In this week's edition of Share Radio's Book Review, guest presenter Steve Clarke is joined by Sir Howard Davies, to discuss his book: 'Can Financial Markets be Controlled?'
As an economist, a former Chair of the UK Airports Commission, a former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England and having served as the first Chairman of the Financial Services Authority, he has seen & studied the UK & international markets and joins us in studio.
Two lonely London mothers who craved adult conversation have created a location-based app for mums with children of the same age to meet up. More than 5,000 London mothers signed up to the free app in the first few weeks. The founders of the app, Katie Massie Taylor & Sarah Hesz, joined Georgie to discuss why the app was created and how it impacts mothers’ lives.
Challenger banks were hailed as the answer to the UK's troubled banking industry, forcing competition and making existing providers work harder to keep and win customers. These so-called challenger banks are keen to break into the market, to shake it up in a similar manner to the way we've seen small energy firms take on the 'big six' power companies. One of them is POCKIT, and their CEO and Founder, Virraj Jatania, joined Georgie to explain how they can break into the banks' top four.
Do grandparents have any right to paid or unpaid leave to spend time with their grandchildren? In the last budget Chancellor George Osborne announced the first consultation on the extension of shared parental leave to grandparents - so what does this mean? To go through it, Georgie is joined by our regular guest Beverley Sunderland, Director of Crossland Employment Solicitors.
Sara Benwell, digital editor for Pensions Insight and Engaged Investor magazines, joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, Volkswagen pre-tax profits have fallen, a government inquiry will look into occupational pension schemes, EasyJet to introduce a cut-off point and much more. Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
Last week it emerged that Tata Steel was considering keeping its UK steelmaking arm, after putting the loss-making business up for sale in March. The development has raised further hopes that the Port Talbot plant can be saved and David Blackaby, Professor of Economics at Swansea University, looked at why a U-turn is being considered.
Marie-Hélène Ferguson, Principal at the London School of Etiquette, talked etiquette for the business traveller. New research has revealed just how confident we are at meeting new people and our biggest faux pas when abroad. So what mistakes do we make, what are our biggest fears and is etiquette important today both at home and abroad?
Today the founders of Money Fight Club -Lindsay Cook and Anne Caborn- enter the ring to talk about supermarkets and retail sales tactics. This comes after Asda has been ordered by the advertising watchdog to ensure future sales promotions don’t mislead us about how much we are saving. This was after they had given a written a commitment to alter its promotions, just days ago. It’s not just supermarkets though, with all retailers looking for the best way to get consumers money.
Questions of Faith with Rita Lobo and Marc Shoffman May 29 2016
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Questions Of Faith
From house prices to Help to Buy, the property market is a key economic, political and social issue. But is it a religious one as well? Rita spoke to Alastair Murray, director of projects for Housing Justice, June Morton, chief executive of Jewish social housing group JLiving,