On The Money

On The Money

Declan Curry brings you lively analysis of the big business stories that are making the headlines.

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  • The future of energy

    Sun, 31 Aug 14

    50 mins

    28 days remaining

    Will the lights go out? Can we produce enough of our own energy in our own homes? And is fracking a dream come true for all our energy needs? Declan Curry explores the future of energy with Angela Knight, chief executive of Energy UK and James Smith, former UK boss of Shell; now Chair of the Carbon Trust. Also on the programme Jim Skea, Professor of Sustainable Energy at Imperial College London, Ann Robinson, director of consumer policy at Uswitch and Dr Bob Middleton, chief executive of LoCO2 Energy. We also hear from Dr Richard Smith, Head of Energy Strategy at National Grid and Bill Bullen managing director of energy company Utilita.

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  • The future of food

    Sun, 24 Aug 14

    49 mins

    21 days remaining

    What is happening with food prices and how do we keep a lid on them? What new foods will we eat in the future? And as the world population keeps getting bigger how do we grow enough food? Declan Curry looks at the future of food with Kate Allum chief executive of First Milk, Kevin Brennan chief executive of Quorn Foods and Richard Clothier managing director of Wyke Farms. Also on the programme Sophie Tranchell managing director of Divine Chocolate, Neil Sanderson managing director of Florette UK, Sean Rickard, independent farming economist and Professor Charles Godfray, director of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food.

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  • The future of flight

    Sun, 17 Aug 14

    47 mins

    14 days remaining

    How can airlines cut the cost of flying? What will the next generation of planes look like? And as computers control more of the flight are we ready to catch a plane without a pilot on board? Declan Curry looks at the future of flight with Robin Southwell, UK president of plane maker Airbus, Christian Schindler UK director at the German airline Lufthansa and racing for the stars Karin Nilsdotter, chief executive of Spaceport Sweden. We also hear from the boss of Birmingham Airport, Paul Kehoe and travel expert Simon Calder.

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  • The future of retail

    Sun, 10 Aug 14

    46 mins

    7 days remaining

    We're doing more of our shopping on the Internet - and on our mobiles. Thousands of stores have closed. Declan Curry looks at the future of the High Street with a host of retailers. Joining him are the boss of B&Q Sir Ian Cheshire, ASOS's chairman Brian McBride and Mark Price managing director of Waitrose. Also on the programme Jacqueline Gold, boss of high street retailer Ann Summers, Bill Grimsey who ran Iceland and Wickes and Neil Turton chief executive of convenience chain Nisa. And exploring the mind of the consumer David Roth from retail consultancy The Story and Rory Sutherland from the advertising agency Ogilvy.

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