UK Retail Quarter – Spring 2021

March 2021
Region: Europe

Spring is here and we are looking forward to more prosperous trading globally once the vaccination programme is rolled out at scale and retail starts to open up. We are anticipating choppy waters ahead as we see the emergence of a new retail economy with environmental, social and governance (ESG) and a more sustainable corporate purpose at the heart of future business decisions.

To support you further, we want to highlight some key trends, legislation updates and best practices to protect and enhance your business.

Global Snapshot on Collecting and Monitoring Diversity and Inclusion Data
Creating and maintaining diverse and inclusive workplaces has been a challenge to businesses, while a growing number of employees and candidates expect to see genuine actions. Our experts provide you with practical tips on managing diversity and inclusion data.

CVAs – A Quick Guide for UK Landlords and Other Creditors When Faced With a CVA Proposal
There has been a significant increase in the use of CVAs, in particular in the retail and hospitality sector over the last 12 to 24 months, largely impacting landlord creditors. Our experts help you navigate the challenges of a CVA proposal.

Navigating the Road Ahead: The Impact of Brexit on E-commerce
The EU/UK Free Trade and Cooperation Agreement will now determine the trade relationship between the UK and the EU from 1 January 2021. There is now a significant amount of customs-related paperwork regarding impacting retail and cross-border UK/EU e-commerce to complete and understand.

Preparing for Your 2021 Annual General Meeting and Reporting Season – What Should Be on the Agenda?
Many listed companies are starting to prepare for the 2021 annual general meeting (AGM) season and plan their next annual report. AGM arrangements, shareholder engagement, remuneration, climate, diversity and COVID-19 would be something you should know before making your plan.