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Wake Up To Money: Episodes

Five years after the last government pumped billions of pounds into Lloyds TSB in the financial crisis, the sell-off of the taxpayers' stake has begun. We ask if the sale represents a good return for the taxpayer. Grand Theft Auto Five has just been released - reportedly the most expensive video game ...
From today, switching your bank account should be faster and safer than ever. We find out what’s changing. Are we facing a house price bubble? We ask an expert for his assessment. And the government has outlined billions of pounds worth of infrastructure spending, but two thirds of businesses say ...
As Twitter announces plans to launch itself on the stock market, we ask what a public listing could mean for users. According to chartered surveyors, the Bank of England needs new tools to prick a potential house price bubble. It's five years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers. And why the beer business ...
The starting gun could be fired on the Royal Mail sell-off this morning, one of the biggest privatisations in the UK for years. We ask what it could mean for workers, the markets and for you. With several big retailers posting results this morning, we talk shop with Bill Grimsey and find out how the ...
The high price of high speed rail - but a new report claims the HS2 rail line will benefit the economy by £15bn a year. The Welsh government is to shut the door to companies which use controversial black lists. We ask if the rest of the UK should follow suit. And claims that the government's benefit ...
We investigate why incomes have failed to keep pace with the rising cost of living in recent years and what the prospects are for the coming 12 months. Britain marks Gibraltar Day with message of support. We find out what makes the tiny territory's 1 billion pound economy tick. And Apple is to unveil ...
The Trustee Savings Banks, or TSB, reopens on the high street as a stand-alone banking brand today for the first time since its 1995 merger with Lloyds Bank. The TUC claims the real level of unemployment is nearly five million. But with all sectors of the economy showing growth we ask if their economic ...
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It's 5 live's Energy Day and we look at the ways businesses can cut their energy usage. We find out how the Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel group has reduced its energy consumption by almost a quarter in just three years, and we speak to one of the country's biggest supermarkets ...
As Britain's High Streets prepare for the return of the TSB bank, we unpick the story behind an old name making a big comeback. The number of UK workers earning less than the so-called living wage has risen to 4.8 million. We find out what is behind the increase in low pay. And we bring you 'panda-nomics', ...
Microsoft is to buy Nokia's mobile-phone business for £3.2bn in a deal that will see 32,000 staff transfer to the American company. England's biggest football clubs have just finished a record-breaking summer of spending - we look at the financial fire power behind the big names. And we ask what the ...
Vodafone has confirmed that discussions to sell its stake in America's biggest mobile operator are now at an 'advanced' stage. How successful has the government's Funding for Lending scheme been in providing cheaper mortgages and more loans for small firms? We get the latest on how it's working out so ...
Vodafone is in talks to sell its stake in the US firm Verizon Wireless, in what would be one of the biggest deals in corporate history. We ask an expert if it's a done deal. As the number of complaints about fee-paying current accounts rises, is it the next bank miss-selling scandal? And are the emerging ...
Local authorities used bailiffs to collect debts worth £1.8m during the past 12 months. We ask the boss of a leading debt charity why she thinks that's "excessive".
The US Federal Reserve has revealed few clues about its plans to ease its multi-billion dollar stimulus programme. We ask why it matters. ...
As the crisis in Egypt continues, we look at the crippling effect on the country’s tourist trade and hear advice for UK holidaymakers. Are plans to cut the deficit on track? We look ahead to the latest public sector finance figures, out this morning. And crowdfunding is a popular alternative to ...
According to new research, male managers earn bonuses twice as big as their female colleagues - we ask why. Plus a look into the world of international commodities. And as Microsoft and Sony prepare to launch their latest hi-tech gadgets, we hear from the world's largest computer games fair in Cologne.
With business leaders upping their forecast for economic growth, we ask the CBI where it thinks UK PLC will be in a year's time. And we look at a new report which says manufacturers are again focusing their efforts on research and development. Plus latest estimates of footfall on the nation's high streets.
Fracking firm Caudrilla is putting a key test site on hold because of concerns over 'direct action' from anti-fracking protestors. What might this delay mean for the technology David Cameron thinks could drive down your energy bill? What would make you switch banks? A new switching system launches next ...
One year on from releasing the details of the UK's 20 most sought after tax criminals, HMRC has now added the names and photographs of 10 more fugitives to that original target list. But are the two arrests made out of last year's line-up enough? A raft of strong economic figures has raised hopes of ...
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said the Bank will not consider raising interest rates until the jobless rate has fallen to 7%, with a few get-out clauses. We assess the bank's inflation report and guidance. Companies are having to force their workers to save for retirement, we take a look at ...
The new Bank of England governor is set to unveil his first inflation report and reveal plans for 'future guidance' on attempts to boost the economy. We find out about the other side to the payday loan story and claims that many have had a positive experience of them. And we take a look at Disney, the ...
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