388 posts categorised "Press releases"

28 January 2016

Can airlines boost market share as January holiday bookings soar?

Almost half of all summer holidays taken by UK citizens are likely to be booked before the end of January, according to Air Travel Organisers' Licensing (ATOL). With airlines locked in a battle for the biggest share of the consumer purse, a new PwC survey asked travellers about the services...

UK economic growth steady and slowing but recovery outpacing N. Ireland.

Today’s preliminary estimate of UK GDP growth in the final quarter (Q4) of 2015 confirms PwC’s earlier forecast that economic growth in 2015 would substantially down on 2014. The Office for National Statistics (ONS), estimate suggests that UK economic recovery continues- with falling unemployment and rising real living standards- but...

21 January 2016

PwC bases new global technology team in Northern Ireland

PwC has recruited 15 leading technology specialists to exploit and commercialise blockchain, the technology that powers the crypto-currency, Bitcoin. The new Blockchain team will be based in PwC’s Belfast office and is expected to grow to over 40 digital and technology specialists during 2016. The announcement comes just days after...

Employment not the sole measure of economic performance - PwC

Northern Ireland is projected to be the poorest performing of the 12 UK regions in 2016, according to PwC’s latest Northern Ireland Economic Outlook. PwC says Northern Ireland will deliver gross value added (GVA) growth of around 1.4% in 2016 - down on 2015’s estimate of 1.5% - and well...

20 January 2016

PwC acquires leading European technology business, Outbox Group.

PwC announced today [Wednesday 20 January] that it has conditionally agreed to acquire a leading European technology consulting business, Outbox Group. The Polish-based Outbox Group delivers cloud-based solutions and transformational services for clients across the UK and Europe. The company works with leading platforms such as Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle...

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...

Pensions exit fee cap – PwC comments on the Chancellor’s announcement

Chancellor George Osborne today (Tuesday 19 January) announced an end to prohibitive charges faced by people looking to access their pension pot. He also outlined proposals to place a duty on the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to cap excessive early exit charges for those eligible to access the pension freedoms...

PwC jumps to number 11 in Stonewall’s Top-100 places for LGBT people to work

Stonewall, the UK LGBT equality charity, has ranked PwC as 11th in the Stonewall Top-100 Employers 2016, listing- up 71 places from last year’s 82nd position. PwC is the highest ranked professional services firm. The Stonewall Top-100 Employers are the best performing employers on Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2016, an...

Low inflation maintained in 2015 – with more of the same for 2016

Tuesday’s inflation figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicate that in the year to December 2015 UK consumer prices rose by 0.2% - a slight upwards adjustment when compared to the 0.1% in the year to November. Whilst the increase is modest, it was the first time since...

13 January 2016

Dublin is Europe’s third most attractive real estate market.

Dublin remains one of Europe’s commercial property hotspots according to the latest annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2016, published jointly by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC. According to the report, published today [Wednesday 13 January 2016] the five leading European cities for commercial investment prospects in...
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