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  • 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

    21/05/2019
    News and insight from the business world. Download the podcast via the BBC Sounds app.

    Huawei Google whacked
    Sean and Louise look at the implications of Google's decision to restrict Huawei's access to Android. What does it mean for those who own Huawei smartphones?

    17/05/2019
    News and insight from the business world. Download the podcast via the BBC Sounds app.

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

    Not my debt!
    At least two million people suffer domestic abuse in the UK each year. But domestic abuse is not always just physical. Taking control of a partner's money - financial abuse - is often part of controlling someone. This week a new advice service has been launched aimed at people who work in banks and building societies to help them spot the signs of economic abuse among their customers and encourage them to offer practical help when they do. Metro Bank is pronounced 'safe' by the Bank of England. But what would happen to customers if another bank did go bust? Some businesses have been trying out shortening the working week from the five days which most full timers work to four but with no loss of pay. Could this leave workers feeling less stressed, more productive and striking a better work/life balance? Or would it pile more pressure onto an already stressed workforce? And what to do if you're pursued for a debt that is not yours. Presenter: Paul Lewis Producer: Alex Lewis Editor: Emma Rippon

    Returning to work
    Looking for and finding a job following a long career break can be difficult and demoralising. There are various reasons for extended career breaks including redundancy, divorce or family commitments. What help is available for returners and how can employers do more to recruit them? Adam Shaw and a panel of guests are ready to hear your questions and experiences and provide practical help. Email moneybox@bbc.co.uk or call 03700 100 444 after 1pm on Wednesday 15th May. Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply. Guests: Emily Andrews, Senior Evidence Manager at the Centre for Ageing Better, Stephanie Dillon, Founder of Inclusivity Partners and Sarah Chilton, Partner with specialist employment lawyers CM Murray. Presenter: Adam Shaw Producer: Charmaine Cozier Editor: Andrew Smith

    Rent - your flexible friend
    Ben Wallace MP, Minister for Economic Fraud responds to criticism from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary about whether the government is "content to leave fraud at the back of the queue" given what damage it can do. Dan Whitworth reports on a significant development for the former clients of collapsed mini-bond firm London Capital and Finance. And the launch of a pilot scheme to tackle rent arrears and keep people away from high cost credit by allowing them to flex their monthly rent payments. Presenter: Paul Lewis Reporter: Dan Whitworth Producer: Alex Lewis Editor: Emma Rippon

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