Retail focus: Black Friday….Red January?

This week we’re sharing retail insights from Jessica Clayton, Head of Retail Transactions and David Larsson, a Partner in EY Parthenon.  EY research shows UK retailers displaying more discount discipline during Black Friday week itself, when compared to 2016. But, the extended season, slipping sales and growing pressure on consumers doesn’t bode well. Retailers will … More Retail focus: Black Friday….Red January?

Bringing cyber risks into the light

When you consider the financial and reputational risks, it has never been more important for investors and boards to know a company’s level of cyber and data exposure. Yet, whilst many business balance sheets and growth projections look healthy, their cyber-hygiene is often underinvested, contains hidden vulnerabilities and has evidence of compromise – which may … More Bringing cyber risks into the light

Risky business?

High-yield debt is grabbing the headlines again. This blog has picked HY as its potential ‘canary in the coal mine’ – but is it about to stop chirping? This week I’ve picked out three charts that highlight the risks and two that suggest HY debt has a song or two to sing yet.

Five takeaways….

In the last few weeks, EY surveys and reports have taken the temperature of the UK’s capital confidence, earnings forecasts and the economy. In this week’s blog, we’re pulling this together and picking out five essential takeaways. UK companies face an extraordinary range of challenges; but they are also taking extraordinary measures, doing more than … More Five takeaways….