Wake Up To Money

Wake Up To Money

Award-winning business, economic and personal finance news with Adam Parsons and Mickey Clark. Broadcast live every weekday morning at 5.15am on BBC Radio 5 live.

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  • "Google Tax" & Milk Quota's: 01 Apr 15

    Wed, 1 Apr 15

    Duration:
    40 mins

    Available:
    7 days remaining

    The Coalition's attempt to clamp down on the tax arrangements of multi-national companies - known as the 'Google Tax' - comes into force today. Milk quotas, introduced 30 years ago to prevent over production, have been abolished. What will be the impact on the dairy industry? And we talk DIY - some might say it's a British institution - but with Homebase, and now B&Q announcing store closures, it appears to be on the wane. We ask why.

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  • Lord Haskins on the General Election 31 Mar 15

    Tue, 31 Mar 15

    Duration:
    41 mins

    Available:
    6 days remaining

    Pledges on business and the economy are set to be a central feature of the general election campaign. We speak to cross bench peer, and former chairman of Northern Foods, Lord Haskins about politics and business. The first NHS hospital to be run by a private company is being handed back today. We look at why the deal didn't work out. Plus, is philanthropy just for the super rich? Or are more people opting to give wealth away?

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  • Stress Tests, the Greek Crisis & Pension Reforms 30 Mar 15

    Mon, 30 Mar 15

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Available:
    5 days remaining

    Could our banks cope with another big shock to the system? The Bank of England will today set out new - tougher - tests of their ability to deal with a crisis. There's just one week to go before a major shake-up to the way pensions work - which will let savers spend their money on what they want. Are you ready for the change? And, more businesses are starting up, but many of them are struggling to grow. We ask why?

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  • The impact of the Small Business Act 27 Mar 15

    Fri, 27 Mar 15

    Duration:
    41 mins

    Available:
    2 days remaining

    From late payment to tied pubs - we look at a major piece of legislation introduced to improve the fortunes of the UK's five million small businesses. We hear from the chief executive of insurance underwriter Lloyds of London on the threat from climate change. And as it becomes easier for more people to rent out their spare bedroom for a few days, we speak to the UK boss of Air BnB, an online platform that is looking to take advantage of the change.

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  • Tesco Bank boss 26 Mar 15

    Thu, 26 Mar 15

    Duration:
    41 mins

    Available:
    1 day remaining

    Are you about to lose your local bank...and would you ever pay for a current account? We discuss the future of banking with Benny Higgins, the boss of Tesco Bank, and the supermarket group's strategy director. Many of the new jobs created in recent years have been through self-employment. But does it offer freedom and independence or lower wages and hard graft? The programme also looks at the UK's growing shoe exports to Japan.

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