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News and views on business and the world of personal finance. Plus the very latest from the financial markets around the globe




EVs get a boost

Felicity Hannah hears from Fiat's UK boss on its plan to get more EVs on the road. Plus, is it the end of the working lunch?


Paying down the debt

Sean gets the latest as Congress votes on whether or not to increase the US' debt ceiling. Plus, businesses in the UK struggle to pay back COVID bounceback loans.


Post-Brexit trade deal success?

Sean looks at what the UK's first post-Brexit trade deal means for business. Plus, hundreds of mortgage deals are pulled as one bank warns inflation will remain higher for longer.


A Sunny Outlook?

Felicity Hannah looks at what the sunny Bank Holiday weekend meant for business. Plus, as Succession comes to an end, what's it actually like to run a famlly business?


Gilt Market Jitters Again

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Tata Spain, Hello Somerset?

Has the UK beaten Spain in a bid for huge investment in its car industry? JLR owners Tata could be set to put pen to paper on a deal to bring a huge gigafactory to Somerset. Felicity Hannah will also be talking 'sticky' inflation with a jam maker and, OFGEM's energy price cap is set to drop - but will our bills?


How Low Can You Go?

Inflation is finally expected to start dropping - but where will it stop? We'll also hear how some of the countries biggest retailers are performing during the cost of living squeeze. Plus some good news from the IMF who now don't think Britain will go into recession...but does it really feel like that for you?


Would More Immigration Boost Business?

An economic adviser to the Chancellor tells us 'lenient' immigration rules could boost the UK growth. Sean Farrington speaks to Andy Haldane the former Chief Economist at the Bank of England about getting investment into the UK and plugging staff shortages. Meta is still smarting from that record fine, we're speaking to Facebook's former Director of Policy in Europe. And how do you cope with chronic pain in the workplace and should companies be more aware? We'll be finding out.


Roots and Shoots

Has the shine worn off for Manchester City as it brings home more silverware whilst fighting charges of financial rule breaking? Sean Farrington will be speaking to a former executive at the club. We'll also be talking the latest on the US debt ceiling and just how much the Chelsea Flower show rakes in.


Hot Chip?

Felicity Hannah looks at how the UK's £1bn semiconductor strategy will impact the industry - and asks about the potential impacts of artificial intelligence, as BT announces thousands of job cuts. Plus, we hear why Nintendo's new instalment of Zelda is breaking video game sales records.


From positive spark to flat battery

Car manufacturer behind brands such as Vauxhall and Peugeot warns that its UK business could be under threat due to post-Brexit trading rules.



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Food for thought

As food industry bosses meet with prime minister Rishi Sunak, Sean hears from a dairy farmer about the challenges ahead. Also the latest in the Microsoft-Activision deal saga.


Turkey votes on its next President

News and insight from the business world. Download the podcast via the BBC Sounds app.



News and insight from the business world. Download the podcast via the BBC Sounds app.


Making The Rate Decision

As the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee prepares to announce its latest decision on interest rates, Sean Farrington asks where the interest rate might go and how much it can do to tame inflation. Online fashion retailer ASOS has reported losses in its latest results - what does this mean for the once-booming retailer? And the second Eurovision semi-final is taking place in Liverpool - we hear from a local hospitality owner to find out if the buzz is good for business.


Beyonce's Billions and Biden's Trillions

As the stand-off between Democrats and Republicans in Washington D.C. over the US's debt ceiling continues, Sean Farrington finds out what economic conditions could determine how it all turns out. Partners of one of Britain's biggest retail names - the John Lewis Partnership - are meeting to vote on its progress under its Chairman Dame Sharon White. What could be said at the meeting? And as singer Beyonce stands to earn more than a billion personally from her new tour, we look at just how much money there is to be made from live music at all levels.


Reigning on retail?

The coronation meant a mixed bag of a weekend for the UK's retail sector - Sean Farrington hears how the British weather kept shoppers off the streets on Saturday afternoon, but Sunday saw high streets peak busier than pre-Covid for the first time. Businesses are being urged to limit the amount of alcohol served at work events to help prevent people from acting inappropriately towards others - how much can managers do to get a handle on this? And coronation weekend may be over, but the party is just warming up in Liverpool as the city prepares for the Eurovision Song Contest.


Royally good for the economy?

Felicity Hannah hears from businesses hoping to cash in on the Coronation weekend.


AI Becomes Reality

The UK government launches an official review of the Artificial Intelligence market. Plus we hear reaction as the US Federal Reserve raises interest rates to a 16-year high. And could investing in whales be the way to mitigate climate change AND help corporations and investors improve their environmental records? Felicity Hannah discusses.