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By Dave Taylor, Associate Director, Deloitte I’m sure you’ve heard the terms FinTech, EdTech, HealthTech – the list goes on, becoming more and more prevalent in every day business talk. Thanks to technological advancements, the rise of the smartphone and a movement towards collaborative consumption (the so-called sharing economy), industries... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2019 at Yorkshire and the North East
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By Laura Burton, Associate Director, Deloitte One of the hottest topics out there currently, both for our clients and also internally at Deloitte is digital transformation. But what does it actually mean? Is it using robots to replace humans? No. Is it using computers to do manual tasks? Kind of.... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2019 at Yorkshire and the North East
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By Mark Harwood, Associate Director, Deloitte A variety of trends have seen international business travel become a critical enabler of business strategy. This includes macro-economic forces, such as globalisation, emerging market growth and talent shortages, as well as a shift in employee preferences towards more flexible and agile working arrangements.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2019 at Yorkshire and the North East
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By Sarah Goodman, Associate Tax Director, Deloitte Today, 8th March, is International Women’s Day (IWD), an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of women. It is also a time to reflect on gender equality, which according to the World Economic Forum is 108 years away. The IWD theme for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at Yorkshire and the North East
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By Adam Sookia, Assistant Director, Deloitte I have seen first-hand how the role and responsibilities of CFOs have become increasingly complex in the last decade. For those aspiring to the CFO role, the pressure and burden can seem overwhelming and a huge step up from their current responsibilities. Speaking at... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2019 at Yorkshire and the North East
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Despite ongoing economic uncertainty as Brexit negotiations continue, deal activity in the UK has somewhat surprisingly persisted in H1 2018, as companies look to push ahead with growth plans. UK companies continue to be an inviting option for global investors enabling inward investment to stay high. UK deal numbers have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2018 at Yorkshire and the North East
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By Penny Dunn, Assistant Director, Deloitte You've probably heard the stats. One in four people in the UK are affected by a period of poor mental health in their lifetime. Today, 10 October, is World Mental Health Day, which caused me to think about my own mental health and how... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at Yorkshire and the North East
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By Stephen Hall, Office Senior Partner, Deloitte North East Deloitte is supporting Team Tyne Innovation’s participation in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a 3,000 mile race known as the world’s toughest row. I’d like to tell you why Deloitte got involved and how you can help. The North East has... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2018 at Yorkshire and the North East
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By Adam Sookia, Assistant Director, Deloitte This year I’ve had the opportunity to shake things up a bit by working with sixth form students from Tong Leadership Academy as part of our One Million Futures initiative. It aims to help one million people get to where they want to be;... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2018 at Yorkshire and the North East
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By Helen Kaye, Deloitte partner and global employer services practice leader in the North The latest ‘name and shame’ list from HMRC of companies underpaying the legal minimum wage highlighted the fact many employers lack appropriate governance and controls to ensure they avoid falling foul of National Minimum Wage (NMW)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2018 at Yorkshire and the North East
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By Jessica Dooley, Chief Chemist - Business Chemistry leader, Deloitte UK & North West Europe A friend and I were chatting last week. He’s a team leader of engineers. We were discussing what he thought he needed by way of people and skill sets to create the ‘right’ team for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at Yorkshire and the North East
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By Kate Rosie, Assistant Director, Restructuring Services, Deloitte UK groups, particularly acquisitive ones, are finding that they are now faced with complex, unwieldy group structures where the number of dormant or inactive entities in the group greatly exceeds those that are active. Therefore, we are increasingly seeing UK boards addressing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at Yorkshire and the North East
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By James Robson, Entrepreneurs' Forum Chairman I had the pleasure of attending the Entrepreneurs’ Forum spring conference recently, joining almost 300 other aspirational entrepreneurs in Newcastle for what must be the region’s largest event for fast-growing business owners. Hosted once again by the ever brilliant Alfie Joey, speakers at ‘Together... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at Yorkshire and the North East
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By James Young, Performance Analytics Lead at Deloitte Even those who won’t be watching this weekend’s Tour de Yorkshire will know that there’s more to cycling than riding a bike. When it comes to competitive cycling, race strategies make or break the team. With just milliseconds separating the winners and... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Yorkshire and the North East
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By Matt Henderson, Partner, Deloitte Notwithstanding a degree of macro-market uncertainty, we are experiencing high levels of deal volumes at present. The 'wall of money', which has been documented elsewhere from well invested UK corporates, private equity and institutional fund sources, continues to chase investment opportunities. With the benefit of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at Yorkshire and the North East
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By Paul Sanders, Director, Deloitte The questions that I’m asked regularly whilst travelling around the UK and Europe tend to be directed towards Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0. These typically take the following form:- What does Industry 4.0 mean for us, what is IoT and how can my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2018 at Yorkshire and the North East
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By Mike Dobby, Vice Chairman and Senior Consulting Partner, Deloitte It’s both a privilege and a pleasure to be invited to deliver the annual Mark Bailey lecture at The Grammar School at Leeds this month. The school established this annual public lecture to honour the achievements of its former headmaster... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at Yorkshire and the North East
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By Liz Coombs, Associate Director, Global Business Tax Joanna Lumley, Ray Winstone, Larry Lamb, Hugh Bonneville and Nick Knowles are just some of the well-known faces encouraging employers to hire ex-service personnel. They all feature in Veterans Work: The Films, premiered by Deloitte UK with the Officers’ Association which will... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at Yorkshire and the North East
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By James Reddington, Restructuring Services Manager, Deloitte Like many firms, across many industries, temporary labour providers have faced a number of challenges in recent months and for many innovation will be key to achieving ongoing success. The challenges: Automation - Recent news stories have highlighted the increasing use of technology... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at Yorkshire and the North East
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By Matt Henderson, Partner, Deloitte I was reflecting over the weekend on the Deloitte Next Generation CFO programme, which we hosted in our Leeds office recently. I am lucky to have been involved in this programme for the past five years. I have spent my entire career within professional services... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2018 at Yorkshire and the North East
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By Pete Balmforth, Deloitte Technology Risk Specialist based in the North East Can you predict the future? What are the technologies of the future? What advances will be made in the next 12-18 months? See the 17th edition of the Deloitte Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) predictions for our thoughts.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2018 at Yorkshire and the North East
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By Pete Gleave, Assistant Director, Deloitte Real Estate This week saw the launch of our annual Leeds Crane Survey, which highlights a long-awaited resurgence of residential development in Leeds city centre with a significant increase in the amount of new build developments coming forward compared to recent years, which I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at Yorkshire and the North East
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By Stephen Hall, Office Senior Partner, Deloitte North East Over 11 million people need to file Self Assessment tax returns each year in the UK before the 31 January deadline. Without a reasonable excuse a fine of £100, even if there is no tax to pay, is the penalty they... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at Yorkshire and the North East
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By Carol Murray, Director, Deloitte How good is Governance within your organisation? Do you fully understand the risks you are facing? Are you managing and mitigating these effectively? What about your core policies – do your staff know what they need to do to ensure they adhere to these and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at Yorkshire and the North East
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By Richard Harries, Associate Director, Deloitte Without a doubt, Budget Day 2017 was one of the less hyped Budget Days of recent years. Many key policy themes – although not announcements - were shared with the media in the build-up. Despite this, the Chancellor reserves the right to throw in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at Yorkshire and the North East