590 posts categorised "Press releases"

24 June 2016

EU referendum - PwC comments on the tax implications of leaving the EU

Commanting on the potential tax implications of the UK leaving the EU, Kevin Nicholson, head of tax at PwC, said: “Brexit will undoubtedly affect how people and businesses are taxed. The UK will now have more scope to use tax to help particular industries, regions, and groups of people. In...

EU referendum - PwC comments on the economic impact on the UK

Commenting on the likely economic impact of the UK decision to leave the EU, Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser at PwC, said:   "The UK leaving the EU is potentially a big leap into the unknown, disrupting trade relationships with our most important and nearest trading partner and creating uncertainty...

Statement from Matthew Hammond, regional chairman at PwC in the Midlands, regarding the UK’s decision to leave the EU

Statement from Matthew Hammond, regional chairman at PwC in the Midlands, regarding the UK’s decision to leave the EU: ‘The UK’s decision to leave the EU will have significant implications for businesses and we are already working with our clients and our people to support them as those implications are...

21 June 2016

Optimism wanes among financial services firms for second consecutive quarter – CBI/PwC

Growth in business volumes holds up Optimism among firms in the financial services sector fell for the second consecutive quarter in the three months to June, amid stronger competition, rising uncertainty about demand and slowing profits growth, according to the latest CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey. The quarterly survey of 111...

16 June 2016

Retail sales data, June 2016 - Andy Lyon at PwC comments

In response to the latest retail sales data, Andy Lyon, partner and retail expert at PwC in the Midlands, commented: “After a soft patch in February and March, retail sales volumes bounced back strongly in April and May. UK consumers, buoyed by the strong fundamentals of jobs growth and rising...

15 June 2016

Labour market figures - PwC's chief economist comments

In response to today’s UK labour market figures, John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, commented: “Employment continued to rise and unemployment to edge down in the three months to April 2016, but the pace of improvement has slackened since last year. This probably reflects a combination of global economic uncertainty,...

The Local State We’re In 2016 – hopes for devolution up, but challenges remain

A fifth of local authority chief executives and council leaders across the UK expect to have additional devolved powers by 2020, but more than eight-in-ten (85%) also warn that they face serious financial challenges over the same period. Despite the financial pressures on councils, 47% of citizens in the Midlands...

14 June 2016

East Midlands Deals update: PwC supports Belvoir Lettings Plc in its acquisition of Northwood (GB) Limited

PwC is proud to have supported AIM listed group Belvoir Lettings Plc in its acquisition of privately owned residential lettings business, Northwood (GB) Limited. The transaction adds a further 86 franchise offices to the Belvoir portfolio positioning the Group as the largest UK franchised network of lettings and estate agencies...

UK House Price Index, June 2016 - PwC comments

Commenting on the new UK House Price Index, Richard Snook, senior economist, PwC, said: New ONS house price series shows average home is £80,000 cheaper than previously estimated “Today marks the launch of the revised Office for National Statistics (ONS) house price index, which makes use of a new methodology...

02 June 2016

The economics of sport: PwC study seeks to predict Olympic medals tally

GB loses home advantage, but still set to finish fourth with 52 medals US to lead the way with 108 medals followed closely by China with 98 Economic size matters in medal tally – but David can still beat Goliath Brazil team should benefit from ‘host nation’ effect, winning 25...

01 June 2016

UK/EU Markit PMI Manufacturing figures - PwC's manufacturing leader comments

Cara Haffey, PwC's UK industrial manufacturing leader, commented on the Markit PMI Manufacturing figures released today (1 June): "The latest PMI figures are undoubtedly disappointing for the manufacturing community, particular in relation to new orders. Customers seem to be emptying out their supply stores rather than re-ordering and re-basing their...

26 May 2016

Over 300 employees at PwC in the Midlands take part in firm-wide volunteering day

More than 300 staff from PwC in the Midlands have volunteered their time for local community projects in support of the firm’s UK-wide charity day. PwC’s One Firm One Day, which took place on Friday 20th May, is a dedicated volunteering day that takes place every year. It gives staff...

18 May 2016

Birmingham businesses hear how FinTech is transforming the financial services industry

Pictured (L-R) outside icentrum on the Innovation Birmingham Campus are PwC’s FinTech experts Seamus Cushley, Robert Churcher, David Roper, Will Stevns and Christian Toon. They all presented at PwC’s event on how FinTech is shaping the UK’s Financial Services industry. The financial services sector in the Midlands is facing transformational...

17 May 2016

PwC puts great Midlands family businesses on the map

PwC in the Midlands has helped to put the region’s family businesses on the map, as part of a national tour of some of the UK’s most successful family businesses organised by Family Business United. The Family Business Road Trip is an innovative event that celebrates the essential contribution family...

16 May 2016

PwC shining a light on the fastest growing family businesses in the Midlands

PwC is calling on fast growing family businesses from across the Midlands to showcase their achievements in the Midlands Family Business Awards. Sponsored by PwC, the Fastest Growing Family Business Award is one of 10 categories in the region’s only independent awards dedicated to celebrating and recognising the region’s family...

13 May 2016

Birmingham businesses tell United Nations how gender equality is done

International Development Secretary meets with business leaders and gender specialists to discuss improving women's economic opportunities. International Development Secretary Justine Greening has today spoken to top business leaders and gender specialists in Birmingham about how women’s economic opportunities can be improved around the world, so she can put their views...

03 May 2016

PwC in the East Midlands raises £4,800 for Leicester charity

PwC in the East Midlands has helped to raise £2,400 for LOROS Hospice, a local charity that cares for over 2,500 people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland every year. PwC hosted its third annual quiz night for the charity in Leicester at The Parcel Yard on Tuesday, 26 April 2016....

26 April 2016

Entries now open for the Great Innovation Challenge 2016

Showcasing the best of innovation in business As proud supporters of the International Festival for Business 2016 (IFB2016), PwC is running the Great Innovation Challenge 2016, in partnership with the GREAT Britain campaign, to find innovative businesses from across the UK to showcase at the festival which takes place in...

21 April 2016

PwC named in Top 50 Employers for Women list

PwC h as been named as a leader on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2016. The unranked alphabetical list is published in partnership with Business in the Community, the Prince’s Responsible Business Network, as part of the charity’s Responsible Business Week....

19 April 2016

UK companies increasingly looking external for the top role

UK companies are more likely to choose a new CEO from outside of the company than ever before, but also more likely to force them out in times of difficulty. This is according to the annual CEO Success Study from Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting business. The research, which tracks CEO...