Commercial businesses in the South East and London came under attack from fraudsters in the first half of 2016 to the tune of £84.1m, according to new research.
KPMG's Fraud Barometer shows a 585% increase in the value of prosecuted fraud against commercial businesses in the region, as prosecuted fraud against financial institutions and investors fell.
Hitesh Patel, head of forensic at KPMG explained further.
In a new report published today on the BBC White Paper the Culture, Media and Sport Committee welcomes the decision to abolish the BBC Trust and establish a unitary Board, to consolidate regulation of the BBC in Ofcom and to enhance the role of the National Audit Office in overseeing the BBC accounts.
Maurice Smith, Share Radio's correspondent in Scotland and contributor to the book "The BBC Today: Future Uncertain" discusses the challenges facing the world's oldest national broadcasting organisation.
Time once again for the Consuming Issues news review, with Georgie Frost and is joined by Deborah Hargreaves, founder of the High Pay Centre. And today, they look at the days top story - that poverty is costing UK taxpayers 78 billion pounds a year. Elsewhere, they look at Sir Philip Green who has made the news after accusing the MP Frank Field of turning a parliamentary inquiry into the collapse of BHS into a "kangaroo court". Plus, former pensions minister Ros Altmann says the triple lock for state pensions should be scrapped. All this and more, on Consuming Issues, every day from 9am to Midday, right here on Share Radio.
Stride Gaming PLC, the multi-branded online gaming operator, announced that it has conditionally agreed to acquire certain assets of Tarco Limited, the entire issued share capital of Netboost Media Limited, and the entire issued share capital of 8Ball Games Limited.
This will make Stride Gaming the fourth largest online bingo operator in the UK.
Eitan Boyd, CEO of Stride Gaming joined the Morning Money team to discuss further.
Have businesses lost their moral compass? Nick ponders this with Charles Wookey, CEO of the Blueprint for Business organisation. He also talks to Ben Chu of the Independent about executive pay levels when business is going badly, and about Instanity, a phenomenon identified by expenses management company Concur, affecting those living in the so-called On the Go Economy.
Charles Wookey, Ben Chu, Chris Baker, Jimmy Gordon
They describe themselves as the UK's longest running coding and engineering camp for youngsters aged 9 to 17. And they were set up over 10 years ago by Tom Ward. At the time he was a school teacher, though previously he'd been an electrical engineer. But it wasn't long before he gave up his day job to run the camps full time - in London and Hampshire, day and residential. During the Easter holidays Linda saw the young scientists and their tutors in action at their regular centre just outside Winchester.
Linda this week visits Regent Foreign Exchange to talk about its online service, Currency Cart. Boss Alexander Chagoubatov says most businesses are paying far more than they should for foreign currency transactions - maybe up to eight times what some big banks would charge. Most of Regent FE'ss clients are businesses, but they do deal with individuals as well, through their separate website www.currencycart.com
Nick talks to Sarah Vizard, news editor of Marketing Week, on Verizon's acquistion of Yahoo, looks at the decline of micro video service Vine, Olympics branding and talks to Richard Anson, founder of customer review site Reevoo, on customer loyalty schemes.
Sarah and the panel answer questions about how to save money without making an effort, by switching utility and telephone providers, getting the best from online discounts and vouchers and how to keep your food spend down. She's joined by Hilal Kanafani, co-founder of Flipper, Naomi Willis, co-editor and founder of the Skint Dad website and Kevin Pratt of MoneySupermarket.
Can doing up your garden add value to your house? Sarah talks about the growing popularity of gardening with Elspeth Briscoe, founder of My Garden School, Juliet Roberts, editor at Gardens Illustrated and Petra Hoyer Millar, the Oxonian Garden Blogger.
Elspeth Briscoe, Petra Hoyer Millar, Juliet Roberts