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August ONS sales figures show best growth since May offering some hope to embattled retailers before countdown to Christmas
Jacqui Baker

Results from the latest ONS UK retail sales figures show growth for the fourth consecutive month in August amid a week of mixed news for retailers.

Pressure on landlords will increase says RSM as extension of moratorium against commercial evictions gets rubber stamp
Damian Webb

17 September 2020

Today the government extended its moratorium on commercial tenant evictions to December 2020 in a bid to protect jobs. The move will likely further deepen divisions between high street tenants and landlords.

Low levels of insolvency figures in August mask soaring redundancies and companies unable to pay make redundancy payments
Gareth Harris

16 September 2020

The UK insolvency statistics for August 2020 show that corporate insolvency levels remain at very low levels, some 43 percent lower than in August 2019 (1,369 August 2019, 778 August 2020).

RSM strengthens East Midlands accounting and business advisory team
Kevin Harris

15 September 2020

Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has further strengthened its East Midlands team with the appointment of Ruth Chapman as a partner.

RSM and AN celebrate 5,000 potentially lifesaving trips
Martin Rodgers

14 September 2020

In September 2020, Anthony Nolan and RSM marked 5,000 lifesaving trips, thanks to our partnership. Throughout lockdown a small, yet incredible team of volunteer couriers continued delivering blood stem cells or bone marrow to people with blood cancer and blood disorders.

UK businesses show signs of tension as Brexit looms again
Simon Hart

14 September 2020

RSM’s UK Brexit Stress Index nudged up for the first time since the early days of the Covid-19 lockdown, ushering in the first signs in nearly seven months that the risk of no-deal trade talks with the EU is generating increased nervousness within business.

Preston-based chartered accountant recognised by ICAS in top 100 Young CAs 2020
Kevin Duffy

08 September 2020


A chartered accountant at RSM has been selected by ICAS (the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland) for its list of the Top 100 Young Chartered Accountants. Preston-based audit senior manager, Michael Oates, was recognised on this year’s list as part of a global competition.

Biggest threat to recovery for M&A market is end of Brexit transition
Kirsty Sandwell

08 September 2020

The substantial drop in the estimates for the value of domestic mergers and acquisitions (M&A) involving UK companies for Quarter 2 (Q2) from the Office of National Statistics are no surprise, highlighting the impact of coronavirus and lock down. Q3 will see a significant uptick in deals but the biggest threat to recovery for the markets is Brexit.

UK car manufacturing is at tipping point and needs support similar to property and hospitality sectors
Richard Bartlett-Rawlings

27 August 2020

The upturn in July’s figures for car production by 51 per cent compared to June is welcome news for the industry. However, with year on year production down 40 nearly per cent, the industry remains at a tipping point and in need of urgent targeted Government support.

July ONS retail sales show the entrenched new habits of shoppers that continue post-lockdown
Jacqui Baker

21 August 2020

Results from July’s ONS retail sales figures show the first full month of trade since non-essential stores in England were permitted to reopen by Government. Encouragingly there was growth for the second consecutive month at 3 per cent above pre-pandemic levels in February 2020.

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