Welcome to Too Good To Be True - our weekly look at the topic of fraud and financial scams. The total value of fraud hit a five year high in 2016- costing a staggaring £2 billion. That's according to analysis by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO. To find out more about this Sarah Pennells was joined by Kaley Crossthwaite Partner and Head of Fraud and author of the report.
Do you think of yourself as a creative person? Well, even if you don't, all is not lost, as author and creativity expert Claire Bridges can attest. She's helped more than 10,000 people in companies including Sky and Vodafone find their hidden creative streaks, improving profits and company performance. She's just published a new DIY guide called In Your Creative Element. Share Radio reporter Sara Macham spoke to her earlier, and began by asking what is the definition of creativity.
Sarah Pennells was joined on the line by Editor in Chief at Money.co.uk Hannah Maundrell. Today on the agenda, they discussed the 8 richest men in the world owning as much as 50% of the world's poorest. Plus they look into companies spying on their employees. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Sarah Pennells was joined on the line by Billy Bambrough, Editor at Verdict.co.uk to discuss some of the biggest news stories of the day, including Theresa May's comments on Brexit plans and Boris Johnson flying to New York for the first formal face-to-face meeting between members of the incoming US administration.
Today, Sarah Pennells was looking at where you should save and invest in 2017. You probably don't need reminding that last year was a terrible year for savers, with the Bank of England base rate cut pushing already low interest rates on savings accounts down even further. But it was a different picture for stocks and shares with - after a post Brexit vote wobble, the FTSE 100 index ending up at a record high; So, where should you put your money in 2017? We heard Co-founder of Savings Champion Anna Bowes, financial planner at Piercefield Oliver Louise Oliver and editor of What Investment magazine David Thorpe.
Is today your first day back at work after the Christmas break? Perhaps you've been easing yourself back in gently for the last few days. But either way, are you feeling a little bit restless… a bit like you want a change of direction? Or maybe you're happy in your job but you'd like a pay rise, or more responsibility. Today we looked at how you can take control of your career. The guests are Mildred Talabi, who's an award-winning career blogger, speaker and author, who's written several books including '7 keys to a winning CV - How to create a CV that gets results' and 'The science of successful job hunting'. Sarah Pennells was also joined by Melanie Stancliffe who's an employment lawyer with Irwin Mitchell and Richard Alderson from Careershifters.org.
Mildred Talabi, Melanie Stancliffe, Richard Alderson
Theresa May will pledge to help end mental health stigma when she announces a package of reforms as part of her vision for her "shared society". One in four Britons experience mental health problems during their lives and the economic and social cost of this has been estimated at around £105bn, according to the Government. To find out more about this Sarah Pennells was joined by Head of Research and Policy at Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, Katie Evans.
Get down to this year’s London Boat Show, which kicked off on Friday and will run until Sunday 15th of January. It’s got all you ever wanted to know about boats, and even stuff you didn’t. Melanie Wray spoke to Pip Woods from the British Marine Boat Show about the must-see attractions.