What is the current economic outlook for the UK, given the OBR’s more pessimistic outlook for growth and productivity? Simon Rose is joined by PWC’s senior economist, Andrew Sentance; Tim Evans, professor of business and political economy at Middlesex University; and financial commentator Ed Bowsher.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivers his Autumn Budget with key notes such as abolishing Stamp Duty for first-time buyers; a small increase on the living wage; setting aside £3 billion for Brexit preparations; and a decrease in the economic growth forecast.
Smart investors know that risk and returns go hand in hand. But is the degree of risk you are exposed to appropriate for your time of life and investment goals?
In his latest Money Talks podcast, Nigel Cassidy talks risk with Prof. Janette Rutterford of the Open University Business School, and David Miller, executive director and
award-winning fund manager at Quilter Cheviot. Nigel discovers that financial risk covers far more eventualities than being defrauded or the impact of any future market meltdown.
But equally, it seems just following your personal inclinations could make you overcautious with your investment decisions -- and seriously harm your future wealth.
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: Wal-Mart hits an all-time high on growing e-commerce sales. Gap and Restoration Hardware rise on surprising earnings. And Comcast and Disney pursue a deal with Fox. Plus, Chris talks Southwest Airlines and popsicle hotlines with author, Dan Heath.
This week we'll be discussing how the Vodafone partnership programme has been coming along over the past twelve months with Vodafone's director of partnerships
and alliances, Helen Freestone. And we catch up with the Graystone Strategy Director, James Gray.
Yes, it’s another Budget. On Wednesday, November 22, Philip Hammond will stand up and deliver his second Budget of the year and this is his chance to ride to the Conservatives’ rescue. After the last Budget mess, the snap election that went wrong, the unexpected rise of Corbynism, and the Brexit arguments that just won’t go away, the Chancellor will be hoping that he’s the one to get everything back on track.
So what could he deliver – and what should he?
From help for younger people, to stamp duty cuts, pension tinkering, building more homes and just fixing the roads, Simon Lambert, Rachel Rickard Straus and Georgie Frost take a run through what might come up and what it would mean for you.
And they outline what they would like to see. The problem for the Chancellor, as he shifts the Budget to the autumn for the first time, is that there is a tension between his desire to do something and his lack of wriggle room due to Britain’s finances.
The single market. The customs union. Making a deal with the EU or leaving on WTO terms. There’s a lot of jargon to contend with when we’re discussing the economics of Brexit. Sometimes it feels like we get so caught up in pretending we know what it all means that we forget to talk about the impact it’s going to have on people’s everyday lives. When we leave the EU, will some people lose their jobs? Will the things we buy become more expensive? Will businesses do better or worse under new trading rules?
This week, Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined by Annie Quick, Subject Lead for Inequality at the New Economics Foundation and Sam Lowe, who leads on trade and Brexit at Friends of the Earth.
Adam interviews the founders of a fast-growing drinks company called Collagin, a new gin brand that contains the protein collagen. Two women from a background in the creative industries are making waves in the male-dominated drinks and spirits sector. Do female entrepreneurs think differently to men, and does it bring advantages?
Political commentator Mike Indian, author of the Groucho Tendency blog, discusses with Simon Rose where we are (if anywhere) with Brexit negotiations, the lessons that should be learned from the Westminster Sex scandal and where the resignation of two ministers leaves the Tory party.