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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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London, United States

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BBC

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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

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English


Episodes

Take five, work four?

1/17/2022
Covid isolation is cut from seven days to five - how do employers feel? How some countries are addressing soaring energy prices. Who's embracing the four-day week? Sean Farrington hears from freelancers and a group campaigning for the change in our workplace culture.

Duration:00:48:14

Wake Up to Money: Take five, work four?

1/14/2022
Covid isolation cut, the countries taking action on energy, and fans of the four-day week

Duration:01:00:00

Political Purse Strings

1/13/2022
Boris Johnson is facing calls to resign after he apologised for going to a drinks party in the Downing Street garden in May 2020. But what do the Tory party donors think?

Duration:00:52:23

Wake Up to Money: Political Purse Strings

1/13/2022
Could a Downing Street garden drinks party tighten the purse strings of Tory donors?

Duration:01:00:00

Are you ready Boots? Start biddin'

1/12/2022
Bain Capital and CVC Capital Partners are reported to be assembling a joint bid for Boots, which is currently owned by the US pharmacy giant Walgreens.

Duration:00:51:53

Wake Up to Money: Are you ready Boots? Start biddin'

1/12/2022
Could Boots be the latest to be snatched up in the UK's big high street sell-off?

Duration:01:00:00

Negative Energy

1/11/2022
It's not just households who are feeling the pinch. Businesses which use lots of gas are at the sharp end.

Duration:00:50:43

Wake Up to Money: Negative Energy

1/11/2022
Rishi Sunak has met Conservative MPs who are worried about rising energy bills.

Duration:01:00:00

Nation of Isolation

1/10/2022
Ikea has slashed sick pay entitlement for some unvaccinated staff forced to self-isolate after close contact with someone infected with Covid

Duration:00:52:27

The Big Squeeze

1/7/2022
The soaring cost of wholesale gas is contributing to record high energy bills that many predict will soon get higher. The boss of energy company Ecotricity tells Felicity what he thinks can be done to mitigate a big squeeze on the cost of living which could hit in April with taxes and energy bills set to rise. Maggie Philbin used to present the BBC's iconic Tomorrow's World programme. She now helps teenagers achieve their dream jobs in science and technology. So how can we help the teen in...

Duration:00:47:44

Go Test

1/6/2022
The government says it will ditch the requirement for travellers to take a pre-departure covid test before they return to the UK. The Jet2 boss tells Sean whether it's enough to give the travel industry a much needed boost. Mickey Clarke chats through the business stories of the day. Plus why gaming has grown during Covid and how showrooms are struggling to sell new cars. Join in the conversation on Twitter: #WakeUpToMoney With Sean Farrington

Duration:00:38:26

Testing Times

1/5/2022
As Covid cases hit a new high we speak to businesses about the impact on their workforces.

Duration:00:46:27

Theranos founder convicted

1/4/2022
The founder of Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, has been convicted of defrauding investors after a landmark trial. Also, has Omicron put a stop to plans to return to offices? And, Apple becomes the first company to reach a value of $3 trillion.

Duration:00:51:45

22 things in 2022

1/3/2022
Felicity Hannah looks ahead to 22 things which will or could happen in 2022

Duration:00:56:53

Cheers, 2021

12/31/2021
Felicity Hannah looks back on the big business of the year and takes a look ahead to new Brexit rules coming in. Plus she discusses the world of wines and spirits with wine merchant James Tanner and Justin Urquhart-Stewart gazes into his financial crystal ball to take a look at what 2022 may have in store.

Duration:00:42:59

Taking stock

12/30/2021
The FTSE 100 hits a 22-month high as investors' Omicron concerns ease, but how do smaller companies feel about the future? Felicity Hannah finds out. Felicity looks at the so-called renewal premium on car and home insurance, which could come to an end when new rules come in on the first of January. And she speaks to the journalist who covered one of the most shocking stories of the year from its early days. The scandal saw dozens of sub-post masters falsely accused of theft but then went on...

Duration:00:50:35

Shop Drop

12/29/2021
Felicity Hannah discusses why fewer people have been out to the traditional post-Christmas sales in the shops. Plus she talks brewing and pubs with the owner of Black Sheep brewery in Yorkshire; looks ahead to big Brexit measures being introduced on the 1st of January and the latest on the impact of Covid. Also the top selling vinyl albums of 2021.

Duration:00:52:39

The Shop Before Christmas

12/24/2021
As we head into Christmas with infection levels at a record high, could it mean more restrictions on the way once the festivities are over? If so, the former Sainsbury's boss Justin King says retailers will need targeted support. This time last year a trade deal between the UK and the EU was hammered out. So where are businesses a year on? And, with many supply chains still disrupted, you might be still waiting for some parcels to arrive. Or you might have had to self-isolate and couldn't...

Duration:00:53:26

Travel bans leave holidays up in the air

12/23/2021
Felicity Hannah explains why Brits face more travel bans abroad, incoming Welsh Covid restrictions and whether nudge theory can boost vaccination numbers. She also sets out why music venues are struggling and the surge in smishing - fraudulent text messages.

Duration:00:51:43

Mo' money, Mo' problems

12/22/2021
The Chanceller offers more financial help to Covid-hit businesses, but is it enough? Feleicity Hannah speaks to a supply chain firm, hospitality business and beauty association boss to find out. Plus we catch up with Richer Sounds boss Julian Richer, and ask why McDonald's is having to ration its french fries.

Duration:00:53:02