Leicester City’s success continues to impact the Premier League… I wrote in September about the stunning level of activity of Premier League clubs in the summer transfer window. Around £1.2 billion was spent by Premier League clubs, a new world transfer fee record was set by Manchester United in signing Paul Pogba and 13 clubs … More The Premier League at half-time: a league of two halves.
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Capital under pressure… Brexit has not yet created the economic turmoil some feared but EY’s latest survey of Global and UK businesses, EY’s 15th Capital Confidence Barometer, highlights the risks that the uncertainty created by Brexit poses for the UK’s attractiveness to capital. For the first time in our survey’s history, global businesses did not … More Could Brexit accelerate the UK’s adoption of digital?
The UK labour market is challenging for young people… The recent report from EY, in association with the EY Foundation clearly set out the challenges young people in the UK face in gaining entry to the workforce. It is true that the level of youth unemployment in the UK compares relatively well to that in … More Should we focus on providing young people with “experience of work” not “work experience”?
There is no precedent to guide capital allocation post Brexit, so don’t rely on the standard macro response, look beneath the surface for the long-term opportunity. … More Capital allocation post Brexit: Into the unknown
The markets were gentle on TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications) in the immediate post-referendum adjustment. The immediate market reaction in the first week after the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU led to little change in TMT stocks. This suggests the view was that the TMT sectors were neither significantly exposed to a … More Brexit means Brexit…but what does Brexit mean for the TMT sector?
An uncertain outlook…. The EY ITEM Club Summer forecast sets out how challenging and uncertain the economic outlook is with a significant downgrade in expected GDP growth compared to April’s forecast. Given the likely shock to the economy from the decision by the people of the UK to leave the European Union, this change in … More Can Brexit be the catalyst for UK economic reform?