A new research by Direct Line for Business reveals that the cost of a two week disruption to a small business in the UK averages £8,775. More than 550,000 UK small businesses have been forced to halt trading for a range of reasons, including damaged stock and delivery vehicles breaking down. Simon Smith, Head of Direct Line for Business, joined Share radio to discuss this.
Kevin Robillard, Campaigns Reporter for POLITICO, spoke to Share Radio about last night's final US Presidential debate. He defined Trump's claim that the democratic vote could be "rigged" as a serious one that went to the heart of how US democracy worked.
This is a brand new edition of The Apprentice Investor. Regular listeners to the programme will know that our Apprentices are five members of the Share Radio team who've each been given fifteen thousand pounds of virtual money to build their own share portfolios. They're allowed a minimum of eight stocks from different sectors which they've been buying and selling through the Share Centre.
Our Apprentices today are Matt Cox and Olivia Demetriades - and giving his verdict on their efforts is Share Radio's senior analyst, Ed Bowsher.
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Ed Bowsher is joined in the studio by Andy Webb, personal finance journalist and blogger at 'Be Clever With Your Cash'. Today they discuss the latest reforms to pensions as well as the growing threat of current account fraud. Plus why many workers aren't using their full holiday allowance. All these stories and more on The News Review.
The Frankfurt Book Fair 2016 runs from today until Sunday. It's a meeting place for the industry's experts publishers, booksellers, agents, film producers or authors and it is the most important marketplace for books, media, rights and licences worldwide. Author James Craig talks about the publishing industry in light of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2016.
Financial technology, also known as Fintech, is one of the hottest areas of investment at the moment and Britain is at the forefront. Startups are beating the banks by offering cheaper, quicker, online services. Today the Royal United services institute (RUSI) holds an event debating the following "Defining Fintech: actors, challenges, opportunities and financial crime". Dr Inês Sofia de Oliveira, Research Fellow, Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) joined Share Radio ahead of the event.
This week financial journalists Vix Layton and Lindsay Cook take on the banks charging more on overdrafts than pay day loan companies as well as looking at the use of friend referral offers. Plus why white goods are getting the sucker punch awards this week.