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May retail spending declines following a burst of activity in April
Jacqui Baker

18 June 2021

Jacqui Baker, partner and head of retail at RSM, comments on May’s ONS retail sales data.

RSM calls for cash injection and furlough extension for travel sector
Ian Bell

08 June 2021

Ian Bell, head of travel and tourism, calls for an extension to the furlough scheme for all travel businesses and sector-specific grants to inject some cash into vulnerable businesses and prevent high levels of business failure across the industry.

RSM calls for fast-track visas and Covid relief extensions for the hospitality sector
Paul Newman

08 June 2021

Paul Newman, our head of hospitality and leisure, calls for the government to urgently consider relaxing visa barriers to allow businesses to capitalise on the demand from consumers and give clarity on whether it intends to extend the rent moratorium deadline.

Sales down by a quarter at managed restaurants and pubs in April
Paul Newman

13 May 2021

As hospitality returns, Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw like-for-like sales 26 per cent below April 2019, latest data from the Coffer CGA Business Tracker show. Pubs drew on outside space to outperform restaurants but still pubs’ April 2021 sales were 21 per cent down, compared to a 30 per cent drop for restaurants.

‘With panic buying seen a year ago now well behind us, March retail sales show cautious promise’, says RSM
Jacqui Baker

23 April 2021

Retail sales volume in March increased by 5.4 per cent when compared with the previous month and sales were 1.6 per cent higher than February 2020 before the impact of the coronavirus pandemic hit.

RSM advises on musicMagpie IPO
Diane Craig

22 April 2021

RSM’s Capital Markets team advised on musicMagpie, a leading re-commerce business in refurbished consumer technology, on its £208m initial public offering (IPO); and the third IPO in four weeks for the team after the Admission to AIM of ActiveOps Plc and Parsley Box Plc at the end of March.

Phil Parkes


Phil is a Corporate Finance Partner based in Birmingham and supports corporates, private equity, banks and public sector organisations on both UK and cross border transactions.

Gordon Thomson


Gordon is a chartered accountant and licensed insolvency practitioner and has over 15 years of experience across restructuring and transaction services, providing financial, operational and strategic advice to companies, lenders and other stakeholders.

Howard Munson

Director, Risk Assurance Services

A leading expert in the provision of risk assurance and advisory support across internal audit, controls and risk management as well as internal audit set up and assessment against the standards. Howard also leads on RSM’s environmental assurance and reporting support to clients.

Predictions for the hotels sector in 2021 and material cash savings to address now
Chris Tate

18 March 2021

Many hotels and accommodation operators faced significant losses in 2020. With things finally looking up, what might trade in 2021 look like and what material cash savings could be made now? Read our article to find out.


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