This is Future Tech where we look at the latest innovations and gadgets, and discuss all things technology related. This week we talk driverless vehicles. Companies such as Uber and Google are never far from the headlines in the race to market the technology. Recently California approved the road testing of self-driving cars but according to the House of Lord's Science and Technology Committee, who this week published their report into autonomous vehicles, it’s still a long road before they appear on British roads. Share Radio’s Tom Hill brings this report.
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Are you an entrepreneur? Perhaps you're struggling to find the right path or the next step. Could taking a more spiritual approach help? John Reynard thinks it's not only compatible, but could be beneficial to business. He's built and sold two successful businesses, and written a book, 'The Spiritual Route to Entrepreneurial Success'. He joined Georgie in the studio.
On this week's magazine, a look on how to really invest in e-commerce. Plus, a reflection on the SNP's demand for a second Scottish independence referendum and what Theresa May's approach will be. Finally, a briefing on WTO terms and what would happen if the UK didn't reach a trade deal with the EU.
The US Federal Reserve increased its interest rate by 0.25 percentage points last night, that's the third time in a decade. The Fed seemed to be guiding markets not to expect three more rate rises this year. Gregory Daco, Chief US Economist at Oxford Economics joined us to discuss.
Each year PwC and the entrepreneur support group - Startupbootcamp - produce a report that looks at what's happening in the world of fintech. With plenty of new developments but uncertainty over the post-Brexit economy what might the future hold for the sector? To find out Share Radio's Joe Aldrigde spoke to Steve Davies, EMEA Fintech Leader at PwC.
Hammond's dramatic U-turn on increasing national insurance for self-employed fuelled lots of criticism. The Chancellor acknowledged that the plan would have broken the voters' trust. Plus, Theresa May appears to have rejected the SNP's demand for a second independence referendum insisting "now is not the time". Professor Tony Travers of the London School of Economics joined us to discuss all this and more.
Sainsbury's shares have slipped around 2% today as the retailer warns uncertainty over Sterling will impact operations. Plus results from Balfour Beatty and OneSavings Bank, while Anglo American shares jump as billionaire Anil Agrawal snaps up a 12% stake. Adrian Lowcock, Investment Director and spokesperson for Architas, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to analyse all the day's need-to-know company news.
The Bank of England has left rates on hold at 0.25% - but the move wasn't unanimous, with one vote for a rate rise. So what does this mean for consumers and markets? Plus both the FTSE 100 and 250 hit record highs today, what's driving this? For more on these and the day's biggest economic stories, Alastair McCaig, Director of Investment Management at Fern Wealth, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more.
Georgie Frost was joined by finance expert from moneysupermarket.com Kevin Pratt this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed Chancellor Philip Hammond defending his U-turn on increasing National Insurance contributions for some self-employed workers. Plus they look into why around 2-million pounds was lost to financial fraud every day of 2016. All these stories and more on The News Review.
This week the European Court of Justice ruled, it's effectively OK for an employer to ban the wearing of headscarves in the workplace
This will not be direct religious discrimination providing the employer has a dress code policy banning any display of religious belief and not just because a customer says so.
To discuss the implications of this case Georgie was joined by Kevin Charles, Director of Crossland Solicitors.