In Scotland, another independence referendum could apparently be called 'within weeks.' Could this happen so quickly? For more on current Scottish politics, political commentator at the Sunday Herald Iain Macwhirter, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
Now, how would you like some free money? Well, there may be some money you've lost track of. It's estimated there's up to £15 billion in bank accounts and Premium Bonds that people have lost track of - but it doesn't have to cost you anything or take a long time to find it again. Sarah Pennells was joined by freelance journalist Simon Read, Simon Barber from Title Research and Rodney Prezeau, Managing Director of Aviva Online Investments to discuss further.
Just how safe do you think your children are online? According to research from credit report agency Equifax, a lack of parental controls and supervision could leave many kids at risk of giving out personal details and falling victim to scams. Tomorrow is Safer Internet Day which encourages greater awareness of some of the risks of online fraud and how to stay protected. To find out more Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to Lisa Hardstaff from Equifax and Russell Winnard from Young Enterprise who started by explaining some of the recent findings.
There's some gloomy news on Brexit with 58 percent of larger companies saying it's already having a negative impact on their business - that's according to Ipsos Mori. And the pound's drop is pushing up company costs, according to the British Chambers of Commerce. While in the US, is Trump right on currency policy? For these stories and more, Jeremy Stretch, Head of G10 FX Strategy at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher.
Identity fraud, investment fraud and lottery fraud are the most harmful types of scams in the UK. This is according to analysis carried out by Professor Mark Button, from the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies at the university of Portsmouth. They come top in a league table of fifteen different types of scams identified by Professor Button. Share Radio's Sara Macham spoke to Professor Button in more detail about the study.
This week, we look into your rights if you live with your partner but you're not married. And if you're thinking of moving in with your partner, have you decided whether to have a joint bank account or to keep your money separate? There are over three million couples in the UK who live together and moving in together can bring some financial challenges as well as the financial benefits of sharing costs. Sarah Pennells was joined by Jo Edwards who's head of family at law firm Forsters and Nigel Shepherd who's head of family law at Mills and Reeve and chair of the family lawyers' organisation Resolution.
It's National Sickie Day today and although some of us would call in sick in favour of a duvet day, for some, there may be a more serious reason for taking absence from work. Our reporter Anviksha Patel spoke to Dr Jill Miller, Research Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, who carried out some research to find out the real causes of unexplained sickie days. Jill began by explaining what her results revealed.
Employers should increase the number of older people in the workforce by one million over the next five years to plug a growing skills shortage prompting a new initiative to encourage people aged between 50 and 60 to remain in the workforce. So what advantages would this offer? That's the question our reporter Tom Hill put to the Government's Business Champion for Older Workers Andy Briggs.
Sarah Pennells was joined by Editor in Chief at Money.co.uk Hannah Maundrell. Today on the agenda, they discussed how companies are being urged to hire more people aged 50-69. Plus they look into the PM's plans to increase the number of affordable rental homes. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Randgold's share price is up almost 5% after the miner announced a record year and raised its dividend by 58%, while Ryanair maintains its outlook despite profits falling. For this and more of the day's company news, Ed Bowsher was joined by Ken Odeluga of City Index.
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