FT Money Show: Financial scams, freelancing and wine
In this week’s FT Money Show podcast, presenter Claer Barrett talks to FT columnist and BBC Radio 4’s Money Box presenter Paul Lewis on how to spot a financial scandal. He draws on decades of scam busting to identify what should ring alarm bells for savers and investors.
Next up, the FT’s Vanessa Houlder on how the trend of working for yourself is reshaping the UK labour market. She talks to Claer about financial challenges for the 5m freelancers in the UK who manage their own tax affairs. While there are often big tax advantages to working for yourself, at the lower end of the freelance scale, worker face many disadvantages such as job insecurity, zero hours contracts and the lack of a company pension.
Finally, Claer talks to Lex writer and resident wine buff Alan Livsey about investing in wine as the Bordeaux en primeur season gets under way.
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