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?

Does M&A need to become more ‘purpose driven’?

We’re relaunching the Capital Agenda Blog this autumn with a new editor and new themes. I’m Lee Downham, EY’s new UK&I Markets Leader and I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts – and the thoughts of my colleagues – on how companies can manage capital and transactions in a changing world. ‘Change’ being one of … More Does M&A need to become more ‘purpose driven’?

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?