National Investment team to join Gerald Eve
Deloitte Real Estate announces the sale of its National Investment team to Gerald Eve. The deal will see the 18-strong team, led by John Rodgers, transfer to Gerald Eve.
Deloitte's Ian Geddes comments on today’s ONS retail sales figures
Commenting on today’s ONS retail sales figures, Ian Geddes, head of retail at Deloitte, said:
"March’s retail sales values have decreased marginally by 0.1% year-on-year. Evidently, the early Easter weekend did not live up to analysts’ expectations for boosting March’s sales."
Deloitte comments on the ESA’s final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on PRIIPs
Deloitte PRIIPs managed service addresses the requirements released by the ESA's in the draft technical standards. Firms now require a solution to calculate future values for performance scenarios as well as complex market risk methodologies (including VaR) calculations.
Deloitte accredited with Quality Assurance Scheme for actuarial services
Deloitte, the business advisory firm, has received accreditation under the voluntary Quality Assurance Scheme (QAS) by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).
Update: Deloitte’s regulatory and investor reporting managed service
Deloitte’s regulatory and investor reporting managed services helps financial services companies navigate complex global marketing regulations and tax rules.
Audio communications monitoring market to explode by 2020
The amount spent on audio communications monitoring globally is expected to nearly treble from US $795.4 million in 2015, to US $2.145 billion by 2020, according to analysis by Deloitte.
Deloitte hires new partner from Alvarez & Marsal in its value creation team
Mo Habbas, a former senior director with the professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal, joins the value creation team at Deloitte as a partner today. He has spent his career focusing on providing operational improvement support to private equity clients such as Advent, Charterhouse and EQT.
File your late tax return now: Every day’s delay will cost you £10 from 1 May
From Sunday (1 May) HMRC will start charging taxpayers who haven’t yet filed their 2014/15 return daily penalties of £10.
Consumer confidence stumbles in the face of uncertainty
UK consumer confidence fell in the first three months of 2016, according to the latest Consumer Tracker from Deloitte. The quarterly survey of 3,000 UK consumers reveals a renewed caution in the consumer sector, after confidence fell by three percentage points year-on-year in Q1 2016.
Poor data quality, ineffective technology and talent issues continue to hinder management reporting in finance functions
Fifty-three per cent of finance function leaders see poor data quality as a problem in their organisation that can affect decision making, according to Deloitte, the business advisory firm.
Deloitte nominated in two categories at 2016 Top Employers for Working Families Special Awards
Deloitte has been nominated at the annual Top Employers for Working Families Special Awards. The awards, which recognise Britain’s most family-friendly workplaces, have a total of seven categories showcasing employers’ work-life policies and practices, including agile working initiatives.
Deloitte advises on sale of Original Additions TopCo Limited (“Original Additions”) to US-headquartered PDC Brands
Deloitte, the business advisory firm, has acted as lead corporate finance adviser on the sale of Original Additions, a London-based beauty company, to PDC Brands, a global consumer product company headquartered in Connecticut, USA.
Deloitte confirmed as Social Mobility Business Compact Champion
Deloitte, the business advisory firm, has met a series of strict criteria to confirm its position as one of eleven Social Mobility Business Compact Champions named by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.
Deloitte comments on the Investment Association’s Productivity Action Plan
Stephen Griggs, audit managing partner at Deloitte, said:
“We support the Investment Association’s report, which advocates the removal of quarterly reporting from the obligations of UK publicly listed companies.
Keep fit, save cash: Deloitte research shows demand for fitness linked insurance
Four out of 10 UK health insurance customers would consider tracking and sharing their health and fitness data to get a more accurate premium, according to a YouGov survey for Deloitte, the business advisory firm.
Deloitte comments on the FRC’s revised ethical standard for auditors
Stephen Griggs, managing partner for audit at Deloitte, said:
"There will be a teething period while companies get to grips with the FRC’s Ethical Standard. A lot of this is new territory, particularly for smaller listed companies and unlisted banks and insurers."
Deloitte recognised as leader in workplace gender equality with two prestigious awards
Deloitte, has won a Business in the Community and Government Equalities Office Transparency Award, for demonstrating how serious it is about improving gender balance and closing the pay gap.
Deloitte was also named as a workplace gender equality leader in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2016.
Better support for women entrepreneurs could provide £100bn boost to UK economy
Women entrepreneurs could provide a £100bn boost to the UK economy over the next ten years, according to a new report by professional services firm Deloitte. Currently, fewer than 6% of working-age women are engaged in early stage entrepreneurial activity, compared to more than 10% of men.
Record revenues sustain impressive profits despite Premier League clubs’ investment in players
For the first time since 1999, Premier League clubs have recorded a second consecutive year of aggregate pre-tax profits, generating approximately £120m in 2014/15, according to Deloitte, the business advisory firm.
Deloitte chief economist inflation figures comment
Commenting on the latest inflation statistics published this morning by the Office for National Statistics, Ian Stewart, chief economist at Deloitte, said:
"The Bank of England can take some comfort from the fact that UK inflation has drifted up from last year’s all-time lows."
Deloitte CFO Survey: Brexit tops risk list
Support for the UK remaining a member of the European Union has risen among Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) of the UK’s largest companies, according to Deloitte’s latest CFO Survey.
Commenting on today’s ONS retail sales figures, Ian Geddes, head of retail at Deloitte, said
“February’s retail sales values overall have increased by 1.4% year on year. Perhaps the most interesting figure relates to the continued growth of online sales. A number of analysts expected online sales to plateau following the Christmas period.