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04 August 2016

Today's Bank of England announcement - just what is quantitative easing?

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) today voted to cut interest rates for the first time in more than seven years. That takes UK interest rates to 0.25%, from the previous all-time low of 0.5% The Bank also dusted-off its quantitative easing (QE) programme with a commitment to...

26 July 2016

Why are governments so excited about blockchain?

John Steveni and Paul Smith blogged recently about the impact that blockchain will have on the way we do business, and in particular on the global tax system. It’s likely that blockchain will impact on many areas of our lives but one area that’s being watched with close interest is...

24 June 2016

EU Referendum- PwC comments on global mobility and employment

Commenting on the implications for global mobility and employment as a consequence of the UK leaving the EU, Ben Wilkins, partner at PwC, said: “The vote to leave the EU will have significant implications for businesses and their workforce, in a very wide range of areas from immigration and global...

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 UK, 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 Ian Powell, Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC regarding the UK’s decision to leave the EU:

Commenting on the outcome of the EU referendum, Ian Powell, chairman and senior partner of PwC said: "The UK’s decision to leave the EU will have significant implications for businesses and we are already working with our clients and people to support them as those implications are understood.   "History...

29 May 2016

Building, nurturing and exploiting networks – that’s how the Valley ticks, how the deals get done and how the finance flows.

Back in 2015 PwC’s Ignite incubator programme selected four local companies, - Ardbrin, Datactics, DisplayNote Technologies and Flowlens, for a year of mentoring support and guidance from PwC, culminating with a trip to Silicon Valley to experience first-hand, the reality of California’s tech community. After a week of Google maps...

16 February 2016

The price of oil: Just how low can it go?

Writing in the Belfast Telegraph, PwC Northern Ireland's chief economist, Dr Esmond Birnie looks at the price of oil and asks, just how low can it go - or could we facing a sudden rebound that will take us all by surprise? According to the International Energy Agency, the world...

19 January 2016

UK CEOs hold their nerve despite rising global threats - PwC Annual Global CEO Survey

UK business leaders remain confident about prospects for the year ahead Recruitment and mergers & acquisition (M&A) are key priorities UK remains an investment hotspot for global companies CEOs see more threats than three years ago as geopolitical and cyber concerns rise UK CEOs are investing heavily in their people...

12 January 2016

After the floods – what now for insurance premiums?

After three major storms and a series of devastating floods a cross the UK in December and January, Mohammad Khan, UK general insurance leader at PwC, said the outlook for UK household insurance premiums is mixed: “For those not affected by this winter’s flooding, competition between insurance companies for their...
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