29 November 2019
The outcome of the ‘tourist tax’ consultation will be eagerly watched by many in the leisure and hospitality sectors. But this concern also stretches across into the food and drink sector which has embraced the appeal of provenance for Scottish brands and the sector has expanded in the experiential with activities, such as whisky and gin distillery tours.
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.
25 November 2019
Andrew Westbrook, RSM's head of retail, comments ahead of this year's Black Friday.
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.
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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.