Jack Sommers, of the Huffington Post UK, talked about the biggest stories in the world of politics. The GMB has backed Owen Smith's Labour leadership campaign, at the same time as a High Court challenge continues over the party’s leadership contest. And there’s more controversy surrounding the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.
The future of British farming is in question post-Brexit. Farmers received £2.1 billion from direct subsidies from the EU in 2015, making up 55% of farmers' total incomes last year. So what's next for British Farming, and what needs to be done to secure its future? Matt Cox spoke to Guy Smith, Vice President of the National Farmer's Union.
It's time for our weekly slot with Money Saving Expert. This week, Eesha Mohindra joins Georgie Frost to discuss car insurance before moving onto debt management and a new balance transfer card. Finally, there’s a roundup of the latest deals from Money Saving Expert.
This is Crowdfunders, the show that covers the fast-growing world of alternative finance with Share Radio's Senior Analyst, Ed Bowsher. In this edition: A closer look at a platform which is opening parts of the bond market which have previously been closed off to private investors, that's WiseAlpha and it's CEO Rezaah Ahmad, and whether the base rate cut from the BoE is going to seriously affect the peer to peer lending market.
Georgie Frost is joined by Harrison Kelly from TSB. Today they look at the ongoing strike by Southern Rail workers and the potential for a return to work. With more than a third of people under 35 saying they regret going to university because of their debts they also discuss whether university is worth the cost. Elsewhere they find out what happens to the drinks bottles confiscated by airport security. All this and other stories on the News Review.
Though Italy and it's banking crisis (specifically Monte Dei Paschi) has been the central focus of concerns over the stability of Eurozone financial institutions recently, Portugal is also facing serious issues, as what some are calling an ongoing banking 'crisis' — not quite equal to the one in Italy, but significant nonetheless, dominate people's thinking in the Iberian state. Share Radio's Patrick Jones investigates.
Bookmaker William Hill has rejected a £3.16bn takeover offer from online operator 888 and casino giant Rank. The bid, in shares and cash, was called "highly opportunistic" by Gareth Davis, chairman of William Hill, who said it did not reflect its true value. Gambling industry strategist and consultant, Steve Donoughue, discussed the deal.
NetNames is an online brand protection and domain name management specialist. It is responsible for keeping organisations and brands one step ahead of online threats across the globe. Stuart Fuller is the company’s Director of Commercial Operations, and he discussed company protection online.
Our belief in ‘big’ has been manufactured over the centuries by powerful politicians, intellectuals and business leaders who have gripped society’s collective imagination and refused to let go.
Consider instead a world where power is exercised by millions instead of elites. In SMALL IS POWERFUL Adam Lent explores politics, economics and culture – three areas where big power has taken hold – and asks us to imagine a world where citizens get to tell governments what to do, where businesses are owned by their employees and customers, and where everyone is free to choose how to live.