Conrad Ford, Chief Executive of online business finance supermarket, Funding Options, discussed the record £32.4 billion that was paid in corporation tax by 'real economy' UK businesses last year. So is there now scope for the government to reduce the corporation tax rate for SMEs?
New TV licensing rules are making it illegal to use the BBC iPlayer app to watch the corporation's programmes without paying the licence fee. Up to now, only live content has been covered by the £145.50 annual licence, with online viewers having to confirm they have paid before they can watch a live feed of BBC channels. This policy is being extended to the catch-up service.
Media Commentator Maurice Smith joined the show to discuss further.
There are some new headwinds for UK airlines one way or another.
Ryanair boss, Michael O’Leary, has said he expects Brexit to cost the no-frills airline 5 million passengers next year, as he predicted the UK would end up looking “pretty stupid”. Easyjet meanwhile has remained silent on market talk of a possible bid.
But bucking the trend, holiday airline Jet2.com has announced plans to create almost 1000 new jobs: hiring in pilots, cabin crew, and engineers starting in September to work from eight regional airports.
Is this a a savvy move or a mistake?
Matt Cox has been scoping out the airline sector with John Grant, Partner at aviation data and analysis specialists MIDAS Aviation.
David Pitt-Watson is the former head of the Hermes shareholder activist funds in Europe, and an executive fellow of finance at the London Business School. He's one of the authors of “What They Do With Your Money: How the Financial System Fails Us and How to Fix it”. He spoke to Share Radio about executive pay.
Mark Hayward, Managing Director, National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA), joined Nigel Cassidy to talk on 'Brixit'. Is a shortage of bricks a factor in rising house prices and housing deficit post-Brexit?
Alex Lydall, Senior 360 FX Dealer at corporate forex broker Foenix Partners, joined Morning Money’s Directors’ Briefing sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, to discuss retail sales and the post-Brexit impact thus far. Alex also discusses last week’s FOMC Statement and the ongoing outlook of US rate hikes this year.
British households remain confident in the rising value of their homes, even after the vote to leave the European Union.
That's according to Knight Frank's Sentiment Report, which shows 15% of homeowners surveyed by Knight Frank believed the price of their own house had risen last month... more than the ratio who believed house prices had fallen.
Grainne Gilmore, head of Knight Frank UK Residential Research joined the team to discuss further.
Another piece of post-Brexit economic data may give us a better scope of how Brexit has affected the UK: Public sector borrowing figures may suggest a deterioration of the Government's finances in the months to come.
Chris Hare, Economist at Investec, joined the Morning Money team to discuss what this new information means.