132 posts categorised "Publications"

15 October 2014

Family Business Survey 2014 - ‘Head and heart’: Professionalising the family business

Click here to download the full report There was one word that came up again and again in this year’s PwC Family Business Survey, and that was ‘professionalise’. The economic climate remains tough and global megatrends like the digital revolution are making the business landscape more volatile and competitive than...

Family Business Survey 2014 - New technology and the family firm: Are we seeing a new digital divide?

Click here to download the full report In this year’s 17th Annual Global CEO survey, 81% of those questioned cited technological advances as one of the top three global trends most likely to transform their business over the next five years. According to our 2014 Family Business Survey, that figure...

14 October 2014

Family Business Survey 2014 - Planning to succeed: Succession planning in family firms

Click here to download the full report There’s an old saying in business that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Nowhere is this truism truer than for the family firm as it approaches the moment when the business passes from one generation to the next. Only 12%...

11 September 2014

UK Corporate Governance Code: Raising the bar on risk management

History consistently shows that organisations that fail to effectively manage risk, often themselves fail. What sort of case study do you want to be? Download Frc-uk-corporate-governance-code_pwc To comply with the proposed amendments, boards will need to consider a number of questions, including: How can we practically define and articulate our...

09 September 2014

A new chapter for executive pay

Review of the 2014 AGM season In June 2013, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) introduced new regulations on executive remuneration, including new disclosures about how remuneration structures are designed and how actual pay is determined. They also required the publication of a pay policy that is subject...

30 July 2014

Productivity in the public sector - what makes a good job?

This new Talking Points publication from PwC and Demos explores what can be done to lift productivity and how the public sector can play its part. The UK as a whole has a productivity problem. Its workers produce less per hour than their counterparts in France, Germany and the US,...

23 July 2014

Future of Government: 'How government and public sector organisations world wide must adjust to the new reality of doing more for less'

Delivering on the Citizen Promise In the face of recurrent budget cuts to reduce fiscal deficits in many countries, affordable government has become the watchword. This means doing more for less – meeting rising citizens’ expectations by doing things differently to deliver services more effectively and efficiently. Where Next for...

Future shape of banking - Time for reformation of banking and banks?

Given the current economic climate, in particular the focus on the European Central Banks Comprehensive Assessment and the move to the Single Supervisory Mechanism, a working group from the PwC Response to the economic crisis in Europe (REcCE) network has developed a provocative point of view paper on the future...

18 July 2014

Pay: what goes up must come down

Key issues and deadlines Are the forces shaping executive pay here to stay? More regulation is tending to dampen pay; and simpler pay packages are reducing pay too UK executive pay has doubled since the millennium But in the last two years, bonuses to FTSE100 chief executives have fallen and...

Equipped for the future: Re-inventing your organisation

Most financial services businesses are organised and run for a marketplace that is fast disappearing. How can you make sure your business is equipped to compete? Customer expectations are defined by the digital experience, brand value is determined by conversing on social media and customers are open to switching providers...

24 June 2014

New Publication: The local state we're in

Our fourth annual survey shows that councils remain concerned about their long term ability to manage funding cuts without impacting the quality of services delivered or outcomes achieved. With efficiency savings no longer sufficient, councils need to find new ways of working, redefining their role and purpose. This year’s survey...

29 May 2014

Logistics and the economic outlook

The UK economy is picking up in 2014 and the recovery is set to continue into 2015, with this year and next set to see the strongest growth in the recovery so far. However, growth is still not likely to return to the rate we saw before the crisis when...

If They’re Happy, Do You Know It? The CIO’s agenda in improving customer centricity at financial institutions

Financial services customers expect their providers to deliver a level of service that meet their growing demands. Customers now expect them to be a one stop shop, and to; Provide greater access, flexibility and advice Build relationships with them, and not push products Tailor products ranges to their needs Maintain...

28 April 2014

Lifting living standards? Did you know…

As we head along the path to the 2015 general election, debates on squeezed living standards - and what can be done to help lift them - have moved centre stage. This is not just about managing the cost of living but dealing with the earnings crunch too.

21 April 2014

Reports out, results in: Key findings from a review of the December year ends who have reported so far...

With approximately half of the FTSE 350 having December year ends, we've been reading annual reports as they’ve been released and have captured the most up to date view on market responses to the new regulations and year on year improvements in reporting. For a teaser of our latest results,...

16 April 2014

The future of retirement: PwC Consumer survey on the future for the UK annuities market

The UK annuities market could decline by up to 75% after the recently announced changes to compulsory annuity purchase come into effect, according to PwC analysis supported by a new consumer survey. The survey, which looks at consumer behaviour of people aged 50-75, reveals that 63% of consumers have or...

Managing in the ‘new normal’ 2014 – the latest instalment in the series of 'Managing in a Downturn' surveys

The environment for charities has remained challenging over the past 12 months. Added to the economic difficulties organisations had faced in recent years, were a new raft of reputational concerns as the sector hit the headlines with a number of negative incidents. Whilst these events can be taken in isolation,...

01 April 2014

Annuity reform, key implications for the insurance industry

On 19th March 2014, the Chancellor announced that savers would no longer be compelled to purchase annuities upon retirement. This represents one of the biggest changes to the UK pension regime for almost a century. Is this the Armageddon feared by the industry or just an evolution of the pension’s...

21 March 2014

Emerging Trends in Real Estate®

The global outlook for 2014 About the report The Emerging Trends in Real Estate© US, Europe and Asia Pacific reports are produced annually by the Urban Land Institute and PwC following interviews with the most senior property professionals. Over many years, they have become key indicators of sentiment in their...

myFinancePartner: Working as your business partner

Helping you to meet your goals ... Are you an ambitious small/medium sized business? Are you looking for pro-active business advisory support? Do you want better management information to support your key business decisions? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then myFinance Partner may be the...