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Deloitte scoops three accolades at Investment Association Audit Reporting Awards

Deloitte’s audit report for Marks & Spencer Group plc won the award for overall FTSE 100 audit report, while the audit report for Direct Line Insurance plc was awarded Best Disclosure of Materiality in the FTSE 100.

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Strong year for Midlands deals market, as M&A volumes reach their highest point this decade

Deloitte’s financial advisory practice in the Midlands has completed over £2 billion worth of deals this year, leading them to predict that 2015 will be a record-breaking year for the team. The firm also reports an uplift in the value of transactions, with the average deal size now over £100m and a strong pipeline of further deal activity ahead.

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Deloitte preview of Autumn Statement 2015

Ahead of the Autumn Statement on 25th November Bill Dodwell, head of tax policy, at Deloitte and Patricia Mock, tax director, consider the potential tax announcements.

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Insurance industry must disprove career ‘myths’ to attract female talent pool

Many female business students are deterred from entering a career in insurance as a result of numerous industry myths, according to Deloitte, the business advisory firm. The Deloitte Talent in Insurance Survey 2015 found that women were 11.2% under-represented among this year’s insurance-inclined business students. Despite women comprising 61.1% of the 211,000 total business students surveyed, this representation was lower amongst the 6,392 insurance-inclined students at 54.3%.

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Deloitte UK appoints digital marketing partner

Deloitte, the business advisory firm, today announces the appointment of Jason Warnes as a partner in its full-service design and development agency, Deloitte Digital.

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Deloitte survey shows India’s digital revolution continues

India’s digital revolution has continued in the past few years according to Deloitte’s Global Mobile Consumer Survey 2015, a multi-country online study of mobile phone users around the world.

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London remains top hotel investment pick in Europe

For the second year in succession, London has been voted the most attractive hotel investment destination in Europe, according to a survey of senior hospitality industry figures by Deloitte, the business advisory firm. The survey results have been launched ahead of the 27th annual Deloitte European Hotel Investment Conference.

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Women on Boards – Deloitte comments on findings from Lord Davies’ report on improving the gender balance on British boards

Emma Codd, Managing Partner for Talent, Deloitte, said: “Lord Davies’ report shows how much has been achieved and the challenges that remain. More diverse boards lead to better decision-making and the increase in the number of women on boards is a clear sign of the changing business landscape.

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Deloitte comments on today’s ONS retail sales figures

With the addition of the late August bank holiday weekend, it is no wonder that September has seen bumper retail sales numbers. Retail sales volumes are up 6.5% from the same period last year, with a growth of 1.9% month-on-month beating expectations. There was also a strong performance online with September seeing the fastest annual rate of growth since January.

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Deloitte role models recognised in OUTstanding lists 2015 for contribution to lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) inclusion

Deloitte’s managing partner global, Sharon Thorne, and human capital consultant, Emily Sendall, have been recognised for their contributions to LGBT diversity and inclusion in the 2015 OUTstanding business role model lists, published in today’s Financial Times. The ‘LGBT’, ‘Ally’ and ‘Future Business Leaders’ lists recognise inspirational role models who work tirelessly to create an inclusive workplace environment for all, and those who have effected positive change for LGBT people.

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Deloitte: Productivity key as public sector ’recalibrates’ to lower spending levels

The UK public sector faces a decade of recalibration to adjust to lower spending levels, according to a report by Deloitte, the business advisory firm, and Reform, the think tank.

The report – The State of the State 2015 – is Deloitte and Reform’s fourth annual report collating data on government spending, economic figures and interviews with public sector leaders.

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PAN Governance LLP named Deloitte Pensions Master Plan independent trustee

PAN Governance has been appointed independent trustee of the Deloitte Pensions Master Plan, a Master Trust arrangement consolidating defined benefit schemes into a single trust to benefit from economies of scale.

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Number of debt transactions with alternative lenders up 56% year on year (for H1) as their audience widens

Non-bank lenders recorded 111 deals in the UK and mainland Europe during the first half of 2015, up 56% on the 71 deals for the same period last year. Of the 111 deals, half (56) were in the UK, the highest number since the Alternative Lender Deal Tracker from Deloitte began.

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Deloitte comments on introduction of auto re-enrolment

Andrew Power, investment management partner, Deloitte:

“October 1st 2015 marks the three year anniversary since the introduction of auto-enrolment in the UK. It is also the first time that auto re-enrolment comes into force, affecting an average of 9% of workers* that chose to opt out the first time around. For these individuals, today’s policy could see them return to a pension scheme.

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GDP: Deloitte chief economist comments

Commenting on the Office for National Statistics’ latest estimate of UK gross domestic product (GDP), Ian Stewart, chief economist at Deloitte, the business advisory firm, said:

“Low inflation, cheap money and rising pay have rejuvenated the UK consumer."

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Tech giants target slice of €128bn payments industry

Technology titans are set to cause €22bn of disruption in the European retail payments sector, according to a new report by Deloitte, the business advisory firm.

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UK savings gap to reach £350 billion by 2050

Annual savings gap per person, on average, to increase between 2015 and 2050 from £8,000 to £10,000. UK savers will have to find, on average, an additional £10,000 each year between now and retirement if the nation is to meet a growing ‘savings gap’ that could hit £350 billion by 2050, according to Deloitte, the business advisory firm.

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Britons collectively check their smartphones 1.1 billion times a day

Britain’s mobile phone owners look at their devices nearly 1.1 billion times a day, the equivalent of 400 billion times a year, according to the latest research from Deloitte, the business advisory firm. The fifth annual Mobile Consumer report analyses the mobile usage habits of over 4,000 UK consumers as part of a global survey of 49,000. As of May-June 2015, 76% of UK adults owned a smartphone, an increase of six percentage points from the previous year and 14% higher than in 2013.

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Premier League transfer spending reaches a new record of £870m

Player transfer spending by Premier League clubs in the summer 2015 transfer window reached a new record, according to analysis by the business advisory firm Deloitte. Gross spending totalled £870m, 4% up on the previous record of £835m set last summer.

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Digital dilemma for general insurers as new entrants poised to snap up customers

General insurers risk losing their customers to new entrants unless they step up their digital game, according to new research from Deloitte, the business advisory firm.

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Loan sales expected to increase by 60% for 2015

Sales of non-performing loans (NPLs) and non-core assets (NCAs) are expected to top €150bn in Europe this year, an increase of 63% on the total of €93bn for 2014, according to analysis from Deloitte. This is driven by increased loan sale activity in continental Europe, particularly in Spain, Italy (with a 190% expected increase in loan sale values) and Central and Eastern European countries (where loan sales are expected to quadruple compared to 2014).

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Deloitte UK’s financial services practice announces senior appointments

James O’Riordan named leader of Deloitte’s financial services business; David Myers, David Rush and Neil Tomlinson appointed capital markets, insurance and banking leaders.

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Deloitte comments on today’s A-level results

Young people receiving their A-level results today have an increasingly broad range of options to consider beyond university. Employers are progressively focusing more on the quality of individual applicants than their academic education and at Deloitte we encourage school and college leavers of all backgrounds to carefully research and consider the opportunities available to them in businesses across the UK.

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Deloitte's Charity Challenge raises £1 million

239 Deloitte staff, including 25 partners, took part in four challenges across four continents in June and July 2015, raising £1 million for its charity partners, Alzheimer’s Society, Mind and Prostate Cancer UK. The challenges included summiting Kilimanjaro, completing a tri-x in Borneo, climbing Mulhacén in mainland Spain and scaling one of the world’s most active volcanoes, Cotopaxi in Ecuador.

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Deloitte comment on the Markit / CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI

Mark Stephenson, UK manufacturing industry leader at Deloitte comments on the Markit / CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI* of 51.9 released today, an increase of 0.5 on the prior month.

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Making it personal – One in three consumers wants personalised products

Mass personalisation is set to become a reality, with 36% of consumers saying they are interested in personalised products or services, according to research by the business advisory firm, Deloitte.

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Ian Geddes comments on today’s ONS retail sales figures

Commenting on today’s ONS retail sales figures, Ian Geddes, UK head of retail at Deloitte, said: “This is difficult data to read due to the marked contrast between month-on-month, down 0.2% and year-on-year performance, up 4%."

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Foreign buyers flock to UK as inbound M&A deal values highest for over a decade

UK companies are attracting strong interest from overseas buyers, with inbound M&A deal values nearly trebling to (US) $145.7 billion for the first half of the year, and the highest figure for well over a decade, according to analysis from Deloitte. This is up by $96.1 billion over the first half of 2014, when inbound deal values stood at $49.5 billion. There has also been an increase of 11% for inbound deal volumes in the first half of 2015, compared to the first half of 2014.

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UK CFOs shrug off Grexit risks and back EU membership

Conducted against a backdrop of an escalating crisis in Greece, Deloitte’s latest survey of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) shows a rebound in risk appetite and a marked shift to expansion among large UK corporates.

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Birmingham office rents set to soar to new highs

Unprecedented demand for prime office space in central Birmingham is set to see headline rents rise to new highs of up to £35 per square foot over the coming three years, according to a recent snapshot survey of experts in the region led by Deloitte Real Estate.


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