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.
RSM’s M&A and Private Equity team and law firm EMW have successfully advised on the sale of Marsden Weighing Group to Alcuin Capital Partners, and the management team, led by managing director Richard Black.
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.
11 November 2019
Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw trading take a dip in October, with the Rugby World Cup providing little if any extra boost for bar sales, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker reveal.
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?’
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.
21 October 2019
The manufacturing sector is facing a challenging trading landscape, but the resilient businesses are still innovating as there has been an 18 per cent year-on-year rise in the number of claims for research and development tax credits.
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.
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.