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UK retail sales break records again but for all the wrong reasons
Andrew Westbrook

22 May 2020

Responding to the latest retail sales figures for April issued by the Office of National Statistics, Jacqui Baker, director and retail specialist at RSM said: ‘UK retail sales break records again this month but for all the wrong reasons. With total sales for April decreasing by 23.1 per cent compared with last year, it’s impossible to downplay the long-lasting effects coronavirus will have on the sector.

How retailers can stay open and reopen safely during the coronavirus pandemic
Andrew Westbrook

15 May 2020

A summary of the reliefs and support available to retail businesses during the coronavirus pandemic including a road map out of lockdown.

VAT tribunal allows zero-rate for digital newspapers

26 February 2020

Following a tribunal ruling, an independent review and a celebrity led campaign, the Government is under pressure on three sides to end the application of VAT at 20 per cent to digital publications.

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?

Reasons for cautious optimism among beleaguered retailers
Andrew Westbrook

19 December 2019

Andrew Westbrook, head of retail at RSM, comments on the latest retail sales figures for November from 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.

Black Friday 2019 could be a discount bonanza for shoppers
Andrew Westbrook

25 November 2019

Andrew Westbrook, RSM's head of retail, comments ahead of this year's Black Friday.

RSM comments on latest retail sales figures for October
Andrew Westbrook

14 November 2019

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

What makes a good CVA and why it works
Damian Webb

22 October 2019

In the current uncertain economic and political climate trading has become increasingly challenging. Many retailers and restaurant operators have implemented CVAs as a means of addressing their long-term structural issues, notably over-rented extensive property portfolios. RSM’s Retail Restructuring team share their thoughts on successful CVAs.

RSM comments on latest ONS retail sales
Andrew Westbrook

17 October 2019

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

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