Ahead of tomorrow’s Autumn Statement figures show public sector borrowing has fallen. Official figures show it fell to 4-point-8 billion pounds last month - lower than the 6 billion economists were expecting. It's almost 1-and-a-half billion pounds less than what was borrowed in October last year. To explain more Share Radio's Lawrie reports from the Office for National Statistics.
Every week the UK Money Blogger community have a twitter chat to allow all the bloggers - about 100 in total - to share their experiences, tips and questions. Be it DIY, savings, supermarkets - this week they look ahead to Black Friday. They looked if there really are bargains to be had, how do you find a good deal, and what are your consumer rights if price drops or you want a refund? To enlighten us with some of the tips and information that came out of that chat Georgie Frost was joined this week by Tom Church Co-Founder, LatestDeals.co.uk and Author of 'Money's Big Secret'.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by consumer editor of Good Housekeeping, Sara Benwell. Today they discuss the potential boost for digital infrastructure in tomorrow's Autumn Statement as well as the risks of online fraud when doing Christmas shopping. Plus why supermarkets could be introducing slow lanes for some customers. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Glastonbury may boast the world's best-known outdoor music festival, but one essential thing the Somerset town has been lacking since the spring is a bank branch. But within the last few days it has emerged that the Nationwide Building Society has shown some interest in stepping into the breach. Nationwide Director, Graeme Hughes, told Share Radio's Nigel Cassidy that potential premises are now being lined up and he hopes to open a bank in the New Year. He says the reason the society thinks it can make a success in Glastonbury is the fact that it's using newer technology.
Jack Sommers of the Huffington Post joined Share Radio Breakfast to round up the latest political headlines. Jack looks ahead to the Autumn Statement, whilst also giving his take on Theresa May’s CBI speech. There are reports of a Richard Branson move against Brexit and a suggestion by Donald Trump that Nigel Farage should be the UK ambassador to the United States.
Victoria Plc is a manufacturer, supplier and distributor of design-led carpets and floorcoverings, and it’s announced its latest set of interim results. Originally founded in 1895, it’s now a well-established international manufacturer and distributor of contemporary carpets through its operations in the UK and Australia. Geoff Wilding is the company’s Executive Chairman and he discussed the numbers.
Cambria, the AIM listed franchised motor retailer, has announced its audited preliminary results for the year to 31 August 2016. The company has reported strong results in the group's 10th year of trading, with continued strategic progress. So do the numbers reflect that? Mark Lavery, CEO of Cambria Automobiles, joined Share Radio to discuss the numbers.
The Autumn Statement is the second of the two big economic statements made by the government every year - the first being the Budget which happens in the Spring. This year's Autumn Statement is the first to be delivered by the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, but will he make an impact as the economy is at a critical juncture? To find out more, Ian Stewart, Chief UK Economist at Deloitte, joined Share Radio Breakfast.
Aberdeen has received a deal worth £250 million, in what local government has hailed as a "catalyst for economic growth". But will this be enough to save the city which was been blighted by the oil price crash? Matt Cox put that to Professor Alexander Kemp, Director of the Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance at the University of Aberdeen.