Money Clinic with Claer Barrett

11/8/2022

Childcare in the UK: 'Dysfunctional, unaffordable, inaccessible'

Season 3, Ep. 35
Childcare in the UK is among the most expensive in the world, with parents spending an average of two thirds of their salary on nursery costs for children under two. Host Claer Barrett speaks to Joeli Brealey, author and founder of campaign group Pregnant then Screwed, about why the UK childcare system is in crisis. She also hears from Megan Jarvie, the head of Coram Family and Childcare, about how to navigate a complicated system of government support for families with young children. Plus, mother Jess tells Claer how unaffordable nursery costs pushed her out of full-time work..Money Clinic is keen to hear from listeners. If you would like to get in touch, please email us at money@FT.com or DM Claer on social media. She is @ClaerB on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.Want more?England’s childcare in crisis as costs rise and staff leave https://www.ft.com/content/f07886fa-becc-4491-88e0-dbfe2c07c225What’s driving the rich world’s falling fertility? https://www.ft.com/content/2f90b924-3122-4548-85fa-4c5a775c2caeChildcare: female-led social enterprises tackle dysfunctional system https://www.ft.com/content/d576fedd-6577-4c4c-98ac-f3c73fcf6346Joeli Brearley and Pregnant then Screwed can be found at https://pregnantthenscrewed.com/Further details on childcare options in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, can be found here: https://www.familyandchildcaretrust.org/help-your-childcare-costsTo download the FT Edit app, click here https://apps.apple.com/app/apple-store/id1574510369?pt=246269&ct=FT-E-22Q4-HAD-AD-US-Anon&mt=8Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Persis Love and Philippa Goodrich. Executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design is by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
10/11/2022

Mind the gap! What women need to know about investing

Season 3, Ep. 31
When former banker Emilie Bellet discovered that an average woman in her twenties would have to work 37 years longer than her male counterparts to accumulate the same pension wealth, she thought it was time to do something about it.She launched Vestpod seven years ago with the ambition of empowering 1mn women financially. In this Money Clinic Investment Masterclass, Emilie talks to host Claer Barrett, the FT’s consumer editor, about how to get started investing, when to start saving for a pension and why some of the myths around women investors are just that.Vestpod is focused on women, but the episode is packed with useful tips for all budding savers and investors.You can listen to Emilie’s podcast, The Wallet, here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-wallet/id1520695849And follow her on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/vestpod/And if you’re interested in becoming a member of the Vestpod community, check out the website: https://www.vestpod.com/For tips and strategies for investing during market volatility, listen to our previous Money Clinic episode: https://www.ft.com/content/fb93bdbe-957f-4e50-97f5-840d800ddbebIf you would like to be a future guest on Money Clinic, email the team via money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media - she’s @Claerb on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Persis Love and Philippa Goodrich. Executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design is by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor MusicRead a transcript of this episode on FT.com