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.
24 May 2021
Commenting on the latest ONS overseas travel and tourism statistics: Ian Bell, head of travel and tourism at RSM, said ‘A drop of 73 per cent of inbound and outbound travel last year just reinforces the severity of the downturn for the travel sector; and the hoped for roadmap for recovery this Summer lacks the certainty that the industry needs.
19 March 2021
Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM welcomes the new pensions code of practice following the launch of a consultation from The Pension Regulator, which will see the biggest shake up in pension governance requirements since the Pensions Act in 2004. However, whilst the new code will add some much-needed clarity, the firm warns of the ever-increasing administration burden for trustees, and signals an increase in scheme consolidation.
03 March 2021
With the focus of today's budget on the hospitality industry, investment and innovation, the retail and travel sectors are left wanting.
15 February 2021
The ONS’ latest report tracking the effect of Coronavirus on the UK travel and tourism industry highlights the incredible impact the first two lockdowns had on the sector.
10 December 2020
The travel, leisure, hospitality and retail sectors will all experience marked increases in consumer demand by mid-summer 2021 if current projections persist says RSM.
01 December 2020
At RSM, we have a cross-service team of Travel and Tourism experts working with tour operators and travel agents across the sector. We use our insight and experience to help navigate clients through an ever-evolving landscape, particularly following the coronavirus pandemic.
14 October 2020
As CJRS ends, the burning question on every senior leader’s mind will be workforce, and what next?
14 October 2020
A new report from RSM and ABTA shows that 89 per cent of travel businesses made use of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and 84 per cent expect to use it until the end of October.
23 July 2020
RSM will call on Government today to urgently consider extending the temporary Covid-19 regulatory relief – the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act – to three months beyond the date on which it is currently set to end.