415 posts categorised "Press releases"

24 May 2016

Reducing the budget deficit is likely to be a long, slow process - PwC

Commenting on today's public finance data, Dr Esmond Birnie, PwC chief economist in Northern Ireland said that reducing the budget deficit is likely to be a long, slow process: “Latest estimates suggest public borrowing was £76 billion in the 2015/16 financial year – that’s up by £2 billion on last...

18 May 2016

Unemployment down, employment up, but gap with UK remains.

Commenting on today’s labour market data, Dr Esmond Birnie, PwC chief economist in Northern Ireland said: “The good news in today’s labour market figures from the Northern Ireland Research and Statistics Agency (NISRA) is that, after two months during which the number of unemployment benefit claimants rose by 400, that...

17 May 2016

Inflation down- property up but Northern Ireland property prices still below pre-crash levels.

Commenting on today’s inflation report and property prices indices, Dr Esmond Birnie, PwC chief economist in Northern Ireland said: “This was a bumper day for official statistics, but a mixed one, suggesting an unbalanced UK economy and with further indications that the economic recovery here in Northern Ireland is relatively...

16 May 2016

Productivity the key to prosperity in the next Programme for Government – PwC

Real wages in Northern Ireland are around 7% below where they were before the recession in 2005, according to the latest Northern Ireland Economic Outlook (NIEO) from PwC. PwC says that unemployment has been falling steadily and total employee jobs have been growing, but the positive messages from the labour...

09 May 2016

PwC flies into £127bn global drone technology market

Airborne drone technology is disrupting industries from agriculture to filmmaking, with the global market for drone technology and delivery now worth over $127bn, according to Clarity From Above, a new report from PwC. And with drones poised to have an impact on business operations of companies in a broad range...

28 April 2016

PwC elects Kevin Ellis as chairman and senior partner to lead PwC UK/Middle East Alliance

PwC, the business advisory firm, has announced the election of Kevin Ellis as its new Chairman and Senior Partner in the UK and Middle East for a four year term, with effect from 1 July 2016. Kevin is currently the firm’s Managing Partner and has been a member of the...

27 April 2016

Q1 UK economic growth slowed - concerns on global economy and EU referendum

UK economic growth slowed in the first three months of 2016, according to provisional data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), released today. ONS says that UK GDP grew by 0.4% in the first quarter of the year, down from 0.6% in the final quarter of 2015. That puts...

21 April 2016

PwC seeks young fast-growth companies for 2016 Ignite technology race.

Ignite – PwC’s accelerator programme for young Northern Ireland technology companies, is looking for its second round of fast-growth companies to help them break into international markets in 2016. Launched in 2015, four local companies won places on the Ignite accelerator programme. This year, five of Northern Ireland’s most dynamic,...

PwC named in Top 50 Employers for Women list

PwC has been named as a leader on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2016. The unranked alphabetical list is published in partnership with Business in the Community, the Prince’s Responsible Business Network, as part of the charity’s Responsible Business Week. Kathryn...

19 April 2016

UK companies increasingly look externally for CEO succession

UK companies are more likely to choose a new CEO from outside of the company than ever before, but are also more likely to force them out when times get tough. That’s according to the annual CEO Success Study from Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting business. The research, which tracks CEO...
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