22 May 2020
Responding to the latest retail sales figures for April issued by the Office of National Statistics, Jacqui Baker, director and retail specialist at RSM said: ‘UK retail sales break records again this month but for all the wrong reasons. With total sales for April decreasing by 23.1 per cent compared with last year, it’s impossible to downplay the long-lasting effects coronavirus will have on the sector.
15 May 2020
A summary of the reliefs and support available to retail businesses during the coronavirus pandemic including a road map out of lockdown.
24 April 2020
Responding to the latest retail sales figures for March issued today by the Office of National Statistics, Ryan Broomfield, partner and retail specialist at RSM said:
‘The latest retail sales figures for March reflect the start of a significant downturn in UK consumer spend. The effects of coronavirus and lockdown saw the quantity of sales fall sharply by 5.1 per cent and the value of sales dropped by 5.7 per cent compared to the previous year.
11 March 2020
In the Budget 2020, the Chancellor announced a number of changes that will affect consumers nation-wide.
26 February 2020
Reducing costs will be the top priority for retailers in 2020 with two thirds planning to renegotiate rents, according to the latest research.
24 February 2020
Our survey of middle-market consumer business leaders shows that in 2020, organisations are focused on remaining competitive by keeping costs low and cultivating innovation. What can you learn from your competitors and how can you achieve success?
19 December 2019
Andrew Westbrook, head of retail at RSM, comments on the latest retail sales figures for November from the Office of National Statistics.
16 December 2019
After an unpredictable climate for the retail sector moving into 2020 we predict what lies ahead for the industry in the new year.