cut staff bonus for fourth year in a row and Countrywide shares slump to an all-time low. For more on the latest company news, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Richard Hunter of Wilson King Investment Management.
Chancellor Hammond's Spring Budget sparked criticism from a number of Tory MPs who accused him of breaking a Tory manifesto pledge by increasing National Insurance for the self-employed. John Ashmore, Chief Reporter at PoliticsHome, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss this.
This week is National Apprenticeships Week with the Government and industry aiming to encourage more people to consider their options beyond higher education...
Despite the popularity of apprentices amongst employers many young people are still put off with research commissioned by Centrica showing a preference for university...
To find out what's holding people back Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to Head of Learning and Development at Centrica, Craige Heaney.
This is the World of Work, our regular look at all you need to know about the modern workplace.
Now we're focusing today on religious discrimination
And specifically one man who took his employers, London Underground to court for turning down his request for time off to attend religious festivals
His claim failed
So, what rights do employees have when it comes to taking time off for religious holidays?
Kevin Charles - from Crossland Employment solicitors - is with me in the studio to discusses.
The Geneva Motor Show opens to the public today with some of the world's biggest manufacturers showcasing their latest models and developments. One of the biggest events of the automotive calendar this year will showcase some particularly topical technologies such as driverless and zero emission vehicles and even concepts including a flying car. To get some of the highlights Georgie Frost was joined by editor of The Car Expert Stuart Masson who has just returned from the show.
Amongst the spending pledges made by the Chancellor in this year's Budget we've heard millions will be set aside for research into futuristic technologies such as biotech, driverless cars and robotics. Money will also be put into a 5G network and supporting education in the STEM industries- science, technology, engineering and mathematics- with funding for 1,000 new PhD and fellowship positions. To discuss the investment Georgie Frost was joined by Dr Cian O'Donovan, research fellow at the Science Policy Research Unit.
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