Industry News & Insight

We post regularly in our news and insight section discussing current industry topics, covering all divisions within the Group.

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How will the struggling retail sector cope with major business rates and minimum wage rises?

The retail sector is crucial to the UK economy. It generates 6% of our GDP, receives a third of all consumer spending and employs 2.9m […]

UK manufacturing sector facing major challenges

Manufacturing was once the bedrock of the economy and the source of the UK’s rise to economic superpower status in the 18th and  19th centuries. […]

Service sector activity accelerates in April

It’s impossible to overstate the importance of the service sector to the modern UK economy. According to research by the House of Commons Library, it […]

May 2024 economic and business overview

The UK economy appears to be on a slow upward trajectory in 2024 after a rocky start and on the back of a tough business […]

The crisis in local government funding and the ripple effect on charities and businesses

Current financial pressures In a letter to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt ahead of the March 2024 budget, the Local Government Association (LGA) said that councils were […]

Rising business costs in the new fiscal year

The signs are that the worst of the cost of living crisis may be over for consumers, with CPI inflation at 3.4% in February now […]

In memoriam – Steve Parker

April 16, 2024

It is with the greatest sadness that Opus Business Advisory Group has to announce the loss of one of its founding Partners, Steve Parker, who […]

April 2024 economic and business overview

Green shoots of recovery or another false dawn? The chart of the UK’s monthly GDP movement over the past thirteen months, published in mid-March by […]

The threat from disruptors in the world of architecture

2023 ended with a very mixed mood for the architectural sector. Some of this feeling was driven by a new and, in some traditional parts […]

Opus opens new Manchester office with local Partner

Opus Business Advisory Group continues to support the thriving North West business community by opening a new office in central Manchester. Frank Ofonagoro joins Opus […]