Jack Sommers of the Huffington Post joined Share Radio Breakfast to round up the latest political headlines. Jack looks ahead to the Autumn Statement, whilst also giving his take on Theresa May’s CBI speech. There are reports of a Richard Branson move against Brexit and a suggestion by Donald Trump that Nigel Farage should be the UK ambassador to the United States.
Victoria Plc is a manufacturer, supplier and distributor of design-led carpets and floorcoverings, and it’s announced its latest set of interim results. Originally founded in 1895, it’s now a well-established international manufacturer and distributor of contemporary carpets through its operations in the UK and Australia. Geoff Wilding is the company’s Executive Chairman and he discussed the numbers.
Cambria, the AIM listed franchised motor retailer, has announced its audited preliminary results for the year to 31 August 2016. The company has reported strong results in the group's 10th year of trading, with continued strategic progress. So do the numbers reflect that? Mark Lavery, CEO of Cambria Automobiles, joined Share Radio to discuss the numbers.
The Autumn Statement is the second of the two big economic statements made by the government every year - the first being the Budget which happens in the Spring. This year's Autumn Statement is the first to be delivered by the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, but will he make an impact as the economy is at a critical juncture? To find out more, Ian Stewart, Chief UK Economist at Deloitte, joined Share Radio Breakfast.
Aberdeen has received a deal worth £250 million, in what local government has hailed as a "catalyst for economic growth". But will this be enough to save the city which was been blighted by the oil price crash? Matt Cox put that to Professor Alexander Kemp, Director of the Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance at the University of Aberdeen.
Energy suppliers are allegedly making larger profits than they admit. The Sun Newspaper claimed they could be making a 24% profit margin, almost six times higher than figures provided by regulator Ofgem. The newspaper based its claims on a PwC report commissioned by Energy UK. Energy UK rejects the claims saying they were "a misrepresentation of facts". But now Business Secretary Greg Clark has started an investigation. To get a clearer grasp on the situation and the upcoming investigation, Matt Cox spoke to Senior Analyst at NRG Expert, Edgar van der Meer.
Scottish Widows has launched its annual Women & Retirement report. The findings suggest that whilst more women than ever are saving for their retirement, the gap between men and women is widening. Jackie Leiper is a retirement expert at Scottish Widows, and she discussed the factors behind a widening gender gap.
Diane Coyle, Founder of Enlightenment Economics and Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester, who’s also former advisor to the UK Treasury, joined Share Radio Breakfast to speak about the Festival of Economics, which she is programming, which is taking place in Bristol.
Scotland could attempt a Norway-like model of EU membership. The idea emerged in a leaked memo, where it seems the Scottish government is considering European Economic Area membership as a possible way to maintain links with the block. To find out if this could be a viable way for Scotland to remain in the EU, Matt Cox spoke to Share Radio's Scotland correspondent Maurice Smith.
With Black Friday and the busiest shopping period of the year approaching, research from Barclaycard has revealed that frustrated consumers are turning their backs on the high street. As a result, retailers are facing growing pressure to improve their in-store experience, or risk losing out on sales. To discuss this, Paul Lockstone, Managing Director at Barclaycard, joined Share Radio Breakfast.