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Tackling an ageing workforce
Mike Thornton

20 May 2019

The average age of manufacturing staff has climbed beyond that of the finance, retail, hospitality and construction sectors. So what can manufacturers do to ensure they retain their existing talent whilst also encouraging knowledge and skills sharing with the next generation?

Securing new skills
Mike Thornton

20 May 2019

Recent data suggests that the national average percentage of vacancies that are caused by skills shortages is 23 per cent but in manufacturing, this figure is around 35 per cent. With potential workers increasingly influenced by more than just salary, it is important that manufacturers find ways to differentiate themselves from the competition.

Can food tech save us?

20 May 2019

With so much innovation in the food space, from realistic meat alternatives to delivery technology solutions, there is an abundance of promise for tech investors looking to grow rapidly and at scale. When it comes to return on investment, however, investors need to be savvy with whom and where they decide to invest. Does technology, therefore, make a recipe for success or disaster?

Easter heatwave is good for drink sales, bad for eating-out

13 May 2019

The hot Easter weekend delivered starkly different outcomes for Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show. While pub sales surged in the sunshine, restaurants struggled in the heat.

Northern Bar and Restaurant Awards an insider's view

09 May 2019

Summary of the Northern Restaurant and Bar awards from an insider’s view, covering the power of social media for restaurants and bars, and the importance of creating brand loyalty through treating staff well.

Dougy Agnew

Partner

Dougy is a partner in our Aberdeen office , advising advising owner managed businesses on all tax issues for close to 30 years.

Kal Sangha

Partner

Kal is a partner and corporate tax adviser to UK and global businesses, ranging from listed to privately owned. He specialises in a range of sectors, including Infrastructure, real estate & construction, manufacturing (including food & drink) and hospitality & leisure.

Duncan Nott

Partner

Duncan is a partner in our London office, helping businesses to find practical and robust solutions to their transfer pricing issues.

Where does control lie in the battle over TV stars’ tax?

07 May 2019

The recent tax case relating to Lorraine Kelly shows how important it is that television personalities, and other people too, can argue successfully that they control their own work and therefore should not be taxed as employees. For 40 years or more HMRC has been seeking a simple distinction between employment and self-employment but has so far failed to find one.

Could manufacturing slowdown signal strategic destocking?
Mike Thornton

07 May 2019

Mike Thornton, head of manufacturing at RSM, comments on the latest results from the Markit/CIPS PMI manufacturing survey.

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