To celebrate Share Radio going national, Linda Lewis looks into the history of digital radio and what the launch of the UK's second national DAB multiplex means for the UK. Linda talks to Ford Ennals, CEO of Digital Radio UK, Jimmy Buckland, Director of Strategy at UTV, Matt Deegan, Station Manager at Fun Kids, Kevin Bennett, Chief Operating Officer at Premier Praise, Ed Vaizey, Minister for the Digital Economy and Share Radio Managing Director Gavin Oldham to find out what this new digital multiplex means for the UK's radio and radio as a whole.
Ford Ennals, Jimmy Buckland, Matt Deegan, Kevin Bennett, Ed Vaizey, Gavin Oldham
The concluding statement issued by finance ministers and central bank governors on Saturday was strong on rhetoric. But the meeting will disappoint the many who called for the G20 to be more active in addressing economic vulnerabilities and risks. So how did it all go down on the markets? David Kuo, CEO of The Motley Fool Singapore, joins Nigel Cassidy and Chris Bailey, Founder of financialorbit.com, to look at the reaction.
This week Nick Peters hits the Shop floor to discuss with former BBC HR director Lucy Adams the concept of disruptive HR and the need of an intellectual shake out in human resources.
According to a recent article on HR magazine, most remote workers work harder when there is no one watching. Psychologist Cristina Quinones, from the Open University Business School talks us through this phenomenon.
We also take a look at the crisis of recruitment in the South American drug business with Tom Wainwright, author of the book "Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel".
Finally we explore the issues raised in the last month with our partner Inspirational Development Group.
Lucy Adams, Cristina Quinones, Tom Wainwright, Ian Roberts
The Prime Minister has launched a £20m initiative aimed at helping female members of the Muslim community with their language skills in an attempt to integrate them into the community and help tackle extremism. The initiative urges an end to "passive tolerance" of practices which he says leave many Muslim women facing discrimination and isolation. Muslim women who fail to improve their English face being refused permission to stay in the UK.
Muslim women have been fighting back following those comments on Twitter with the ironic hashtag #traditionallysubmissive.
In this episode of Questions Of Faith we take a look at the positive contributions the Muslim Community make to the UK culture and economy.
Linda Lewis speaks to Luke Watson and his team about GB Energy Supply, who claim to offer the cheapest bills on the market. After their launch last April, Linda finds out how the company has grown steadily over the past year and how they have reached just under 200,000 customer fuel accounts.
Sarah Pennells is joined by Ben Wilson from Go Compare, Lorna Eachus of Direct Line and Graeme Trudgill of BIBA, to answer our listeners's tough questions on home insurance. Sarah and her guests will be sharing tips on how to make sure you're only paying for what you need with your home insurance policy, and whether sticking with one policy provider can save you money compared to switching. Sarah will also discuss Flood Insurance and the type of properties are will be covered.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Rachael Saunders from Business In the Community, and over the phone by Michelle Cracknell of The Pensions Regulatory Service and Fiona Tait of Royal London. Sarah and her guests talk about working in retirement and setting up a small business whilst receiving your pension . Sarah and her guests discuss the practicalities of setting up a business in retirement, as well as looking at what the rules say about receiving your pension whilst still at work.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Alan Higham, founder of Pensions Champion, and Tina Weeks, founder of Serenity Financial Planning, to discuss the state pension, and look at what you will actually get if you're due to retire. Despite being called a flat rate or single tier pension, not everyone will necessarily get the same amount and far fewer women than men will qualify for the full figure of £155.65 a week. In the programme Sarah will be looking at who is entitled to the new state pension and the differences between the current and the new pension.
Sarah Pennells is joined by this week's Young Money Champion, James Connington, from the Telegraph's personal finance team, as well as Graeme McColgan, an IFA from Million Plus Financial Planning, and also by Anna Bowes, founder of Savings Champion, to talk about the best ways to start saving if you're a student or starting your first job. Sarah and her guests discuss whether you actually need a savings account to start saving, what the basics are when it comes to how much to start saving, and what the best rates are when you're looking into savings accounts and products.
Georgie Frost hosts the award-winning 'This is Money' team from the Mail Online, led by Editor Simon Lambert. Every Friday the team join us in the Share studios to talk through the consumer stories which have been making the headlines online - and which they have been doing some extra investigation into. It's great fun and very informative.