• Home
  • Photos
  • UK Shopping
  • Wake Up to Money
    News and views on business and the world of personal finance. Plus the very latest from the financial markets around the globe

    Scaling back support?
    More than 100 MPs call on the chancellor to extend the grant scheme for the self-employed, saying many will not be able to work once it ends. Felicity Hannah asks two business people how they will cope financially, as the government begins to scale back support. Plus - President Trump has signed an executive order targeting big social media companies, like Twitter. But does he risk biting the hand that feeds?

    The businesses left waiting
    Danni hears from businesses who still don't know when they'll be able to reopen again, and asks how they're coping with the uncertainty. She explores the issues at Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi; and finds out about a new launch into space.

    Sanitiser, screens and social distancing: retail's new normal
    Danni talks to two retailers about how they're preparing to reopen in June; she finds out how the UK property market has suddenly seen a big surge; and she discusses plans for a new nuclear power station.

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

    MBL: Furlough problems
    A quarter of British employees have been furloughed since the Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement in March. Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme workers are entitled to receive 80% of their pay up to a maximum of £2500 a month but they’re not allowed to do any work for their employer while on furlough. Earlier this month the scheme was extended until October - but from August the government will expect employers to contribute to the huge ongoing costs - estimated at between £10-£15 billion a month. Furloughing is working well for the majority of people but it is causing a number of different problems for some - both employees and employers. Paul and guests talk to some of them. Panel: Susie Al-Qassab, employment partner at Hodge, Jones and Allen Sarah Chilton, employment partner at CM Murray Presenter: Paul Lewis Producer: Ben Carter Editor: Ravin Sampat

    Festival goers refund woes
    Festival goers are trying to get their money back from the organisers of Afro Nation but are being told that Portuguese law means they’re not entitled to a refund – what can they do? Lenders are cutting credit card limits and that could affect your credit rating... but not in the way you might think. Former pensions minister Steve Webb tells us that tens of thousands of older married women pensioners are being paid up to £80 a week too little - how do you go about seeing if you're missing out and how can you claim if you are? Mortgage repayment holidays have helped ease the finances of millions of struggling home owners during coronavirus but how much will the delay in paying cost in the long run? Check out if you are owed pension money here https://www.lcp.uk.com/is-your-state-pension-being-underpaid/ Presenter: Paul Lewis Producer: Ben Carter Reporters: Felicity Hannah and Kafui Okpattah Editor: Emma Rippon

    Finding a mortgage during Coronavirus
    Your questions on the challenges of getting and holding on to a mortgage or re-mortgage during coronavirus. How does being furloughed affect your prospects? Are some job sectors now less desirable to mortgage providers? What if pandemic-related delays in conveyancing are pushing you close to the expiry of your existing mortgage offer? Should fears of a market dip make you reconsider and sit tight where you are - or is it time to reduce your offer? Why are interest rates rising for some types of mortgages and falling for others? We hear what's happening in the mortgage and re-mortgage market from experts Jane King, independent mortgage advisor with Ash Ridge Private Finance - and from Martin Stewart, director of the independent mortgage broker, London Money. Email Money Box moneybox@bbc.co.uk Presenter: Louise Cooper Producer: Paul Waters

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