452 posts categorised "Press releases"

27 April 2015

PwC achieves five star rating in Business in the Community’s Corporate Responsibility Index – the only professional services firm to do so

Professional services firm PwC has achieved the highest possible rating in Business in the Community’s (BITC) annual benchmark of responsible business, the Corporate Responsibility Index (CR Index). PwC is one of only six companies, and the only professional services firm, to have been awarded the full five stars, reflecting its...

PwC in the Midlands appoints new cyber security expert

Christian Toon has joined PwC in the Midlands as a senior manager in the firm’s technology risk team, specialising in cyber security. Christian joins PwC from information management and storage company, Iron Mountain, where he spent almost eight years leading the firm’s information risk programmes across the UK, EU and...

24 April 2015

PwC recognised as one of top employers for women

PwC named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2015 The firm also wins the Opportunity Now Transparency Award PwC Birmingham office hosts Women on Boards event for region’s leading businesswomen PwC has once again been named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2015, which recognises organisations...

10 April 2015

Half of people in the Midlands would use a workplace smartwatch

New research from PwC shows that more than half (52%) of employees in the Midlands would consider wearing a smartwatch from their employer if their data was used to improve things such as working hours, stress levels and where they can work from. PwC’s research with over 2,000 working UK...

08 April 2015

PwC targets an extra £56m return to MG Rover creditors as 10-year milestone is passed

Today marks ten years since Rob Hunt, Tony Lomas, and Ian Powell were appointed as administrators of MG Rover Group, the Midlands -based car production giant. Whilst some car production still continues today at the Longbridge site, the failure of MG Rover caused significant turmoil for workers, management and the...

03 April 2015

The Renewal Trust and PwC join forces to make sure Nottingham’s most vulnerable children can enjoy Easter eggs

Nottingham charity, The Renewal Trust and local company PwC, have teamed up to donate Easter eggs to some of the most vulnerable children in Nottingham. Staff at PwC in the East Midlands have been busy collecting the eggs, which were donated to children of refugees and asylum seekers, through the...

01 April 2015

Executive pay is falling in real terms

PwC analysis shows executive pay levels are falling in real terms as early reporting shows 45% of FTSE100 executives have received no salary increase this year and the median total pay figure received by CEOs rose by just 0.7%. This is according to a report based on findings from the...

31 March 2015

Tax return 2.0: Revolution in the Tax Self-Assessment regime will have significant implications for SMEs

George Osborne’s “digital” budget will change the relationship between small businesses and the UK tax authorities forever 740,000 SMEs in the Midlands will avoid the traditional “mad rush” approach to getting numbers together and engaging with taxes will (eventually) be easier A revolution in the UK Income Tax Self-Assessment regime...

30 March 2015

Financial services firms remain upbeat as profitability improves – CBI/PwC

Optimism in financial services rose strongly in the three months to March and profitability improved in most sectors, according to the latest CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey. However, despite overall business volumes continuing to increase, the pace of growth was the slowest in a year. Volumes were flat in banking and...

26 March 2015

Council leaders are under pressure and Midlands’ public is less accepting of service cuts

Only one in ten council chief executives is confident their council can protect frontline services in the face of continued austerity over the next five years. Just 36% of people in the Midlands region accept the need to make reductions in services. Midlands public most aware of reductions in repair...

23 March 2015

Fewer than 1 in 5 in Midlands worried about debt repayment

The confidence people in the Midlands have in their ability to stay on top of their debt has improved, according to PwC’s latest report on the Consumer Credit market, Precious Plastic: How Britons fell back in love with borrowing, published today Fewer than 1 in 5 (17%) consumers in the...

19 March 2015

PwC named top accountancy firm in the East Midlands

PwC has won two awards at the annual East Midlands Chartered Accountant of the Year Awards. The professional services firm was named East Midlands’ large accountancy firm of the year and Sophie Mottram, a manager in the firm’s assurance practice was named young chartered accountant of the year. (Left) Phil...

16 March 2015

Fewer stores are opening on East Midlands high streets as retailers focus on clicks over bricks

- Store closures in the East Midlands fall slightly BUT reduced store openings mean fewer shops on the region’s high street - Mobile phones shops, video stores, money services shops, former bank branches and pubs suffering in the East Midlands - Discount stores, charity shops and financial advisors bucking the...

Fewer stores are opening on West Midlands high streets as retailers focus on clicks over bricks

- Store closures in the West Midlands fall slightly BUT reduced store openings in 2014 mean fewer shops on the region’s high street - Mobile phones shops, former bank branches, money services shops, fashion shops and estate agents suffering in the West Midlands - Charity shops, e-cigarettes outlets and jewellers...

13 March 2015

Budget 2015: Chancellor could have £7 billion of extra wriggle room next week

New projections by PwC suggest that public borrowing could be revised down by the OBR throughout the next five years, leaving a budget surplus in 2019/20 of around £30 billion rather than £23 billion as estimated at the time of the Autumn Statement in December (see table below). Public sector...

09 March 2015

Midlands economy recovering at a relatively strong rate

Latest analysis reveals GDP growth in the Midlands is expected to average around 2.5% in 2015 Midlands house prices rise by 6.8% in 2014 – pace of growth likely to ease slightly in 2015 $50 oil price could boost GDP by 1% and employment by 90,000 by 2020 The Midlands...

05 March 2015

PwC comment: UK automotive industry continues its success story

Commenting on the latest SMMT new car registrations figures released today, Phil Harrold, automotive partner at PwC in the Midlands, said: "The three years of consecutive growth is really welcome news for the UK automotive industry and the direction of travel of these latest figures for new private car registrations...

04 March 2015

UK female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work - Opportunities for career progression tops the list of most attractive employer traits - 41% of female millennials starting careers believe they can reach the top with their employer - 50% said employers are too male biased when considering internal promotions...

02 March 2015

UK hotel forecast reveals strong outlook for Birmingham hotel industry

· Birmingham ranks 3rd in the top 10 UK cities with the most active room pipelines · UK regions will see the highest ever hotel occupancy levels and record average daily rates PwC’s latest hotel forecast* reveals the improving economic and business travel backdrop will drive growth for the Birmingham...

27 February 2015

Warwickshire’s DCS Group to be showcased in Shanghai as part of the Government’s GREAT Festival of Creativity

Stratford-Upon-Avon based company, DCS Group has been chosen by PwC to be part of the delegate of UK technology companies showcased at the next GREAT Festival of Creativity in Shanghai. The festival is part of the GREAT Britain campaign, which promotes the UK as a world-class destination for trade, tourism,...