The government is promising to fix what it calls the "broken" housing market by building thousands of new homes and helping first time buyers. Amongst the many proposals is a three-billion pound fund to get small companies building in England. It's thought that around 60 per cent of new homes are being produced by just 10 larger firms. Share Radio's James Brydges spoke to Michael Holmes, spokesperson at The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show and head of NaCSBA (National Custom and Self Build Association) and Russell Quirk, the founder of the online estate agent emoov.co.uk.
Credit guarantees worth millions of pounds given to Rolls-Royce by the government to help it win export deals are being investigated to see whether the engineering giant obtained them fraudulently.
Civil servants are examining support given by UK Export Finance to (UKEF) the company to help it land foreign sales, after Rolls last month admitted using bribes to seal overseas contracts.
The FTSE 100 engineer agreed to pay a total of £671m to the Serious Fraud Office and regulators in the US and Brazil after it admitted decades of making corrupt payments.
Andy Watson is from Transparancy International, and first told Share radio's James Bydges what Rolls Royce had done wrong.
A British network provider is launching a 10 Gigabit Ethernet service available to businesses.
Exponential-e says it provide some of the highest network speeds in the world to most businesses across the country.
It comes after 75,000 businesses signed a letter of complaint to Parliament about poor network connectivity last year.
Share Radio's James Brydges spoke to John Kyrillou, one of the directors of Exponential-e.
Despite a growing number of vacancies and demand for new workers many bosses are struggling to fill roles due to a lack of available candidates. A new report by Markit and the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, shows that January saw a marked fall in the number of applicants causing major problems for recruiters. To discuss the findings Juliette Foster was joined by Tom Hadley, Director of Policy at the REC.
One of the largest investments a mobile phone operator makes is on their network. Network builds and maintenance run into billions of pounds as these companies seek to
maintain service levels, or improve their geographical reach and speeds. However the underlying software and signalling protocols they run on can often be flawed, leaving
them open to attack from outsiders. Juliette Foster was joined by Michael Downs, Head of Telecoms Security at Positive Technologies, to explain more about the risk to operators from such vulnerabilities.
John Feeney, Managing Director, Commercial Real Estate at Lloyds Banking Group, joined Juliette Foster on Share Radio Breakfast to talk about the call from top business leaders for urgent infrastructure investment. Industrial strategy is a hot topic at the moment, and infrastructure seems to be at the heart of it. So how is the UK's national infrastructure fairing up against that of other developed countries?
The Year of the Rooster is upon us, but what does this mean for investment strategies, the markets and industries? Sarah McAllister, Founder of Feng Shui Agency, joined Juliette Foster on Share Radio Breakfast to give her insights on the significance of the Year of the Rooster, and what it means for the business landscape in 2017.
A leaked report seen by the Guardian says The European commission’s Brexit negotiators must strike a workable deal to protect the City of London. The financial centre is seen as critical to the economic health of other countries in the EU. It comes as the governor of the bank of England Mark Carney claimed there were greater short-term risks to the continent than there were to the UK. Share radio's James Brydges spoke to Nicolas Veron, Senior Research Fellow at Bruegel.
Will solid data be enough for the Bank of England to raise interest rates later? The Bank is expected to keep rates at 0.25 percent, as the economy defied the uncertainty that followed the Brexit vote. BOE Governor Mark Carney will announce his decision at mid-day. Share Radio's James Brydges spoke to Vicky Pryce, from the Centre for Economics and Business Research, who explained why she believes that rates will be left where they are.
The face of high-street banking is rapidly changing, given the number of branch closures and the introduction of robo-advisors that are slowly disrupting the industry. Yet when it comes to buying a mortgage or making a large investment, most people prefer face-to-face advice. So, what is the future of banking? Raj V S, Head of Financial Services at the technology firm Syntel, joined Juliette Foster on Share Radio Breakfast to discuss.