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Staffing issues still holding back UK hospitality

The UK hospitality industry faces many challenges, not least its steadily deteriorating finances as detailed in our recent sector report. Among the most intractable are […]

June 2024 economic and business overview

Economic signals are still mixed but positive overall With the release of many more positive economic announcements in recent weeks, has the UK economy finally […]

The rise of multi-purpose restructuring

The development of cross-border restructuring We are nearing the end of the third decade since cross-border recognition of insolvency proceedings was codified through the UNCITRAL […]

Inventory issues in the retail sector

Getting inventory levels wrong can easily happen within the retail industry, but it can be very damaging. Too little inventory and stockouts mean lost revenue […]

UK retail in 2024: What differentiates the successes and failures?

For the overwhelming majority of retailers, the festive season is make or break. Christmas and New Year 2024 may have delivered surprisingly buoyant top-line revenues, […]

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 […]