EY: UK achieves strongest Q1 IPO performance in 14 years

UK listings experienced a very strong start to the year with more funds raised in the opening quarter of 2021 than in any other opening quarter since 2007, and the most raised in a single quarter since 2014, according to the latest EY IPO Eye.

Published 12 April 2021

EY: Over half of the UK listed companies at risk of insolvency made a claim for government support

More than half of the UK’s listed companies currently at heightened risk of insolvency made a claim for government support in December 2020 and could face a financial cliff edge when it comes to an end, according to the latest EY analysis of profit warnings.

Published 25 March 2021

UK finance firms moved almost £100bn of assets to EU in final months of 2020

Financial services firms in the UK moved nearly £100 billion in assets to the EU in the last months of 2020, according to EY's latest Brexit Tracker.

Published 2 March 2021

Chris Sanger: EY Budget predictions - stimulate economic growth, address the deficit or both?

With exactly four weeks to the day until the Chancellor delivers his Budget speech, Chris Sanger, EY's head of tax policy, has set out his predictions.

Published 3 February 2021

Scottish business welcomes steady-as-you-go budget

Finance secretary Kate Forbes did not announce any changes to income tax rates and bands in the coming year after she set out the Scottish Government's budget plans yesterday.

Published 29 January 2021

EY: A fifth of self-employed UK workers leave their tax return until the last minute

The online tax return deadline looms at the end of January, and according to new research from EY TaxChat, up to a fifth of self-employed UK workers surveyed may not yet have completed their return.

Published 12 January 2021

EY: UK IPO activity to surge in 2021

Competition for investment is set to intensify after the London Stock Exchange (LSE) closed last year with a flourish of activity, which is predicted to continue in 2021, according to EY’s latest market tracker IPO Eye.

Published 8 January 2021

Contracts worth £288m given to KPMG and EY to train new civil servants

UK ministers have distributed contracts of up to £288 million to consultants at Big Four accountancy firms KPMG and EY to train thousands of civil servants over the next four years.

Published 22 December 2020

COVID throws UK's FDI lead over Europe into question, EY finds

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the global economy has shifted investor priorities and is expected to have a significant impact on UK Financial Services Firms’ investment plans over the coming year, according to EY’s latest UK Attractiveness analysis for financial services.

Published 30 November 2020

EY: Scotland has 'strong base' for foreign direct investment strategy

Scotland has "more than a solid base" for a future foreign direct investment (FDI) strategy, EY Scotland has said following the publication of a new survey.

Published 19 November 2020

Chris Sanger: Lack of an Autumn Budget doesn’t stop Treasury making tax policy announcements

Chris Sanger, EY’s head of tax policy, discusses the recent tax policy announcements made by HM Treasury.

Published 13 November 2020

EY: Scotland competes as a top UK location of choice for financial services

Relocating out of other UK locations, such as London and the South East, is the leading reason for investment in Scotland’s financial services sector, according to a first of its kind market report by EY.

Published 21 October 2020

Big Four hike fees after regulations tighten

Audit fees at the Big Four accountancy firms Deloitte, PwC, EY and KPMG increased by 6.9% last year as they increased their charges to account for tougher regulations introduced by the regulator. 

Published 20 October 2020

Scotland records UK's smallest increase in profit warnings

Scottish listed companies recorded the smallest increase in profit warnings across the UK during the first three-quarters of 2020, according to new analysis from EY.

Published 19 October 2020

EY: One in nine firms are ready for Brexit

With less than 100 days to go before the UK leaves the EU, there are still an alarming number of businesses which simply don’t have a grasp of the risks they face of not being prepared for Brexit, according to a new poll by EY.

Published 12 October 2020