Paid-for video and music subscriptions have certainly seen a surge in usage over the past two years, but it seems that it's the music market that's seen the highest amplification in consumer interest. Rebecca McGrath, Research Analyst at Mintel, joined Nigel Cassidy to discuss Mintel's new report.
Conor D'Arcy, Policy Analyst at the Resolution Foundation, talked about their new research published on the lack of career routes for non-graduates. Public policy is often focused on boosting high-level skills and helping those with the poorest qualifications. But those in between are often overlooked, so how can we break down the barriers?
The UK's housing market isn't functioning like it should, with too few affordable properties for sale or rent. As well as that, the market is vulnerable to shocks and political pressure, like the London mayoral election results and Brexit. Ryan Prince is VP at Realstar, a private renting company, and he gives his take on the state of the market.
Ryan Heath, Senior EU Correspondent and Associate Editor at Politico Europe, discussed the UK elections and the crisis in Turkey after the country's Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, said he will stand down. What will this mean for the EU - Turkish migrant deal? Ryan also touched on the Spanish elections, which has been confirmed for June 26.
Has investment in start-ups and growing businesses become more attractive due to changes to Capital Gains Tax and Entrepreneurs' Relief? 1,200 members of the Institute of Directors were surveyed in April and Stephen Herring, Head of Taxation at the Institute of Directors, discussed the findings.
With just days to go before Scotland goes to the polls to elect a new devolved parliament, taxation has emerged as a significant issue. The Scottish Parliament is about to take on greater tax-raising powers and Share Radio’s Scottish Correspondent, Maurice Smith, spoke with the leaders of two parties north of the border who want to increase income taxes.
Ed Molyneux, CEO and co-founder of FreeAgent, discussed the research conducted by the online accounting system provider, which found that UK micro-businesses write off £9 billion every year due to unpaid invoices. So how can companies avoid this and is the treasury missing out? Ed also has some useful advice for freelancers.
You've heard of fintech, but what about fashion-tech? Clothing store, Topshop, has launched a new scheme aimed at fashion technology start-ups. It partnered up with corporate innovation specialist and early stage investor, L Marks, and Matt Cox spoke to Liberty Mawhood, Chief Operating Officer at L Marks, about the scheme.
On May 5th, Londoners will go to the polls to choose a new Mayor of London. It's the fifth such vote, and it matters to business just who is elected. But will business issues loom large in the last days of what's been a rather lacklustre campaign? To find out, Share Radio Morning Money's Nigel Cassidy spoke to Chris Curtis, from YouGov.
The EU referendum is rapidly approaching. So what happens to our telecoms if the UK population votes to leave the European Union? Dave Millett, of independent telecoms brokerage Equinox, discussed the impact it will have for businesses and individuals.