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.
29 August 2019
On 27 June 2019, the UK became the first major economy in the world to pass laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050. Tax will have a major role to play, but incentives are in a mess so the system will need a fundamental overhaul to even come close to meeting the net zero aspirations.
28 August 2019
Faced with the demise of the traditional High Street and the rise of big tech companies such as Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook, the UK government has been planning a digital services tax to level the playing field. Will France’s commitment to, if necessary, refund part of its digital services tax scupper the UK’s efforts?
22 August 2019
He perhaps does not realise it, but Elon Musk could be one of the surprise beneficiaries of a no-deal Brexit. The leaked ‘Operation Yellowhammer’ report predicts that Government plans for 0 per cent import tariffs could lead to oil refinery closures, job losses, strikes and disruption to the availability of fuel. In contrast, substantial tax benefits are coming in from April 2020 for electric cars so could it be time for businesses and employees to consider putting in an order?
06 August 2019
Primark, a real success story for the high street, has announced it is seeking rent reductions of up to 30 per cent on leases coming up for renewal. While less prosperous competitors have been using Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs) to encourage landlords into accepting lower rents to retain a tenant, Primark is taking a different approach.
Dean is a managing consultant with over 20 years experience in management and leadership. He has led change and transformation programmes, and has a track record of creating and delivering significant performance improvements within challenging industries.
05 August 2019
Research and Markets predicts that the global food tech industry is expected to exceed $250 billion by 2022. Find out how the digital economy has been a major player in reinventing the food and drink market.
Business Development Manager - Consumer Markets
Robyn is a business development manager for the national consumer markets group at RSM, encompassing the retail, leisure and hospitality, travel and leisure, and hotels and accommodation sectors.
22 July 2019
At the start of the year, we made some predictions about challenges and trends that the retail sector could expect to see in 2019. We now reflect upon those predictions and discuss what trends lie ahead for the remainder of the year and beyond.