It's the kind of thing we don't want to have to think about, and dealing with a whole load of forms and numerous different companies is probably the last thing you want to do when your loved one has died. There are a number of things to consider though, not least changes to bereavement benefits which could leave thousands of widows and widowers worse off. Sarah Pennells is joined by Alastair McQueen from pensions and insurance provider Aviva, David Samson of turn2Us, which specializes in benefits advice and help and James Ward, Partner and Head of Private Clients at Seddons.
A new phone scam has been hitting the headlines lately. People are being warned to hang up their phones if someone asks ‘can you hear me?’. The supposed con started in the US last month with experts warning it is set to sweep the UK with fraudsters tricking people into saying ‘yes’ to swindle you out of huge amounts of money. But is this a genuine threat? Tony Neate is the CEO of the organisation Get Safe Online and joined Sarah to explain more.
Sarah Pennells was joined by independent money expert Martyn James this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed the thousands of workers on Southern Railway, Merseyrail and Arriva Trains North. Plus they look into why average rents across the country have fallen for the first time in more than six years. All these stories and more on The News Review.
To go through all the political headlines this morning, Sarah Pennells was joined by political journalist Natasha Clark. And the story of the Brexit bill rumbles on. Reports have been circulating that Ministers expect MPs to reject changes made by the House of Lords. Liam Fox has said it would be bad for the UK if the country failed to secure a Brexit deal with the European Union. But Boris Johnson has said leaving the EU without a deal on Brexit would be 'perfectly OK'.
Joining Sarah Pennells to discuss the latest market headlines was Share Radio's very own Nigel Cassidy starting with how Bovis Homes have been doing this morning. Plus Nigel explains the news that HSBC has a new chairman.
Carrying out financial transactions on your desktop and other such traditional methods are more susceptible to cybercrime than using your mobile. That’s according to research by security technology company Threatmetrix, which shows one million cyberattacks targeted online lending transactions in 2016. Cyber fraud expert from Threatmetrix, Dr. Stephen Moody, spoke to Share Radio’s Anviksha Patel to discuss the research further.
What is tax? It’s a simple question. And one that Sarah Pennells discussed with Mike Hodges from accountants Saffrey Champness and Sarah Ghaffari from the ICEAW - the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Ahead of Wednesday’s Budget, they also looked at where your taxes get spent.
Could your car be one of the UK's most stolen models? According to the latest stats, upmarket brands such as BMW and Mercedes dominated the top 10 compiled by recovery service TRACKER. However, car thefts across the board are on the rise, as head of police liaison at TRACKER, Andy Barrs, told our reporter Tom Hill.
Last month the Co-operative Bank put itself up for sale because it hasn't managed to improve its finances in the way it needs to. There's no immediate threat to the Co-op Bank, and the The Co-operative Bank has been at pains to say that it is not abandoning its principles. It was and is the first - and only - high street bank to have an ethical policy. But what is the future for the bank and what are the alternatives if you want to bank somewhere that does have some principles. Sarah Pennells was joined in the studio by founder of Fairer Finance James Daley, Anthony Elliot from the Fair Banking Foundation and Huw Davies, Head of Retail Banking at Triodos Bank.
How happy are you in your job? A recent survey found the average UK employee ranked themselves at 67 out of 100 on the happiness scale, and that four fifths think employers are just as responsible for ensuring happiness at work. To find out what things make us happiest at work Share Radio's Sara Macham spoke to Matt Weston, director at recruitment consultant Robert Half.