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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





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


Wake Up to Money: 03/10/2023

News and insight from the business world.


Showing The Party Line

It's business day of the Conservative Party conference, with Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt due to make a speech making his case to both party members and the business community. Will Bain finds out what people might be hoping for. New green lane-red lane rules for EU border checks in Northern Ireland are enforced from today - what could this mean for Ulster businesses? And after the first weekend of the new season of the Women's Super League has got off to a roaring start, we ask when this might turn into fresh investment coming in.


Wake Up to Money: Showing The Party Line

As the Conservative Party conference gets under way, what will business be hoping for?


The week's big stories on the Friday Panel

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


Wake Up to Money: The week's big stories on the Friday Panel

Will Bain looks at the week's big stories on the Friday Panel.


Winter lights set to stay on

Winter lights set to stay on


Wake Up to Money: Winter lights set to stay on

Winter lights set to stay on


Met Outta Here - office exodus

Met Outta Here - Meta pays to leave London office space.


Wake Up to Money: Met Outta Here - office exodus

Met Outta Here - office exodus.


Deal or No Deal

The longest strike to affect Hollywood in decades could be about to end.


HS-Too Expensive

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is under mounting pressure to clarify if the northern leg of HS2 will be completed. Vivienne Nunis will be looking at the latest reports that say it could be scrapped due to rising costs. The latest EU sanction on Russia will mean several steel companies will have to prove Putin isn't in their supply chain. And Vivienne will look into the latest report predicting the best number of days to work from home.


Another Succession Finale

Felicity Hannah has the latest as Rupert Murdoch steps down as Chairman of Fox and News Corp. Plus, reaction to the week's business news which saw inflation unexpectedly fall.


Net zero targets delayed

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has delayed the UK’s chance of achieving net zero by 2050. Felicity Hannah will be finding out what this means for businesses. Will the Bank of England raise the UK's interest rate for a 15th time, or will it hold steady after the surprising inflation fall? And are you one of those people giving your homes a facelift instead of facing the cost of moving?


Is Net Zero Possible?

The Government is rumoured to be watering down some of their net zero policies. Felicity Hannah will be getting the latest reaction from businesses. The world’s richest man Elon Musk says he might start charging people to use his social media platform - will the plan work? We get the insights from a former Twitter boss. And are online retailers cracking the code on returns? H&M are the latest store to start charging customers for sending their items back.


First strike for everything

NHS consultants will begin a 48-hour walkout on Tuesday, followed by a 72-hour walkout from junior doctors on Wednesday. This is all part of an ongoing dispute over pay. Felicity Hannah finds out just how much they are asking for. Oil prices are on track to reach $100 a barrel this month for the first time in 2023 due to Russia and Saudi Arabia cutting production cuts. As we head into winter and demand becomes tighter, how will our economy cope? And Britain’s public service broadcasters are developing a new free TV service that will deliver live TV over broadband. We find out if this new service will rival the likes of Disney+ and Netflix.


Rents rising at record rate

As the UK rented sector remains stuck in a period of low supply and high demand. Felicity Hannah finds out how fast rent is rising in London and Scotland and what this will mean for renters and landlords across the UK. Fashion brand Missguided could be sold to Chinese fashion retailer Shein as the owner is in talks to sell the online clothing label. Are these talks a strategic move into the British fashion market? And a Japanese company is piloting a holiday clothes rental service which they say will cause less stress and reduce carbon emission. Could waiting for your suitcase at arrivals be a thing of the past?


Are supermarket loyalty deals all they're cracked up to be?

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


Costing an Arm

As the Cambridge-based semiconductor designer and British tech success story, Arm, goes up for sale on the Nasdaq - Felicity Hannah finds out why it's set to be the biggest IPO of the year, and if it will live up to the hype. The pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is upgrading two of its UK sites to run on biomethane - is this the green boost medicine needs? And Manchester City Women will be the first women's football club to have their own dedicated stadium - could this be the start of a sponsorship boom?


BP CEO Resigns

The head of oil giant BP has resigned as chief executive amid a review of his personal relationships with colleagues. After starting as chief executive in 2020 with a plan to transition the company to a low-carbon future, Rahul Tandon asks where that leaves BP now. After new data shows the number of mortgages in arrears has climbed to the highest level since 2016, a broker tells us what he's seeing on the ground. And could Everton F.C. become the latest football club to become American-owned?