Scotland’s public spending deficit has reached almost £15 billion, more than twice the size of the UK figure, and at 9.5% of GDP its higher than that of Greece at 7.2%. North Sea oil revenues also plunged from £1.8 billion in 2014/15 to just £60 million last year. Our commentator in Scotland, Maurice Smith, discussed.
Mark Hayward, Managing Director, National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA), joined Nigel Cassidy to talk on 'Brixit'. Is a shortage of bricks a factor in rising house prices and housing deficit post-Brexit?
This is a new edition of The Apprentice Investor. Regular listeners to the show will know that our Apprentices are five members of the Share Radio team who've each been given fifteen thousand pounds of virtual money to build individual share portfolios. They have a minimum of eight stocks which they've been buying and selling through The Share Centre. So, after what is turning out to be a tumultouous summer, how are our apprentices faring? Are they down to their final pennies or are they so awash with cash they'll be treating their colleagues to lunch? Apprentices Valsa de Winter and Alxi Philips joined Juliette Foster in the studio and standing by with plenty of advice was Share Radio's Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher.
It is that time of the week where we focus on the small cap sector. This week we have an expert in the field with over 30 years experience. His name is Gervais Williams, he is from Miton Group and he manages a range of funds which aggregate to 1 billion pounds which includes the Miton UK MicroCap fund. He has also written the book "The Future is Small" and he spoke to Juliette Foster in the studio.
It's time for our weekly slot with Money Saving Expert. This week Sam McFaul joins Georgie Frost to guide us through making the most of the credit card price war and how to drive down the cost of motoring. Plus a roundup of the latest deals from Money Saving Expert.
Georgie Frost is joined by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss the market reaction to the Bank of England's latest bond buying spree as well as the problems with the government's Help to Buy ISA. Plus are teenagers more financially focused than their parents? Yes according to a new report. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Daniel Godfrey has joined Neil Woodford in saying his new fund will not pay staff bonuses. The former Chief Executive of the Investment Association plans to launch a new investment trust in early 2017. Both asset managers agreed there was no evidence that they result in better outcomes for investors. Daniel told Share Radio's James Brydges why he wanted to take a different approach.
A new paper released by the Adam Smith Institute has called on the government to take back control of UK waters. The report lays out a comprehensive ten-point plan for how Britain can replenish its waters following Brexit, and reveals the full extent of the damage caused by the European Common Fisheries Policy. Dr Madsen Pirie, President of the Adam Smith Institute, joined to discuss this further.
Everyday the world's stock markets carry out trades worth trillions of Dollars. Some of that business grabs the headlines whilst the rest largely goes by unnoticed. Given the volume of cash turned over each year and the crises that markets have to deal with, it's easy to see why some people prefer to leave the management of their money in the hands of so called market professionals. However in his new book "Success in the Stock Market", author and investor Dermod J Sweeney argues that anyone can play the financial markets…just as long as they have an understanding of how they work. Dermod J Sweeney spoke about the book and his top tips with Juliette Foster.