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Do We Need More Government Departments and Do We Need Cash?

Are you curious about the future of cash? This week on Taking Stock Mandy Johnston looks at the Bank of England's plans to design a digital pound. Financial expert Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan from the Financial Times explains the details. Mandy will...

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11.00 24 Feb 2023


Do We Need More Government Departments and Do We Need Cash?



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11.00 24 Feb 2023


Are you curious about the future of cash? This week on Taking Stock Mandy Johnston looks at the Bank of England's plans to design a digital pound. Financial expert Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan from the Financial Times explains the details.

Mandy will also be discussing the recent overhaul in Whitehall, as PM Rishi Sunak creates four new Government Departments. She is joined by Frank Fitzgerald of the University of Limerick and Marc Collison of Bangor University to debate whether Ireland should be following in the UK's footsteps.

And finally Mandy takes a look back at the one-year anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces. She talks with Jackie Northam the Foreign Affairs correspondent for NPR News, to hear her views on whether the sanctions against Russia have had the desired impact.


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