Wake Up to Money



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


  • Pressing pause

    14/06/2021 Duration: 51min

    Sean takes a virtual tour of Doncaster to find out what businesses there make of the fact that we'll have to wait a few more weeks for restrictions to be eased. And survivors of the Grenfell Tower disaster are angry that so many people are still living in unsafe flats, four years on from the tragedy. Join in the conversation on social media: #WakeUpToMoney With Sean Farrington

  • Reaching the Summit

    11/06/2021 Duration: 27min

    Felicity Hannah looks at what's on the agenda as the G7 Summit kicks off in Cornwall. She also hears from the Brewdog boss after former staff claimed it had a 'culture of fear', and catches up with Maggie Philbin to discuss how she's working with teenagers to encourage them into careers in science and technology.

  • Business of Sport: The finance behind Euros 2020

    10/06/2021 Duration: 23min

    Sean takes a look at how the pandemic has changed the finances for Euro 2020 and will the tournament provide the return for supporters and businesses alike

  • Veterinary agreements and guillotine clauses - The Northern Ireland protocol

    10/06/2021 Duration: 28min

    Sean Farrington look at Northern Ireland trade issues and how much longer festivals are facing until they can restart.

  • Million By 30 with Sean Farrington: Roei Samuel

    09/06/2021 Duration: 35min

    Roei Samuel talks to Sean Farrington about setting up e-sports business Real Sport which he sold in a multi-million pound deal and about how having ADHD affected his education and career choices

  • One step towards reopening, or two steps back?

    09/06/2021 Duration: 51min

    Sean Farrington talks to business about new guidance for the Greater Manchester area and looks at how life online has changed for us.

  • Why businesses aren't giving up on the office

    08/06/2021 Duration: 51min

    The five-day office week could become the norm again within two years, experts say.

  • Taxing matters

    07/06/2021 Duration: 52min

    Sean Farrington takes a look at the G7 group's tax plan and asks whether it goes far enough.

  • Grounded

    04/06/2021 Duration: 27min

    As the Government moves Portugal to the amber list, what's the impact for UK holidays? We also dig into why Netflix could be looking to break into the world of gaming and why the UK is till going it alone on plans for a global tech tax.

  • Green for go?

    03/06/2021 Duration: 50min

    With the Government set to update it's travel list - what could it mean for the holiday sector? Sean also looks at the billion dollar tie-up between market place firms Etsy and Depop, and with 50 days to go until the Tokyo Olympics what's the financial impact of the pandemic?

  • Pre-Wedding Jitters

    02/06/2021 Duration: 50min

    Worries that any delay to fully re-opening on June 21st could lead to the cancellation of tens of thousands of weddings at a cost of hundreds of millions of pounds to the industry. Plus we hear from the youngest ever 'Cheesemaker of the year'

  • Upfront rent

    01/06/2021 Duration: 51min

    Why tenants are being forced to pay 6 months rent upfront to secure a property. Plus Birmingham gets a clear zone but what does it mean for business and authors being given royalties on second hand books

  • Loyalty doesn't pay

    28/05/2021 Duration: 27min

    Felicity Hannah takes a look at the insurance industry as finance watchdogs set out their recommendations for the sector, over the so-called loyalty penalty.

  • One year on: How Black Lives Matter changed business

    27/05/2021 Duration: 48min

    28 UK businesses wrote an open letter to the Sunday Times in the aftermath of the George Floyd killing. They pledged to improve the lives of their black employees. So what's been achieved since then? #WakeUpToMoney With Sean Farrington

  • Business Interrupted

    26/05/2021 Duration: 53min

    Sean looks at why so many companies are still waiting for business interruption insurance payouts, more than a year on from the first lockdown and even though courts have told insurers to pay up. And a perfect storm of Brexit, demand for new houses and a surge in interest in DIY is causing shortages of key supplies like timber and cement. Get involved: #WakeUpToMoney With Sean Farrington

  • A ban over the skies of Belarus

    25/05/2021 Duration: 47min

    What next for UK airlines as the Government bans them from Belarusian airspace and the fallout from Greensill collapse continues with steel plants in Stocksbridge up for sale.

  • Apply within

    24/05/2021 Duration: 50min

    As the economy opens up Sean hears from businesses that are short-staffed and what measures do companies and investors need to take to make sure climate goals can be achieved.

  • Million By 30 with Sean Farrington: Tom Beahon, Co-Founder Castore

    23/05/2021 Duration: 44min

    Tom and Phil Beahon set up their sportswear brand Castore in Liverpool after their professional sporting careers came to an end. They chat with Sean about growing the brand, how their parents re-mortgaged their house to give them the money to get it off the ground and working with Sir Andy Murray and football clubs Rangers and Wolves.

  • Trade deal down under

    21/05/2021 Duration: 50min

    Felicity Hannah talks Australia trade deal, electric cars and how the first few days of indoor dining fared.

  • A new age of the train?

    20/05/2021 Duration: 52min

    Felicity Hannah looks at the new public sector body that will manage track and trains. There'll be more flexible fares for passengers but there's been no promise of cheaper fares.

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