Conrad Ford, Chief Executive of online business finance supermarket, Funding Options, discussed the record £32.4 billion that was paid in corporation tax by 'real economy' UK businesses last year. So is there now scope for the government to reduce the corporation tax rate for SMEs?
The G20 summit is drawing to a close in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, and for many the worry is this could herald an end to the so called gold age of mutual trade relations cultivated between Bejing and Britain. Dr Kegang Wu, Executive Director at BCC LinkToChina, discussed whether wider trade relations could be impacted.
This week on inside music we continue the new music history segment with Gareth Murphy discussing the comparison between the early days of the record history and the current industry landscape.
Share Radios Frey Linsday and friend of the show Digital accounts manager at Proper Music Distribution Andy Belmont give their music industry analyses . And of course throughout the show there's the soundcloud artist of the week, this week Braille Face from Melbourne, Australia
Former chaplain Richard Gamble wants to build a national prayer landmark, akin to other UK landmarks such as the Angel of the North or Stonehenge. Many of these represent key moments in history such as military victories or to show off art and culture, but Richard wants to build one for prayer, representing a million answered prayers. He’s managed to raise just over £47,000 and is now launching a competition for the best design for the monument, which he wants to build next to a motorway.
This week, Nick looks at how 54,000 women are still being forced out of their jobs after having a baby, talks to the authors of The Glass Wall, discusses the importance of people in business and discovers how your office might be making you sick.
Linda learns the fascinating story of Efoldi, finalist at Voom 2016 this summer, a fold up electric scooter for less able people. It was invented by a woman engineer from Redhill in Surrey, Sumi Wang, and her father. They're just about to go into mass production and the first units go on sale at the end of October.
This week Linda meets the company bringing live music to rooftops, gardens and offices. Little Concert is an online global music marketplace where musicians can sign up to showcase their acts, and music lovers and venues can book artists for parties and events.
Nick talks to Chris about the rise of in-house marketing departments and how they are having to create digital content ever more quickly in order to keep up with online audiences. And he hears from Ed, a native Australian who’s travelled the length and breadth of Britain in order to understand how companies just aren’t getting their marketing right.
Colin Bloom discusses the fresh round of strikes announced by junior doctors this week with Katherine Murphy, Chief Executive of the Patients Association, and Dr Animesh Singh, a junior doctor from west London.