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RSM comments on ONS retail sales figures
Andrew Westbrook

15 August 2019

Andrew Westbrook, partner and head of retail at RSM comments on July 2019's retail statistics released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Half year update to our retail predictions for 2019
Andrew Westbrook

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.

ONS reports on a tough month for UK retailers
Andrew Westbrook

20 June 2019

Andrew Westbrook, RSM's head of retail, comments on the release of the Office of National Statistics latest retail sales for May.

Frictionless payments - millennial money and the rise of a buy now, pay later culture

30 May 2019

Frictionless payment platforms are offering consumers ‘buy now pay later’ customer credit. In this article Ceri Plowman takes discusses the short-term benefits for consumers and retailers and the broader long term effects of this offering.

Spending on clothes boosts April retail sales
Andrew Westbrook

24 May 2019

Andrew Westbrook, RSM's head of retail, comments on the latest retail sales figures for April released by the Office of National Statistics.

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.

RSM comments on January retail sales
Andrew Westbrook

15 February 2019

Andrew Westbrook, RSM's head of retail, comments on the latest ONS retail sales data for January.

RSM comments on ONS retail sales figures for December
Andrew Westbrook

18 January 2019

Andrew Westbrook, head of retail at audit, tax and consulting firm RSM, comments on today's retail sales statistics for December 2018 released by the Office of National Statistics.

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.

High end, high spend - changes in retail spending

08 January 2019

What’s in a name? What is it that sways a consumer to purchase a product, buy into a business or support a service over another? How have their spending habits changed in the last year? Is brand-protectionism dead and is the endangered high street still falling behind the allure of online shopping?

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