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


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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




Double Oil Seven

Sean will be looking at the latest in the petrol pump panic and asking a consumer psychologist why so many of us can't help panic buying in a crisis. Plus can Bond save cinema?


Wake Up to Money: Double Oil Seven

Can James Bond save cinema in his latest outing and why are we all panic buying petrol?


Problems at the pump

The government is to suspend competition law to allow oil firms to target fuel deliveries at petrol stations following recent panic buying.


Wake Up to Money: Problems at the pump

Days of long queues at the pumps UK suspends competition law to get petrol to forecourts


Running on Empty

As driver shortages lead to fuel shortages at the forecourt, Felicity Hannah asks what impact that could have on supply chains. She also tries to get answers to your questions on collapsed energy suppliers. Meanwhile, as the Bank of England warns inflatuion could pass the 4% mark, Felicity will be discussing what that could mean for interest rates.


Wake Up to Money: Running on Empty

BP warns it may have to ration fuel and we answer your questions about energy suppliers.


Powering Down

Avro Energy and Green are the latest energy companies to fall victim to the rising cost of wholesale gas. It means one and a half million customers have lost their energy company in the last two weeks. The government thinks it should be easier to ask for flexible working. Sean hears from a couple of bosses on either side of the divide And what will happen when furlough ends in a week's time? #WakeUpToMoney With Sean Farrington


Wake Up to Money: Powering Down

Two more energy companies collapse, taking the number to six in the last two weeks.


A Special Relationship?

Sean looks at the latest on the energy crisis and whether the deal done to safeguard CO2 supplies will be enough to prevent shortages. A damning report into the scandal which meant thousands of women missed out on state pension payments because of government mistakes And why we could soon have more rights to ask for flexible working. It's hoped new rules will protect women, disabled people and working parents. #WakeUpToMoney With Sean Farrington


Wake Up to Money: A Special Relationship?

Sean looks at the prospect of trade deal with the US and has the latest on the gas crisis


Keeping the Lights On

The wholesale price of gas continues to rise amid government promises that power outages will be avoided this winter. Sean talks to boss of energy company Utilita and finds out what we can all do to protect ourselves against rising bills. Meanwhile the US president has lifted the travel ban on Brits entering the US. One boss tells Sean how he's looking forward to a return of business travel. And Universal Music, home of Ariana Grande and the Rolling Stones makes its stock market debut today....


Losing the Fizz

What does the energy price crisis mean for suppliers like Bulb? They're having to raise more funds to keep going as the price of wholesale gas soars. And sky high gas prices are causing problems with the supply of CO2 which is vital to the food industry and to suppliers like Kate who runs a pig farm in Yorkshire. She tells Sean Farrington how she's frightened for the future of her business. #WakeUpToMoney With Sean Farrington


Ready, Jetset, Go!

Will the government scrap the traffic light travel system? And as the nights draw in and we start firing up our boilers, how worried should we be about rising energy prices?


All back to work?

We take a deeper look at why most staff and bosses say office work won't return full time -hearing from workers, experts and even BT. Plus Sean asks why energy prices are surging. Elsewhere he discusses why there's been a record jump in price rises and whether Charlie Mullins could sell of Pimlico Plumbers


Best Laid Plans?

Sean looks at the PM's Winter Plan(s) and the impact they could have. He also asks whether a better system could replace Universal Credit and how much low literacy costs workers.


From Summer Sun to Winter Plan

Furlough is expected to mean more jobs go, but we can't fill our vacancies. Sean examines the employment conundrum. He also grabs his crystal ball to look at what could be in the PM's Winter Plan. Elsewhere, he discusses Primark going digital, why MPs are investigating social media influencers, and he takes a look at teambuilding and how companies can bring their staff back together in real life and in spirit. #WakeUpToMoney With Sean Farrington


Raising Raducanu

After Emma Raducanu's US win, Vishala asks what it costs to turn a tennis player into a superstar? We also discuss furlough with the TUC as they meet for their annual conference and take a look at what changes the Government could make to Covid regulations. And as charities struggle we ask how they're trying to keep ticking over.


Fairytale in New York

18 year old Emma Raducanu has done what no British woman has been able to do for 44 years. She'll be in the final of a grand slam this weekend, but what does all this success and media attention do for her earnings power? And with a few weeks left until the furlough scheme winds up for good, what now for the 1.6 million people still using it? Plus how can employers negotiate the tricky British class system? With Felicity Hannah #WakeUpToMoney


Pop-It like it's hot

Sean explores why there's such a backlog of HGV driving tests, he finds out how a health and social care levy would work, and why the latest toy craze has swept the playgrounds of the world.


Tax and Spend

Sean Farrington looks at what the government's new health tax means for workers, employers, care homes and the wider economy? Plus, we look into the HGV driver test backlog. And, how do you make your dream career a reality?