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Businesses need a further cash boost to help them survive beyond the 4 July reopening date
Paul Newman

24 June 2020

With doors opening on 4 July and the two-metre rule now relaxed, it will be back to business for the leisure and hospitality industry. However, this crisis doesn’t end with the dialling down of coronavirus lockdown and the easing of distancing measures.

Retail sales slide ahead of coronavirus impact but online bucks the trend
Ryan Broomfield

24 April 2020

Responding to the latest retail sales figures for March issued today by the Office of National Statistics, Ryan Broomfield, partner and retail specialist at RSM said:

‘The latest retail sales figures for March reflect the start of a significant downturn in UK consumer spend. The effects of coronavirus and lockdown saw the quantity of sales fall sharply by 5.1 per cent and the value of sales dropped by 5.7 per cent compared to the previous year.

Retail sales slide ahead of coronavirus impact
Ryan Broomfield

26 March 2020

Ryan Broomfield, partner and retail specialist at RSM, comments on the latest retail sales figures for February issued by the Office of National Statistics

Reining in costs is top priority for retailers in 2020 RSM’s survey finds
Ryan Broomfield

26 February 2020

Reducing costs will be the top priority for retailers in 2020 with two thirds planning to renegotiate rents, according to the latest research.

Consumer 2020

24 February 2020

Our survey of middle-market consumer business leaders shows that in 2020, organisations are focused on remaining competitive by keeping costs low and cultivating innovation. What can you learn from your competitors and how can you achieve success?

RSM comments on latest ONS retail sales figures
Ryan Broomfield

17 January 2020

Ryan Broomfield, RSM partner and retail specialist, comments on the latest retail sales for December issued by the Office of National Statistics.

Predictions for the retail industry in 2020

16 December 2019

After an unpredictable climate for the retail sector moving into 2020 we predict what lies ahead for the industry in the new year.

Pub and restaurant groups maintain summer momentum

09 September 2019

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw collective like-for-like sales grow 1.6 per cent in August against the same time last year, with drink-led pubs, and especially those in London, being the best performers, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show.

Changes in working rights – what the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors should prepare for
Charlie Barnes

05 March 2019

An employment law update including The Good Work Plan, casual worker guidelines, holiday pay guidance, new legislation for the handling of staff tips, a worker exploitation consultation, and updates on the National Minimum Wage and the status of Uber drivers.

Keep calm and spend on

08 January 2019

What makes consumers tick? What is it that has people reaching for their wallets and which trends influence spenders? RSM surveyed over 2000 UK consumers to lift the lid on where they are flashing their cash and how businesses can entice more customers.

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