Time once again for the Consuming Issues news review, with Georgie Frost and is joined byKevin Pratt, web editor MoneySuperMarket.com. And today, they look at the days top story - the Bank of England, who are set to cut the interest rates. Elsewhere, jobseekers and more worried about finding work since Brexit, while two thirds of us are addicted to the internet. All this and more, on Consuming Issues, every day from 9am to Midday, right here on Share Radio.
Instagram, who are owned by Facebook, has launched its newest feature: Instagram Stories.
This development allows users to build up a 'story' of their day, which then disappears after 24 hours. Many have argued that it is remarkably similar to the main feature of rival Snapchat.
Is this an attempt by Facebook to take advantage of it's large userbase and quash any competition? Joe Aldridge spoke with tech consultant and journalist Chris Green, who explains why Instagram made this step...
A thinktank has claimed that moving 25,000 civil servants out of London would turbo charge devolution. Policy Exchange say that a more productive and innovative public sector will only be achieved if the new government ends the outdated Sir Humphrey model of Government and puts local people in control.
To explain the concept, Steve Clarke (filling in for Nigel Cassidy) and Louise Cooper were joined by Damian Hind, Economic & Social Policy Research Fellow and author of the new Policy Exchange report, 'Delivering Differently'.
This is must listen, new look edition to our regular show, with added features, bringing their magazine to your ears. On this week's episode, Helen Knapmanm and Tom Wilson join Georgie Frost in the studio. On the agenda, we talk all things about self-employment. We look at the many positives - but also the biggest negative - the fact you will get no retirement income. Also, is it good news for buy-to-let landlords after a rather turbulent time when it comes to holiday homes. Plus, we look at what a Mondo Bank is and look through the latest scam to hit the world, Olympic ticketing.
Discussions surrounding 'Privacy Shield' are ongoing - it's a new transatlantic agreement that will allow data to flow freely between the EU and US, whilst also ensuring that data is properly protected.
Companies have waited months for the deal, after its predecessor, the US Safe Harbor Agreement, was struck down by European courts in October 2015. But so far only Microsoft, CA Technologies and Workday have signed up.
Joe Aldridge looks into the new agreement by speaking with Peter Church, a Counsel and data privacy expert at law firm Linklaters.
Prime Minister Theresa May has met with senior ministers to discuss a new economic and industrial strategy. Post-meeting, we learned Britain will continue to seek investment from around the world,
In a statement, a spokesperson said the discussion "...underlined that Britain is open for business, we continue to seek investment from around the world and we will continue to be a strong advocate for free trade."
Share Radio was joined by James Frayne, director of policy issue consultancy Public First to discuss further.
We all experience the odd memory lapse from time to time, like walking in to a room and forgetting what you were after. These is pretty common for most of us, but not for memory expert Chester Santos, nicknamed the ‘international man of memory’. He talks about his new book ‘Instant Memory Training for Success: Practical Techniques for a Sharper Mind’.
Time once again for the Consuming Issues news review, with Georgie Frost and is joined by Vix Leyton, from Quidco.com. And today, they look at the days top story - the levels of home ownership in England has fallen to its lowest levels since 1986. Elsewhere, banks are already ditching the best bank savings accounts ahead of Thursday's excpected cut to the base rate. Plus, the date to apply for mis-sold PPI has been set to June next year. All this and more, on Consuming Issues, every day from 9am to Midday, right here on Share Radio.
Commercial businesses in the South East and London came under attack from fraudsters in the first half of 2016 to the tune of £84.1m, according to new research.
KPMG's Fraud Barometer shows a 585% increase in the value of prosecuted fraud against commercial businesses in the region, as prosecuted fraud against financial institutions and investors fell.
Hitesh Patel, head of forensic at KPMG explained further.