The Ian King Business Podcast

The Ian King Business Podcast

Catch up on the day's big business and economics stories Monday to Friday with Sky News' business presenter Ian King. Reports, discussion and interviews from the heart of the City and beyond.

Episodes

September 24, 2021 44 min
As the energy crisis rumbles on, Ian's finding out how data centres - for whom electricity is their biggest cost - are being hit, and how that could affect consumers.

Plus, the Federation of Small Businesses demands more help for exporters, and a long-delayed rule change on tips for waiting staff finally comes into force.
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Six energy companies have now folded as the energy price crisis rumbles on - are more to come? Ian King speaks to Sky correspondent Tamara Cohen about the possibility of an energy price cap hike.

Plus, Mastercard launches a mentoring service to urge small and medium sized businesses to go digital and reap the rewards. And, PetsScore announces a pet referencing platform to allow pet owners to rent properties from landlords more easil...
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Issues in food production and supply are widespread - and with energy costs likely to stay high - just how bad could things get this winter? Ian King is joined by the President of the Farmers Union, Minette Batters, and the CEO of the Food and Drink Association, Ian Wright, to discuss.

Plus, the future of theatre remains uncertain post-Covid, and 'Pret a Manger' announces 200 new stores in the UK and plans to move into 5 ove...
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With the Business Secretary telling Sky News the Government could make emergency loans to suppliers suffering from rising energy prices, Ian King speaks to Gareth Stace of UK Steel about knock on effects to other critical industries.

Plus, Addison Lee CEO Liam Griffin announces the taxi firm will be fully electric by 2023 in a huge investment pledge.

Recognise Bank becomes one of the first to receive its full banking license post-pan...
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Surging wholesale gas prices means a number of suppliers are on the brink of collapse - and consumers are facing ever higher prices. Industries that produce fertiliser and carbon dioxide - essential for food supply - are shutting down factories. Ian King finds out more with Greg Jackson, chief executive for Octopus energy.
Plus, an ex mixed martial arts fighter turns his hand to fintech, and Mastercard launches its carbon calculator...
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September 17, 2021 45 min
Ian discusses the travel sector's hopes that the government's about to announce a big relaxation of Covid travel rules for people living in England.

Other guests include the founder of Urban-Air Port, which is working on a global network of flying taxis, and a boss who says a four-day working week is the future.
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A new defence alliance that could be a big financial blow for France - as Britain, the U.S. and Australia work more closely and share nuclear submarine secrets. Ian King also speaks to the chief executive of fast fashion brand, ASOS to find out what it's doing to be more sustainable. And find out what the future of Artificial Intelligence technology means for us over the next few years.
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As the economy continues its post=pandemic bounce back, Ian is joined by Ed Conway to discuss the latest inflation figures. Plus, Goldman Sachs  International Chief Executive Richard Gnodde joins Ian in Birmingham where news of a new Goldman Sachs branch has created a buzz. West Midlands Mayor Andy Street joins them to discuss what this means for the city and its expanding financial services sector.
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The number of people in employment in the UK has returned to pre-pandemic levels and hear from the Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer as he addresses the TUC annual congress in central London.
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Ian King speaks to the director-general of the UK's biggest business organisation, the CBI, about fears over further tax hikes. Plus, hear from the chair of Maritime UK for London International Shipping Week, about how it plans to bounce back from Covid. And the executive chairman of advertising agency S4 Capital to reveal how half-year revenues have risen.
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Ian King speaks to the chief executive of BGC Brokers as the firm pays tribute to its workers who died in the 9/11 terror attacks 20 years ago. Plus, hear from the chief executive of British Marine on the first day of the Southampton Boat Show. And the chief executive of Glenmorangie joins the show to talk about its new innovation distillery - a playground for whisky makers.
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Ian King speaks to the chief executive of the Road Haulage Association about how lorry shortages are creating severe supply issues ahead of Christmas. Plus, hear from the chief executive of the UK's second largest private provider - Spire Healthcare - about its half-year pre-tax profits. And the chief executive of Lloyd's of London joins the show to discuss how it's doing following the coronavirus pandemic.
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Ian King speaks to the deputy director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies about how Boris Johnson's proposed tax changes will impact the economy. Plus, hear from the head of research at Zoopla about how rent rises have reached record levels for the first time since 2008. And the CEO of travel firm, On the Beach, joins the show to talk about how it's offering free covid tests to customers who make bookings this month.
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Ian King is joined by several guests as he looks at the government’s package of changes to social care. He also speaks to Helen Wylde – the Managing Director of Lumo – which is starting a new train service between London and Edinburgh on the east coast mainline next month. Also on the programme is Oliver Ripley, Chief Executive and co-founder of Habitas – which says it can develop a new hotel in less than 9 months.
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Ian King speaks to the CBI's Chief Policy Director Matthew Fell, after its warning the shortage of workers affecting supply chains across Britain could last up to two years. He also chats to the green entrepreneur Jo Bamford, who’s launching a new hydrogen investment fund, and looks at the food-sharing mobile app OLIO, which is aiming to reduce food waste.
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Ian King speaks to the chief executive of baby goods retailer, Jojo Maman Bebe, about why it's had to hike prices. Plus, hear from the vice president of sustainability and mobility at BMW about its plans to make cars kinder to the environment. And the FA's director of women’s professional football joins the show to discuss the super league's biggest broadcast deal ever.
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Ian King speaks to the chief executive of The Gym Group about how it now has more members than before the pandemic. Plus, hear from the chief executive of the world's largest spirit company - Diageo - about its new immersive experiences. And the chief executive of Battleface insurance joins the show to discuss its policies for space tourists.
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On the Ian King Business Podcast we hear about why house prices have made an unexpected rise; the UK economy grows at the fastest rate for 7 years; and analysis of whether equities face a correction
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Ian speaks to an international law firm about the future of Afghanistan and its economy under Taliban rule.

Also, there’s analysis of recent supply chain issues, with a focus on the shortage of lorry drivers.

And the founder of an Estonian company making Covid protection products talks to Ian about its future, as it launches in the UK.
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Ian speaks to the NatWest chief executive after it became the latest big bank to resume paying dividends.

Also, dairy giant Arla on the struggles which have forced it to cut back on milk deliveries to supermarkets, and online housing portal Rightmove reports an increase in revenue not only from last year but the year before.
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