Deloitte Consumer Tracker: Britain’s discretionary spending hits three-year high
In the fourth quarter of 2014, fewer people suffered a reduction or a loss of income, and more said they had received a pay rise or bonus than a year ago (11% and 14% respectively, vs. 13% and 11% in 2013).
Deloitte analyses top technology trends for 2015
Deloitte predicts 2015 will see click and collect locations increase to over half a million sites across Europe, a 20 per cent increase on last year. Ecommerce’s popularity is still increasing across Europe, with customers wanting easy access to their goods, and not having to wait for a delivery.
Countdown to 31st January: Deloitte’s top tips for tackling your self-assessment form
Many people only begin to think about filing a tax return as the new year starts. However, leaving it until the last minute is not sensible or good for the blood pressure, particularly as there is a £100 penalty if a return is filed late, whether or not the tax due has been paid.
UK automotive sector enters 2015 full of optimism
Commenting on the latest car registration figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, which show a 8.7% increase to 166,198 units compared with December 2013.
Deloitte comments on latest ONS Retail Sales data
This was a good Christmas with some strong performances, but it seems the real winner was the consumer. Intense competition and deep discounting both before and after Christmas drove sales but will have hit profits hard.
Combined revenue of top 20 Deloitte Football Money League clubs breaks €6bn barrier
Revenue for the world’s 20 highest earning clubs reached €6.2bn (£5.2bn) last season, up €800m (£669m) (14%) on the previous year, according to the 18th edition of the Football Money League from Deloitte, the business advisory firm.
Returns on IPO investments outstrip the FTSE 100 in 2014
As at 31 December, the 30 IPOs that had completed in 2014 generated an average return of 12.4%, outperforming the FTSE 100 by 14.4 percentage points over the year, according to research by Deloitte, the business advisory firm.
Deloitte Real Estate UK predictions for 2015
2014 was an outstanding year for the UK property market with investment reaching a level not seen since before the downturn and returns at 20 year highs”, says Anthony Duggan, partner at Deloitte Real Estate.
Chinese deal making in Europe surges ahead of European deal making in China
Chinese investors are doing a far higher value and volume of M&A deals in Europe than European investors in China, according to Deloitte, the business advisory firm. In 2014 Chinese companies and financial investors announced 79 deals in Europe, compared to 54 European deals in China.
Deloitte in the Midlands announces 2015 leadership change
As the City of Birmingham and the wider Midlands region begins the year receiving public recognition of its talent, potential and business credentials, Deloitte announces the appointment of a new Practice Senior Partner, Pauline Biddle.
Deloitte analyses top telecoms trends for 2015
Deloitte predicts 2015 will be a turning point for the use of near-field communications (NFC) to make payments on mobile devices in the store. By the end of 2015, 30 million NFC equipped phones will be used at least once a month to make contactless in-store payments at shops.
End of year central London office statistics
The amount of office space available to rent in Central London has fallen by 14 per cent over the last 12 months and 48% since the peak (2009). The latest end of year research figures by Deloitte Real Estate shows Central London now has the lowest level of office availability since 2009.
2015 likely to see recovery in corporate borrowing
Chief economist at Deloitte, the business advisory firm, said:
“Credit conditions for large and medium sized businesses are continuing to improve and banks report growing demand for credit from companies driven by M&A activity, commercial real estate and investment spending.