Wales At Work

Wales At Work

The world of work and business in Wales discussed and dissected every week by Brian Meechan and guests from across the country. Broadcast weekly on Radio Wales, Thursdays at 6.30 PM.

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  • Jobs Market

    Thu, 18 Sep 14

    28 mins

    26 days remaining

    What's really going in the Welsh jobs market? Unemployment statistics put our jobless rate as higher than the UK average - Brian talks to the Office for National Statistics about the numbers behind the numbers. Our business of the week, Draig Tex, is a textile recycling social enterprise which aims to create work for the long-term unemployed. Brian then discusses the jobs market with three people who work in the world of small business, training and back to work programmes. The Euro 2020 host cities decision is nearly upon us - Brian talks to a football finance expert about the economic benefits a successful bid could bring to Cardiff and beyond. The business awards season seems to be getting going but do they make any difference to the bottom line? Brian discusses this with a regular awards attendee.

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  • Scotland Referendum

    Thu, 11 Sep 14

    28 mins

    19 days remaining

    The Scotland independence referendum is fast approaching - but what will it mean for our economy in Wales? Brian discusses this with business people and economists on both sides of the debate and hears about their hopes and fears for what will come after the vote. He's also been to Scotland to meet the Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz who's been advising the Scottish Government. Our Business of the Week is a Welsh self-publishing author who lives in Scotland - he tells Brian why he's campaigning for Better Together.

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