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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: The Budget, small boats legislation and the BBC & Gary Lineker

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The Budget, small boats legislation and the BBC & Gary Lineker
Political commentator Mike Indian discusses Jeremy Hunt's Budget with Simon Rose, though he considers it more a Sunak Budget than a Hunt Budget. With little not already briefed beforehand, he feels the most important intervention for most people was the extension of free childcare. He found nothing in it, though, to galvanise the UK economy or slow Britain's comparative decline. He also remarks on the Illegal Immigration Bill, with neither main party admitting how dependent the UK is on migrant workers. Lastly, he looks at what he considers the "farcical situation" between the BBC and football pundit Gary Lineker.
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Mike Indian


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Gavin Oldham

The Bigger Picture: The Budget March 2023

Gavin Oldham
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The Budget March 2023
UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt sets out his Budget for growth. This is the unabridged recording, direct from the House of Commons on 15th March 2023.

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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: Underlying Principles for Taxation

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: Underlying Principles for Taxation
For the past 250 years, starting with Adam Smith, there have been valiant attempts to set out principles for taxation: but they have been principally domestic, and with no attempt to address inter-generational rebalancing. Without specific provisions requiring hypothecation of inheritance levies it's hard to see how disadvantaged young people can be empowered with resources and life skills so that all may share in future wealth creation. Don't expect change in this week's Budget, but the Treasury Select Committee should look again at the principles they established over ten years ago. Background music: 'Dark Alley Deals' by Aaron Kenny

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Georgie Frost

This Is Money: Can you trust the state pension system as more blunders emerge?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This Is Money: Can you trust the state pension system as more blunders emerge?
You'd like to imagine that when it came to the state pension, you'd be dealing with a more robust system than the ones that deliver the average customer service nightmare. Savers could be forgive for questioning whether that was the case after a string of recent blunders. First we had the underpaid women's state pensions scandal, now we have the pension top-ups system creaking at the seams, at the same time as it turns out there may be a serious problem with the records of those who have received Universal Credit. The common thread running through exposing these problems has been This is Money's pension and investing editor Tanya Jefferies and retirement columnist Steve Webb. They have worked tirelessly to help those affected and bring these issues to light. This week, we had a state pension double header of news with an admission of the problems over Universal Credit and the Government finally extending the deadline for boosting state pension via top-ups. Tanya talks us through the problems and discusses what they mean for people, with Georgie Frost and Simon Lambert. Also, the team talk about why you should put your savings in a cash ISA, where to find the best ones and why transfers might be the most important thing you can do. Plus, who are the Dividend Heroes, what have they got to do with the Rolling Stones and what can we learn from them on long-term investing? And finally, rising interest rates have severely hampered the amount of mortgage a monthly payment can buy, so, could you afford your home now?
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Tanya Jefferies


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Not Too Big To Fail (10/3)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Not Too Big To Fail (10/3)
In a wild end to the week, Silicon Valley Bank was shut down by regulators in the biggest bank failure since the Great Recession. Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger discuss February's jobs report (and potential ripple effects), the stunning collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, Vail Resorts staffing up to meet demand, how the "Lipstick Effect" is benefitting Ulta Beauty, and the latest from Docusign, and Dick's Sporting Goods. The, 19 minutes in Nell Minow, Vice Chair of Value Edge Advisors, offers a prescription for making stock buyback plans more shareholder-friendly, thoughts on ESG guidelines, and predictions for the Academy Awards. Plus, 35 minutes in, Jason and Matt share two stocks on their radar: InterDigital and Global Industrial Co. Stocks discussed: SIVB, MKL, DOCU, MTN, ULTA, DKS, AMC, DIS, GOOG, IDCC, GIC. Host - Chris Hill; Guests - Jason Moser, Matt Argersinger, Nell Minow
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Jason Moser, Matt Argersinger, Nell Minow


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: What's Your Investing Thesis? (6/3)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: What's Your Investing Thesis? (6/3)
It's always a good idea to know why you're about to invest in a business. Jason Moser discusses short-term catalysts, long-term trends, and why it's ok to invest in both, the importance of understanding how a business makes money, and reasons to sell a stock. Plus, 10 minutes in, Deidre Woollard looks back at the bear market of 2020 with Liz Hoffman, author of the new book 'Crash Landing: The Inside Story Of How The World's Biggest Companies Survived An Economy On The Brink'. Companies discussed: ABND GS, HLT. Host - Chris Hill; Guests - Jason Moser, Deidre Woollard, Liz Hoffman
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Jason Moser, Deidre Woollard, Liz Hoffman


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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: The Palace of Safety and Security

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: The Palace of Safety and Security
Experiencing trauma during childhood or in adult life often results in people developing a coping strategy. This may involve retreating to 'survival mode', and it may be a dark place, providing little solace. In this episode, Adam explores how to turn that experience into a place of possibility which can dispel anxiety or those feelings of being unsafe.

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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: The immigration showdown, the Spring Budget & American isolationism

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The immigration showdown, the Spring Budget & American isolationism
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University explains to Simon Rose why he sees an almighty showdown with the EU coming over the rule of law over UK asylum plans. He wonders if a "steady as you go" Budget might actually boost the Conservatives' electoral prospects. And, in the light of the Republican Party dividing over support for Ukraine, he discusses the long tradition of American isolationism, pointing out that the latest split is extremely worrying for NATO.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Creed III, Somebody I Used To Know & We Have A Ghost

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Creed III, Somebody I Used To Know & We Have A Ghost
James Cameron-Wilson takes Simon Rose through the latest UK box office numbers, up 22%, largely thanks to the arrival at #1 of Creed III. Taking £5m at the weekend and starring and directed by Michael B Jordan, James found it a polished, well-directed, crowd-pleasing movie. On Amazon Prime, he found Somebody I Used To Know, starring Alison Brie and written by her and her directing husband Dave Franco, watchable but undermined by an abrupt tonal switch from comedy to heavier drama. Netflix's comedy horror We Have A Ghost he found too ambitious for its own good and most definitely over-long.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Tesla woes, exploring Mars's caves & a rolling bridge

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Tesla woes, exploring Mars's caves & a rolling bridge
Tech expert Steve Caplin discusses Tesla's non-Ford assembly line, Musk's dull investor day and a setback for his Neuralink. Breadcrumbs will be the key to exploring caves on Mars, it seems, while the iMAG could be the way to end uncomfortable endoscopies and 3D printing taking place within the human body could soon be feasible. There's a crowdfunded exoskeleton to help with hill-climbing (or even shopping or visiting museums) and on the River Lee, there's an ingenious hand-powered rolling bridge.
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Steve Caplin


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