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This is Money: With gas boilers set to be banned in new builds, what will power our homes in the future?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: With gas boilers set to be banned in new builds, what will power our homes in the future?
The Government wants to scrap gas boilers in new homes by 2025 – but what are the viable alternatives? And how much will they cost? This week, This is Money editor Simon Lambert, reporter Grace Gausden and host Georgie Frost explore the options. And on the energy theme, you can now ask Alexa: when will my electricity bills be cheapest? Energy company Octopus has teamed up with Amazon, the creator of Alexa, and will pay customers to use electricity at off-peak periods. Sound too good to be true? We also talk 'dumb' smart meters and reveal which energy firm we're leaving en masse... Plus the team teach you the tips of the successful haggle as it emerges which telecoms giants are easiest to bargain with.
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Simon Lambert, Grace Gausden


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New Economics Foundation

NEF: Why are we seeing a knife crime epidemic?

New Economics Foundation
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New Economics Foundation

NEF: Why are we seeing a knife crime epidemic?
Knife crime is at a nine-year high. Everyone agrees: something must be done. Some politicians want more police on the streets, or tougher sentences. Others want cuts to mental health services to be reversed. One MP has suggested every knife in Britain should have a built-in GPS tracker – good luck with that. But knife crime it is a complex issue, and young people’s lives depend on policymakers getting it right. So today, Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is taking a big-picture look at the issue with one of the journalists who’s covered this issue more than perhaps any other: the Guardian’s editor-at-large, Gary Younge.
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Ayeisha Thomas-Smith, Gary Younge


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Simon Rose

Motley Fool Answers: Deconstructing the 4% Rule

Simon Rose
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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: Deconstructing the 4% Rule
Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. In this week's show, Bro interviews financial-planning expert Wade Pfau about the assumptions underlying the 4% safe withdrawal rate in retirement, and whether they’re still valid. And Alison discusses whether an elite college degree is worth the price.
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Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp


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Georgie Frost

This is Moneyball: From quitting the city at 40 to football management: Mark Warburton reveals all

Georgie Frost
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This is Moneyball

This is Moneyball: From quitting the city at 40 to football management: Mark Warburton reveals all
How do you go from life in the City to working as a football manager? That is what ex-Brentford, Rangers and Nottingham Forest manager – and former city trader - Mark Warburton did. He joins broadcaster Georgie Frost and assistant editor Lee Boyce to reveal how he made a leap from a 20-year career in London's financial world to football management at 40. He also discusses how there are no Brexit plans for English Premier League in Europe, whether the global power balance is shifting, and what this means financially for football in the UK. Meanwhile, after an exhilarating weekend of rugby – mainly for the Welsh and Scottish fans - the future of the Six Nations and indeed the sport itself appears to be at a crossroads, with potential private equity investment on the cards. And England coach Eddie Jones has vowed to get in a sports psychologist after letting a huge lead slip this weekend – are they worth hiring? Nike nails its colours to the mast with women's sport by announcing a shirt sponsorship deal for 14 nations ahead of the World Cup – and it's revealed that the England women's rugby team was paid exactly £0 for winning the Six Nations Grand Slam.
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Lee Boyce, Mark Warburton


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Who is to blame for the Brexit mess?

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Who is to blame for the Brexit mess?
With just a week to go until Britain COULD leave the EU, political commentator Mike Indian asks who's to blame for the Brexit mess. While asking for an extension to the leaving date, Theresa May has put up the hackles of many MPs with her latest address. He also looks at what's happened to collective responsibility, the Speaker's ability to pick and choose which precedents he invokes and why Jeremy Corbyn walked out of a meeting with the PM because Chuka Umunna was present.
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Mike Indian


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Google's game-changing new games platform

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Google's game-changing new games platform
Steve Caplin gets excited by the prospects of Google's new cloud-based gaming platform, to be delivered through the Chrome browser. He also discusses the new Amazon Kindle entry model, the Myspace blunder that will make Myspace even more obscure than it had been before, James Bond's electric car, a bizarre drinks cooler, a cheesemaker that wasn't and what the ONS's inflation basket means for rabbits and smart speakers amongst other things.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Kingfisher, Asos, Next & Inmarsat

Simon Rose
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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Kingfisher, Asos, Next & Inmarsat
Ian Forrest of The Share Centre looks at recent news from Kingfisher, losing its chief executive, Asos, where things aren't going to plan, Next, which claims Brexit could lead to cheaper prices and Inmarsat, subject of a new bid approach. He also looks ahead to what we might expect from Ferguson and Imperial Brands.
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Ian Forrest


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Fisherman's Friends

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Fisherman's Friends
James Cameron-Wilson examines the UK box office chart, topped by Captain Marvel for the second week. UK comedy drama Fisherman's Friends enters at #2 while What Men Want, a remake of the Mel Gibson film What Women Wan, debuts at #3. James's DVD of the week is the Steve McQueen film Widows, starring Viola Davis and Liam Neeson. It, too, is a remake, of a Lynda La Plante 80s UK TV series.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Can Britain afford to pay MORE tax? Why the tax burden has hit its highest level since 1969

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Can Britain afford to pay MORE tax? Why the tax burden has hit its highest level since 1969
With all the shenanigans in Westminster last week you could be forgiven for failing to register we had a Spring Statement at all – let alone clocked its finer points. Editor Simon Lambert, assistant editor Lee Boyce and host Georgie Frost fill you in on what you may have missed. It includes forecasts from the Office for Budgetary Responsibility on the UK economy, along with income growth, interest rates, the pound and house prices. We also have the true scale of the tax burden on families and businesses, with the overall tax take equivalent to 34.6% of Britain's economy, a level not seen since Harold Wilson was Prime Minister. Income tax receipts will rise nearly £54billion in the next five years, with steep rises forecast for National Insurance, VAT and Corporation Tax. A hike in probate 'fees' was waved through without a vote or debate in parliament by classifying it as a fee not a tax – but the ONS is now calling it a tax. The OBR also reveals that two flagship savings schemes have not been anywhere near as popular as planned, while boilers are out – as are feed-in tariffs from solar panels.
Guests:

Lee Boyce, Simon Lambert


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Simon Rose

Motley Fool Money: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

Simon Rose
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley
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: Boeing’s 737 Max gets grounded; Facebook makes some changes at the top; And Ulta Beauty reports stylish earnings. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser, and 1623 Capital Portfolio Manager Jeff Fischer, discuss those stories and dig into the latest from Adobe Systems, MongoDB, Oracle, Stitch Fix, and Uber. Plus, Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney talks Theranos and his new HBO documentary, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley.
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Chris Hill, Ron Gross, Jason Moser, Jeff Fischer, Alex Gibney


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