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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




One Week On

One week since the mini-budget was announced the Prime Minister is to hold emergency talks with the OBR. Felicity Hannah looks at the effect of the announcement on the markets. Energy prices are set to go up on Saturday, we'll be looking at what you should do before then. We'll also be finding out more about the official coin portrait of King Charles III and a new £5 coin.


Gilt Trip

Sean gets the latest market reaction, as the Bank of England seeks to reduce volatility by buying government bonds. Sean also asks how the plummeting pound is impacting car manufacturers, and looks at the latest results from Boohoo and Next.


Sterling Stutters

As markets continue to respond following the pound's tumble on Monday, Sean Farrington gets reaction from experts and businesses. Plus ahead of leader Keir Starmer's keynote speech at the Labour Party conference today, a look at what policies for business it might put forward, and we examine the possible reasons for singer Ian Brown performing to a backing track on his latest tour - controversially for some gig-goers.


Mortgage Misery

Sean Farrington finds out about the impact of the dramatic drop in the value of the pound on mortgages as lenders change products and borrowers have their options restricted.



Sean Farrington looks at the impact of the mini-budget that brought in major changes and talks to businesses and market experts about what the next week is likely to bring.


Today's the Day

Ahead of the nicknamed 'mini budget' of the new government, Felicity Hannah speaks to experts about what we might expect from the the day's announcements, and speaks to businesses about what they're hoping to hear.


Is it enough?

James Lipscombe, CEO of the largest fish and chip shop chain in the UK discusses the energy support package for businesses with Felicity Hannah. As Liz Truss pledges to lift the ban on fracking, we discuss the impact it could have. Wasps Rugby Club announce that they're filing for administration, Dan Plumley, sports finance expert from Sheffield Hallam University brings us the latest on what the future might look like for the club.


Businesses get their answer

The Government is set to reveal what support it will offer business for energy bills, Felicity Hannah will hear from those urging the new Prime Minister to stick to her green energy targets. As more and more of us are buying insulation products to prepare for the winter ahead, we hear from the boss of one installation firm who has seen enquires more than double. Elsewhere, a former Channel 4 Editor speaks to us about the review into the privatisation of the broadcaster.


The final farewell

We hear from the London Chamber of Commerce on what it means for a city to host such an event and look ahead to a big week of financial news with a panel of business owners.


The Long Farewell

As London prepares for the funeral of the Queen, businesses in the capital have found themselves having to deal with a huge influx of people. Felicity Hannah speaks to the London Chamber of Commerce and a business in the heart of the capital to find out how they are adapting. Aid efforts continue in Pakistan following catastrophic floods in the country and officials there are warning of a looming health crisis. Wholesale giant Bestway Group employs 20,000 people there - their Chief Financial...


The world watches

As mourners gather to honour the Queen in London, and proceedings are broadcast around the world, Sean looks at the impact that this week's events will have for businesses. Also, he hears what is behind food prices rising at the fastest rate in 14 years.


London prepares

As Her Majesty the Queen lies in state, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to travel to London to pay their respects - Sean speaks to a recruiter working to support rail companies facing high demand. And companies who've held Royal Warrants talk about their relationship with the monarch, and what happens now.


Open or close?

As the national mourning period continues following the death of the Queen, Sean speaks to one business that has decided to close for Her Majesty's funeral. Meanwhile, businesses look for more detail on the government's proposed energy scheme, and Sean hears how markets have responded to the Prime Minister's support plans.


Royal Special

Sean Farrington takes a look at how the Queen and new King have influenced the world of business with Lord Bilimoria of Cobra Beer fame and the chair of Duchy Originals. He also takes a look at how coins and banknotes are set to mark the change of monarch and takes a look at the Government's latest plan to tackle surging energy prices. Keep the conversation going #WakeUpToMoney


Ice cream, you scream

Sean Farrington heads to the outskirts of Derby, to visit a luxury ice cream producer, a restaurateur and a member of the East Midlands Chamber, to find out how businesses in the region are coping with rising bills and energy costs. It's all part of the BBC's Counting the Cost of Living series, and BBC News will be hearing from people at towns and cities across the Uk to find out how they're doing, and revisiting them again the coming months.


Riding out the storm

As energy spending continues to rise, we speak to the acting CEO of Offshore Energy UK, Mike Tholen, on how the new Prime Minister could bring down energy prices. And after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that the Scottish government is freezing rent and rail fare rises, and is banning winter evictions, we unravel what impact this could have on people in Scotland and in Westminster. Plus, as government borrowing hits an 8-year high, we hear from State Street Global Advisors' Altaf...


Busy Lizzy

As Liz Truss takes the top job at Number 10, we unravel what 'Trussonomics' could be with John Longworth, former chairman of the British Chambers of Commerce and former Conservative Party Member, and Russ Mould discusses why the pound struggled on the day a new Prime Minister was announced. As energy prices continue to rise while the Nord Stream 1 remains closed, we speak to energy consultant Kathryn Porter on how the week may look for energy and gas. And, joining us in the show is a panel...


Putin pulls the plug

Sean Farrington speaks to Bloomberg's energy expert Javier Blas to unravel what the shock decision by Gazprom to indefinitely pause the Nord Stream 1 pipeline may mean for European gas and energy markets. We also hear from Leeds café owner James Greenhalgh to find out how small businesses are being hit by rising costs. Sean also speaks to Miranda Richardson, a pub landlady who we heard from in June when she was struggling with rising bills and was closing, but now has a brand new pub....


A Change in Energy?

Felicity Hannah hears why the wholesale gas and oil prices is starting to come down, whether a new nuclear plant planned for the South Coast could bring down bills and she investigates whether rising interest rates have an impact on house prices in the coming months?


Energy price cap countdown

There is one month until the energy price cap rises and one day until Conservative Party members finish voting for the next prime minister. Sean Farrington discusses what it could mean for both businesses and households and what suggestions the boss of OVO Energy has. It's transfer deadline day for English and Scottish Premier League football clubs - a football finance expert tells Sean what's remarkable about this year's numbers. And it's been ten years since the dating app Tinder was...