This week’s blog comes from Richard Harrison Director in our TAS Practice and Ian Marson, TAS Construction Leader and Director in our Transactions practice. Stakeholder confidence is vital to any business, but it is crucial for those reliant on winning and delivering contracts. This is the challenge facing the construction sector, where confidence has been tested by a … More How can the construction sector rebuild stakeholder confidence?
This week’s post comes from Dougald Middleton, Partner in UKI Transaction Advisory Services at EY. The middle class is shrinking in the UK and in almost every developed economy. The structural drivers that rebalanced employment towards managerial and professional roles are weakening – along with economic growth rates – and this turnaround in fortunes is … More What happens when we lose the middle?
This week’s post comes from Steve Ivermee, Managing Partner, UKI Transaction Advisory Services at EY. This might be a strange, even bizarre question to ask given the uncertainties currently faced by the UK economy and – by extension – UK companies. But, our latest Global Capital Confidence Barometer has two really striking UK headlines. For … More Could the UK become a hotbed of M&A in 2019?
In this week’s blog we’ll look at how the oil sector is responding to new challenges and think about the broader cross-sector challenge of transforming non-traditional investments into long-term value. … More How can oil companies engage with a low-carbon future?
This week’s blog comes from Anna Grotberg, a Director in EY-Parthenon’s Global Education Practice. We are at a unique point in the history of higher education. Globally, the number of students looking to study and able to pay for higher education is as high as it’s ever been – and is set to move even … More Why is PE seizing the university challenge?
This week’s blog comes from Julie Carlyle, Partner and Head of UK Retail at EY. Black Friday is almost here. It is strange to think that in just five years, one long weekend in November could come to mean so much to UK retailers. But this extended weekend now kicks off, shapes and sets the … More What will Black Friday tell us?
This week’s post comes from Steve Ivermee, Managing Partner, UKI Transaction Advisory Services at EY. UK M&A intentions hit a four-year low in EY’s 19th Capital Confidence Barometer (CCB19). It’s an eye catching figure, but what does this mean on the ground for UK deal activity and how UK companies allocate their capital? If we combine … More A deal pause?