This week look at the lack of female entrepreneurs. The number has fallen for the third year in a row and according to Natwest, it's costing the UK economy £1 billion a year. But, plenty of women do start and run their own business. So what is going on? Georgie Frost was joined by Lindsay Loxley, the MD of the Women in Business Network, Helene Martin Gee, president of the Pink Shoe Club, Julie Baker, NatWest's head of enterprise for business banking and Melanie Lawson, an entrepreneur and founder of Bare Biology.
Lindsay Loxley, Helene Martin Gee, Julie Baker, Melanie Lawson
Promotion is a fairly touchy topic to bring up with your employer. But despite the sensitivity of the subject, it may be even more difficult for some as research shows that one in five workers face inequality when trying to climb up the ladder. But who exactly is this discrimination affecting? That's what our reporter Anviksha Patel asked Nicola Sullivan, Senior Director at Lee Hecht Harrison Penna.
This week sees the introduction of the apprentice levy for many UK employers of 0.5% on their annual pay bill. It's aimed at funding training for apprentices but we're hearing a worrying number of firms have little or no knowledge of how the system will affect them. So what will it mean for businesses? To find out Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to Chris Gray managing director at management consultancy ManpowerGroup.
Donald Trump has said if China won't 'solve' the North Korean problem, the US will step in. But little detail has been given on how this might happen. For more, US foreign policy expert Thomas Mills from Lancaster University, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
If you flick through any paper or magazine aimed at retirees, chances are it will be crammed with holiday adverts, and - increasingly – adventure holidays. Almost 40% of 60-69-year-olds say they plan to travel to new countries, according to the Royal Voluntary Service. So how do you get started on planning for the holiday of a lifetime? Georgie was joined by Ceri Wheeldon from the website Fab After Fifty, Graeme Trudgill, executive director at the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) and writer and traveller Jo Carroll.
Donald Trump says the US would act alone against the North Korea's nuclear threat - is his latest statement affecting markets? Plus London's rivals for finance jobs are amping up moves to pinch jobs from the sector post Brexit, according to a report. And is the pound 'significantly undervalued' and ready for a rise? Simon French, Panmure Gordon's chief economist, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to analyse the day's big economic stories.
Apple has ended its deal with chip designer Imagination Technologies, with shares in the UK-based firm plummeting almost 70% in early trade. Can Imagination survive without its biggest customer? And Burberry strikes a deal with US cosmetics giant Coty to grow its beauty brands. Ken Odeluga, market analyst at City Index, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for these and more need-to-know company news.
You may have noticed a new addition to your change recently in the form of the updated, forgery-proof one pound coin. But just how big is the problem of coin fraud and how will the new, 12-sided pound aim to tackle it? To find out more about the brand new pound in our pockets, Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to Consumer Affairs Editor at This is Money, Lee Boyce.
Last week the Financial Conduct Authority - the FCA - set out changes it will introduce to tackle the fraudulent use of contactless cards after they've been cancelled. It was responding to a Treasury Select Committee, which raised concerns earlier this year that customers were having to check their bank statements to check for suspicious activity, and then apply for a refund from their bank. The FCA says less than 1 percent of all card fraud is on contactless cards, but is urging banks to do more. Share Radio's Sara Macham spoke to Jon Sacker from the UK Cards Association to find out more.
Georgie Frost was joined by Deborah Hargreaves, Founding Director of High Pay centre and former Business Editor of the Guardian this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed how credit card companies could soon have to help customers who can't pay off their balance. Plus they look into why more than two thirds of over-55s are still confused about the new pension freedom rules, two years after they were introduced. All these stories and more on The News Review.