Life insurer Prudential PLC is bidding for a slice of the £12.5bn of Bradford & Bingley mortgages being sold by the government, Nex has just released its Q3 statement announcing that Trump effect boosted revenues by 11%, and Qinetiq's revenues are ‘steady’ as it looks to end a 5 years of decline. Chris Bailey, Founder of Financial Orbit, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to look at these and other important company news.
City-based insurance marketplace Lloyd's of London has told its employees they can't drink from 9 to 5. But will a booze ban work? And when alcohol is common while doing business, how can workers say no? For more Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Laura Willoughby, co-founder of Club Soda, a group helping people cut back on alcohol.
Most office workers eat the same thing for lunch every day, either out of laziness or because of a lack of inspiration. Share Radio's Anviksha Patel spoke to food psychologist dr Becky Spelman about the effect this is having on the workplace.
A world of increasingly unpredictable markets and diabolic savings rates might be enough to drive you to drink, but that is in fact what's happening for many investors. Rare whisky has become one of the UK's favourite alternative investments with the Rare Whisky Apex 1000 Index closing 2016 up 38%. To find out more about the alcoholic commodity currently outperforming the FTSE, Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to co-founder of analyst and broker Rare Whisky 101, David Robertson.
Georgie Frost was joined by independent financial expert Martyn James. Today on the agenda, they discussed how millions of families are "just about managing" and are on the tipping point of falling into poverty. Plus they look into the latest UK inflation figures, which came in at 1.8% - the highest in two and a half years. All these stories and more on The News Review.
New figures from disability charity Scope suggest worrying levels of workplace discrimination for Britain's disabled workers. Over half fear they're at risk of losing their job and many are even trying to hide their disability from their employers. To find out more about the scale of the problem and what employers and employees can do Georgie Frost was joined by James Taylor, head of policy and public affairs at Scope.
Joining Georgie to discuss what the main market headlines of the morning are is Share Radio's Nigel Cassidy. How did the markets react overnight to Yellen's comment that it may be "appropriate" for the central bank to raise interest rates at one of its upcoming meetings. Heineken has reported a rise in full-year earnings and revenue, despite continued currency headwinds. Qinetiq, the defence technology specialist - trading in the third-quarter was “as expected” and expectations for the current financial year remain unchanged.
In a world of volatile market conditions and poor savings returns it's perhaps no surprise many are turning to alternative investments. Whisky has currently emerged top of Britain's favourite passion investments with the Rare Whisky Apex 1000 Index closing 2016 up 38%. To find out more about the alcoholic commodity currently outperforming the FTSE Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to co-founder of analyst and broker Rare Whisky 101, David Robertson.
Georgie Frost is joined by consumer writer Megan French for our weekly check in with Money Saving Expert. On the agenda this week the building society customers facing account closures and mobile phone contract hikes. Plus as ever a roundup of the best deals the eagle-eyed team have come across this week.
Champagne drinkers in Britain face higher prices in the next year as the impact of the Brexit vote on the pound takes its toll.
That's according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.
A triple whammy of Brexit, inflation and possible rising alcohol duty is forecast to push up the prices of champagne and prosecco in the UK by £1 and 59p per bottle respectively.
Share Radio's James Brydges has been speaking to Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.