11 June 2019
New figures published today show that Heathrow passenger numbers in May reached a record year-on-year high. Over 6.7m passengers passed through the UK's busiest airport in May, making it the 31st month of consecutive record growth.
11 June 2019
Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw trading flat-line in May, according to latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker. Collective like-for-like sales growth across the market was zero, compared with the same period last year.
06 June 2019
Last year, Scotland welcomed a record number of international visitors, domestic tourism ticked upwards and total overnight stays rose by a healthy 3 per cent. But while the latest visitor numbers from Visit Scotland are encouraging, tourist spending is down and new threats are coming into view.
30 May 2019
Frictionless payment platforms are offering consumers ‘buy now pay later’ customer credit. In this article Ceri Plowman takes discusses the short-term benefits for consumers and retailers and the broader long term effects of this offering.
28 May 2019
The number of overseas visitors to the UK dropped in 2018, despite favourable exchange rates and record-breaking temperatures.
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?
09 May 2019
A look into the reasons behind an increase in airline collapses. What travel businesses can do to avoid failure, and what the future holds for airlines.
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.
25 April 2019
As of 1 March HMRC’s new policy came into force in relation to retained (or non-refundable) deposits came into force. This will affect any business which collect non-refundable deposits. Key areas affected by this new policy are hotels, restaurants and leisure sectors.