RTT_Whitepaper_2010_12_01_PostSpendingReviewTheImpactOnTheRetailSector

Post Spending Review: the impact on the retail sector?

KPMG/Synovate Retail Think Tank White Paper – #18 -Low growth environment set to remain – no death knell for the sector -But the effects of the Review will exacerbate current regional trends Part 1: Executive Summary Introduction The coalition government’s Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) had been widely anticipated by consumers and retailers alike, given the…

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How will the rise in VAT affect the UK retail sector?

– VAT rise should have minimal impact on the health of retail sector, says Retail Think Tank –– But it could also inadvertently act as a catalyst for wider economic changes that may adversely affect retail spending – Part I: Executive Summary The rise in VAT to 20 percent in January 2011 is far from…

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What are the prospects for UK retail in 2010?

– Looming economic factors could cause a “retail relapse” warns Retail Think Tank- Part I:  Executive Summary Introduction Many could be forgiven for thinking that the worst effects of the recession are over, following better news for the industry lately.  The KPMG/Synovate Retail Think Tank’s (RTT) latest Retail Health Index, which recorded an improvement in…

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RTT_Whitepaper_2009_02_02_WhatAreTheProspectsForUKRetailersInTheYearAhead

What are the prospects for UK retailers in the year ahead?

Introduction The discussion for the KPMG/Synovate Retail Think Tank’s (RTT) latest white paper followed one of the toughest years of trading UK retailers have experienced for many years. In early 2009, at the time of the RTT’s quarter 1 meeting, the economic outlook was extremely challenging for retailers with an increasing number of insolvencies in…

RTT_Whitepaper_2009_01_11_ChristmasTradingInTheRecessionTheChallengesAndPossibleImpacts

Christmas trading in the recession: the challenges and possible impacts

Introduction As we approach the key Christmas trading period, the KPMG/Synovate Retail Think Tank’s (RTT) latest discussion focused on the challenges and impacts the sector faces during this crucial time for retailers. Christmas trading in 2009 will be set against a backdrop of this year’s tough economic conditions, part of the longest recession the UK…