Recently we had another case testing the rights of gig economy workers. Self-employed cycle courier Andrew Boxer took the firm Excel to an employment tribunal arguing that he was a "worker" as defined by the Employment Rights Act - therefore, should get basic rights including holiday pay and the national minimum wage. His claim was backed by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain and the employment tribunal agreed with him.
To find out what rulings such as this will mean for the gig economy Georgie Frost was joined by Kevin Charles, Director of Crosslands Employment Solicitors.
With Article 50 triggered and the Brexit process underway what next for the UK's tech industry? There's been a 10% reduction of skilled tech workers from within the EU relocating to the UK over the last year and even homegrown talent has been moving elsewhere. Share Radio's James Brydges spoke to James Parsons, CEO and founder of resourcing solutions company, the Arrows Group, about the impact of Brexit.
Have you ever thought about investing but been put off thinking it's not for you? One man trying to change our attitudes and bring a whole new generation into investing is Kerim Derhalli, founder of educational app Invstr. Previously we caught up with Kerim whilst launching international investing competition The Student Investing Championships. With the third round kicking off this week Share Radio's Tom Hill was joined by Kerim to find out more about the competition and discuss the latest trends in fintech.
Georgie Frost was joined by finance expert Kevin Pratt from moneysupermarket.com this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed why we're spending more on credit cards at a faster rate than in a decade - raising fears of a new debt crisis. Plus they look into the news that food manufacturers are being told to change their recipes or portion sizes to cut the amount of sugar in them. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Just a day after formally triggering the UK's exit from the EU, the government will set out how it plans to turn European laws into British ones. Ministers will publish a white paper on proposals for a Great Repeal Bill. How many laws are we talking about being changed? To discuss what developments can we expect to see over the next week, Georgie Frost was joined by Josh Lowe from Newsweek.
Nigel Cassidy joined Georgie Frost to discuss the main market headlines of the morning, starting with insurance market Lloyd's of London is to set up a subsidiary in Brussels. It's so it can keep a presence in the European union after Brexit. We've also heard from online electrical goods retailer AO World and the numbers are out from the food wholesaler Booker Group - which is being taken over by Tesco. So what has it reported and what has it said about the Tesco merger?
Now Brexit is not the only problem facing the EU. The Greek government's set for a key meeting of euro zone finance ministers next Friday. Negotiations over a potential bailout between Athens, the EU, and the International Monetary Fund have been dragging on for months, but according to reports, Greece has agreed with its lenders on key labour reforms, spending cuts and energy issues. Joining Nigel Cassidy is an old friend of the program, Michael Kosmides!
It's been 9 months since the June 23 referendum and, despite warnings of political upheaval and economic ruin, Brits have no regrets about voting Brexit. The majority of Brits believed Brexit was the right decision when quizzed in the weeks following the vote, and that still has not changed. Chris Curtis, International Politics Research Executive at YouGov, joined Nigel to discuss the public's attitude to Brexit.
What's the best strategy for British companies as the UK starts negotiating with the EU? The guessing game has begun; should our businesses pursue a global outlook, or restrict their suppliers to from inside the UK itself? Share Radio's James Brydges spoke to Chris Baker from global tech giant Concur.
The financial service sector contributed over £128 billion to the economy last year, and accounted for over 2.2 million jobs across the country. It also paid £71.4 billion in tax in 2015. It's thought Theresa May needs a transitional deal in order to give the sector time to adapt to life outside the EU. James Brydges spoke to Mark Boleat, Policy Chairman of the City of London Corporation, and first asked whether there were any surprises in the letter to Donald Tusk.