Tesco's takeover target Booker Group has delivered solid results - has this helped cement the £3.7bn deal with the supermarket giant? Plus tobacco company Imperial Brands hits modest targets and furniture retailer DFS pays a special dividend. Garry White, Chief Investment Commentator at Charles Stanley Direct, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for the latest market news.
The Government has unveiled the white paper on the 'Great Repeal Bill', which will transpose 40 years of EU law back into the UK. To find out more, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Adam Bienkov, UK Political Editor of Business Insider.
Lloyd's of London has announced plans to establish a European subsidiary in Brussels to start operations in 2019. This will make sure business can carry on 'without interruption' after Brexit, that's according to CEO, Inga Beale. Plus, life insurer Royal London has also announced a new EU base, but in Dublin. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Barnabas Reynolds, Partner at law fim Shearman & Sterling.
Recently we had another case testing the rights of gig economy workers. Self-employed cycle courier Andrew Boxer took the firm Excel to an employment tribunal arguing that he was a "worker" as defined by the Employment Rights Act - therefore, should get basic rights including holiday pay and the national minimum wage. His claim was backed by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain and the employment tribunal agreed with him.
To find out what rulings such as this will mean for the gig economy Georgie Frost was joined by Kevin Charles, Director of Crosslands Employment Solicitors.
With Article 50 triggered and the Brexit process underway what next for the UK's tech industry? There's been a 10% reduction of skilled tech workers from within the EU relocating to the UK over the last year and even homegrown talent has been moving elsewhere. Share Radio's James Brydges spoke to James Parsons, CEO and founder of resourcing solutions company, the Arrows Group, about the impact of Brexit.
Have you ever thought about investing but been put off thinking it's not for you? One man trying to change our attitudes and bring a whole new generation into investing is Kerim Derhalli, founder of educational app Invstr. Previously we caught up with Kerim whilst launching international investing competition The Student Investing Championships. With the third round kicking off this week Share Radio's Tom Hill was joined by Kerim to find out more about the competition and discuss the latest trends in fintech.
Georgie Frost was joined by finance expert Kevin Pratt from moneysupermarket.com this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed why we're spending more on credit cards at a faster rate than in a decade - raising fears of a new debt crisis. Plus they look into the news that food manufacturers are being told to change their recipes or portion sizes to cut the amount of sugar in them. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Just a day after formally triggering the UK's exit from the EU, the government will set out how it plans to turn European laws into British ones. Ministers will publish a white paper on proposals for a Great Repeal Bill. How many laws are we talking about being changed? To discuss what developments can we expect to see over the next week, Georgie Frost was joined by Josh Lowe from Newsweek.
Nigel Cassidy joined Georgie Frost to discuss the main market headlines of the morning, starting with insurance market Lloyd's of London is to set up a subsidiary in Brussels. It's so it can keep a presence in the European union after Brexit. We've also heard from online electrical goods retailer AO World and the numbers are out from the food wholesaler Booker Group - which is being taken over by Tesco. So what has it reported and what has it said about the Tesco merger?
Now Brexit is not the only problem facing the EU. The Greek government's set for a key meeting of euro zone finance ministers next Friday. Negotiations over a potential bailout between Athens, the EU, and the International Monetary Fund have been dragging on for months, but according to reports, Greece has agreed with its lenders on key labour reforms, spending cuts and energy issues. Joining Nigel Cassidy is an old friend of the program, Michael Kosmides!