140 posts categorised "Publications"

27 April 2015

Skilled for the future: simplifying the UK skills system

The skills system in the UK has been the subject of significant change over the last 10 years, with new funding agencies and policies, new qualifications and a greater focus on employers’ needs. However, the UK is still facing a shortage of skills and the complexity of the current system,...

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...

23 February 2015

Moving on: Global retirement benefits in a post-defined benefits world

A PwC survey of global multinationals Download Global-pension-survey Multinationals are working through the biggest change in benefits strategy that we’ve ever seen. Our major multinational clients asked us to carry out this survey because, like us, they’re increasingly concerned that the risks associated with their global retirement benefits outweigh their...

02 February 2015

Birmingham market set for continued investment and growth

By Mark Whitehouse The Birmingham market is well set for a sustained period of continued investment and growth. This was certainly the sentiment I found at the jointly hosted Urban Land Institute and PwC Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe 2015 launch event in Birmingham on 28 January. The event,...

01 February 2015

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...

22 January 2015

Take part in the Information Security Breaches Survey 2015

The Information Security Breaches Survey has been conducted by PwC on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills for over a decade. The Government is working to make the UK one of the safest places in the world to do business. As part of this we recognise the...

13 November 2014

HE Matters Autumn 2014 - our online newsletter for higher education

Download He-matters-autumn-2014 In this autumn 2014 edition of HE Matters, we highlight a number of issues, including what to watch out for when partnering with 3rd party organisations and specific tax issues connected with digital e-learning courses and new VAT charges for HEIs who recruit international students. We are also...

24 October 2014

Tax information at your fingertips - The UK pocket tax guide 2014/15

Our new UK pocket tax guide for the 2014/15 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 to UK tax rates, allowances and the core rules for...

20 October 2014

HR: Delivering more for less. What sets top performers apart?

By Vicky Ansell As we have all become accustomed to the ease, speed and intuition of the “Amazon experience” – employees have now come to expect this same level of user friendly customer experience in other areas of their daily lives, including their interactions with HR. Our new study on...

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%...

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...