116 posts categorised "Publications"

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...

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...

19 February 2014

Global Economic Crime Survey 2014 - UK Report

For the full UK report, visit www.pwc.co.uk/crimesurvey Economic crime continues to affect UK companies, with theft from employers on the rise, according to PwC’s Global Economic Crime Survey 2014. The number of frauds committed by staff, as opposed to those outside an organisation, has risen from 34% in 2011 to...

10 February 2014

Asset Management 2020: A Brave New World

The asset management industry stands on the edge of a number of fundamental shifts that will shape the future of the industry… Most asset managers have afforded themselves little time to bring the future into focus and the way in which many of them will operate in 2020, will be...

05 February 2014

Deal Team Times

Welcome to our January 2014 edition of the Midlands Deal Team Times. Our newsletter profiles some of the transactions completed in the Midlands by our local PwC Deal Team over the last year and looks forward to the year ahead and what we hope will be year of real activity...

21 January 2014

Cities of Opportunity: Building the future

The fifth edition of Cities of Opportunity tracks the performance of 27 of the world’s key urban centers. Working with the project economists of Oxford Economics, PwC’s global capital projects and infrastructure team has gone one step further by analyzing the Cities data from the perspective of the traditional and...

CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey

“The survey shows confidence reaching an all-time high, as the industry enjoys the fruits of economic recovery. Business and profitability are strengthening fast, and firms anticipate further growth. In response, they are increasing their levels of headcount and investment. Increasing demand does not mean that incumbents will have things all...

18 November 2013

Midlands’ cities perform well in new City index

Cities in the Midlands are performing well in terms of infrastructure (housing and transport), health, and work-life balance, according to a new report that ranks cities on their economic performance and quality of life, but for some cities there is room for improvement on jobs, income and skills. The 2013...

07 November 2013

2014 will see strong growth for the Midlands economy - PwC Report

A new report from PwC predicts the Midlands economy will grow strongly in 2014. The West Midlands economy is expected to grow from around 1.3% in 2013 to around 2.4% in 2014. In the East Midlands, PwC predicts the economy will grow from around 1.2% in 2013 to around 2.4%...

23 October 2013

The right approach to managing tax

We are living in a highly volatile tax environment. Companies are under increasing scrutiny to explain their tax affairs transparently, be it the Public Accounts Committee in the UK, the Senate Committee in the US or a wide range of Non- Governmental Organisations (NGOs). Tax authorities increasingly expect tax to...

14 October 2013

The finance function of the future - what will it look like?

At a time when growth opportunities are hard to identify and execute, finance functions are increasingly challenged to provide their organisations with a strategic edge. In addition, the challenges from new and existing stakeholders around external communication and reporting are putting increased pressure on finance functions at a time when...

26 September 2013

PwC Top 100 Aerospace companies – Industry returns to profitable growth

Aerospace profits for the Top 100 companies were up again this year, growing 6% over 2011, according to analysis of 2012 annual results. With average margins of 9.4%, the industry is levelling off at a higher level of profitability than a decade ago, reflecting the rewards of cost controls brought...

24 September 2013

The asset manager's new normal: responding to tax risks and transparency

The backing of the exchange of tax information between all countries by the G20 summit will have a massive impact on the industry including enabling developing countries to hunt down unpaid tax. In our survey and video, we explore on the current effectiveness of the industry’s management of tax risks...

21 August 2013

Solvency II for asset managers: putting you in control

As asset managers, you are facing significant regulatory change in your own industry, so you might treat Solvency II as only being a problem for insurers. If you have insurance clients, this would be a mistake. For those clients (and potential clients), Solvency II is the biggest regulatory change in...

05 August 2013

Hourglass - Putting HR at the centre of your people strategy

In this edition we’re focusing on the many different aspects of performance management. We ask how HR can get the best from people, and what the most appropriate methods for achieving this are – whether it’s a formal, objective-setting programme, or a more entrepreneurial, mentoring approach. On page 12, we...

02 August 2013

Information Governance: Making the most of your information assets

What is information governance and what are leading companies doing to treat their information as a corporate asset? Compliance, records management, privacy, information security and e-Disclosure practitioners are working together in organisations to defensibly reduce the amount of information their companies hold. With an integrated governance approach to managing information,...

Diagnosing bribery risk

In the video below, PwC Fraud Academy chairman John Tracey is joined by fellow partner Will Kenyon and Robert Barrington of Transparency International to discuss their practical guide to bribery risk assessment which has been produced with our support. It provides specific, practical advice based on real-life experience on how...

01 August 2013

Tax information at your clients' fingertips - UK pocket tax guide 2013/14

Our new UK pocket tax guide for the 2013/14 tax year is available now. Having the latest tax information to hand when you really need it is vital for any tax professional. Our guide brings you a handy quick reference guide to UK tax rates, allowances and the core rules...