Industry News & Insight

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

Will the Autumn Statement boost inadequate business investment?

December 7, 2023

Last month’s Autumn Statement was heavily focused on boosting the UK’s poor level of business investment, rightly identifying that without much higher investment, the productivity […]

December economic and business overview

In this month’s business overview, we take a closer look at the Autumn Statement and consider its real impact on business investment It’s a well-worn […]

Travel agents & tour operators are getting smaller – or is the sector just changing?

November 22, 2023

Our analysis of the latest published accounts of the travel facilitation sub-sector of the wider travel and tourism industry in the UK formed the main […]

The UK travel industry is buoyant, but how is business for travel agents?

November 16, 2023

Public confidence in travel agents Despite the rise of self-booked holidays, self-assembled via the internet, over a third of UK tourists book their trips through […]

Strong recovery for the airline industry despite capacity constraint concerns

November 14, 2023

The most recent results of major airlines focused on the UK market show an extraordinary level of positivity. Profits at British Airways owner, IAG in […]

Explainer: The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act

The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act received Royal Assent on 26th October 2023 and introduces “world leading powers” in combating criminal groups and others […]

Business fraud – the forensic accounting challenge

November 7, 2023

The scale of business fraud in the UK Research into business fraud between 2018 and 2020, published belatedly in May 2023 by the Home Office […]

November economic and business overview

November 1, 2023

The economy is wallowing but fraudsters are busy The signs of an embattled economy are everywhere to be seen, despite the ongoing debate about whether […]

Hospitality sector debt levels are falling, but is it at the expense of business investment?

Our latest report into the finances and prospects of the hospitality sector published earlier this month showed that the industry’s borrowings had fallen by 18% […]

Zombie companies in the hospitality industry – mitigating the credit risk

Zombie companies with negative balance sheets and surviving only through the indulgence of their creditors have long been a worrying feature of the UK economy, […]