Linda Lewis heads over to Snact this week, a company that makes fruit jerky from surplus fruit. She meets founders Ilana Taub and Michael Minch Dixon, asking them how they set up the company. The pair convey their passion for cutting food waste, their aim to collect unwanted fruit from markets and suppliers, and turn it into something that people would want to buy.
This week Nick Peters focuses on advertising and marketing. He speaks to Matt Winton, Head of Marketing at Smiley & Co, on the smiley and how it has developed into a world-famous brand and a cultural icon in the world of technology, fashion and music. Ahead of the fourth annual Advertising Week Europe event this week, Rebecca Eaves, Director at Advertising Week Europe, talks about the current state of advertising and how it’s contributes to the UK and EU economy.
With the state pension age changing, it can be tricky to find out how much you can get. Is it giving women a better deal? Malcolm McLean, a consultant with the actuary firm Barnett Waddingham, Harry Rose, the editor of WhichMoney, and John Shearer, from The Pensions Advisory Service, discuss whether the new state pension will affect carers. Sarah will also look at what are the changes for women who take time out of the workplace to bring up their children. She also speaks Lin Phillips from WASPI who are campaigning for the government to offer concessions to women caught out by these rises who didn't get enough notice.
Sarah Pennells is joined by Amelia Murray, Senior Personal Finance Research Journalist at The Telegraph and Anna Bowes, Director of Savings Champion, where they look at the worst ISA season yet. Together they discuss what an ISA season is, ISA rates, whether they are better than ordinary savings accounts and why banks and building societies abandoned them.
Sue Dougan is joined by former journalist Abigail Austen who looks back at her fantastic career and musical favourites, including Aretha Franklin and Sammy Davis Jr. Abi discusses her new book, Lord Robert's Valet, based on her unique experiences as a senior advisor to the US army; her wedding next year and how she's been a catalyst for change in the media.
Sarah Pennells is joined by Irina Iovita, Chief Operating Officer at Commuter Club, and Megan French, Consumer Writer from Moneysavingexpert, where they talk about how one can cut the costs of one's commute. Is it worth starting work later to save money on transport fairs? Do employers offer their staff season ticket loans? Sarah also discusses other alternative and efficient ways to get to travel to work.
Sarah Pennells looks at tax planning after it emerged that David Cameron's mother had given him £200,000, following the Panama Papers information leak. So when does tax planning go wrong? Emily Deane, from the The Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners, and Mike Hodges, from Saffrey Champness, look at how you can reduce your inheritance tax, the role of trusts and keeping money offshore.
The Entrepreneur Show takes a look at interesting businesses and talks to the people behind them. Whether you already run your own business or are thinking about taking the plunge, we'll bring you everything you need to guide your business from concept to success.
It's time once again for This is Money. Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs editor Lee Boyce join Georgie in the studio to discuss the biggest stories they've been looking at this week. On our show today; more Doom and Gloom over Brexit, this time it's the IMF piling on. Are you sure your bank account is secure? Well there's a number of very sophisticated scams going around, so stay alert. And then, we look at the most (and least) valuable subject choices at University. All this and more on This is Money, presented in partnership with NS&I.
Joining Georgie Frost today on the Consuming Issues News Review, Vix Leyton, retail expert at Quidco. Top on the agenda, The makers of Dolmio are warning consumers that some of their sauces have so much salt, fat and sugar they should only be eaten once a week, how will this affect their sales?
Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.