It’s a month since the UK voted to leave the EU, and data from the Markit PMI shows that the UK business economy has sunk to its lowest level since April 2009. But what should we make of this? Joe Aldridge has been hearing from Scott Bowman, UK Economist at Capital Economics.
A string of possible business projects, including the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, will need to be decided on by new Government Ministers, as Brexit opens up new policy options, including a possible industrial strategy. But what will it look like? James Frayne, a former senior civil servant in government, discussed on Share Radio.
Time once again for the Consuming Issues news review, with Financial Broadcaster of the Year Georgie Frost. Joining us today is Hannah Maundrell, editor of money.co.uk. And the big story of the day - former BHS owner, Sir Philip Green has been branded as the "unacceptable face of capitalism". Georgie and Hannah will also mull over how the failure of BHS could help the government protect workplace pensions. Plus, Living near a supermarket can help to boost the value of your home by £22,000. All this and more, on Consuming Issues, every day from 9am to Midday, right here on Share Radio.
We spoke with Adam Ryan New Music Festival Programmer & Promoter for The Great Escape Festival, Lovebox Festival, Wilderness Festival. Giving us some insight into Festivals and the importance of finding new artists. And of course we have the Soundcloud artist of the week The Deans a Galway born trio. With a fantastic Beatles musical industry anecdote of the week.
With the Sports Direct report from the House select committee out this week, Nick talks company culture…and the imperative for a new way to do business. Plus, the effectiveness of worker representation on boards, crime in the workplace and the economy of hours…a new means of money-free trade and barter.
Peter Montagnon, Martin Warren, David Kearns, Sarah Henderson
Age is no barrier to setting up and running a small business. Husband and wife team Margaret Salmon and Paul Brown set up their company when they were in their mid 50's and mid 60's respectively. Ten years on she's 66 and he is 73 - and Only By Nature, their sugar free frozen yoghurt business is going from strength to strength. The frozen yoghurt, retailing at £3 per tub, is being stocked by several large supermarket chains.
Think Snapchat meets Ebay - and you've got a new video E-commerce platform called Yeay which promises to provide 'the ultimate shopping experience' - all done on mobile phones. Sellers make and upload themselves from their mobile phones using the Yeay app. For buyers, to keep it simple there's an integrated payment system as well. Backed by one of German's top venture capital firms, it's the brain child of former TV producer Melanie Mohr.
Ben Pask of Rare Consulting talks about their report which says that the vast majority of loyalty schemes companies deploy in order to attract and hold onto customers just don’t work. Nigel Clarkson, MD of Yahoo UK on what the likely impact of Brexit will be on marketing and advertising…and on the global phenomenon that is Pokemon Go.
It's been over a year since changes to the rules on pensions which meant that you don't have to buy an annuity - a product that converts a pension into a regular income. But for those who want that security of an income that's guaranteed for as long as they live, there's bad news as annuity rates have been falling. Sarah Pennells talks to Billy Burrows from William Burrows annuities and Andrew Tully from Retirement Advantage.
More and more people are going on holiday alone. They aren't necessarily single; activity holidays are becoming increasingly popular. This week Sarah looks at what holidays are available - and what they might cost - with Brenna Holman, a travel blogger who blogs at The Battered Suitcase, Colin Wilson, group sales director at Just You and John Telfer, head of product and operations at Explore.co.uk.