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THE BOTTOM LINE
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The Bottom Line
Saturday 5.30-6.00pm
The Bottom Line
Insight into business from the people at the top
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12 July 2008
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Evan Davis
Economic gloom and flexible working feature on this week’s programme.
Each day seems to bring us more grim news about the economy.

From the credit crunch to commodity prices, it’s hard to get away from the apocalyptic headlines. The threat of recession poses a particular problem for businesspeople – namely, how is it possible to make money if customers are tightening their belts?

We'l also talk about flexible working.

One-fifth of full time workers in the UK have an arrangement of this sort, and the government is considering further extending the right of workers to request flexible hours. How will this change the workplace – and how willing should employers be to adjust to the lifestyles of their employees?

Our guests this week:

Iain Ferguson
Chief executive, Tate and Lyle

Nicola Horlick
Chief executive, Bramdean Asset Management

John Woodward
Founder and managing director, Busy Bees
About the programme

The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to give you a clearer view of the business world through discussion with people running leading and emerging companies.
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