15 posts categorised "Hospitality and leisure"

07 March 2019

Breaking through the glass ceiling in hospitality, travel and leisure

By Lisa Hooker, UK Consumer Markets Leader If you want to give your economy a real boost, improve opportunities for women – our newly published Women in Work Index shows that bringing female employment rates in the UK up to the high levels in Sweden would increase our national GDP...

21 February 2019

Diversity in hospitality, travel and leisure: If you want to reap the diversity dividend, make sure you have the fundamentals in place

By Jon Terry, UK Diversity and Inclusion Consulting Leader I recently had the privilege of hosting and speaking at the launch of the 2019 Edition of the Women in Hospitality, Travel and Leisure Review. The passion that shone through the debates at the event and the readiness of so many...

12 February 2019

Esports: Is it smooth growth or are there speed bumps along the way?

By Andy Fahey, Esports Lead Watch my vlog or read the blog version below. Our latest entertainment & media outlook shows significant growth in esports over the next 5 years; from $800m to $1.5bn at a rate of 20% per annum. This growth is being underpinned by sharp upturns in...

Brexit and the future of UK travel – What did a recent ABTA seminar tell us?

By Damon Wright, Head of Travel & Leisure, Indirect tax With almost uncanny timing, on Thursday 31 January, PwC hosted an ABTA seminar, at which a range of speakers (lawyers, accountants, industry and government representatives) considered the possible impact of Brexit on the UK travel industry, both inbound and outbound....

28 January 2019

TOMS and Brexit - What could happen in the event of a no-deal outcome, update No 2

By Damon Wright, Head of Travel and Leisure - Indirect Tax HMRC has now published The Value Added Tax Tour Operators Amendment EU Exit Regulations, setting out the proposed changes to the UK VAT Tour Operators Margin Scheme (TOMS) legislation in the event of a no-deal Brexit. This maintains TOMS...

27 December 2018

Brexit and TOMS: What could happen in the event of a no-deal outcome?

By Damon Wright, Head of Travel & Leisure, Indirect tax If the agreed deal and political declaration on the future relationship with the EU successfully pass through the UK and EU Parliament and become binding it would seem that, at least for the transitional period, the UK will remain within...

14 December 2018

Costs and capacity - a challenging cocktail for UK hotels

By David Trunkfield, UK Hospitality and Leisure Leader There was a mixed mood among the CEO panel at our recent UK hotels forecast 2019 launch event; Surinder Arora - Founder and Chairman of The Arora Group, Christopher Cowdray - CEO of The Dorchester Collection, Shane Harris - CEO of Jupiter...

26 November 2018

Esports: The race to invest

By Andy Fahey, Esports Lead Watch my vlog or read the blog version below. In my last article, What happens when the regulator comes in?, I highlighted the growing number of major partnerships being struck throughout the esports ecosystem, citing what a coup it was for the wider esports industry,...

19 October 2018

Esports: What happens when the regulator comes in?

By Andy Fahey, Esports Lead The esports ecosystem has often, and at times unfairly, been described as like ‘the wild west’. This is a tongue in cheek swipe at its lack of structure and governance, and the easy entry into the market by various speculators from the serious to the...

13 September 2018

The growing presence of the UK in esports

By Andy Fahey, Esports Lead Irrespective of the political or social landscape of a particular time, the UK has always done exceptionally well at putting on big sporting events. Well organised and well supported, the British people have a great record in getting behind these big occasions, using sport as...

12 July 2018

Coming together to boost inclusion: How the diversity in hospitality, travel and leisure charter is providing a rallying point for industry-wide action

By David Trunkfield, UK Hospitality & Leisure Leader Diverse businesses are stronger businesses. I see this every day across my work with clients and colleagues. The reasons are plain to see. Diversity brings fresh perspectives into decision making. Business leaders better reflect the customers they serve. And great talent wants...

19 June 2017

Visitor attractions - challenges and opportunities

Julie D Clark Visitor attractions and theme parks are experiencing increasing pressures from a number of sources. First, customers are tightening the purse strings with uncertainty in the air. Our own consumer sentiment survey showed that 26% of people expect to be worse off this year. So with household budgets...

19 May 2017

The time has come to transfer local authority museums to trust status

Julie Clark and Ian Oakley-Smith Brighton & Hove City Council has announced that from April 2018, it intends operating the city’s Royal Pavilion & Museums via a cultural trust [1]. They believe this will help grow the success of its iconic Royal palace and nationally significant museum collections, while also...

16 May 2017

Funding challenges see local authorities adopt more entrepreneurial approaches to boost museum revenues and drive cost-efficiencies

Julie Clark and Ian Oakley-Smith In the first blog in this three-part series on local authority-managed museums, we examined the context in which today’s museums are operating, the growing need for local authorities to take a hard look at the benefits their museums deliver and at the options for sustaining...

11 May 2017

What’s the future for Local Authority museums? As financial pressures grow, it’s time to think outside the box

Julie Clark and Ian Oakley-Smith There are around 700 local authority museums in England[1] with the majority managed directly by local councils and largely funded by state subsidy. With continued pressure on funding, local authority spending on non-statutory services such as museums, is inevitably coming under the microscope as it...