Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.
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With Evan Davis and Sarah Montague.
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Business news with Simon Jack.
- A critical report on the way the Royal Bank of Scotland treated small businesses has now been passed to City regulators. Peter Hahn, banking expert at CASS Business School, examines it.
- A look at the markets with David Cumming, head of UK equities at Standard Life Investments.
- A global think tank, Tomorrow's Company, has compiled a report on public governance. Mark Preston, the group CEO of Grosvenor, discusses.
The UK government has adopted a policy that will see a cap put on the cost of payday loans. Stella Creasy, the shadow minister for competition and consumer affairs, analyses.
Iran has agreed to curb some of its nuclear activities in return for about $7bn (£4.3bn) in sanctions relief, after talks in Geneva. Jeremy Bowen, the BBC’s Middle East editor, reports.
Business news with Simon Jack, looking at Switzerland’s failed efforts to cap excessive executive pay with John Purcell, managing director of Purcell & Co.
Following the deaths of several cyclists in London, the MET Police are launching a zero-tolerance cycle safety campaign against dangerous road users. Chris Boardman, British Cycling's Policy Advisor, joins the Today programme’s Sarah Montague.
A major report, commissioned by Labour two years ago, on the future of policing in England and Wales is to recommend that more officers return to the beat. The former Metropolitan Police commissioner Lord Stevens, who led the report, discusses.
The paper review.
The charity The Silver Line has set up a new helpline which will provide a free, confidential 24-hour service across the UK to help older people who need information, friendship, advice and protection from abuse. Esther Rantzen, the charity’s founder, talks to the Today programme’s Evan Davis.
Thought for the day with religious commentator, Clifford Longley.
Iran has agreed to curb some of its nuclear activities in return for about $7bn (£4.3bn) in sanctions relief, after talks in Geneva. Daniel Levy, a former advisor to Israel's ex-prime minister Ehud Barak, and Nawaf Obaid, senior fellow at the King Faisal Center in Riyadh, discuss.
The UK government has adopted a policy that will see a cap put on the cost of payday loans. Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, speaks to the Today programme’s Evan Davis.
Today is the start of Live Like a Stoic week, as part of an experiment organised by philosophers from Birkbeck University of London and Exeter University. Prof Christopher Gill, professor of ancient thought at Exeter University, and Prof Angie Hobbs, professor of the public understanding of philosophy at Sheffield, tell us more.
On Sunday, more than 100,000 people in Ukraine's capital Kiev took to the streets to protest against the government's move to delay an association deal with the EU. Eugenia Tymoshenko, daughter of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia, and Dr Kataryna Wolczuk from the centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Birmingham, debate.
We hear a lot about the success of Silicon Valley and attempts to replicate that success at tech city in London, but what lessons can be learnt in terms of building an innovative tech industry? Brent Hurley, YouTube founding team member, discusses.
Business news with Simon Jack, looking at how some companies are using ID badges to monitor which colleagues speak to one another at work. Ben Waber, CEO of Sociometric Solutions, analyses.
Charles Walker, the Conservative MP for Broxbourne, has called for Prime Minister David Cameron to apologise for the “shameful treatment” of the families of young black men who have died in police custody or mental hospitals. Mr Walker joins the Today programme’s Sarah Montague.
Did Queen Victoria cover up a sex scandal involving her rebellious sixth daughter Princess Louise? Art historian and biographer, Lucinda Hawksley, discusses.
The number of charity shops has been cited as a factor contributing to the decline of British high streets by an independent review, led by retail marketing consultant Mary Portas. Ms Portas and Jonathan Birdwell, head of the citizenship and political participation programme at Demos, debate.