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Today: Monday 9th January

David Cameron has promised company shareholders a binding vote on executive pay, in an effort to deal with excessive salaries. The UK government is considering how to give Scotland the legal power to hold a referendum on independence. And also on the programme, actress Vanessa Redgrave on why politicians still make her angry.

Business news with Simon Jack on the continuing row over executive pay.

In Ipsos Mori's Captains of Industry survey, two-thirds of British business leaders agree that the UK economy needs to be rebalanced towards manufacturing to decrease our dependence on service industries. Simon Atkinson, assistant chief executive of Ipsos Mori, explains what is behind the findings and chief executive of North East Chamber of Commerce, James Ramsbotham reflects on the implications for his region.

The Cabinet is to discuss proposals to give the Scottish government the legal power to hold a binding referendum on independence. Robert Hazell, professor of British politics and government and director of the Constitution Unit at University College London, analyses the process if a referendum was to take place.

David Cameron has promised company shareholders a binding vote on executive pay, in an effort to deal with excessive salaries. Business editor Robert Peston analyses whether this measure will really work.

Business news with Simon Jack.

A report by Migration Watch UK suggests there is a link between rising levels of youth unemployment in Britain and an increase in migration from eastern Europe. Sir Andrew Green, chair of MigrationWatch UK, outlines their findings and Danny Sriskandarajah, director of the Royal Commonwealth Society, explains why he disagrees with them.

Sport news with Jonathan Legard.

Recordings of admissions by members of the IRA about what they did and why during the troubles could be handed over to the police in Northern Ireland, if a legal bid to stop it fails in a US court today. Ireland correspondent Andy Martin reports.

The paper review.

MPs on the science and technology committee have called for alcohol guidelines to be changed to advise people not to drink for at least two days a week. Sir Ian Gilmore, special adviser on alcohol and chair of Alcohol Health Alliance at the Royal College of Physicians, outlines the health risks of drinking every day.

Thought for the day with the Dr Alan Billings.

Duwayne Brooks was with the teenager Stephen Lawrence when he was killed in a racist attack in 1993. In his first broadcast interview since Gary Dobson and David Norris were convicted last week for the murder, Duwayne reflects on the trial verdict and the 18-year wait for a conviction.

The prime minister has said that excessive pay for company bosses will be a thing of the past with a legislation change. Deborah Hargreaves, chair of High Pay Commission, and Stuart Fraser, policy chairman at the City of London Corporation, discuss his proposals will work.

David Cameron went on the offensive over Scottish independence over the weekend, pledging to publish legal advice reported to show Westminster must give permission for a referendum. Ahead of the cabinet meeting to discuss such a referendum, political editor Nick Robinson has the details and Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's deputy First Minister, responds.

Sport news with Jonathan Legard.

The Belfast Project, conducted by Boston College in the United States, recorded secret interviews with IRA members making frank admissions about their involvements in the troubles. Now lawyers want the college to hand over the tapes to police in Northern Ireland. Baroness O'Loan, former Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, and journalist Brian Rowan, who has written extensively on the troubles, discuss whether the tapes should be handed over.

Ahead of her appearance in a film adaptation of Shakespeare's Coriolanus, actress Vanessa Redgrave talks about her busy year of campaigning, on issues such as Dale Farm, and why politicians still make her angry.

Business news with Simon Jack.

According to new research, global warming may have helped stave off the next ice age. Dr Luke Skinner of the department of Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge explains why.

The French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, is in Berlin for more talks with the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, about the Eurozone crisis. Steve Evans reports on the power dynamic between the two European leaders.

The New York Times has published its 45 places to go in 2012 which includes the Maldives, Malaysia, but also Birmingham and Glasgow. Nick Bailey, professor of Urban Regeneration at the University of Westminster, and Jon Bounds, writer and creator of a website about Birmingham, discuss what being a tourist destination says about our former industrial cities.


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