Simon Jack

Simon Jack

BBC Business Editor, Financial Journalist and Former Radio 4 Today Presenter

Prior to entering the world of broadcasting, Simon spent ten years in commercial and investment banking in London, New York and Bermuda. He has a degree in Politics Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and is an accomplished host and interviewer on the corporate circuit.

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Simon Jack is the Business and Economics Presenter on Radio 4’s flagship Today Programme. Simon is also known for being a financial journalist, broadcaster and the face of BBC Breakfast’s business news.

He has also presented business news on the BBC’s One O’Clock, Six O’Clock and Ten O’Clock News. During the banking crisis in September 2006 he covered the Federal takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, the bailout of AIG and the Lloyds TSB takeover of HBOS.

Prior to entering the world of news-casting, Simon spent ten years in commercial and investment banking in London, New York and Bermuda. He has a degree in Politics Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.

In 2015 Simon filmed a special edition of Panorama, in which he investigated the circumstances surrounding his father’s death in order to explore why more middle-aged men kill themselves than any other group.

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“Simon facilitated the event very professionally, he did a magnificent job in piquing interest and keeping the audience interested.”

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Creating a lower corporate tax rate for small companies is one of those things that's politically irresistable but dangerous. Introduces lots of complexity and avoidance at the margin between small/large companies. We've been here before and it wasn't pretty.

For years Tory party thinking = that LOWER RATES of tax = HIGHER tax RECEIPTS as more businesses formed, more taxable jobs created etc. It’s been a Tory article of faith and was supposed to be at heart of post Brexit Britain’s offer to the world. Huge shift in approach.

Budget 2021: Tax on company profits to rise to 25% https://t.co/lGsefY2sX9

Using past losses to shelter from tax is a big deal. Will soften the impact of the corp tax for a lot of large - I'm thinking airlines - many others - please chip in

@BBCSimonJack And pension lifetime allowance frozen

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