Sue Dougan was joined by Hannah Maundrell, Editor in Chief at Money.co.uk this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed how the state pension age may be increased to 68 by 2039. Plus they look into why men spend more money on Mother's Day than they do on their lovers on Valentine's Day. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Sue Dougan was joined by Josh Lowe from Newsweek to look at some of the biggest political stories of the day. And a sad day for London and the UK yesterday. The number who died has been revised down by police to four this morning. Overnight, police have arrested seven people. Clearly they think the attacker wasn't acting alone? And the House of Commons will return as normal today. Plus the Scottish Parliament debate on whether to seek a second independence referendum is to resume next Tuesday.
Nigel Cassidy joined Sue Dougan to discuss the main market headlines of the morning, starting with the terrible news from yesterday. How do these sort of events impact the markets? Plus we've heard company announcements from Next, Ted Baker and IG Group.
While Donald Trump's controversial travel ban continues to be blocked by courts, there's one visa category he might successfully target - the tech industry-favoured H-1-B. The visa, designed for specialist workers, has come under fire for its use by foreign outsourcing firms within the US. But CEO of US-based cyber security firm Vectra Networks, Hitesh Sheth, warns scrapping the whole visa programme could hurt competitiveness in the US. Mr Sheth spoke with Share Radio's Peta Fuller about the issue.
Almost half of young people in the UK think it's harder than ever before to get on the property ladder. A fifth have told a survey by Halifax they'd be prepared to leave the country in order to buy their own home. Just over a quarter of 18 to 34-year-olds think they'll never have their own property, and one in eight reckon they'll be renting forever. So is home-ownership really out of reach for young buyers? Or is this just pessimism from the younger generation? Martin Ellis, Halifax housing economist spoke to Nigel Cassidy to explain the results.
Safestyle UK, the AIM-listed replacement windows and doors business has released their full year results today. We remain concerned with current headwinds across the wider building products sector, including input cost inflation, the UK consumer and the general economic outlook, but believe Safestyle is better placed to deal with these than most and will continue to drive organic growth in FY17. Steve Birmingham, CEO of Safestyle UK joined Nigel Cassidy to discuss how is the company doing.
Futura Medical is a pharmaceutical group that develops innovative products for consumer healthcare - such as gel for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and condoms which allow the wearer to maintain a firmer erection. Today they announced their latest financial results. James Barder, the company's CEO, joined Nigel to discuss further.
Airlines based in the UK could lose major routes if they don't move to Europe post-Brexit. EU officials say carriers including easyJet and Ryanair will need to relocate their headquarters or sell off shares if they want to continue flying within continental Europe. Regulations say airlines must have a significant base on EU territory and a majority of their capital shares must be EU-owned. Meetings have taken place between the airlines and the EU's Brexit taskforce last week. Thomas van der Wijngaart, an aviation expert at the legal firm Clyde & Co spoke to Share Radio's James Brydges.
The Scottish Parliament has suspended a debate on whether to back Nicola Sturgeon’s demand for a second independence referendum following the Westminster terror attack. The vote, when it occurs, will trigger an official demand from Ms Sturgeon to the Prime Minister for talks over a Section 30 order, the legal mechanism used to transfer the powers to Holyrood for a referendum, preferably between autumn 2018 and spring 2019.But Mrs May announced last week that she would not allow another independence vote until Brexit has been negotiated and Scots can see how it has worked out. Maurice Smith, Share Radio's Scotland correspondent joined Nigel Cassidy to discuss this and the top news stories of the day.
The clothes retailer's suffered a remarkable fall from grace. Over the past year the shares are down 40%, even though the FTSE 100 has risen 20%. The halcyon days of the Next catalogue being the go-to method of buying clothes seem far behind us. Mike Van Dulken, Head of Research at Accendo Markets, spoke to James Brydges.