Sue Dougan is joined in the studio by Hannah Maundrell, editor in chief of money.co.uk. Today they discuss the big story of the day, that we owe an average of £30,000 each in household debt, mainly built up through mortgages and credit debt. Elsewhere, it's bad news for customers with Tesco Bank, as the firm had to halt online payments for current account holders after thousands were affected by fraudsters. Plus, an overhaul of the power grid system in the UK could save you £90 a year. All these stories and more on The News Review.
As Amazon said last week, mountains of fake products have been damaging legitimate music sellers. The rising tide of fake goods can only hurt the high street, cutting into retail profits as customers look for cheap deals to cut their Christmas shopping bills. Share Radio's Matt Cox has been hearing from Phil Lewis, who is a strategy advisor to the US-based Anti-Counterfeiting Group.
The FBI has given Hillary Clinton a boost in polls just two days before the election by clearing her of wrongdoing following a new trawl of email material. FBI director James Comey told Congress yesterday that she should not face charges over messages found on the computer of politician Anthony Weiner - the estranged husband of the Democratic candidate's closest aide Huma Abedin. US political correspondent Colin Bloom joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss the latest from the Presidential election.
Linda meets Amanda and Ian Thomson of specialist sparkling wines company, Thomson and Scott, and learns about their Skinny range of low sugar and no added sugar champagne and prosecco, which are now stocked in Selfridges.
Religion is often associated with what takes place behind the closed doors of places of worship. But, increasingly, religion is reaching out into the great outdoors and one area that’s growing in popularity is sport. In fact, the diocese of London has a plan - as part of its Capital Vision 2020 targets - to engage more closely with sport. Marc speaks to Reverend Pete Nichols and to Paul Bryant, founder of the Christian-focused motorbike team Faith Fueled Racing.
This week’s Shop Floor comes from the NEC in Birmingham, where the UK’s top manufacturers have gathered to discuss the challenges they face and to exchange ideas about the automation revolution, or the ‘4th industrial revolution’. The Manufacturer Live comprises a conference, expo and The Manufacturer of the Year awards ceremony.
This week Sue is joined by Philip Reicherstorfer, founder of Counter at Vauxhall Arches. Following a successful career in the City, Philip decided to follow in the footsteps of his parents, who worked in the hospitality industry in his native Germany, and set up his own restaurant in Vauxhall. Philip talks to Sue about his life, his career and the musical influences that have inspired him along the way.
In light of the recent court decision which ruled that Uber drivers are employees and not contractors, Sarah looks this week at what rights you have at work; what sick pay and holiday are you entitled to, what are your rights under a zero hours contract, and are you right to insist on a written contract of employment? Sarah looks at all these questions and more, with her guests Beverley Sunderland from Crossland Employment Solicitors, John Palmer from ACAS and Joanna Sutton of Nockolds Solicitors.
It’s been three years since the Government sold off the Royal Mail, when shares in the group were eagerly bought up by shareholders. But how do you know if buying shares in a company being sold by the Government, or floated on the stock exchange, are a good deal? And how do you go about it? Sarah and her guests offer tips and advice; she is joined by David Thorpe of What Investment, Tom Wilson from Moneywise and Justin Urquhart-Stewart of 7 Investment Management.