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71 higher education institutions subject to enhanced financial monitoring
Lindsey Cooper

26 November 2019

This week's university strikes have once again put the spotlight on the financial pressures facing the UK's higher education sector. The latest report from the Office for Students (OfS) has revealed that 71 higher education institutions are now subject to enhanced monitoring requirements amid concerns around their financial viability and sustainability.

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.

Further education and sixth form college board assurance
Stephanie Mason

22 November 2019

Recent years have been challenging times for many institutions in the further education sector. With these challenges, has come a greater focus on governance and governing. It is critical for boards to have a full and accurate picture of what is going on in an organisation to be able to respond in a timely and appropriate manner.

Jennifer Mansoor

Manager

Jennifer is an experienced employment solicitor who helps businesses with people management, assisting clients with complex issues involving their people and implementing a solution in accordance with clients’ objectives.

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.

How is value for money measured within higher education institutions?
Louise Tweedie

11 November 2019

Louise Tweedie comments on the Office for Students value for money strategy 2019 to 2021 which was issued on 18 October 2019. Value for money will be measured through a number of high level proxies which (in the same way as the Teaching and Student Outcomes Framework may be a proxy for teaching excellence) may or may not be in the control of the higher education provider, and have a greater or lesser correlation to traditional concepts of value for money based on economy, efficiency and effectiveness. Click here to read Louise’s thoughts and consider potential impacts to the higher education sector.

Higher education risk register analysis 2019
Lisa Randall

30 October 2019

The higher education (HE) sector faces several uncertainties and inter-related risks which need to be managed. This is necessary, not only to protect the institution, but also to enable opportunities to be seized. RSM’s latest risk register analysis enables your institutions risk profile with that of others. This helps you to consider ‘how do our risks compare?’ and ‘are we missing any key risks?’

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.

Irfan Butt

Partner

Irfan has over 15 years' experience in taxation of pan-European real estate funds, infrastructure funds and debt funds and structuring and restructuring of inbound, outbound and pan-European investments in real estate and distressed debt portfolios. He also holds a qualification in Islamic finance and have been part of the HMT/HMRC Islamic finance working group to advise on the changes to the UK taxation rules.

Education supremo Sir David Carter urges closer collaboration among multi-academy trusts
Hannah Catchpool

18 October 2019

Sir David Carter, the former national school’s commissioner, has urged multi academy trusts (MATs) to be more open and to work more closely together to better understand risk and thus achieve their ultimate success. His comments were made as part of a new academic report by leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM.

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