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

Latest Episodes

MBL: Lockdown Entrepreneurs Revisited

Starting a business is hard, but starting one during lockdown is harder. Louise Cooper and guests revisit young entrepreneurs who made their side hustle into their 9-5 during lockdown to see how they’re getting on. They also hear from some new businesses owners looking for some help and guidance about starting and sustaining a successful company. Guests: Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation Annabel Cork, founder of Make It Your Business Producer: Beth Sagar-Fenton Editor: Emma Rippon If you’ve got a story to share, do email us on moneybox@bbc.co.uk or you can Tweet us @moneybox

34 min2 d ago
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MBL: Lockdown Entrepreneurs Revisited

Tier 3: The last shift

The numbers of people targeted by thieves on Instagram has sharply risen during lockdown and Action Fraud is warning Instagram users to be wary of fraudulent investment posts offering ‘get rich quick’ schemes. Criminals use the app to promote investment schemes, luring users with the promise of high returns. We speak to one man caught out. As Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions expand, we look at the support in place for workers. And it’s already estimated that nearly two million people who were not in financial difficulty before the pandemic are now struggling to pay all of their bills. Could a 'temporary' debt payment plan help them through the worst of the crisis? Presenter: Paul Lewis Researcher: Darin Graham Reporter: Dan Whitworth Producer: Alex Lewis Editor: Richard Vadon

26 min6 d ago
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Tier 3: The last shift

Looking for work

If you’re under 30 and struggling to be noticed by employers our panel are ready to help. Find out which industries are hiring, how to handle CV gaps and what to focus on when you get an interview. Email questions and tips to: moneybox@bbc.co.uk or tweet us @moneybox Panel: Lauren Mistry, Operations Director at Youth Employment UK John McCourt, Careers adviser with Skills Development Scotland Emlyn Evans, Adviser with Career Wales Presenter: Charmaine Cozier Producer: Beth Sagar-Fenton Editor: Richard Vadon

28 min1 w ago
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Looking for work

Why can't I get an NI number?

Money Box has learnt that thousands of people with the right to work in the UK have not been able to access a National Insurance number. Without one they may not be able to work, open a high street bank account or claim benefits. The Bank of England has written to lenders to find out whether they are ready for a zero or even a negative Bank Rate. How likely is it and what will that mean for our savings, mortgages, and other debts? And the life insurance policy that wouldn’t pay out when a terminally ill man needed the help. Presenter: Paul Lewis Reporter: Dan Whitworth Producer: Alex Lewis Editor: Emma Rippon

36 min1 w ago
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Why can't I get an NI number?

MBL: Mortgages for first time buyers

Buying your first home has always been a challenge, but amid the madness of 2020 it could be harder than ever. Adam Shaw and a panel of guests answer calls from would-be first-time buyers, from the actor just starting to think about getting on the property ladder, to the social worker wondering whether shared ownership is the answer, and the dad who's seen his dream home slip away as lenders demand larger deposits. If you've a question or a story to share, do email us on moneybox@bbc.co.uk or you can Tweet us @moneybox. Producer: Beth Sagar-Fenton & Darin Graham Editor: Emma Rippon

38 min2 w ago
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MBL: Mortgages for first time buyers

Airbnb agrees to share tax data with HMRC

People who let out property using Airbnb have been warned this week that the firm will send HMRC the details of their earnings going back to 2017. It may mean that some hosts will receive surprise tax bills. Thousands of people who invested in a mini-bond sold by a firm called Wellesley face an impossible choice next week. They must decide if they want the company to go into administration and lose everything, or vote for what is called a Company Voluntary Arrangement and lose nearly everything. When your vehicle is damaged and it is another driver’s fault it's pretty standard practice for their insurer, not yours, to sort out the repairs to your car but it has emerged that it can leave you without a right to complain or get redress when things go wrong. We speak to the MP calling for change. Presenter: Paul Lewis Producer: Alex Lewis Editor: Emma Rippon

29 min2 w ago
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Airbnb agrees to share tax data with HMRC

MBL: Eviction Bans

Renters could be at risk of losing their homes because of changes to the eviction ban that was brought in to protect tenants during the coronavirus pandemic. It's estimated that landlords have lost millions in rent since lockdown hit in March. What financial support and help is available and what are the different rules for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland? Louise Cooper is joined by Anny Cullum from Acorn Communities, Meera Chindooroy from the National Residential Landlords Association and Giles Peaker, a housing lawyer from Anthony Gold Solicitors. We'd love to hear your questions about renting, tenancies and evictions. E-mail moneybox@bbc.co.uk or tweet @moneybox. Presenter: Louise Cooper Producer: Darin Graham Editor: Emma Rippon

32 min3 w ago
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MBL: Eviction Bans

City's plan to end poverty in 10 years

The costly experience of being unknowingly signed up to a phone competition service. We hear how one subscription cost a Money Box listener over £1,000 across 5 years. A new Sharia compliant investment fund has been launched on the London Stock Exchange. How does it work? Edinburgh - Scotland's wealthiest city - launches a plan to get rid of poverty by 2030. And hints and tips for making difficult financial decisions. Presenter: Paul Lewis Reporter: Dan Whitworth Researcher: Darin Graham Producer: Alex Lewis Editor: Emma Rippon

30 min3 w ago
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City's plan to end poverty in 10 years

MBL: Personal Insurance

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) say that 6 million policy holders are paying too much for their insurance premiums and that radical reforms could save consumers £3.7bn over 10 years. So how do you get the right policy at a fair price? Joining Paul Lewis to answer your questions and offer advice are: Louise O'Shea, Confused.com Graeme Trudgill, British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) We'd love to hear your questions and ideas about personal insurance, e-mail moneybox@bbc.co.uk now and tweet @moneybox we'll include as many as we can in the programme. Presenter: Paul Lewis Producer: Diane Richardson Editor: Emma Rippon

30 minSEP 30
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MBL: Personal Insurance

Are car warranties worth it?

This week the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, revealed new measures to help stop mass job cuts in these economically uncertain times. This latest plan - the Job Support Scheme - was spurred on by the ending of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (or furlough). From November, if bosses bring back workers part time, the government will help top up their wages. But there are concerns that it does nothing to assist the millions who have already missed out on government help. We also discuss whether it's worth buying a warranty on a second-hand car. One man spent £400 but was told it did not cover a £2000 repair. As businesses struggle in the Covid-19 era are they exploiting young workers by getting them to do job trials but refusing to pay them? And in the podcast the one subject that has dominated emails to moneybox@bbc.co.uk in recent months... how to get your money back for a cancelled flight, holiday, wedding, concert, football ticket, you name it. We reveal the answer. Presenter: Paul ...

33 minSEP 26
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Are car warranties worth it?

Latest Episodes

MBL: Lockdown Entrepreneurs Revisited

Starting a business is hard, but starting one during lockdown is harder. Louise Cooper and guests revisit young entrepreneurs who made their side hustle into their 9-5 during lockdown to see how they’re getting on. They also hear from some new businesses owners looking for some help and guidance about starting and sustaining a successful company. Guests: Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation Annabel Cork, founder of Make It Your Business Producer: Beth Sagar-Fenton Editor: Emma Rippon If you’ve got a story to share, do email us on moneybox@bbc.co.uk or you can Tweet us @moneybox

34 min2 d ago
Comments
MBL: Lockdown Entrepreneurs Revisited

Tier 3: The last shift

The numbers of people targeted by thieves on Instagram has sharply risen during lockdown and Action Fraud is warning Instagram users to be wary of fraudulent investment posts offering ‘get rich quick’ schemes. Criminals use the app to promote investment schemes, luring users with the promise of high returns. We speak to one man caught out. As Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions expand, we look at the support in place for workers. And it’s already estimated that nearly two million people who were not in financial difficulty before the pandemic are now struggling to pay all of their bills. Could a 'temporary' debt payment plan help them through the worst of the crisis? Presenter: Paul Lewis Researcher: Darin Graham Reporter: Dan Whitworth Producer: Alex Lewis Editor: Richard Vadon

26 min6 d ago
Comments
Tier 3: The last shift

Looking for work

If you’re under 30 and struggling to be noticed by employers our panel are ready to help. Find out which industries are hiring, how to handle CV gaps and what to focus on when you get an interview. Email questions and tips to: moneybox@bbc.co.uk or tweet us @moneybox Panel: Lauren Mistry, Operations Director at Youth Employment UK John McCourt, Careers adviser with Skills Development Scotland Emlyn Evans, Adviser with Career Wales Presenter: Charmaine Cozier Producer: Beth Sagar-Fenton Editor: Richard Vadon

28 min1 w ago
Comments
Looking for work

Why can't I get an NI number?

Money Box has learnt that thousands of people with the right to work in the UK have not been able to access a National Insurance number. Without one they may not be able to work, open a high street bank account or claim benefits. The Bank of England has written to lenders to find out whether they are ready for a zero or even a negative Bank Rate. How likely is it and what will that mean for our savings, mortgages, and other debts? And the life insurance policy that wouldn’t pay out when a terminally ill man needed the help. Presenter: Paul Lewis Reporter: Dan Whitworth Producer: Alex Lewis Editor: Emma Rippon

36 min1 w ago
Comments
Why can't I get an NI number?

MBL: Mortgages for first time buyers

Buying your first home has always been a challenge, but amid the madness of 2020 it could be harder than ever. Adam Shaw and a panel of guests answer calls from would-be first-time buyers, from the actor just starting to think about getting on the property ladder, to the social worker wondering whether shared ownership is the answer, and the dad who's seen his dream home slip away as lenders demand larger deposits. If you've a question or a story to share, do email us on moneybox@bbc.co.uk or you can Tweet us @moneybox. Producer: Beth Sagar-Fenton & Darin Graham Editor: Emma Rippon

38 min2 w ago
Comments
MBL: Mortgages for first time buyers

Airbnb agrees to share tax data with HMRC

People who let out property using Airbnb have been warned this week that the firm will send HMRC the details of their earnings going back to 2017. It may mean that some hosts will receive surprise tax bills. Thousands of people who invested in a mini-bond sold by a firm called Wellesley face an impossible choice next week. They must decide if they want the company to go into administration and lose everything, or vote for what is called a Company Voluntary Arrangement and lose nearly everything. When your vehicle is damaged and it is another driver’s fault it's pretty standard practice for their insurer, not yours, to sort out the repairs to your car but it has emerged that it can leave you without a right to complain or get redress when things go wrong. We speak to the MP calling for change. Presenter: Paul Lewis Producer: Alex Lewis Editor: Emma Rippon

29 min2 w ago
Comments
Airbnb agrees to share tax data with HMRC

MBL: Eviction Bans

Renters could be at risk of losing their homes because of changes to the eviction ban that was brought in to protect tenants during the coronavirus pandemic. It's estimated that landlords have lost millions in rent since lockdown hit in March. What financial support and help is available and what are the different rules for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland? Louise Cooper is joined by Anny Cullum from Acorn Communities, Meera Chindooroy from the National Residential Landlords Association and Giles Peaker, a housing lawyer from Anthony Gold Solicitors. We'd love to hear your questions about renting, tenancies and evictions. E-mail moneybox@bbc.co.uk or tweet @moneybox. Presenter: Louise Cooper Producer: Darin Graham Editor: Emma Rippon

32 min3 w ago
Comments
MBL: Eviction Bans

City's plan to end poverty in 10 years

The costly experience of being unknowingly signed up to a phone competition service. We hear how one subscription cost a Money Box listener over £1,000 across 5 years. A new Sharia compliant investment fund has been launched on the London Stock Exchange. How does it work? Edinburgh - Scotland's wealthiest city - launches a plan to get rid of poverty by 2030. And hints and tips for making difficult financial decisions. Presenter: Paul Lewis Reporter: Dan Whitworth Researcher: Darin Graham Producer: Alex Lewis Editor: Emma Rippon

30 min3 w ago
Comments
City's plan to end poverty in 10 years

MBL: Personal Insurance

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) say that 6 million policy holders are paying too much for their insurance premiums and that radical reforms could save consumers £3.7bn over 10 years. So how do you get the right policy at a fair price? Joining Paul Lewis to answer your questions and offer advice are: Louise O'Shea, Confused.com Graeme Trudgill, British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) We'd love to hear your questions and ideas about personal insurance, e-mail moneybox@bbc.co.uk now and tweet @moneybox we'll include as many as we can in the programme. Presenter: Paul Lewis Producer: Diane Richardson Editor: Emma Rippon

30 minSEP 30
Comments
MBL: Personal Insurance

Are car warranties worth it?

This week the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, revealed new measures to help stop mass job cuts in these economically uncertain times. This latest plan - the Job Support Scheme - was spurred on by the ending of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (or furlough). From November, if bosses bring back workers part time, the government will help top up their wages. But there are concerns that it does nothing to assist the millions who have already missed out on government help. We also discuss whether it's worth buying a warranty on a second-hand car. One man spent £400 but was told it did not cover a £2000 repair. As businesses struggle in the Covid-19 era are they exploiting young workers by getting them to do job trials but refusing to pay them? And in the podcast the one subject that has dominated emails to moneybox@bbc.co.uk in recent months... how to get your money back for a cancelled flight, holiday, wedding, concert, football ticket, you name it. We reveal the answer. Presenter: Paul ...

33 minSEP 26
Comments
Are car warranties worth it?
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