It's safe to say that many of us would love the luxury of a day off work every now and then. But how would you feel if your employer offered you a wellbeing day, effectively allowing you to call in sick...with tiredness? This is a measure being proposed by think tank, the Institute of Public Policy Research, or IPPR, who believe employers should be looking more into their employee's wellbeing. Share Radio's Sara Macham spoke to Joe Dromey, one of the authors of the report, about how this would reduce the number of people receiving long-term sickness benefit.
Sarah Pennells was joined by senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today on the agenda, they discussed how more than half of City workers feel more stressed at home than at work. Plus they look into why senior ministers have written to Tory MPs to try to stave off a rebellion over business rates. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Donald Trump has made some remarks about Sweden on Friday at a rally in Florida, which seem to have caused some confusion. And Trump has continued his attack on what he calls the 'dishonest' media. There have been two petitions in the UK, for and against his state visit to the UK. MP's will debate the state visit today. Sarah Pennells was joined by Share Radio's Political Correspondent, Colin Bloom to discuss the political headlines from earlier this morning.
Joining Sarah Pennells to discuss what the main market headlines of the morning are is Share Radio's Nigel Cassidy. A busy morning of company announcements, starting with the main story of the day: the Kraft-Unilever deal. And the numbers out from Bovis Homes this morning.
If you've never invested before, it's quite likely that you'll start off by putting some money into a stocks and shares ISA. But how do you invest in one, what should you invest in and how much should you put in? Sarah Pennells was joined by Michelle McGrade who's investment director at TD Direct Investing, and I'm also joined by Chris Justham from Seven Investment Management and Jeannie Boyle from EQ Investors.
On Saturday, the UN held its International Day for Women and Girls in Science, a day intended to bridge the gap between the number of men and women working across the scientific sectors. Despite efforts in the industry, the gender imbalance persists, especially as workers reach their thirties. To find out more, Sara Macham spoke to Dr Claire Sharpe, consultant nephrologist at King's College London and ambassador of Kidney Research UK's Women and Girls in Science campaign.
Labour is using its own pollster to gauge the popularity of potential successors to leader Jeremy Corbyn. The party insists it's a routine thing to do - but a source within Labour says it was "succession planning". It looked at what people think of shadow chancellor John McDonnell, and the relatively new MPs Angela Rayner and Rebecca Long-Bailey. Share Radio Morning's Sarah Pennells was joined by Peter Catterall, Reader in the History Department of the University of Westminster to discuss the latest political headlines of the morning.
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.
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.