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Nigel Cassidy

Will Twitter's paid membership option for businesses grow their user base and advertising revenue?

Nigel Cassidy
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Will Twitter's paid membership option for businesses grow their user base and advertising revenue?
Twitter's thinking of adding a paid membership option for businesses and power users. The micro-blogging service is canvassing opinion about charging people for access to enhanced version of Tweetdeck. The social network has struggled to grow its user base in recent years, while advertising revenues have declined. James Brydges spoke to tech journalist Chris Green.
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Chris Green


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Nigel Cassidy

Optimism remains resilient in the financial sector despite Wednesday's Article 50 trigger

Nigel Cassidy
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Optimism remains resilient in the financial sector despite Wednesday's Article 50 trigger
According to the latest CBI and PWC Financial Services Survey, sentiment in the financial services sector stabilised in the three months to March, due to a broadly resilient UK economy. So even in the wake of Theresa May announcing she will trigger Article 50 on March 29th, optimism amongst firms seems unchanged. Although things seem rosy now, what is the future looking like for businesses involved in financial services? To discuss further, Nigel Cassidy was joined by Andrew Kail, Head of Financial Services at PwC.
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Andrew Kail


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Nigel Cassidy

Why is inflation important and what does it mean?

Nigel Cassidy
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Why is inflation important and what does it mean?
Global Economist Jeremy Batstone-Carr gave an in-depth explanation of inflation to Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast. Is it what the media and even Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, make it out to be?
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Jeremy Batstone-Carr


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Nigel Cassidy

Laundromat corruption - what can the government do?

Nigel Cassidy
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Laundromat corruption - what can the government do?
The Laundromat corruption story rumbles on. The Police and Financial Conduct Authority will examine allegations that Britain’s high street banks processed nearly $740 million dollars of a criminal Russian money laundering operation. But what steps can the government take to limit the amount of so called dirty money, processed by UK banks? James Brydges spoke to Michael McKee, partner at law firm DLA Piper, and a member of the International Regulatory Strategy Group of CityUK.

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Nigel Cassidy

Could there be an electric-powered commercial flight from London to Paris in 10 years

Nigel Cassidy
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Could there be an electric-powered commercial flight from London to Paris in 10 years
A new start-up says that it could offer an electric-powered commercial flight from London to Paris in 10 years. The plane would carry 150 people on journeys of less than 300 miles. Wright Electric says, the price of travel would drop dramatically if there was no jet fuel. British low-cost airline Easyjet has already expressed an interest. Graham Warwick, technology editor of Aviation Weekly and spoke to Share radio's James Brydges.

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Nigel Cassidy

A new report says the benefits of the single market are 'largely imaginary'

Nigel Cassidy
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A new report says the benefits of the single market are 'largely imaginary'
A new report says the benefits of the single market are 'largely imaginary.' That's according to social policy think-tank Civitas. They argue exports from non-EU countries to the single market have grown faster than the UK's, and that therefore no deal is better than a bad deal. Jonathan Portes is Professor of economics at King’s College London. He told Share Radio's James Brydges that the report was flawed.

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Nigel Cassidy

The treasury is thinking about raising the state pension age to 70 for people in their 20s

Nigel Cassidy
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The treasury is thinking about raising the state pension age to 70 for people in their 20s
The treasury is thinking about raising the state pension age to 70 for people in their 20s. Analysis for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) suggests that under 30s will have to work more as they live longer. A separate report, by John Cridland, former boss of the Confederation of British Industry, says those under 45 may have to work to 68. The government is due to make a decision on both reports by May. Former Pensions minister Steve Webb spoke to James Brydges

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Electric-powered commercial flights could be on offer in 10 years' time

Nigel Cassidy
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Electric-powered commercial flights could be on offer in 10 years' time
A new start-up says that it could offer an electric-powered commercial flight from London to Paris in 10 years. The plane would carry 150 people on journeys of less than 300 miles. Wright Electric says the price of travel would drop dramatically if there was no jet fuel. British low-cost airline Easyjet has already expressed an interest. Graham Warwick, technology editor of Aviation Weekly, spoke to Share Radio's James Brydges.
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Graham Warwick


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Nigel Cassidy

Is no EU single market deal better than a bad deal?

Nigel Cassidy
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Is no EU single market deal better than a bad deal?
A new report says the benefits of the single market are 'largely imaginary.' That's according to social policy think-tank Civitas. It argues that exports from non-EU countries to the single market have grown faster than the UK's, and that therefore no deal is better than a bad deal. Jonathan Portes is professor of economics at King’s College London, and told Share Radio's James Brydges that the report was flawed.
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Jonathan Portes


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Will the Government decide to raise the pension age 70?

Nigel Cassidy
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Will the Government decide to raise the pension age 70?
The Treasury's thinking about raising the state pension age to 70 for people in their 20s. Analysis for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) suggests that under 30s will have to work more as they live longer. A separate report, by John Cridland, former boss of the Confederation of British Industry, says those under 45 may have to work to 68. The government is due to make a decision on both reports by May. Former pensions minister Sir Steve Webb spoke to Share Radio's James Brydges.
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Sir Steve Webb


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