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    News and views on business and the world of personal finance. Plus the very latest from the financial markets around the globe

    Coronavirus, Co-op, Lloyds and testing
    Your stories of NHS workers you want to thank. Plus how the Co-op and Lloyds pharmacy are handling the crisis. And Sean talks to the body representing the UK testing industry.

    Coronavirus questions answered
    The boss of tech company WeTransfer talks about social media, fake news and how the internet is handling all the increased traffic during the crisis. Boss of the British Chambers of Commerce Adam Marshall takes your questions. And in tough times like this, should companies like Tesco be paying dividends to shareholders? An expert in corporate social responsibility gives her view. With Sean Farrington Get involved in the conversation: #wakeuptomoney

    Intensive Care
    Plus dairy farmers tell Sean why the Coronavirus crisis means they're having to dump huge quantities of milk with suppliers not turning up to pick up their orders. One of the first fashion designers to work with Debenhams gives his reaction as the store prepares to fille for administration Benefits and money advice from expert Lee Healey And apprentice winner Alana Spencer on how she's transformed her cake company to keep going through the crisis. With listener's top tips to help you sleep if the crisis is making you anxious.

    Money Box
    The latest news from the world of personal finance plus advice for those trying to make the most of their money.

    Tenants and landlords rights
    Louise Cooper and guests discuss how government rules help tenants and landlords affected by coronavirus. Guests: Henry Pryor - Buying agent and property expert Anny Cullum - National organiser for Acorn, a community and tenants union John Stewart - Policy manager at the National Residential Landlords Association Email questions to moneybox@bbc.co.uk Producer: Ben Carter Editor: Emma Rippon

    New starters and the furloughed worker scheme
    People who have recently begun new jobs say that the government’s plan to help businesses hit by coronavirus may treat them unfairly. Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, a business can choose to furlough workers – that is, keep them on the books but not working and at home. The government will pay 80 per cent of their wages up to £2,500 per month. Companies may choose to top up furloughed employee wages to 100 per cent. However, to be eligible for furloughing, workers have to have been in employment with the company on February 28th, 2020. New starters say that unfairly leaves out people who happened to be between jobs on that date. It also means that people who have changed jobs since then cannot ask to be furloughed by their new employer. We hear the experiences and concerns of new starters and employers, alongside Edwin Morgan, director of policy at the Institute of Directors, and employment lawyer Amy Wren of Farrer and Co. Then we put your points to Harriet Baldwin, MP - a Conservative member of the Treasury Select Committee and former economic secretary to the Treasury. There's an update on the Financial Conduct Authority's proposals for new rules on lending. And on the podcast, happy news from a Money Box-inspired wedding. Presenter: Felicity Hannah Producer: Paul Waters Editor: Hugh Levinson

    Coronavirus: Your travel queries answered
    In recent weeks the Money Box inbox has been inundated with your queries and questions about travel and holiday issues. So we invited Simon Calder, travel editor at The Independent, to shed some light on some of the most common problems people are facing.

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