Wake Up to Money

Wake Up to Money

By BBC Radio 5 live

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


Life after furlough

Felicity Hannah gets reaction from business, workers and self employed on the Chancellor's next set of schemes to save jobs. But what about those that find themselves 'unviable'?
25/09/2027m 37s

Rishi's big idea

The Chancellor has ditched the Budget and will instead unveil a Winter Economic Plan. But with unemployment predicted to spike as furlough ends, will he extend the scheme or introduce an alternative? Felicity Hannah takes a look and asks businesses what they want - and need - to hear.
24/09/2047m 58s

Rules of engagement

As the country faces new coronavirus rules - face masks, curfews and working from home - Sean Farrington examines what impact they'll have on the business world.
23/09/2052m 36s

Keeping the spirits up

Sean takes a look at how the events industry and hospitality will trade through the winter and as the financial markets take a tumble what is a creative way to rescue the economy
22/09/2041m 38s

The Wrong Direction

Sean takes a look at the economic impact of another potential lockdown and what can the chancellor do to help businesses as furlough comes to an end.
21/09/2038m 14s

Could local lockdowns go national?

Felicity Hannah looks at the possible return of a national lockdown and speaks to a pub landlady whose business has been hit by the new lockdown measures in the north east. Fewer shoppers may be on the high street, but how are shopping centres doing?
18/09/2027m 30s

Testing times for the coach industry

So what does a boss do if workers think they have symptoms but can't get a test? Sean chats to one boss about what delays in testing mean in reality for his business. The coach industry is warning that 40% of coach companies could go bust by the end of 2020 unless the government takes action. And why the way we shop has been changed by the virus, probably forever. With Sean Farrington #wakeuptomoney
17/09/2038m 42s

Young, broke and out of work

How are young people being affected by the economic impact of Covid? Sean talks to two young job hunters who've been struggling to find work for months. Is uni good value for money, given many courses will take place online? We get the view of a student and a lecturer. And what's in a name? Thomas Cook is back, but not as we know it. The biggest shareholder of the collapsed travel company bought the name and the website and is relaunching the brand online from today. Thomas Cook's boss Alan French talks to Sean. With Sean Farrington #wakeuptomoney
16/09/2041m 41s

Jobs: When the numbers don't tell the story

Sean looks at whether the latest jobs figures tell the real story of unemployment in Britain and he talks to a Berkshire couple who both suddnely found themselves out of work during the pandemic. And businesses wait to find out if they've been unfairly denied insurance payouts. With Sean Farrington #wakeuptomoney
15/09/2039m 58s

Virgin and the virus

Sean sits down (virtually) with the boss of Virgin Atlantic. Shai Weiss discusses the company's sweeping job cuts, its failed attempt to get a government bailout and responds to criticism about how the airline performed on the issue of customer refunds. Many pubs, restaurants and hotels would normally be taking bookings for office Christmas parties around now. Your traditional booze fuelled office party is unlikely to be allowed this year. So what does it mean for those venues which rely on the income from those parties? And as MPs gear up to vote on the government's controversial new Internal Markets Bill, Sean explains what the new law, if passed, would mean for trade. With Sean Farrington. Get involved on social media: #wakeuptomoney
14/09/2041m 47s

Brought to you by the letters U, V and W

Felicity Hannah looks at what GDP will tell us about the state of the economy after lockdown. Plus with football returning we speak to the Chief Executive of Bristol Rovers on how it will cope without crowds and could the furlough scheme be extended.
11/09/2026m 7s

Christmas plans hit for six?

With Sean Farrington What do businesses who depend on us gathering together make of the new rules in England? Why did the Kardashians exit the show that's made them so much money? Bt raises bills for customers Louis Vuitton parent company and Tiffany & Co will take their takeover fight to the courts #wakeuptomoney
10/09/2042m 10s

Six is the magic number

Also in today's podcast, Sean Farrington talks to a business in Bolton wondering how it's going to get through the next few weeks after all hospitality venues except takeaways were told to close. What does the government's controversial new plan to change the law on Brexit mean in practice? And how one theatre company is getting bums on seats by reopening as a cinema. #wakeuptomoney
09/09/2051m 13s

What's happening to our jobs?

British employers planned more than 300,000 redundancies in June and July, as the coronavirus outbreak took its toll on the workplace. That's seven times more than in the same time last year. Sean looks into what's happening to the jobs market. Plus: what the travel industry makes of the government's newest initiative: "regional" travel corridors. Why JD and Primark may be escaping the worst of the retail crisis. And Trevor tells Sean how his desperate search for work found him handing out his CV in a train station. #wakeuptomoney
08/09/2051m 23s

Brexit: Who will blink first?

Amid arguments and threats of a no-deal, negotiators are getting ready to to try and thrash out a way forward on the sticky issues of fishing and state aid. In case you'd forgotten about Brexit, Sean recaps on where we're up to and why the atmosphere has suddenly got so fraught. Plus, are the roads clogging up because commuters are too anxious to get back on trains? We hear the story of one commute and a boss at West Midlans Trains tells us how they're responding to low passenger numbers. With Sean Farrington #wakeuptomoney
07/09/2048m 16s

Bond and the bagel effect

As construction finally starts on HS2 after years of arguments and cost rises, Danni Hewson looks into whether the economic argument still stands. If so many of us are now working remotely, do we still need HS2? It's being called the "polo mint" or "bagel" effect. City centres hollowed out, while our smaller towns and suburbs flourish. So what is the reality? Danni's been to meet small business owners in a Huddersfield suburb, and the man in charge of a huge office space company tells her what the future holds for his firm. And this year's Blackpool Illuminations are turned on tonight, remotely and without the usual crowds. But how important are they to the economy of post-lockdown Blackpool? Join in the conversation on social media: #wakeuptomoney
04/09/2041m 25s

Why are house prices rising?

Danni looks at why house prices continue to rise despite the tough economic environment. Also, how could Manchester City buy Lionel Messi?
03/09/2050m 9s

Tech, Telsa and Teaching

Sean looks at the cost for schools of pupils returning, and the launch of a plan to tackle youth unemployment. Plus, what's the best way to work across offices and homes?
02/09/2048m 21s

Pinch, punch, furlough crunch?

The government scales back wage support through the furlough scheme. And, what can be done to save apprenticeships as places halve? Sean also looks at M&S' tie-up with Ocado.
01/09/2049m 28s

The most important election in history?

Also on today's podcast: Why are Microsoft and Wallmart teaming up to buy TikTok? Danni hears calls for the government to do more to help struggling baby and toddler groups keep going. And the economics of facemasks. Why wearing a mask is helping protect the economy as well as your health. Get involved in the conversation on social media : #wakeuptomoney
28/08/2052m 14s

Back to work?

Local lockdowns may be eased, Danni takes a look at how firms under tighter restrictions have fared. She also examines what the trickle down effect has been from the exodus from the office.
27/08/2049m 31s

World of work

As schools re-open, will it mean a big return to the workplace? The BBC has questioned some big employers - and not one has plans to bring all their staff back full time, yet. Danni Hewson takes a look.
26/08/2025m 17s

Make or break time

Virgin Atlantic faces a crunch vote on its rescue deal, will BT battle a takeover bid and how are pubs and restaurants preparing for a Covid-safe winter season?
25/08/2049m 21s

Dealing with an outbreak

How does a business cope with a Covid outbreak and are students getting their university accommodation. The team also looks at how charity shops are coping in the pandemic. And we hear from a bicycle company boss how business has boomed in current times.
24/08/2051m 9s

The cost of coronavirus

With government accounts due out, we look at how much Covid-19 schemes could cost. We also examine what impact the end of pandemic eviction protection could have on tenants and get a sneaky peek at next year's Rugby League World Cup.
21/08/2052m 32s

The struggle for apprenticeships

Danni Hewson hears about warnings of a shortage of available apprenticeships. Plus why a poor Wheat harvest could make your bread more expensive.
20/08/2037m 39s

From vocations to Vimto

Sean looks at vocational qualifications which have been left out of the government's exam U-turn, and catches up with the boss of Vimto-maker Nichols. Also, the latest on M&S cuts and whether they will disproportionately affect women.
19/08/2050m 38s


What does the government U-turn on grades mean for universities? What are the cost issues for taking on more students, what does it mean for university funding, and what about future employment for this year's cohort of freshers? Sean looks at the economics of higher education in the pandemic.
18/08/2052m 42s

Missing out

The second wave of support for the self employed launches today. But around 2 million self employed people don't qualify for the grant. Sean talks to two of them. Plus a chink of good news for exporters; Sean investigates why we're seeing the largest trade surplus since records began. And the easing of lockdown isn't just about going to the pub. Galleries and museums are starting to re-open. But are visitors coming back? #wakeuptomoney
17/08/2049m 36s

Say Au Revoir to your French summer holiday

Businesses tell Danni Hewson how they'll be affected by France and Netherlands being added to the list of places you'll need to quarantine on your return. Also a soft play centre looks forward to reopening and Fortnite and Apple lock horns.
14/08/2050m 52s

What's in a grade?

Bosses and recruiters tell Danni Hewson what they look for when hiring school leavers and graduates and it's not all about the grades. Danni gets some practical tips on what to do if your results were not what you'd hoped for. Reaction to the terrible crash in Scotland which caused a train to derail, killing three people. And whether vintage trainers can be a good investment... #wakeuptomoney
13/08/2051m 30s

Bracing for the Covid recession

Sean looks ahead to official figures that will show what we all know - that the UK economy is now in recession. He catches up with four businesses in Wrexham, four years after interviewing them after the Brexit vote, to find out how they're faring during the pandemic. And he finds out about a rise in the use of auction houses. One in Port Talbot says it's had its busiest month in its 52-year history, because of the increase in liquidated businesses.
12/08/2051m 1s

How many people are out of work?

Ahead of the release of the latest unemployment figures, Sean Farrington talks to someone looking for work, and to a recruiter, about how the jobs market is changing. High street retail has been struggling before and throughout the pandemic, but what about the future? Sean speaks to a retail futurist who is optimistic for the UK high street. As schools in Scotland begin to reopen today, the rest of the UK will be keeping a close eye on developments. Sean finds out more from the chief executive of the Outer Hebrides Chamber of Commerce about getting it right when it comes to educational and economic goals, while preventing the spread of the virus. And did you think you'd miss the sounds of printers and air con while working from home? Sean hears how people have been drawn to websites recreating the noises in the workplace.
11/08/2050m 7s

Will workers have the skills for a post-Covid world?

Could there be a mismatch between the skills of laid-off workers and the types of firms wanting to hire new staff? Sean Farrington speaks to an economist and a photographer looking for work. A government scheme to encourage people back into restaurants and cafes does seems to be working, but will it be enough to save the struggling hospitality industry? And have you ever heard of the lipstick index? It's using lipstick as a gauge for consumer spending. The logic goes that when more extravagant luxuries seem out of reach, we turn to lipstick as an affordable treat. Mickey Clark is back on the show with Sean in this episode. Join the conversation on #wakeuptomoney
10/08/2051m 4s

A tale of two economies

Danni talks to two business one that has been open through lockdown the other yet to open, as the governor of the Bank Of England warns a million people could lose their jobs. .
07/08/2050m 44s

Covid economics

Danni speaks to two economists about what shape the economic recovery could take, she discusses the latest job losses, finds out why some Manchester restaurateurs aren't happy, and asks how much higher the gold price could get.
06/08/2045m 10s

Mounting job losses

Danni Hewson speaks to the British Chambers of Commerce about the recent acceleration in job cuts, she chats to the UK boss of Ford, and she finds out how our TV viewers' habits have changed during the lockdown.
05/08/2048m 26s

Biffa boss on dealing with waste in a pandemic

Danni Hewson speaks to the boss of FTSE 250 firm, Biffa, discusses a government letter sent to pharmaceutical firms urging them to stockpile drugs post-Brexit, and finds out more about the ongoing TikTok saga.
04/08/2046m 36s

New tests, local lockdowns and eating out.

Felicity Hannah talks to businesses as they grapple with lockdown measures ramping up - both on a local, and sector level. It's the launch day for the government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme, to entice would-be diners into restaurants. Felicity talks to a business that's taking part, and one that's excluded from the scheme. Get in touch #wakeuptomoney
03/08/2045m 29s

Is the Northern Lockdown a Game changer

Danni Hewson looks at the massive slump in US GDP, discusses the big tech firm results from 'Super Thursday', speaks to businesses about changes to the government's furlough scheme, and catches up with the CEO of the ten-pin bowling alley chain Hollywood Bowl about the new rules in force, as alleys are allowed to reopen again.
31/07/2045m 2s

"Too much Power"

Should the power of big tech companies be curb as Congress says they are anti competitive and lockdown saw a big surge in demand for pets Danni speaks to a dog breeder
30/07/2049m 29s

"We've gone from a travel agency to a refund agency"

The latest on quarantine measures and there effect on the economy and the UK boss of Ebay says business rates need reform and that will mean Ebay will 'probably' pay more tax.
29/07/2048m 3s

Holidays in Spain are cancelled until further notice.

The Foreign Office is now advising against all non-essential travel to the whole of Spain - so what will that mean for the beleaguered travel industry
28/07/2042m 13s

Spain quarantine rule returns

Danni looks at the impact of new quarantine rules on travellers and businesses. Also, is an ad ban on unhealthy food the answer to tackling obesity? Plus, have our ambitions to cut down on plastic been forgotten during the pandemic?
27/07/2047m 17s

The cover up

Felicity speaks to retailers as face coverings become mandatory in English shops. The Olympics were due to start today. Where has the pandemic postponement left businesses?
24/07/2025m 34s

Trains, planes and ticket refunds

Rail commuters in some parts of the country have had a tough time - cancellations and delays have become normal for many journeys. In fact, Northern Rail was even nationalised in January over its performance. Today the government is pledging to tackle some of the problems that hamper services in the North with a boost of £600m. Felicity asks, is it enough to make a difference? Plus whether we'll soon see coronavirus testing at airports, why the luxury brand Bulgari is getting involved in charitable causes and is one secondary ticketing site in particular playing fair over refunds? With Felicity Hannah #wakeuptomoney
23/07/2054m 3s

The businesses left behind

Felicity Hannah hears from businesses that are stuck in limbo because they revolve around people socialising. Plus the impact of restaurant no shows. And the rise in scams and what we can do about it.
22/07/2051m 49s

A public sector pay boost

Felicity Hannah finds out about the online misinformation spreading "virulently" during the pandemic. The Digital Culture Media and Sport Committee wants to see the big tech companies regulated. Gyms are due to re-open on Saturday. Wake Up to Money takes a tour of one as it prepares to open its doors to clients again.
21/07/2052m 39s

Klarna and the rise of buy now, pay later

Felicity Hannah talks to the vice president of payment firm Klarna.
20/07/2052m 12s

Flex and the city

Danni looks at the numbers of people still working from home and in the office during the pandemic. How will coronavirus shape the way we work going forward? Will there be more flexible working? And what will the economic impact be on our towns and cities?
17/07/2026m 56s

Is Britain working?

Danni looks ahead to jobless stats as research suggests a third of firms are set to axe staff. She also checks on how Brits are coping with working from home and a wool price dive.
16/07/2049m 33s

Rip it up and start again?

Lord Heseltine gives his views on the economy. We also look what the Huawei ban could mean for China-UK relations and examine a new industry springing up online in lockdown.
15/07/2040m 49s

Mandatory Masks

Danni get the business reaction to the government is extending the law on wearing face coverings in England, making them compulsory in shops from 24th July.
14/07/2048m 35s

Jobs: furloughs and highs

As furloughing ends will unemployment spike? We also check in with a spa that's reopening, and find out how retailers have fared in recent weeks.
13/07/2044m 50s

Spas and (nail) bars

Danni looks at the latest easing of lockdown, affecting pools, gyms and beauty salons, as thousands of shop jobs are cut. Plus, what will the end of quarantine mean for airports?
10/07/2026m 21s

Jobs and meal deals

Danni Hewson talks to the boss of Thai restaurant chain Rosa's Thai, construction boss Eleanor Deeley and economist Jonathan Portes about yesterday's summer statement. Will it be enough to avoid sweeping job losses? She'll also get reaction from self-employed beautician Anna and from Mark who's on furlough and fears for his job. Get involved in the conversation: #wakeuptomoney
09/07/2051m 29s

Making a Statement

Danni talks to the bosses of the construction firm Mace and Swansea based Boss Brewing. She hears from Kitty Ussher who's now Chief Economic Advisor at the think tank Demos but was Banking Minister during the financial crisis and asks her how this moment compares. #wakeuptomoney
08/07/2050m 32s

Should Fast Fashion slow down

Why is China making the Government have a rethink, another female boss joins a FTSE 100 company and fast fashion and its impact on sustainability.
07/07/2047m 44s

Beer, barnets and budgets

Danni talks to the boss of Hawthorne Leisure which runs more than 700 UK pubs about how the weekend has gone. Hairdresser Nikki describes how she re-opened he salon at 5:30 on Saturday morning. Plus new research looks into which areas around the country have been hit hardest by the economic impact of the virus. And the boss of the online stock broker Interactive Investor talks ethics, rivalry and how investment habits have changed in lockdown. #wakeuptomoney
06/07/2048m 18s

Super Saturday

Felicty Hannah talks to the bosses of cinemas, pubs, hotels and holiday parks as they get ready to welcome customers back through their doors.
03/07/2050m 48s

12,000 and counting

Almost 12,000 people in the UK are set to lose their jobs after a raft of firms announced cuts in just 48 hours. Danni speaks to a panel of labour market experts and business leaders, and asks how many more losses are to come?
02/07/2024m 28s

In Plane Sight

Danni discusses aviation's crisis during the pandemic, as Airbus announces plans to cut 15 thousand jobs. She also speaks to the founder of the Lonely Planet travel guides.
01/07/2052m 14s

Local Lockdown

Danni discusses plans to kick-start the economy through investment in big building projects, finds out how pubs are planning to reopen, and looks at the future of the furlough scheme.
30/06/2047m 45s

Air bridge over troubled water

Danni finds out about air bridges, corridors, and plans to thrash out a new fisheries deal.
29/06/2052m 4s

Intu the unknown

The fate of Trafford Centre's owner is in doubt, Danni takes a look at why. And covid-19 has been a catalyst for some start-ups but means changes for flying, what's the 'new normal'?
26/06/2051m 37s


As consumers stay at home and buy hot tubs, the travel industry continues to go through big changes as Qantas announces that 20% of its staff will go.
25/06/2049m 40s

The bar and the Bard

From pubs in Manchester, to theatres in Shakespeare's Stratford - what does the easing of lockdown rules mean for businesses in England?
24/06/2025m 25s

The businesses calling time on the two-metre rule

Restaurants and pubs may be able to open from 4th of July, but they’ll have to adhere to strict social distancing measures. It currently stands at two metres, but there’s a lot of pressure on the government to reduce this to one metre, so that businesses can cater to more people and reboot an industry that’s been badly hit by the coronavirus.
23/06/2045m 43s

2m or not 2 metres

The government is to announce tomorrow what businesses can reopen, a decision is also expected on social distancing. Many businesses, particularly in the hospitality industry, have been pushing for it to be reduced to 1m. Danni considers the plight of those who've missed out on government support. Also, what can commercial tenants do about mounting debt as rent payment looms? And, are people with disabilities excluded from business?
22/06/2050m 50s

Revisiting retail

We look at how shops fared after opening this week and why there's been a spike in bike sales. Felicity also examines the Bank of England's £1bn boost to the economy.
19/06/2023m 21s

Furlough Fraud

Exclusive figures for 5live Business, HMRC has told us that they have received more than 3,000 reports of furlough fraud since April.
18/06/2051m 3s

The fight for free school meals

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17/06/2026m 9s

Jobs fears

Danni investigates whether the two-metre rule should be scrapped and looks at how well yesterday went for the thousands of shops which re-opened in England for the first time.
16/06/2050m 42s

Back to the shops?

Sean Farrington reports live from the Cheshire Oaks retail outlet as they get ready for the first shoppers to arrive. "When businesses tell me 'I can't recruit people of colour because they don't apply to me... ' you have to look at how you're presenting your business." Brands and marketing expert Flavilla Fongang on how companies need to respond to the Black Lives Matter movement. We return to Bishop Auckland to hear from the high street we've been following for a few months now as they get ready for shoppers to return. We cross to Milton Keynes to find out how the town's shopping centre is getting ready. And Doug Putman, HMV boss talks rents, VAT and how his shops will keep their staff and customers safe. #wakeuptomoney
15/06/2051m 15s

Is my job safe?

Danni Hewson talks to Pawel Adrjan, an economist from the jobs site Indeed about what's happening to the jobs market right now and what people worried about their future should do. Lots of artists are trying it - will online gigs help save the struggling music industry and help support artists whose incomes have fallen dramatically? She looks at claims that Brexit border checks could be abandoned - for now. And as non-essential shops in Northern Ireland re-open, what the heck is revenge shopping? ##wakeuptomoney
12/06/2026m 1s

Will changing the 2m rule save the economy

Business leaders from across the economy explain the impact of the 2m rule on their businesses. We also catch up with the boss of Pearl & Dean.
11/06/2047m 45s

Shops will open but it will be different

Non-essential shops to re-open, but are they prepared and will be able to make profit with fewer people in store. Danni speaks to the Boss of Richer Sounds
10/06/2023m 15s

Building for the future, looking at the past

We ask the boss of Mace how construction is faring in the pandemic and examine the legacy of slavery in the UK and it's impact now. We also speak to a pub boss about opening up.
09/06/2047m 50s

Lockdown loosening

As quarantine rules come into force, what's the impact for hospitality and tourism? We also look at dentists reopening and how childcare issues could affect staff returning to work
08/06/2048m 55s

The Cover Up

Danni speaks to retailers returning to work as facemasks become mandatory on public transport in England from June 15. Plus, we catch up with Co-op boss Steve Murrells who has been outspoken on racism following the death of George Lloyd in the US.
05/06/2026m 3s

Books and Boardrooms

How can bosses keen to display their anti-racist credentials make meaningful change inside their own companies? And why do so many big companies still have all white boards? The boss of Waterstones, James Daunt talks to Danni Hewson about managing a company through a crisis and what the high street will look like afterwards as shoppers begin to return. And the heads of Loganair and Southampton airport give their views on the quarantine and what travel is going to look like this summer. #wakeuptomoney
04/06/2045m 10s

US protests - should companies take a stand?

Felicity Hannah talks to Steven Bartlett, boss of branding agency The Social Chain about how companies have responded to the Black Lives Matter campaign. How sincere is their response? Plus your travel questions answered as the government so far seems to be sticking with its controversial quarantine plan. She also talks to Anna Blackburn, boss of Beaverbrooks on how the jewellery chain has been handling the Coronavirus crisis. #wakeuptomoney
03/06/2051m 24s

Sunshine and Shopping

As the sun shone and some stores opened their doors, did we go out spending? Footfall was up and huge queues formed outside Ikea's stores in England. So as more shops and some sporting events re-opened, Felicity Hannah looks at how yesterday went. Plus the test case that will decide if thousands of businesses should get an insurance payout after Coronavirus forced them to close. And the return of horseracing. Felicity hears from a trainer whose horse ran in the first racing meet since the lockdown began. #wakeuptomoney
02/06/2047m 46s

Markets and Motors

Also in today's show: A one billion pound fund opens today, almost three years on from the Grenfell Tower disaster, to help those stuck with flats covered in unsafe cladding. But is it enough? One expert will explains why she thinks it won't solve the problem. Felicity also investigates why some of us are trapped in data and device poverty at a time when we need to be linked up to the internet more than ever. And we may be in the middle of a pandemic but that doesn't stop Brexit trundling on. Talks resume with the EU this week. So is this the right or wrong time to be thrashing out the details? With Felicity Hannah. #wakeuptomoney
01/06/2047m 38s

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?
29/05/2051m 20s

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.
28/05/2048m 34s

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.
27/05/2050m 44s

Ramping up retail

Open-air markets, car showrooms, and all other non-essential businesses get the green light to open their doors again in June. Danni asks what impact this will have for those businesses, as well as the UK economy. Plus - she finds out more about 'Project Birch', and the impact that lockdown is having on those who are poised to enter the world of work .
26/05/2047m 2s

A cereal issue

Plus how will we pay for all this? What impact will the virus have on public spending? And what do we all miss most about normal life?
22/05/2049m 8s

"We take it down"

Mark Zuckerberg, the boss of Facebook talks about how to deal with fake news and misinformation during the Covid 19 pandemic.
21/05/2050m 27s

A "severe recession like no other"

As a recession looms, the former Boss of Virgin Bank tells Danni the lessons she learned from the 2008 financial crisis and will a bank holiday in October help domestic tourism.
20/05/2048m 56s

Pandemic job losses: how bad could it get?

Danni looks at the issue of unemployment ahead of the release of new labour market data, which will show how people's jobs have been affected due to the pandemic.
19/05/2047m 38s

Falling through the cracks

Danni talks to small businesses who are struggling to access support; she finds out more about the rise of video conferencing app, Zoom; and learns how professional football is facing a new economic reality.
18/05/2048m 58s

No business for showbusiness

Danni looks at the impact of the lockdown on the entertainment industry. She hears from a comedian, a nightclub boss, a festival organiser, and Abba's Bjorn Ulvaeus.
15/05/2049m 49s

What will happen to our jobs?

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak says a significant recession is on the way. Danni investigates whether lots of people are furloughed in zombie jobs that simply won't exist when our economy re-opens. Or - as the chancellor suggests - will things bounce back quickly? She also hears from the boss of luxury car maker Bentley which has brought just under half of its UK workforce back to the factory floor. And she meets the boss who's now running a call centre from her workers homes. Plus Wake Up To Money's learned there's a shortage of the plastic being used to make the screens currently keeping lots of workers safe. #wakeuptomoney
14/05/2050m 29s

Back to Work

How will the extension to the furlough scheme help businesses and will commuters feel confident in going back to work.
13/05/2044m 43s

Back in business?

Danni looks at the new government guidelines for companies to make their workplaces safe. The bosses of a manufacturing firm and a bus company say whether it will work for them.
12/05/2050m 32s

The beginning of the end?

Danni Hewson will find out what businesses make of the PM's announcement last night. Do businesses have enough information to re-open and will staff feel safe enough to return? And what does it mean for businesses and workers now the pace of change seems to be different in different parts of the UK? #wakeuptomoney
11/05/2051m 11s

Rebuilding economies

As the Bank of England warns of the UK's sharpest recession on record, Felicity Hannah marks VE Day by looking at the post-war economy and what we can learn from the recovery.
08/05/2051m 38s

The Price of a Pandemic

We look at the economy before, during, and after coronavirus ahead of the Bank of England's latest assessment, due out at 7am.
07/05/2050m 13s

How long is a furlough?

As the UK government looks to end the furlough scheme Danni Hewson looks at what happens next.
06/05/2050m 28s

Roasted and toasted

Danni chats to the owners of a coffee roasting business and a wedding dress shop about their work life on lockdown, and how they plan to emerge on the other side. Will it be back to the daily grind? She also talks to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development about the government's furlough scheme, which the CIPD wants extending because they fear a cliff edge and spiralling unemployment if it's not made more flexible.
05/05/2051m 12s

Getting us back to work

The BBC's seen draft government proposals on how to get us all back to work. Plans include staggered shifts, cutting down on hot desking and relaxing the two metre rule in favour of other protective measures in workplaces where social distancing is not possible. Hear from the manufacturing, logistics, travel and PR sectors. Plus...is our cold storage full? #wakeuptomoney
04/05/2051m 2s

Gremlins in the car finance machine

A 5 Live investigation finds car payment holidays - ordered by a watchdog - are being delayed for drivers. We also take a look at how the UK can start to move out of lockdown.
01/05/2049m 36s

Car manufacturing stalls

We find out how coronavirus has pushed the car industry off track and speak to one of the architects behind the UK's Nightingale hospitals.
30/04/2049m 5s

Massive cuts at BA

Danni looks at British Airways' plan to shed nearly 30% of its workforce due to the fallout from coronavirus. Also, why are some businesses shunning emergency loans?
29/04/2043m 55s

On the bounce

Danni looks at the new 'bounceback' loans announced by the Chancellor. And, when is the right time to lift the lockdown? Plus, how damaging has the crisis been for the arts sector?
28/04/2048m 1s

Unlocking the economy

As calls grow to ease restrictions how will businesses adapt. Also, how crucial is an antibody test to lifting the lockdown? And why are some insurers refusing to pay out?
27/04/2048m 30s

Knocked for six

With major events cancelled - from the London Marathon this weekend to Wimbledon - and a whole Premier League season on ice, Sean looks at how coronavirus is affecting sport.
24/04/2051m 22s

Life on the farm, on lockdown

We catch up with Countryfile's Adam Henson to see how the virus is affecting farms. We also speak to a UK ventilator challenge firm and find out the cost of lockdown to musicians.
23/04/2049m 48s

Questions over PPE

A mask manufacturer tells Sean how the Industry has changed in the last 6 weeks and Mickey Clarke gives his thoughts on the collapse of the oil price.
22/04/2049m 35s

Coronavirus: how businesses are changing

Sean takes a look at how firms are changing their model to fight the virus. He also takes a look at its impact on the hospitality sector which has been hit hard by lockdown.
21/04/2047m 50s

PPE how Business is trying to help the NHS

As major delivery of protective equipment is delayed a teepee manufacturer tells Sean how they are helping and now making visors for the NHS.
20/04/2048m 35s

Lockdown continues

Sean finds out how businesses have adjusted to the new normal as the lockdown continues, and speaks to workers who are keeping the economy going. Meanwhile, the US aims to open up.
17/04/2046m 33s

Three more weeks?

Plus hairdresser Nicola Roberts on how she's coping after her business had to furlough all its staff. Retail analyst Bryan Roberts lost his job and is now stacking shelves at Tesco. He tells Sean what it's been like for the workers keeping us fed. And why are small business grants taking so long to be handed out? The deputy leader of Birmingham City Council tells Sean what it's been like behind the scenes.
16/04/2049m 39s

The biggest economic contraction in living memory?

Josh Hardie of the Confederation of British Industry and Sarah John of Boss brewing join Sean to talk about economics, beer and business. #wakeuptomoney
15/04/2050m 27s

Coronavirus - Your Working Life Under Lockdown

Sean talks to workplace mental health first aid trainer Sarah Long and Jasmine Whitbread, the boss of London business group London First. Also your stories of what the lockdown has meant for your working life. Join in the conversation on social media: #wakeuptomoney
14/04/2047m 1s

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.
09/04/2049m 50s

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
08/04/2049m 17s

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.
07/04/2044m 24s

Coronavirus - keeping workers safe

News and insight from the business world. Download the podcast via the BBC Sounds app.
06/04/2052m 2s

Highs and Lows

Banks are told to cut us all some slack on loans and credit card bills but charities are struggling and businesses say they still can't get their hands on government-backed loans. Wake Up To Money hears from two opera singers who've lost work but found new ways to make cash - with a blast of opera to end the week on a high note...
03/04/2049m 6s

Made In Chelsea's Spencer Matthews - an entrepreneur in the coronavirus crisis

Spencer Matthews is an entrepreneur who starred on Made In Chelsea. He talks about dealing with the supermarkets in the middle of the coronavirus crisis, doing business without shaking hands, and Thomas the Tank Engine. Also this morning Sean speaks to Citizens Advice about the practicalities of getting Universal Credit and Wake up To Money listeners come up with some inventive ways to save a struggling plant seller
02/04/2039m 37s

Time to pay?

Banks have suspended dividends but will that free up extra lending for businesses across the UK in need of emergency funding? We hear from Vikas Shah, the boss of a textile firm that supplies something crucial for an NHS desperately trying to increase capacity - bed sheets for thousands of extra beds. We also hear from the boss of Newquay airport on whether the aviation industry needs a bailout, and whether it should get one.
01/04/2039m 51s

eBay looks to end collections

Sean hears from the boss of eBay about how the platform is stopping its 26 million UK customers from buying goods that have to be collected after police stopped a driver on a 220 mile trip to pick up some windows bought on the site. Also we look at Carluccio's and BrightHouse going into administration and Johny Cassidy is back to explain furloughing.
31/03/2039m 23s

Coronavirus - are we in this for the long haul?

The government says a consortium of companies will help build thousands more ventilators. Sean looks at how easy it is for a company which makes one product to suddenly start manufacturing something completely different. The boss of Burger King UK talks to Sean about the impact the virus has had on business, staff and customers. And Sarah Long, a mental health first aid trainer gives her top tips on supporting our co-workers in this uniquely difficult time. How do we know if someone is struggling if we're all working from home? Even if you are in work it can be difficult to maintain the usual social contact as all distance ourselves from others. And how can we help colleagues who're having a tough time? Join in the conversation on social media using the hashtag #wakeuptomoney.
30/03/2046m 52s

The Self Employed get their COVID 19 Bailout

The Chancellor announces a multi-billion pound plan to pay the self-employed. But nothing is paid until June will it work for most workers.
27/03/2050m 32s

Coronavirus: This one's a banker

We hear from two businesses owners who have tried and failed to get help from banks and ask the boss of TSB how it is helping its customers cope.
26/03/2049m 5s

Cornavirus: landlords and loans

As commercial tenants refuse to pay rent, what happens to landlords? We also take a look at loans to help your finances and catch up with a pharmacists to see how they're coping.
25/03/2049m 15s

Coronavirus: Explaining the lockdown for business

What do strict new measures designed to tackle coronavirus mean for business? And, what help is there for the millions of self-employed during the crisis.
24/03/2050m 34s

Banking on cash

Sean speaks to the British business bank which is overseeing the coronavirus loan scheme, and also hears from Pure Gym about the impact of closures. Plus Mickey Clark returns.
23/03/2050m 28s

Coronavirus - business grants and worker rights

Schools close from the end of today for all but the children of key workers. So what are your rights if you now have to juggle work with childcare? Or if you're forced to work from home? Plus the UK boss of the workplace messaging tool Slack gives his insights about how to get the best of out of teams which have to work remotely. How can companies improve communication and boost morale when we're stuck at home in a time of crisis? Plus, we investigate the question so many listeners have asked us: How will those emergency government grants for small businesses work? And how soon can they be accessed? With Felicity Hannah. Join in the conversation: #wakeuptomoney
20/03/2025m 36s

Coronavirus- markets in crisis

There's been warnings from Boris Johnson who says Coronavirus infection rates look likely to soar as the country moves into the "delay" phase of its action plan. Workers with a persistent cough or temperature have been told they must stay at home for seven days. So how prepared are we as a workforce? Felicity Hannah looks into how to make the best of working from home if you're one of the many who'll be doing it for the first time. Also, how to cope financially if your income is dropping because you're self-isolating or off sick. And she'll ask how worried we should all be after global stock markets plunged as investors panicked about the Coronavirus. Join in the conversation on social media: #wakeuptomoney
20/03/2025m 36s

Coronavirus: looking after your finances

We discuss how to cope financially while the UK is in the grip of the coronavirus - from personal debt to business and banks.
19/03/2042m 4s

Is £350bn enough?

Felicity Hannah looks at the government's plan to help businesses through the virus crisis. Is there enough cash? And is it being targeted in the right areas?
18/03/2043m 46s

Not going out

Danni Hewson considers the outlook for the leisure industry and the aviation sector as the coronavirus weighs on the economy. Also, where does it all leave the wedding business?
17/03/2043m 2s

Coronavirus - Business and Bankers React

Sean Farrington looks at steps taken by central banks to tackle the impact of coronavirus. Also, where next for airlines? And how can supermarkets get on top of panic buying
16/03/2039m 6s

Flights grounded as spending takes off

As the World Health Organisation declares Coronavirus a pandemic, Sean Farrington investigates whether the new Chancellor's £12bn package of financial support is enough to help small businesses affected.. Two businesses struggling to weather the storm will tell us what they make of the measures. And as always, Wake Up To Money will give you everything you need to understand the budget; how it affects you and who the winners and losers are. With money for roads, business rate freezes and a new mayor for West Yorkshire, this is apparently the biggest budget giveaway since 1992. So is it now fine to borrow money to invest? And will it help us weather the current economic storm? Join in the conversation on social media: #wakeuptomoney
12/03/2042m 30s

Budgeting for a crisis

Sean hears from three small businesses hit hard by Coronavirus, including a Chinese restaurant and organisers of murder mystery weekends and cycling events. He finds out what the Chancellor could offer in today's budget to help them keep going. There's also experts on hand to explain what we can expect from Rishi Sunak's first budget and what it means in real terms for you. Will the Coronavirus have thrown off Boris Johnson's big spending plans? In what is already a tough environment, airlines are now drastically cutting capacity. Sean investigates how the industry's been affected and what it means for your business trip or summer holiday. Join in the conversation on social media: #wakeuptomoney
11/03/2040m 45s

Italy on lockdown

The whole of Italy's on lockdown, as the World Health Organsiation says the threat of a coronavirus pandemic is now "very real". Sean finds out what it means for businesses and the economy. Worldwide, fears over the virus outbreak and the falling oil price have wreaked havoc on stock markets. We'll hear from markets analysts, and also from former Bank of England Governor, Mervyn King.
10/03/2043m 5s

Shares tumble: Extra pod

Sean speaks to the BBC's economics editor Faisal Islam and Laura Lambie from Investec after leading shares plunged following an oil price rout and continued coronavirus worries.
09/03/2012m 13s

Oil price plunge

Sean Farrington on the falling oil price, what to expect in the Budget and the ongoing impact of the coronavirus, particularly on the conference sector.
09/03/2040m 17s

Hezza on Dual Britannia

Sean takes a look at the growing coronavirus crisis - from its impact on airlines to working at home. He also catches up with Lord Heseltine on levelling up the UK.
06/03/2042m 16s

No more maybe for Flybe

Flybe, sometimes known as Fly maybe is definitely no more as the UK's biggest regional airline has gone into administration and told its customers not to go to airports,
05/03/2041m 52s

Winds of Change

A fifth of the workforce could be either absent or off sick if the Coronavirus epidemic spreads according to the government's worst case scenario. Could Britain's economy cope? Sean's live at a wind turbine factory on the Humber estuary for the latest in our Dual Britannia series. Can clean energy and new technology boost the economies in areas like this? And what can the government do to help? Meet the boss and the apprentices who're now trainee Wind Turbine Technicians.
04/03/2034m 38s

Greggs on a roll

Sean catches up with the boss of Greggs as the baker's sales heat up. He also examines whether better transport links could help level up the UK, and the latest on coronavirus.
03/03/2040m 50s

Dual Britannia: From Runcorn with love

One of Boris Johnson's key election pledges was to "level up" the regions. What does that mean and what's needed? The people of Runcorn tell us in the first of our special series.
02/03/2035m 44s

Wake Up To Mickey

Sean and Mickey look at a major market sell-off as traders react to the coronavirus. And enjoy the best of a quarter of a century of Mickey Clarke, as he leaves us after 26 years.
28/02/2043m 41s

What is the future for buy-now-pay-later as Klarna makes a loss.

Workplace hygiene as Coronavirus fears grow. Also why have buy now pay later services like Klarna expanded more than any other online payment system? And as the nitty gritty of the EU trade talks begin...what can we expect? A veteran who's helped broker many a trade deal tells Sean and Mickey what will be going on behind closed doors over the next ten months and beyond.
27/02/2039m 59s

Coronavirus - your rights

If you're impacted by Coronavirus, what rights do you have at work? Also Disney boss Bob Iger, considered to be the most powerful man in Hollywood, has stepped down.
26/02/2032m 58s


Global financial markets saw the sharpest falls in years after a rise in coronavirus cases renewed fears about economic slowdown. Danni and Louise take a look at the numbers.
25/02/2044m 6s

A million houses short

The UK needs to build 1.2 million new ones to close the gap between supply and demand is that possible and the team take a look in what will be in next months budget.
24/02/2037m 50s

After the flood

The clear up has begun for businesses across the UK but heavy rain could bring more flooding. We speak to an apprentice building London's newest sewer and the top tech boss at IBM.
21/02/2030m 54s

"Inactive" or unable?

Sean and Mickey look at home secretary Priti Patel's claims that more than 8 million economically inactive people could be helped back to work, to help boost the workforce after strict new immigration laws come in. Also, the new £20 note is out today and we've got one. And why are truckers being denied toilet breaks?
20/02/2037m 21s

Points mean visas

We talk to the building and the catering industry to see how the new immigration system will impact on them. Plus advice for businesses flooded out by the recent storms from a Cockermouth shop owner who's been through this twice now. And have you had a pay rise this year? According to official figures released yesterday wages crept above pre-crisis highs for the first time last year. Sean and Mickey chat to one economist who disagrees.
19/02/2039m 27s

Banking blues and turning the workforce veggie

HSBC says it will restructure after a big fall in profits. And no more ham sandwiches in the work buffet! Hear from the company doing its bit for the planet by going meat free.
18/02/2033m 0s

The tech trash explosion

E-waste, from old phones to broken washing machines, is the world's fastest growing waste stream. The Shoezone boss on rents and rates And Storm Dennis - the aftermath.
17/02/2033m 44s

Two hearts... one mind?

Sajid Javid resigns as Chancellor after Boris Johnson insists he sack his team. Some are calling it a Downing Street power grab. We look at what it means for the UK's finances.
14/02/2028m 42s

Recharging the car industry

Sean Farrington and Mickey Clark catch up with the boss of Ford Europe to discuss the future of the car industry. They also take a look at retailer calls for business rate reforms.
13/02/2034m 49s

Speeding ahead or hitting the buffers?

Sean Farrington and Mickey Clark examine the potential impact of HS2 and why the economy is faltering. They also take a look at how some Airbnb listings may be evading the rules.
12/02/2035m 27s

Back on Track

Sean and Louise discuss HS2 and the promised boost to buses and cycling. Plus, get ready for border checks at the end of this year. Frictionless trade with the EU is ending.
11/02/2037m 26s

Corden and Ciara

Sean and Louise look at the fallout from Storm Ciara, head to the Oscars in LA and how streaming industry is effecting the independent cinema sector.
10/02/2034m 45s

Weight loss and wine

Why are some colleges worried they'll struggle to offer T Levels, the new qualification launching this year? Plus the latest weight loss app and can you get nice wine for under £6?
07/02/2035m 0s

The deals on the bus

Danni and Mickey weigh up a new plan to boost and modernise bus services. They also look at the 'buy now pay later' sector and consider the coronavirus' impact on UK tourism.
06/02/2031m 14s

Does sex still sell?

Danni and Mickey look at advertising after a retailer's criticised for 'over-sexual' ads. Also, what it take to get more ethnic diversity on boards?
05/02/2038m 8s

Green machines

Danni and Louise consider the government's plan to ban petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles by 2035, and a commitment by UK aviation to have net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
04/02/2037m 10s

Align or diverge?

Danni and Louise look at the UK's future trading relationship with Europe. They also talk to the Small Business Commissioner about the impact of late payment, and hear from the SFO
03/02/2029m 39s

EU were always on my mind

Plus the boss of TSB Debbie Crosbie on interest rates and overdrafts. With Sean Farrington and Mickey Clarke.
31/01/2040m 3s

Sorting out the trains: Is there a silver bullet?

Sean and Mickey discuss the future of rail services in Britain following the announcement that Northern will be taken into public ownership. Chancellor Sajid Javid is throwing his support behind HS2 project - is it now more likely the high speed rail scheme will get the green light? Mickey and Sean also discuss the ongoing situation with the coronavirus outbreak in China and how it impacts on businesses and the economy.
30/01/2030m 55s

Light at the end of the tunnel?

Could Northern rail be stripped of its franchise after complaints of delays, cancellations and overcrowding? Also, what does the latest China travel advice mean for business? And, we look at the fallout from the government decision to include Huawei components in the new 5G communications network.
29/01/2035m 24s

Nadorcotts and Brexit

Sean is live at a fruit and veg market looking at the questions businesses still have on Brexit plus what is a Nadorcott? Louise looks at Sainsbury's plan to become net carbon
28/01/2038m 13s

Will the government give the green light to Huawei?

Sean and Louise weigh up Huawei's potential role in parts of the UK's 5G network; they look back on the legacy of basketball legend, Kobe Bryant; and they learn about technology being used in the city of York to get more people to shop there.
27/01/2030m 32s

Tracking the cost

Felicity Hannah and Mickey Clark consider the future of the HS2 project; they hear about a growing trend among some employers to try to use tech to manage the pressure on their staff; and Vince Cable talks to the programme about reforms to the pre-pack insolvency process.
24/01/2040m 2s

Time off to grieve

How can bosses better help workers who've lost a child? How worried should we be about Coronavirus? And why we need the government to tell us what to do to tackle climate change.
23/01/2040m 36s

Keeping kids safe online

One in five internet users in the UK is a child. But they're often using games, apps and websites that are not designed for them. A new code is published today by the Information Commissioner and by the end of next year it's expected to be law. It's aimed at those who make games, software, apps and social media platforms and will require them put children's privacy and safety first. Sean & Mickey look at what the problem is and how the Information Commissioner's Office plans to tackle it. Plus the real cost of "presenteeism". Why are so many of us coming to work when we're struggling with mental health problems. And what next in the perennial global problem of how best to tax the tech titans? France has now put its plans to levy a 3% tax on the revenues of giants like Google and Amazon on hold after the US threatened to impose tariffs on French products.
22/01/2040m 37s


Predictions a plenty for how we're going to get on this year - Rico brings the global view and with an HS2 decision soon the Boss of one rail freight gives her view.
21/01/2042m 56s

£106bn - a price worth paying for HS2?

Sean and Louise look at the future for the HS2 rail line. A leaked review says the bill is rising. They also consider the impact of pre-pack insolvencies on suppliers.
20/01/2038m 3s

Climate Countdown

Sean heads to Glasgow to find out what the city and its businesses are doing to cut carbon. It comes as Microsoft sets new, ambitious targets on the environment.
17/01/2040m 15s

Are you working too hard?

The latest on Flybe with the woman who was there when it all began, an aviation policy expert and the representative of UK railways. Plus a former Twitter boss on work life balance. Download and subscribe on the BBC Sounds app.
16/01/2037m 34s

Flybe lands a rescue deal

Flybe lands a rescue deal - but at what cost to the taxpayer? And the environment? Download the podcast via the BBC Sounds app.
15/01/2039m 20s


Sean and Louise talk to Lord Andrew Adonis the former Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission on whether the government should save Flybe.
14/01/2040m 20s

Can we afford to ‘buy now, pay later’ in 2020

The Money Advice Service has told Wake up to Money ‘buy now, pay later’ is adding to the debt burden over Christmas and Sean and Louise get the latest on Flybe.
13/01/2030m 30s

Uncharted waters?

Danni Hewson is in the north Wales port of Holyhead to talk Brexit, the economy, transport and trade. She speaks to the CEO of Stena Lines, the biggest operator on the Holyhead-Dublin route.
10/01/2035m 56s

Royal Fortunes

How will the Duke and Duchess of Sussex become financially independence after deciding to step back as senior royals? Also, what emerged from Carlos Ghosn's press conference?
09/01/2035m 45s

Middle East crisis escalates

Sean and Mickey get reaction to Iranian missile strikes on US bases in Iraq. Also, following the Woodford scandal, should fund managers be paid megabucks? And what next for Carlos Ghosn?
08/01/2039m 54s

What'll be in the Chancellor's red box?

Sean and Louise hear about the wet weather causing big problems for this year's crops. Plus the boss of Rolls Royce cars on exporting and what legal protection for 'ethical vegans' means for employers.
07/01/2040m 37s

Markets react to Iran crisis

Sean and Louise look at the fallout from the crisis in the Middle East. They also speak to the boss of Mountain Warehouse, and contemplate life back at work after the break.
06/01/2039m 19s

Boss talk: Two departing CEOs talk business in 2020

Danni and Mickey speak to Juergen Maier, former CEO of Siemens UK, and Kevin Brennan, departing CEO of Quorn, about their business legacy, the changes they've seen and, as bosses based in the north of England, the future of the Northern Powerhouse.
03/01/2037m 34s

Up the junction?

As rail fares rise Danni and Mickey look at the state of the UK's rail network. Is there light at the end of the tunnel? Also, would you give up flying for the sake of the planet?
02/01/2031m 45s

Wake Up To Money's Review of the Decade

Sean & Mickey chat to a panel including WUTM presenters past and present.
31/12/1952m 4s

Ghosn, Ghosn, Gone

Sean and Mickey look at the latest on former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn who has fled Japan where he's facing allegations of financial misconduct.
31/12/1914m 6s

Fossil fuels and fizz

In short post-Christmas episode of Wake Up To Money Sean and Mickey look at why the outgoing Bank of England boss is warning on climate change. They hear about the struggles the high street has faced over the past decade and look into whether Prosecco is losing a bit of its sparkle.
30/12/1917m 2s

Wake Up To Money's Talking Shop

Bosses of three high street brands on why they’re positive about the future for retail.
28/12/191h 12m

Best Of The Bosses

Highlights of Wake Up To Money's interviews with big bosses and business leaders from across 2019. Featuring some of the biggest names in UK and World business including Stephen Schwarzman of Blackstone, and Alison Rose of RBS.
27/12/1951m 7s

The Business Of Sport

A look back at this year's special feature on the Business Of Sport. Examining the money behind the sporting action from rugby union, to e-gaming, to the Olympics.
26/12/1949m 51s

The last-minute Christmas shop

Felicity Hannah and Louise Cooper discuss how supermarkets get customers spending more on their last-minute Christmas shop
24/12/1929m 20s

The 'bewildering' bumpy landing for Thomas Cook staff

Former Thomas Cook staff say they're 'bewildered' at being refused Government benefits. Plus the farmer who says flooding could cost him millions and a former member of the Monetary Policy Committee on the priorities for the new Bank of England Governor
23/12/1935m 5s

The man with all our money

Updated edition of Wake Up To Money after the appointment of new Bank of England Governor
20/12/1933m 39s

From Brexit Bill to Baby Yoda

Sean and Mickey look at the government's future plans, the success of Bet365, and the business behind Star Wars. Also, will Google and Facebook be facing tougher regulation?
19/12/1941m 53s

Whirlpool in a spin

There's another recall for Whirlpool, this time its washing machines. Sean and Mickey also discuss 'buy now pay later' credit deals, and look at changes to overdrafts.
18/12/1939m 40s

Planes, trains and Christmas bills

Sean and Louise look at Boeing's decision to suspend production of the 737. Plus hundreds of postmasters accused of stealing have been vindicated. And how are you paying for Xmas?
17/12/1940m 52s

As the election dust settles, what do businesses want?

Sean and Louise are joined by panel of small businesses to find out what issues matter to them most following the election result. They also discuss the growing influence of China on international sport and the conflict between commercial gain in the country and freedom of speech.
16/12/1939m 8s

General Election 2019: Back to business

Sean and Mickey with a special post-election episode of Wake Up To Money with reaction from business, the city and what it means for your finances.
13/12/1930m 57s

Hangover days

There’s a Championship 'bubble waiting to burst' with clubs posting record losses in a Premier League 'gamble'. Also the company giving staff "hangover days", calls for better regulation of cannabis based products and how the pub industry might finally be recovering.
12/12/1936m 43s

The Conservatives' explain their plan for business

The chancellor, Sajid Javid, tells Wake Up to Money what his party's plans are for business and the economy. You can go back to previous Wake Up To Money podcasts to listen to John McDonnell from Labour; the Scottish National Party's Kirsty Blackman and Ed Davey of the Liberal Democrats.
11/12/1938m 12s

Election roadshow hits Castle Donington: Parties vie for pole position but what do businesses want?

Sean visits Castle Donington to talk to businesses about what they want in this election.
10/12/1938m 35s

The future of roads and rails

Sean visits Crewe to find out what the election could mean for rail and bus services.
09/12/1938m 37s

The Planet and Politics

Sean and Mickey look at political promises on climate change and hear from the Liberal Democrats on their manifesto pledges.
06/12/1940m 49s

Small business on the big vote

Sean travels to Croydon to discuss the election with small business owners, and to find out what changes will help their ventures.
05/12/1940m 21s

Google's founders step down

Sergey Brin and Larry Page founded Google in a garage in 1998. They've handed over day to day control of the sprawling Alphabet empire. Also we look at Christmas shopping habits, diversity on boards and how adverts can rush you into rash decisions.
04/12/1935m 9s

Tariffs, TV and Care

Sean Farrington and Louise Cooper discuss US trade wars. They also take a look at election pledges on family care and, as Amazon starts showing sport, they delve into streaming.
03/12/1931m 36s

Labour's plan for business

John McDonell, the man who wants to take over in the Treasury, tells Wake Up To Money whether he'd bail out British firms, the energy price cap and Labour's plan for business rates. Sean Farrington finds out how businesses in London Bridge are dealing with a second terror attack in just over two years and we look at the growing pressure on investors to go green.
03/12/1933m 0s

Who's offering the best deal?

Why has an independent think tank described both the Conservative and Labour's spending plans as "not credible"? Plus Black Friday's dark downside and the end of Help to Buy Isas.
29/11/1930m 32s

What's driving your vote?

83% of the travel we do is by car. So what are the various parties offering drivers and is it enough? Wake Up To Money goes back on the road to investigate.
28/11/1940m 44s

Uber's latest rival, and De La Rue's survival

Sean Farrington and Mickey Clark discuss Uber's new London rival, Black Friday and problems at money printer De La Rue.
27/11/1925m 59s

Viagogo stumps up for StubHub

Viagogo stumps up $4bn for rival secondary ticket site Stubhub. Will TFL's Uber ban actually change anything? And Sean & Louise look into the parties' election promises on housing
26/11/1934m 21s

Fights, fact checking and the future of Uber

Sean and Louise look at NHS election claims, the future of Uber in London and what the inventor of the web, Tim Berners-Lee, makes of the Conservatives' twitter re-brand last week.
25/11/1927m 5s

The homeless entrepreneur

Sean and Mickey hear from a businessman who got started while sleeping rough, and dissect the Duke of York's finances.
22/11/1936m 25s

Manifestos and morals

Sean Farrington and Mickey Clark discuss a Tory pledge on National Insurance. They also take a look at how moral the UK is and Prince Andrew's latest problems.
21/11/1931m 30s

Who gets your vote?

Danni Hewson and Mickey Clark discuss the leaders' debate. They also delve into fallout from IT chaos at TSB last year and catch up with Aston Martin's boss.
20/11/1933m 45s

Backing a winner?

Danni Hewson and Louise Cooper discuss the reaction to the CBI conference and upcoming leader debates with an airport boss. They also take a look at gaming and the National Lottery
19/11/1937m 38s

Getting down to business

Danni Hewson and Louise Cooper ask how politicians could woo business at the CBI's conference. They also catch up with a flood-hit business and ask why Newsround could be cut back.
18/11/1936m 36s

Big plans for broadband

Sean and Mickey look at Labour's plan to nationalise part of BT and offer free broadband. Also, what are the parties offering workers in this election?
15/11/1931m 27s

Great Leap Forward?

Danni Hewson and Mickey Clark discuss modular housing, inflation and how songwriter Billy Bragg is trying to cut down on plastic use.
14/11/1933m 23s

After the floods

Sean and Mickey discuss the impact of the UK floods and the pros and cons of working in shared office space.
13/11/1933m 50s

Flood of claims

Sean and Louise look at how weather is impacting on insurance. Also why does a Chinese company want to buy British steel and accessibility issues on retail websites.
12/11/1935m 2s

The changing shape of retail employment

Following the row over changes to contracts at Asda, Sean and Louise look at how retail employment is changing. They also discuss a lack of BAME representation on company boards, and get to grips with the big numbers involved in a boxing match involving two YouTube stars.
11/11/1940m 24s

Your money & your vote. Election economics explained.

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08/11/1930m 46s

Where this election Leeds

Sean's in Leeds to talk about investment in the region ahead of speeches by the two men vying to be the next Chancellor of the Exchequer. Mickey's looking at M&S and Sainsbury's and we hear about a massive shake up in shipping - an industry that carries 90% of all the world's trade.
07/11/1927m 20s

High Street Lows

As Mothercare falls into administration, Sean and Mickey look at M&S's prospects ahead of a half-year update from the retailer.
06/11/1931m 3s

The starter homes that never got going

A report by the spending watchdog, the National Audit Office, says the government has failed to deliver on a promise to build 200,000 homes with a 20% discount by 2020.
05/11/1925m 29s

Can a flight ever be green?

Sean and Louise look at Ryanair's claim that it's the lowest emission airline in Europe. They also discuss the sacking of McDonald's boss for a relationship at work.
04/11/1934m 6s

England in the RWC final: A Red Rosy outlook for businesses

England's through to the final of the Rugby World Cup. The tournament's a massive deal for Japanese businesses and the economy there, but UK businesses are also seeing the benefits - from beer to sausages to merch to flights.
01/11/1932m 56s

Twitter's political ad ban

Sean and Mickey talk about Twitter's move to ban all political advertising worldwide; what UK businesses want from whoever gets into power at the next general election; and they discuss the growing trend in retailers offering store credit.
31/10/1922m 52s

Do burgers get your vote?

Sean and Mickey discuss why there's been a big increase in sales of burgers. Also what do business want to hear in the General Election campaign?
30/10/1934m 15s

Google makes a grab for Fitbit

Plus Sean and Louise look at the cost and regulation of IVF treatment.
29/10/1932m 36s


Will there be an election? Will we Brexit this Thursday? Two of the questions we hope to have answered by the end of today. Plus Virgin Galactic floats on the stock market.
28/10/1930m 10s


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25/10/1931m 14s

Steel and peel

British Steel's rescue is in doubt after the preferred bidder failed to seal a deal before today's deadline. Also in the programme the fruit and veg that no-one wants to harvest.
24/10/1937m 24s

A deal and a delay - another crazy day

MPs backed a Brexit deal for the first time, but minutes later rejected a rushed timetable that would put it through Parliament by Friday. Businesses tell us what they think.
23/10/1930m 7s

Taxing the tech titans

Why is HMRC looking into Airbnb in the UK? And, would you buy an electric car if it gave you perks like free parking? Plus, the latest on Brexit, and office rental firm WeWork.
22/10/1933m 30s

Deal or delay?

Sean and Louise weigh up the Brexit latest as the government seeks to put its deal to MPs. Is there still a chance of a no-deal? And how has the business view changed?
21/10/1924m 56s

Brexit and beyond

Sean and Mickey digest the latest deal agreed in Brussels and consider life beyond Brexit. They also speak to businesses in Northern Ireland and a prominent Brexiteer.
18/10/1942m 31s

Brexit: mushroom for manoeuvre?

Sean Farrington and Mickey catch up with some Northern Irish firms, including a fungi farm, about the impact of ongoing Brexit talks.
17/10/1936m 26s

Brexit from behind the wheel

Sean Farrington and Mickey Clark get the hauliers' view on the latest Brexit developments. They also discuss postal strikes, Woodford Fund collapse and costly changes to Meetup.
16/10/1932m 18s

Why is Sports Direct narked about Nike and Adidas?

Sports Direct has called for an inquiry into Nike and Adidas's treatment of suppliers. Plus - the boss of Thomas Cook appears before MPs. And what the food and drink industry makes of the proposed Brexit deal so far.
15/10/1930m 19s

Queen's Speech and Brexit

Sean Farrington and Louise Cooper discuss what businesses would like to hear in the Queen's Speech, and the latest on Brexit with the head of the UK's chemical industry trade body.
14/10/1933m 51s

Wake Up To Money Business of Sport - Rugby World Cup

Sean Farrington looks at the money behind the Rugby World Cup in Japan including how can smaller countries break into the top tier of the game
11/10/1957m 52s

How HMV found its voice again

Sean and Mickey talk to the boss of HMV Doug Putman. Just a few years ago HMV was on the bring of disappearing. It's now opening a flagship store in Birmingham.
11/10/1938m 9s

Travel agents reborn

Sean and Mickey look at the takeover of Thomas Cook's former shops by Hays. Plus following the Colleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy row, how much are newspaper stories worth?
10/10/1931m 28s

Mission 'essentially impossible'

Boris Johnson and the German chancellor have spoken about the proposals he put forward to the EU - but a No 10 source says she made clear a deal based on them was "overwhelmingly unlikely". The EU's top official has warned the UK against a "stupid blame game". So with talks on a knife-edge, Sean and Mickey look at how businesses are preparing for an uncertain outcome.
09/10/1934m 24s


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08/10/1926m 45s

The $500bn investment firm

Sean and Louise meet Stephen Schwarzman, founder of the Blackstone Group which has investments around the world, including Merlin Entertainments, Versace and the Birmingham NEC.
07/10/1930m 47s

Brexit, broadband, and solar energy

Danni and Mickey weigh up reaction to the government's latest Brexit proposals, and hear from the car industry. They also speak to Openreach about the future of broadband.
04/10/1927m 49s

Markets tumble

What does business make of the PM's Brexit proposal? How will British industries like Scotch Whisky handle the US tariffs heading their way? And why have global markets tumbled?
03/10/1928m 15s

Those hedge fund rumours

Also...finally some good news! Workers celebrate as the Belfast shipyard which built the Titanic is saved from collapse. And a former boss of Thomas Cook tells us why he thinks we should be paying more for our holidays. With Sean Farrington and Mickey Clarke.
02/10/1928m 31s


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01/10/1933m 58s


Sean and Louise hear how the job hunt's going for one former staff member. Plus Wake Up To Money hears from businesses attending a government "Get Ready for Brexit" roadshow. And as the Conservative Party Conference gets underway, what is the message from business to the MP's gathering in Manchester?
30/09/1942m 22s

What next for Amazon?

Wake Up to Money talks to the boss of Amazon in the UK, Doug Gurr.
27/09/1942m 0s

Stoked Up

As emotions run high in Parliament, Sean Farrington finds out how businesses in Stoke-on-Trent are preparing for Brexit.
26/09/1940m 2s

Brexit, banking, and Thomas Cook

Sean and Louise weigh up the Supreme Court ruling and ask where it leaves Brexit. Plus more on the plight of Thomas Cook travellers. And what is happening at Metro Bank?
25/09/1942m 7s

Why did Thomas Cook fail?

Sean and Louise look at the factors behind Thomas Cook's demise and the impact on staff. They also get the latest from the Civil Aviation Authority.
24/09/1942m 22s

The collapse of Thomas Cook

Danni and Louise look at the fallout from Thomas Cook's liquidation after the failure of rescue talks.
23/09/1942m 10s

Thomas Cook concerns

Danni Hewson and Louise Cooper take a look at why Thomas Cook is teetering on the brink. They also look at the set-up costs of starting university and climate change strikes.
20/09/1942m 19s

Rate expectations

The US central bank has cut interest rates, boosting the economy. President Trump wants more. In the UK a slowdown in inflation is pinned on falling computer game and clothes prices.
19/09/1943m 5s

The way WeWork

Danni and Mickey look at the postponement of WeWork's stock market listing. And are anti-social working hours becoming the norm for many people?
18/09/1942m 53s

Deals down under

Danni and Louise look at the UK's post-Brexit trading prospects with Australia and New Zealand. Plus, why are nearly 50,000 General Motors workers on strike in the US?
17/09/1942m 56s

Saudi oil, Soreen loaves, and shrinking growth

The British Chambers of Commerce has downgraded its growth forecast - even if a Brexit deal is achieved. Danni and Mickey look at the figures as the PM heads to Brussels. And, what impact will the Saudi oilfield attacks have on global supply?
16/09/1943m 10s

Would you like to set your own pay?

Danni and Mickey look at the idea of employees setting their own pay. And, not-so-smart meters - why are some households being kitted out with old equipment?
13/09/1942m 47s

Gaming crackdown?

Danni and Mickey examine what impact a mooted ban on 'loot boxes' in electronic games could have. The team also takes a look at the defence industry.
12/09/1943m 1s

Ashley in the spotlight

Danni Hewson and Mickey Clark delve into Sports Direct ahead of the firm's AGM. They also look at Brexit and the car industry as well as a tentative renaissance on the High Street.
11/09/1941m 46s

UK economy: grounded or set to take off?

Danni and Louise discuss the latest economic data - both growth and jobs. They also talk about a rise in shop worker violence and take a closer look at pilot pay.
10/09/1943m 2s

BA strikes and Brexit

Danni and Louise take a look at the impact of BA's strike. They also discuss Brexit with the TUC and how Eurotunnel is preparing to protect customers after the UK leaves Europe.
09/09/1942m 58s

OH. MY. GAWWWD. Could Friends make any more money?

Danni and Mickey discuss the continuing financial success story of Friends, 25 years after it was launched. And Brexit's never far away. They speak to Labour Party donor and Brexit supporter, John Mills, the founder of JML.
06/09/1942m 6s

Brexit No Show

MPs say no to no deal, Labour says no to an election. We speak to Deloitte's head of Brexit policy to find out what businesses should do to prepare for whatever happens next.
05/09/1942m 46s


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04/09/1941m 56s

Will there be an election?

Danni and Louise find out what businesses in the UK and Europe make of the prospect of another election.
03/09/1941m 37s

Get Ready

Some 42% of small businesses say they don't know how to prepare for Brexit and there's growing concern about 'Brexit fatigue'. Will they make preparations in time for No Deal?
02/09/1941m 47s

Wake Up To Money Business of Sport – The Price of Gold

It's a year until the Tokyo Olympics will be getting underway. The British Olympics Association has told us it could be one of the most expensive yet. A number of sports will be making their debut at the games - one of them is competitive climbing. But who sponsors a brand new sport, and how do they get funding?
30/08/1926m 30s


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30/08/1941m 51s

Air of suspense

Sean and Mickey look at the impact of the government's move to suspend Parliament. Also the PPI claim deadline looms, and it's 25 years since Definitely Maybe was released.
29/08/1941m 51s


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28/08/1942m 14s


Plus: who knew about the high speed rise in HS2's costs? And how can cricket star Ben Stokes benefit from his new found hero status? With Sean Farrington and Louise Cooper.
27/08/1942m 11s

Pride and corporate 'pinkwashing'

LGBT Pride events have been taking place all around the world this summer. As well as being celebrations of inclusivity and diversity, they've become big business. In 2019 conversations have turned to the increasing role big corporations are playing. Lots of big brands have added rainbows to their logos or released limited edition products this year. But some companies have been criticised for just changing their logos without actually doing much in terms of their corporate culture to support LGBT rights - which has been termed 'pinkwashing'.
26/08/1941m 13s

Wake Up To Money Business of Sport - Bury in a hole

Sean and Mickey look at the plight of Bury FC which could be kicked out of the football league for failing to provide information about the state of its finances. Bury's not the only club with financial problems. Why are so many in trouble and what's the solution?
23/08/1942m 39s

Huawei and its image problems

Sean and Mickey talk to Huawei's UK Communications Director, plus the latest on Ryanair's strike action and if passengers are affected.
22/08/1942m 29s

Ryanair pilot strikes

Sean and Louise discuss the possible impacts if the Ryanair pilot strikes go ahead.
21/08/1941m 56s

The Chicken Connoisseur

In a wide-ranging interview, Sean sits down with Youtube star, Elijah Quashie, aka the Chicken Connoisseur, to talk about how he got into reviewing chicken shops; the role social media plays in people's lives; and the problem of knife crime in the UK.
20/08/1942m 22s

The micro-businesses getting targeted by cyber attacks

Sean and Louise look into the problem of cyber attacks on micro-businesses.
19/08/1942m 13s

Wake Up To Money Business of Sport – Making a bit from getting fit

Sean and Mickey talk to the boss of Parkrun about how it makes money when it’s millions of members run for free. Plus cycling and extreme competitions which see runners dodging obstacles from fire to barbed wire.
16/08/1926m 27s

Data regulator probes facial recognition tech

Facial-recognition tech at King's Cross is to be investigated by the UK's data regulator.
16/08/1941m 41s

Market Falls

Sean Farrington and Mickey Clarke look at why stock markets seem to have the jitters and talk to the boss of Nespresso about sustainability and recycling.
15/08/1941m 59s

Market falls

Sean Farrington and Mickey Clarke look at why stock markets seem to have the jitters and talk to the boss of Nespresso.
15/08/1941m 59s


What value do vocational qualifications have? And is business investment falling? The boss of the Business Growth Fund joins Sean Farrington and Mickey Clarke
14/08/1942m 36s


From Asda to Morrisons, Boots to Primark - some of retail's biggest names have written to the Chancellor Sajid Javid urging him to reform an 'outdated' business rates system.
13/08/1940m 53s

Made to Border

As the UK Customs Academy goes live Sean Farrington speaks to the company that designed its training programmes to find out if businesses and border staff will be ready for Brexit.
12/08/1941m 17s

Made to border

As the UK Customs Academy goes live Sean Farrington speaks to the company that designed its training programmes to find out if businesses and border staff will be ready for Brexit
12/08/1941m 17s

Wake Up To Money Business of Sport – not just about the scores

Sean and Mickey look at how sport is being reported off the pitch – from long reads to podcasts to social media
09/08/1926m 21s

Growing up or growing down

Latest estimates for the UK economy are out today with worries about the impact of Brexit stockpiling
09/08/1915m 19s

Airline woes

As Ryanair pilots plan to strike this summer, and an IT glitch at British Airways causes widespread disruption, Sean and Mickey ask why is the airline industry facing so many problems at the moment?
08/08/1942m 51s

What will a no-deal Brexit mean for business?

Sean Farrington visits Birmingham Wholesale Market to weigh up the impact of a no-deal Brexit.
07/08/1942m 37s

Tesco cuts jobs

Sean Farrington and Louise Cooper look at Tesco's decision to cut staff. And new figures show the number of entrepreneurs from a black and minority ethnic background (BME) is down.
06/08/1942m 47s

Travel trouble

Sean Farrington and Louise Cooper weigh up disruption at Heathrow as talks continue to avert industrial action by some of the airport's workers. They also take a look at the growing cost of rural crime, and find out how to become a 'kidfluencer'.
05/08/1942m 11s

Wake Up To Money Business of Sport: eSports

The industry is worth over $1bn globally. Is it time to take gaming as a competitive activity a bit more seriously?
02/08/1925m 14s

Trump promises more tariffs

Sean Farrington and Louise Cooper consider President Trump's plan to impose more tariffs on China as Bank of England governor Mark Carney says trade tensions will hurt growth. They also dissect the world of eSports, and get the latest from Whaley Bridge.
02/08/1916m 35s

US Fed cuts rates

The US Federal Reserve has cut interest rates for the first time since 2008. Sean and Louise discuss what it means.
01/08/1941m 13s


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31/07/1942m 8s


News and insight from the business world. Download the podcast via the BBC Sounds app.
30/07/1942m 12s


News and insight from the business world. Download the podcast via the BBC Sounds app.
29/07/1941m 10s

The heat is on

Sean and Mickey discuss the heat inside and outside Number 10, as a new look government meets on the hottest July day on record.
26/07/1942m 13s


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25/07/1941m 48s

The Boris Business Breakfast

Get the podcast via the BBC Sounds app.
24/07/1942m 8s


With Sean Farrington and Louise Cooper.
23/07/1941m 56s

What next for Honda's Swindon workers?

Sean and Louise discuss the impact of Honda's decision to shut its Swindon plant.
22/07/1941m 7s

Wake Up To Money Business of Sport

Following England’s victory in the Cricket World Cup, is it better for a sport to get the bigger money from being on pay-TV or the bigger number of viewers being on free TV
19/07/1926m 7s


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19/07/1911m 26s

Currency trading: Who are the people behind the screens?

The pound's been falling amid Brexit uncertainty but who's moving the money around and how do they reach their decisions to buy or sell? Sean and Mickey dive into the world of currency trading.
18/07/1940m 41s


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17/07/1941m 51s

No planes, but trains and automobiles

Sean Farrington and Louise Cooper discuss the latest rail review and new guidelines for driverless cars.
16/07/1941m 31s


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15/07/1939m 21s

The man behind Ineos

With the Tour de France in full swing, Sean and Mickey profile the man behind Ineos, Jim Ratcliffe, his company's role in British cycling, and his other sporting ambitions.
12/07/1941m 39s

Wayne Hemingway on re-fashioning Britain's housing

Sean and Mickey talk to fashion designer Wayne Hemingway about his ambitions to improve housing and local communities in Britain.
11/07/1941m 42s


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10/07/1941m 2s

Going green

Sean Farrington and Louise Cooper analyse E.on's commitment to 100% green electricity, and weigh up the wider impact of a record data breach fine for British Airways.
09/07/1941m 20s


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08/07/1941m 13s

Betting shop closures

Justin Bones and Mickey Clark discuss William Hill's plans to shut hundreds of betting shops. They also look at office-less firms and some impending good news from the car sector.
05/07/1941m 24s

Are businesses doing enough about plastic?

Guy Kilty and Mickey Clarke look at business attitudes towards plastic waste, and talk to the boss of Britain's newest airport which opens in the Lake District today.
04/07/1941m 23s

Talking Tesco with Dave

And how are children getting their pocket money these days as we move towards an increasingly cashless society?
03/07/1941m 15s

Come on you Lionesses!

And: How can the FA capitalise on the success of the England team to leave a lasting legacy for women's football?
02/07/1941m 32s

Can British Steel be Saved?

News and insight from the business world. Download the podcast via the BBC Sounds app. British Steel, Google's boss goes to the cricket and the rise of video job interviews.
01/07/1941m 16s


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28/06/1941m 43s

Jeremy Hunt's spending plans

Sean Farrington and Mickey Clark look at the cost of Jeremy Hunt's flagship policies. Plus can the government crack the housing shortage with a raft of new measures?
27/06/1941m 36s


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26/06/1941m 42s


News and insight from the business world. Download the podcast via the BBC Sounds app.
25/06/1941m 23s


News and insight from the business world. Download the podcast via the BBC Sounds app.
24/06/1941m 40s

Northern Powerhouse rated

Five years after its launch, Danni Hewson and Mickey Clark examine the progress of the Northern Powerhouse project. They also examine why Dixons Carphone is struggling.
21/06/1941m 36s

Tackling late payments

Danni Hewson and Mickey Clark discuss new powers to tackle late payments to small businesses. They also looks at Slack, an app to beat email overload, ahead of its market debut.
20/06/1941m 47s


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19/06/1941m 22s

Rain, rain go away

Danni Hewson and Louise Cooper look at the economic impact of bad summer weather. Plus, Heathrow is about to unveil the plans for its third runway, but how do you deliver a major infrastructure project?
18/06/1941m 10s

Airline boss speaks out

Danni Hewson and Louise Cooper hear from the boss of Ethiopian Airlines on Boeing issues following a fatal crash in March. They also discuss the rise and rise of meat-free food.
17/06/1941m 8s


Sean and Mickey talk to the boss of O2. And for those of us who find there's too much month left at the end of our money, Felicity Hannah looks into a scheme that allows workers to access their salary as they earn it.
14/06/1941m 20s


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13/06/1941m 11s


News and insight from the business world. Download the podcast via the BBC Sounds app.
12/06/1941m 58s


News and insight from the business world. Download the podcast via the BBC Sounds app.
11/06/1941m 21s


News and insight from the business world. Download the podcast via the BBC Sounds app.
10/06/1941m 24s


News and insight from the business world. Download the podcast via the BBC Sounds app.
07/06/1941m 45s

Ford closes Bridgend

Reaction from unions and experts as Ford gets ready to make a major announcement on the future of its Bridgend plant.
06/06/1940m 56s


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05/06/1941m 55s

Trump Toasts Business

The US is the UK's biggest trading partner. What will UK business leaders discuss with President Trump at a breakfast meeting? Download the podcast via the BBC Sounds app.
04/06/1942m 0s


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03/06/1938m 24s

Rent rules

Sean Farrington and Mickey Clark ask if new rules for tenants will raise rents. They also examine the health impact of the new 5G technology and hear from Mountain Warehouse's CEO.
31/05/1941m 40s

Ringing the changes

Sean Farrington and Mickey Clark quiz the boss of EE on the launch of 5G. Plus the team look at the new post-18 education review and find out why UK car production has plunged.
30/05/1940m 33s

No deal looming?

With 15 candidates in the race for PM, Sean Farrington and Mickey Clark examine whether it means a no deal Brexit is looming. Plus 5G for business and the future of Boots.
29/05/1941m 31s

The Fast and the Furious

Guy Kilty and Louise Cooper discuss manoeuvring and mergers in the car world. They also look at whether 5G is worth the hype and new measures in place to tackle bank fraud.
28/05/1940m 9s

The launch of 5G

With the first 5G network launching this week, Guy and Louise discuss how the new technology will affect consumers and businesses.
27/05/1940m 45s

Tory leadership: Endgame?

Sean and Mickey ask what leadership struggles could mean for business. They also look back at what's been a big week with the collapse of Jamie's Italian and British Steel, as well as the ongoing Huawei saga.
24/05/1941m 13s

What's happening with HS2?

Sean Farrington meets Mark Thurston, the boss of HS2 and explores the site of a major new hub in the UK's £56bn high speed railway. Download the podcast via the BBC Sounds app.
23/05/1941m 8s


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22/05/1941m 18s

Thomas Cook's travails

Sean and Louise weigh up the outlook for Thomas Cook after another day of share-price falls. Plus do pregnant workers and new mums need more protection from redundancy?
21/05/1941m 32s

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?
20/05/1941m 29s


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17/05/1941m 30s

Can you save in your 20s?

BBC Radio 5 Live research shows a third of 20-somethings have no savings. Former Apprentice candidate Kayode Damali joins Sean and Mickey to discuss saving when you're young.
16/05/1941m 49s


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15/05/1941m 4s

WhatsApp Hack - what should you do and how to protect your phone

Wake Up To Money's Sean Farrington joins Nicky Campbell for a Your Call special in the wake of the WhatsApp hack on how you can protect your device from cyber attack.
14/05/1922m 7s


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14/05/1940m 59s

Metro Bank and the rumour mill

Also why young people who started work during the financial crisis are still feeling the negative effects, plus the Wake Up To Money gang's top tips to reduce food waste.
13/05/1940m 59s

The fraudsters who target vinyl collectors

Danni and Mickey shine a light on the growing problem of vinyl fraud. They also discuss the latest indicators of how the UK economy's performing, and how information and communication technology has become a bigger problem for the environment than aviation. That's according to a new report. They talk to its author.
10/05/1941m 37s

Debenhams debt shake-up

Danni Hewson and Mickey Clark take a look at Debenhams' aims for a CVA to keep the business afloat. They also look ahead to Uber's stock market debut and the rise of self-storage.
09/05/1941m 44s

Rate reforms?

Danni Hewson and Mickey Clark discuss calls for business rate reform. They also examine why online estate agents are having problems, and offer more advice on home working.
08/05/1941m 27s

Home working: heaven or hell?

Danni Hewson and Lousie Cooper discuss the rise of working from home. And, as Sir Philip Green battles to save Arcadia, they ask whether he can push through a restructuring deal.
07/05/1941m 11s

Trade, Tech and Burgers

Guy Kilty and Louise Cooper discuss the latest moves in the US-China trade war. They also speak to tech firm WANDisco's boss about Huawei and examine the appetite for vegan food.
06/05/1941m 10s

Tipping your colleagues: courteous or cringeworthy?

Danni Hewson and Louise Cooper discuss the rise in peer-to-peer tipping - or 'micro-bonuses' - in the workplace.
03/05/1941m 34s

Green and Pleasant Land?

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02/05/1941m 1s


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01/05/1941m 45s


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30/04/1942m 15s


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29/04/1941m 40s

Amazon and Avengers

Sean and Mickey discuss Amazon's latest earnings, look ahead to RBS's results, and "Marvel" at the record-breaking ticket sales for the new Avengers Endgame film, out this weekend.
26/04/1941m 12s

Competition watchdog to announce ASDA-Sainsbury's merger judgement

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25/04/1941m 19s

Swallowing London's Pride

Danni and Mickey look at the beer industry as shareholders at Fuller's prepare to vote on the sale of its brewing business to Asahi. And, do you think about the environment when buying clothes?
24/04/1941m 58s

Going plural

Danni and Louise look at the growing trend for self-employed workers to take on multiple jobs. Plus a new record has been set for electricity generation without coal.
23/04/1941m 40s

Walking on sunshine?

Danni Hewson and Louise Cooper look at new figures which show the Easter sun is helping the high street, but not all retailers. Also, why does not having a bank account cost money?
22/04/1942m 3s


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19/04/1941m 21s

BMW prepares for an electric future

One of the BMW board members, Pieter Nota, talks to Wake Up To Money about the company's move towards an electric future and why the UK isn't such a big market for them.
18/04/1941m 40s

Mind the Climate Gap: Is big business taking emissions concerns on board?

As London prepares for more climate change demonstrations and possible disruption to the Tube network, Sean Farrington and Mickey Clark consider what big business is doing to tackle carbon emissions.
17/04/1941m 3s

Notre Dame: A priceless asset

Sean and Louise discuss the latest from the devastating Notre Dame fire and look at the cost of repairing such a priceless asset.
16/04/1941m 44s


Sean Farrington and Louise Cooper discuss Tiger Woods’s spectacular win at Augusta and ask what it might mean for his earnings.
15/04/1941m 29s


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12/04/1941m 24s


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11/04/1941m 39s

Flexible friends?

Sean Farrington and Mickey Clark discuss what impact the latest Brexit extension plea from the PM will have on businesses with the boss of Brittany Ferries, and Debenhams' future.
10/04/1941m 19s

Stressful Times

Sean Farrington and Louise Cooper examine rising stress levels across all the day's stories - at Debenhams, surrounding Brexit and in the workplace.
09/04/1941m 22s


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08/04/1941m 55s

Boeing admit faults

Boeing has admitted for the first time that a failure in their plane's anti-stall system was a factor in last month's Ethiopian Airlines crash. We'll be speaking to the former head of the Federal Aviation Administration in the US about what happens now.
05/04/1942m 1s

From Flybe to Brunei

There are calls to boycott businesses with ties to Brunei as it brings in the death penalty for adultery and gay sex. Sean & Mickey look at where the state's investing its money.
04/04/1941m 42s

Another Extension?

Businesses react to Theresa May's news that she will seek another Brexit extension. Plus, why is budget airline Flybe cancelling so many flights? And Sean and Mickey will talk to the boss of a tech company harnessing data about you and your driving habits.
03/04/1941m 39s

The Noes have it

Plus the company offering 14 weeks paid paternity leave and could businesses start sponsoring our roads?
02/04/1941m 43s

20 years of the Minimum Wage

What's been the impact of the minimum wage 20 years since it was introduced? Plus a look ahead to what you'll be paying more for from today.
01/04/1941m 26s

Happy 25th Birthday!

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29/03/1941m 1s

Brexit in the City

After another big night in Westminster, we're in the City of London to get reaction from the world of businesses.
28/03/1940m 41s


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27/03/1941m 27s


News and insight from the business world. Download the podcast via the BBC Sounds app.
26/03/1941m 29s
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