On Company Casebook this week we're meeting Crowd for Angels to find out all about the business of running a crowd-funding platform. Fewer than one in ten of the companies wanting to raise funds via their platform get accepted. We'll be finding out how they choose which companies to help, and why increasingly they favour loans over equity as a way of helping small businesses get off the ground.
Today on the agenda, Georgie Frost and Deborah Hargreaves, Founding Director of High Pay centre and former Business Editor of the Guardian discussed how women on low incomes are being offered IVF treatment at no cost - IF they agree to give away half of the healthy eggs they produce. Plus they look into why the proportion of high-earning women hasn't changed for six years. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Theresa May has dismissed as "Brussels gossip" an account of a dinner with EC President Jean-Claude Juncker, published in a German newspaper. The pair reportedly clashed over Mrs May's desire to make Brexit "a success" and whether the issue of protecting the rights of expat UK and EU nationals could be agreed as early as June. The Frankfurter Allgemeine claims Mr Juncker said: "I leave... 10 times more sceptical than I was before."
An investigation has thrown doubt on claims that the small, personal email server Nomx can provide "absolute security". Created by entrepreneur Will Donaldson, Nomx says it uses the "world's most secure communications protocol" to protect email messages. But security analysts cracked the device's simple passwords and hacked its hardware and software.
While the Conservatives are still on course to win the election, the margin of victory is becoming less certain. A YouGov poll has found that Labour was up two points to 31%. A poll for the Sunday Times showed the Tories had a 13-point lead with 44% of the vote, yet a YouGov poll gave the Tories a 23-point lead last week, showing a dip of 10 points.
Its the morning after Mayday. Which also marked the exact end of Donald Trumps first 100 days. Not sure how many of us were celebrating that . But as we return to work and the Donald settles down for his NEXT 100 days, it seems a good time to take stock of his tenure for business -- and where it goes next.
Welcome to the This is Money Show on Share Radio. The UK parties are now getting into full election mode and already we’ve seen a range of policy suggestions, debates and u-turns appearing. From energy price caps to scrapping death duty hikes we’ll but looking at what all these could mean for the finances of voters. Also weighing in on the French election and GDP Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus. Plus it’s your final week to spend the old paper five pound note.
With the clock ticking on Britain's two year negotiation period the Brexit debate is proving far from over. So what could the outcome mean for Britain's rural economy? In this special report Share Radio's Tom Hill looks at the hopes and fears of the country's farming and fishing industries.
Are you among the 25% of homeworkers who say they've had issues with their broadband or mobile signal, preventing them from sending important files or - in some cases - losing new business. That's according to the price comparison website Uswitch. Share Radio reporter Sara Macham spoke to Ewan Taylor-Gibson, braodband expert at USwitch.