In our first podcast of 2018, we look at one of the most critical areas in public policy – housing. The Institute of Economic Affairs’s Kristian Niemietz and former Head of Research at the Adam Smith Institute Ben Southwood discuss the housing shortage, its supply-side nature and the politics which underpin it. Interviewed by the IEA’s Kate Andrews, the pair examine the historical origins of the housing crisis, which date back to legislation introduced under Clement Attlee’s government in the 1940s. They also look at the well-organised NIMBY movement (short for “Not In My Back Yard”), and its influence on government policy.
Will markets carry on rising this year? Is Gold the best insurance policy against something going wrong? And how will the ETF industry evolve? Will ESG be the big theme of the year? Ed Bowsher finds out from James Butterfill of ETF Securities, Adam Laird of Lyxor, David Stevenson of ETFstream and John Davies of S&P Dow Jones.
James Butterfill, Adam Laird, David Stevenson, John Davies
Political commentator Mike Indian discusses the cabinet reshuffle (is Greening's resignation an own goal?), the NHS Winter Crisis and Jeremy Hunt's longevity, Toby Young and the OfS and whether we should take seriously Nigel Farage's call for a second EU referendum.
A look at results from Micro Focus, Tesco, Sainsbury, Morrison and Marks & Spencer and a look forward to numbers from Burberry, AB Foods and Royal Mail with Helal Miah, Investment Research Analyst at The Share Centre.
In first Mobile News of the year Matthew discusses cyber security risks in 2018. He speaks with Stephanie Weagle, Vice President at Corero Network Security about how Internet of Things is developing rapidly as well as the threats that come with it. Matthew also catches up with Pangea’s Managing director Dan Cunliffe, who gave us his concerns and advice when approaching cyber security for a national business.
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: What industries should investors be watching this year? Which stocks will provide upside, and which CEOs really need a good year? Jeff Fischer, Ron Gross, Abi Malin, Jason Moser and David Kretzmann preview the year ahead and make some reckless.
Chris Hill, Jeff Fischer, Ron Gross, Abi Malin, Jason Moser, David Kretzmann
From savings rates, to property prices and the prospects for the UK economy, this week we take a look at what will (might) happen to our finances in 2018. Predictions – as we all know – are a mug’s game, but as it is the start of a new year, it’s time to have a look at what could happen in 2018 in the world of money. Inflation is forecast to subside, while interest rates are only tipped to rise very gently. That would be a boost to people’s finances if wage inflation can get back up above the rising cost of living. A further boon could come from savings rates, which it is suggested could continue to rise.
In the property market, house prices are predicted to be flat across the UK, but that will mask a continuing divergence in fortunes between regional cities, where sales are buoyant, and London and the commuter belt, where the market has suffered.
Elsewhere in the economy, car sales are falling, consumer borrowing is rising but at a slower pace, and there will continue to be worries we aren’t saving enough for retirement.
That’s what’s meant to happen. But will it? Simon Lambert, Sarah Davidson and Georgie Frost gaze into their crystal balls.
What more does the environment have to do to become an election issue? Joining our host Ayeisha Thomas-Smith this week are Dave Powell, Subject Lead on Environment at the New Economics Foundation, Fernanda Balata, who leads NEF’s work on coastal economies and Andrew Pendleton, Principal Director of Policy and Advocacy at NEF to discuss the environment, the election and the prospects for saving our planet.
Ayeisha Thomas-Smith, Dave Powell, Fernanda Balata, Andrew Pendleton