Just how safe do you think your children are online? According to research from credit report agency Equifax, a lack of parental controls and supervision could leave many kids at risk of giving out personal details and falling victim to scams. Tomorrow is Safer Internet Day which encourages greater awareness of some of the risks of online fraud and how to stay protected. To find out more Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to Lisa Hardstaff from Equifax and Russell Winnard from Young Enterprise who started by explaining some of the recent findings.
Identity fraud, investment fraud and lottery fraud are the most harmful types of scams in the UK. This is according to analysis carried out by Professor Mark Button, from the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies at the university of Portsmouth. They come top in a league table of fifteen different types of scams identified by Professor Button. Share Radio's Sara Macham spoke to Professor Button in more detail about the study.
This week, we look into your rights if you live with your partner but you're not married. And if you're thinking of moving in with your partner, have you decided whether to have a joint bank account or to keep your money separate? There are over three million couples in the UK who live together and moving in together can bring some financial challenges as well as the financial benefits of sharing costs. Sarah Pennells was joined by Jo Edwards who's head of family at law firm Forsters and Nigel Shepherd who's head of family law at Mills and Reeve and chair of the family lawyers' organisation Resolution.
It's National Sickie Day today and although some of us would call in sick in favour of a duvet day, for some, there may be a more serious reason for taking absence from work. Our reporter Anviksha Patel spoke to Dr Jill Miller, Research Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, who carried out some research to find out the real causes of unexplained sickie days. Jill began by explaining what her results revealed.
Employers should increase the number of older people in the workforce by one million over the next five years to plug a growing skills shortage prompting a new initiative to encourage people aged between 50 and 60 to remain in the workforce. So what advantages would this offer? That's the question our reporter Tom Hill put to the Government's Business Champion for Older Workers Andy Briggs.
Sarah Pennells was joined by Editor in Chief at Money.co.uk Hannah Maundrell. Today on the agenda, they discussed how companies are being urged to hire more people aged 50-69. Plus they look into the PM's plans to increase the number of affordable rental homes. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Labour MPs have been told to cancel leave and be prepared for a three-line whip as the party enters another difficult week in which it will push for a series of amendments before a final vote on the Brexit bill. Sarah Pennells was joined by Peter Catterall - Reader in the History Department of the University of Westminster to discuss the reaction to the content of the Brexit White Paper.
Joining us to discuss what the main market headlines of the morning are is Share Radio's very own Juliette Foster. Starting with budget airlines - Ryanair has released its Q3 results, and we also have traffic stats from EasyJet. In gold mining - Randgold Resources has reported its Q4 results this morning. And we also have numbers for one of the leading global diamond producers - Gem Diamonds.
Now, have you made a will? If not, you're not alone as over a third of adults don't have one. But new research from National Savings & Investments shows that 38 million people haven't thought about making a will or drawing up a legal document so a family member can manage their finances if they become ill. Sarah Pennells was joined by Chris Dowsett from NS&I, Amish Patel of legal firm Stone King and Toby Scott from Dying Matters.
Elderly & vulnerable people are particularly susceptible to scams which come through the postal system and criminals who contact them by telephone. To find out what can be done to protect them, Share Radio's Sara Macham was joined by Marilyn Baldwin OBE - founder of Think Jessica, a charity she set up in 2007.