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While I am not a supporter of bell-ringing, Big Ben bonging, or any other kind of triumphalism to celebrate Brexit day on Friday, it is absolutely in order to congratulate Boris Johnson and his team on their achievement in completing the EU withdrawal process last week. He has shown resolve and determination in the face of fear and confusion in order to see us through this difficult period, and we should thank him for that.

All the economic indicators are now bearing out the logic of the United Kingdom’s 2016 decision. Business confidence in the UK is riding high, while the EU continues to suffer serious under-performance.

So please READ ON .. as this week we look at some of those indicators as the Government sets about the next task: delivering a trade deal with the EU by the end of 2020.

 

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In a new partnership with publishers Harriman House, Share Radio has produced its first audiobook 'Superinvestors', written by Matthew Partridge and read by some of Share Radio's best known presenters: Simon Rose, Fenella Fudge, Glen Thompsett, Ed Bowsher and accomplished actor David Ricardo Pearce, whose ancestor is featured in the book.

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St. Paul's besieged

Welcome to Gavin Oldham's full presentation describing his vision for egalitarian capitalism.

The main set of proposals are as follows:

Egalitarian Capitalism is an alternative to socialism which, while fostering and encouraging enterprise for all, acts to involve and empower people right across society and especially the young. 

Six key steps of egalitarian capitalism

  1. A proper programme of financial education to help people from all walks of life to build a personal store of freely disposable assets.
  2. Setting the conditions for disinter-mediation, in particular reducing the extent of parasitic inter-mediation which separates people from a sense of ownership and control.
  3. Direct share ownership: drawing together employee, consumer and share-owner, providing much improved corporate governance so that individual share-owners can participate fully in the companies in which they have chosen to invest.
  4. Calls for risk to be properly recognised when setting taxation on reward. This means encouraging innovation and continuing to recognise the risks taken by self-employed people.
  5. Addresses inter-generational equity, introducing a programme of incentivised financial learning for the disadvantaged young, fuelled from inheritance tax receipts, to enable them to achieve their full potential in adult life.
  6. Tackles one of the most difficult issues for democratic capitalism: universal benefits. It proposes a new voluntary approach for higher taxpayers to make discretionary payments for using universal, state-run services.

 

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The Bigger Picture: Labour leadership; Brexit countdown; Trump impeachment

Mike Indian, political journalist and author of the Groucho Tendency blog, is in the studio talking about the latest from the Labour leadership election with Keir Starmer and Lisa Nandy on to the ballot and left-leaning Jess Phillips dropping out. Meanwhile, John Bercow's peerage is in doubt. Mike also looks ahead to what we can expect from Brexit this year and the impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump.

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This is Money: Are tax returns too taxing - and could you not know you need to do one?

Are tax returns too taxing, why did new overdraft rules backfire, are challenger banks biting and what are the cars that hold their value best? We answer these questions on this week’s This is Money podcast. It’s tax return time. The organised will have safely filed their tax returns long ago, but there are still plenty of people who don’t yet feel the last minute has arrived. But what if you are meant to fill in a tax return and don’t realise? On this week’s podcast, Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce and Georgie Frost discuss the ten reasons that people may have to fill a tax return in, even though they are employees paid through PAYE. The team also discuss whether much of the tax return is really needed, or whether people are needlessly spending time filling in an over complicated form for an overly complex system. Also on this week’s podcast is the overdraft row that’s blown up on the back of the FCA’s attempt to improve borrowing and bank’s deciding that 39.9 per cent rates sounded about right. The team discuss whether the challenger banks are starting to bite and why people are attracted to them. And finally, Simon tells us about the new episode of the Making the Money Work podcast with London 2012 Olympic-medal winning boxer Anthony Ogogo.

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Motley Fool: Chips, Netflix, and Betting on the NFL

Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: Intel reports surprising earnings and hits a 19-year high; Netflix rises on strong international growth; American Express and Atlassian hit all-time highs; And Procter & Gamble deals with sagging diaper demand. Senior analysts Andy Cross, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser discuss those stories and also weigh in on AMD, Comcast, Disney, IBM, and Intuitive Surgical. And they share three stocks on their radar: Tractor Supply, Live Oak Bank, and Datadog. Plus, Villanova sports law professor Andrew Brandt talks about the business of the NFL and the future of sports gambling.

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The Business of Film: Just Mercy and The Farewell

James Cameron-Wilson looks at the latest UK box office figures, noting that World War 1 Oscars favorite 1917 is set to smash records while Will Smith's latest blockbuster Bad Boys for Life fails to live up to its predecessors. Bombshell and Just Mercy both give strong showings. For home viewing, James recommends comedy-drama The Farewell.

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The Top Ten: Romantic Comedy
Vicky Sayers is joined by film critic and broadcaster, James Cameron-Wilson, to discuss some of the most influential “Rom Com” films ever made. Plus, Vicky shares an unpopular opinion on Four Weddings and a Funeral, and some strong feelings about Tom Hanks. In this episode: It Happened One Night (1934), Bringing up Baby (1938), The Philadelphia Story (1940), The Apartment (1960), Annie Hall (1977), Gregory’s Girl (1981), When Harry Met Sally (1989), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), There's Something About Mary (1998), Notting Hill (1999).
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Huawei or the highway

Steve Caplin asks whether we should be worried about Chinese telecom manufacturer Huawei's plans to build part of the UK's 5G network following a warning from the US. Steve also takes a closer look at the latest car tech - something that's helped Elon Musk's Tesla to a whopping $100 billion valuation.

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The Top Ten: The Biopic

Vicky Sayers is joined by film critic and broadcaster, James Cameron-Wilson, to discuss his favourites in the Biopic genre. They talk about the recent trend for Oscars going to Biopic actors and actresses, and discover an interesting trend in Australian actresses playing English monarchs – some on multiple occasions! In this episode: The Life of Emile Zola (1937), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Serpico (1973), Raging Bull (1980), Shine (1996), Elizabeth (1998), Erin Brockovich (2000), Lincoln (2012), I, Tonya (2017), Vice (2018).

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Modern Mindset: Overcoming Adversity

Adam Cox is joined by speaker and coach Jean-Pierre De Villiers who talked about how to take personal responsibility even in the face of adversity just months after a near fatal crash and what he learned from 16 days of silent meditation. Jean-Pierre was knocked over by a hit-and-run on his bike while riding from John O’ Groats to Lands’ End. This left him hospitalised and needing months of rehabilitation. JP discusses how we find the mental strength to forgive and how we was able to take personal responsibility for an accident to avoid becoming a victim. JP shares some tips to help make the best of any traumatic situation.

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Motley Fool Answers: Marie Kondo Your Money

Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. In this week's show: It’s our annual clean-up-your-financial-stuff-and-get-organized episode. This year we have the help of Dayana Yochim from HerMoney with tips and tricks for tidying up your accounts, portfolio, documents, and life in general.

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The Week That Was And The Week Aheak: Fevertree, ASOS, EasyJet

Joe Healey of The Share Centre talks through the latest numbers from former flavour of the month, Fevertree, as well as Burbury, EasyJet and ASOS. He then looks ahead to what we might expect from Royal Dutch Shell and Unilever.

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VIDEO: Tracking down £1bn of missing Child Trust Fund cash

Every child in the UK born between 1 Sept 2002 and 2 Jan 2011 has a Child Trust Fund (CTF). But one child in six has lost contact with the money. Gavin Oldham, Chairman of The Share Foundation – which runs the Junior ISA & Child Trust Fund schemes for children in care for the Department for Education - is trying to re-connect them. He talks through the CTF, how to track an account down, and what a child can and can’t do with the money.

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Superinvestors

In a new partnership with publishers Harriman House, Share Radio has produced its first audiobook 'Superinvestors', written by Matthew Partridge and read by some of Share Radio's best known presenters. 'Superinvestors' lays bare the investing secrets of legendary investors - from early 20th-century figures such as Benjamin Graham and John Maynard Keynes, through to more modern names such as Anthony Bolton and Warren Buffett.

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The Share Foundation

How you can help young people in care prepare for adult life by supporting The Share Foundation’s ‘Stepladder of Achievement’ programme.

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