Why are profit warnings breaking 2008 records?

This week’s Capital Agenda Blog comes from Alan Hudson, Head of UK&I Restructuring and Kirsten Tompkins, UK&I Transaction Advisory Services Content Editor. In 2019, a higher percentage of UK quoted companies issued profit warnings than 2008. We’re not facing recession. Insolvencies have risen in 2019 but are well below 2008 levels. This clearly isn’t as … More Why are profit warnings breaking 2008 records?

2019: How was it for you?

This week’s Capital Agenda Blog comes from Lee Downham  – Partner and UK&I Markets Leader, Transaction Advisory Services and Kirsten Tompkins, UK&I Transaction Advisory Services Content Editor. This week we look both back and forward as we reach the end of a year – and decade – of crisis, recovery, division, uncertainty and, above all, … More 2019: How was it for you?

On the brink: profit warnings highest since the crisis

This week’s Capital Agenda Blog comes from Alan Hudson, Head of UK&I Restructuring. On the brink of….a Brexit deal, a general election, a US-China trade agreement, a global recession? We know that uncertainty is a given in 2019. But, the persistent and deepening nature of this uncertainty took UK profit warnings to the brink of … More On the brink: profit warnings highest since the crisis

What can 20 years of profit warning data tell us?

This week’s blog comes from Alan Hudson, EY Head of UK&I Restructuring In 1999, when EY started to track UK profit warnings, the dot.com boom was full swing, the euro started trading and businesses were preparing for Y2K – the so called “millennium bug”. Two decades and over 6000 profit warnings later, we’ve gathered a … More What can 20 years of profit warning data tell us?

What happens when we lose the middle?

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?