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The high street is in trouble with net closures of 1,123 shops. The rate of CVAs in retail has risen, despite the fact that 51% of them fail. What will happen in the New Year? Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Deal Talk
By Tom Woodham, Digital Supply Chain Leader In my last blog, I described how online consumer goods companies have helped to boost shoppers’ expectations to a potentially unrealistic level, by providing them with a great service for a low—or no—cost. The challenge this industry now faces is working out how... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Industry perspectives
By David Trunkfield, UK Hospitality and Leisure Leader There was a mixed mood among the CEO panel at our recent UK hotels forecast 2019 launch event; Surinder Arora - Founder and Chairman of The Arora Group, Christopher Cowdray - CEO of The Dorchester Collection, Shane Harris - CEO of Jupiter... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Industry perspectives
by Kate Cornelius Senior Manager Email +44 (0) 7730 067902 We’re now a few months in to the transitional period for the new EU Mandatory... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Tax
Brexit poses a very real challenge on top of an already deteriorating working capital performance across the industry, with end to end supply chain times expected to lengthen. There are five practical things that business can do to understand and manage the impact whilst ensuring business continuity in this climate of change. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Deal Talk
By James Smither, Governance, Risk and Compliance at PwC It would be easy to see the revised UK Corporate Governance Code as being much less significant for risk and risk management than the 2014 version of the Code. After all, the 2014 Code and the FRC Guidance on risk management,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Corporate reporting
The development of smart cities – enabled, powered and integrated by digital technologies – is set to be one of the crowning achievements of societies worldwide in the 21st century. Already, the everyday lives of people living in countless cities are being made easier, more fulfilling and more secure by... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The data blog
By Dr. Davide Borelli and Ningxin Xie In the first part of this blog we identified two of the key trends for businesses to consider in the post GDPR live environment – the operationalisation of the GDPR within your business, and the interaction of the GDPR with other areas of... Continue reading
In an environment of rising regulatory and compliance costs, technological advances and increasing customer expectations, emerging regulatory technologies (‘RegTech’) have been heralded as a revolution for financial services firms looking to manage regulation more efficiently. Expected benefits include an improved customer experience, better business outcomes and the ability to manage risks in a more cost-effective manner. Given the current challenges stemming from manual business activities, poor data quality and a lack of holistic monitoring and risk analytics, it might be expected that firms would be rushing to implement RegTech solutions. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at FSRR
This year’s edition of Good Growth for Cities analysed long term trends in city performance over the decade from 2005-7 to 2015-17. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Economics in business
The UK government has recently clarified its position regarding Right to Work Checks for EU nationals post Brexit. Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at People agenda
The H1 2018 update Welcome to our H1 2018 update. The UK manufacturing & chemicals sector has continued to perform well over the last six months, proving its resilience despite weaker domestic demand and the perceived uncertainty around Brexit. Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at Deal Talk
By Karen Willcox The recent change to AIM Rule 26, requiring all AIM companies to adopt a recognised corporate governance code, has raised much debate amongst Non Executive Directors (NEDs) on what this means for remuneration. Central to their thinking is how they set remuneration for AIM executives, in a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at People agenda
Organisations spend between $1- $5 million for every $1 billion in revenue on regulatory compliance. With the cost of compliance making up such a high share of revenue, it is no surprise that over-regulation remains a top threat to company growth across the world. Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at FSRR
Talking to people working across real estate, the focus of conversation is no longer whether the sector is on the cusp of a dramatic shift – that’s pretty much taken as read – but rather why and how to respond. Some say we’re closing in on a turn in the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at Industry perspectives
“The rules are important, but the increasing innovation and motivation of attackers makes it imperative to adapt our approach to security – and play a different game”. For me, this quote from Richard Horne, PwC’s Cyber Risk Partner, neatly surmises the challenges organisations face in managing cyber risk, examined in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2018 at Treasury
The Times newspaper reported this morning (1 November) that “Theresa May seals Brexit deal on financial services”, a story that moved currency markets, signalling that the UK government may have reached agreement about how Britain’s most significant export industry will trade with the EU in the future. Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at FSRR
By Brian Davidson As we embrace the GDPR ‘Live’ environment, businesses and their DPOs are now busy operationalising their privacy compliance programmes in this new business as usual (“BAU”) world of transparency, accountability and user rights. We are seeing the emergence of some common themes in terms of the challenges... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at Data protection and privacy insights
By Tayyaba Arif and Lola Ladejobi. According to the Office of National Statistics, over 70% of women aged 16–64 are employed, increasing from slightly over half (53%) in 1971. Of those working women, only 22% are in senior leadership roles – a glance around the room would tell you that there’s even less in data-focused roles. Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at The data blog
By Jonathan House. With a decade worth of data, this year's Good Growth for Cities report looks back at the last ten years to uncover the fundamental drivers of growth. Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at Government perspectives
By John Hawksworth The big question ahead of this Budget was how the Chancellor would pay for the large increase in NHS spending announced by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at Economics in business
Do you test end-to-end operational resilience? You might think so, but approaches to IT Disaster Recovery (ITDR) and Business Continuity Management (BCM) testing hasn’t evolved much over the past 10 years and has arguably not kept pace with our fast-paced Financial Services industry. With new stress testing challenges from regulators, it’s time to re-evaluate resilience testing. Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at FSRR
Yesterday, the Government tried to convince us that austerity is really coming to an end - so did it work? Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at Tax
By Mark Hendry and Laia Bertran Manye The General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) was born with the aim to be technologically neutral (Recital 15 GDPR). The upside of this tech neutrality is that it will (hopefully) award a long lifetime to GDPR, regardless of technical innovation. The downside: it makes... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at Data protection and privacy insights
By Elizabeth Yates, US HR Transformation Leader & Chris Murray, Global HR Transformation & Technology Consulting Leader The future of work is here. Technology, demographic shifts, AI and robotics are just some of the factors changing how organisations operate and specifically how they leverage human talent and other resources to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at People agenda