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RSM comments on ONS retail sales figures for November
Andrew Westbrook

20 December 2018

Andrew Westbrook, head of retail, comments on today's retail sales statistics for November 2018 released by the Office of National Statistics.

Retail predictions 2019
Andrew Westbrook

19 December 2018

A summary of the predicted trends for 2019 in the Retails sector. From the growing environmental conscience amongst consumers putting pressure on retailers, to the growing dangers of AI.

Retailers fight early for Black Friday spend
Andrew Westbrook

20 November 2018

Andrew Westbrook, head of retail at audit, tax and consulting firm RSM shares his predictions ahead of Black Friday.

Valuations in the retail environment
Andrew Westbrook

14 November 2018

RSM’s business valuation experts set out some of the key issues impacting current valuations in the retail sector.

Court ruling on VAT decision affects retailers’ interest free offerings
Philip Munn

06 November 2018

Dixons Carphone Plc (DSG) case regarding the sales of goods on interest free terms is brought to First-tier Tribunal. Tribunal rules against DSG but further litigation likely. Decision impacts retail industry and how similar businesses manage interest free credit terms.

RSM comments on ONS retail sales figures for September
Andrew Westbrook

18 October 2018

After a positive summer, British consumers reined in their spending in September with the volume of sales dropping by 0.8 per cent versus the previous month. The rise in petrol prices also impacted household budgets with the amount spent on petrol rising by 1.1 percentage points versus the same month last year.

How feasible are tax changes for Consumer businesses?

28 September 2018


2018 has seen several high-profile businesses being rescued or left to fail; others are seeking to review their portfolios, funding position or to rationalise their structures; even previously “untouchable” businesses such as John Lewis are feeling the effects of an increasingly tough trading environment.

RSM comments on ONS retail sales figures for August
Andrew Westbrook

20 September 2018

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

RSM comments on latest retail sales figures
Andrew Westbrook

19 July 2018

Andrew Westbrook, head of retail at RSM, comments on the latest retail sales figures for June published by the Office of National Statistics.

Retail 2018 predictions – half year update
Andrew Westbrook

05 July 2018

At the start of the year we made some predictions about what 2018 had in store for the Retail sector. At the half way point, we reflect on the first six months, which by all accounts have been busy and consider what’s yet to come in 2018.

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