340 posts categorised "Press releases"

29 June 2015

Financial services firms want government to reduce cost of regulatory compliance – CBI/PwC

Reducing the cost of regulatory compliance should be the new Conservative government’s priority for financial services, according to firms in the banking, building society and life insurance sub-sectors. The latest CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey for the three months to June found that tax stability was also ranked highly and was...

24 June 2015

Harnessing economic power of older workers could boost UK GDP by £100bn

If the employment rate for UK workers aged 55-69 matched that of Sweden, it could boost UK GDP by 5.4% or around £100 billion, according to new PwC analysis. Pro-rata and assuming that employment opportunities were available, that would deliver around an additional £2.5bn into the Northern Ireland economy. PwC’s...

22 June 2015

Why you can’t scare bankers into doing the right thing.

Employers in financial services who get tough about poor employee behaviours and performance may be fuelling a climate of fear that breeds even more unethical conduct - the opposite of what regulators, businesses and the public want. That’s according to a joint PwC and London Business School survey of more...

17 June 2015

Latest Northern Ireland labour market data deliver mixed messages

Commenting on today’s labour market statistics from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA), Dr Esmond Birnie, PwC chief economist in Northern Ireland said the data confirm a mixed performance across the Northern Ireland labour market: “We have now experienced over two years of month on month decline in...

16 June 2015

May inflation reverses April’s negative trend.

UK Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation turned positive in May, rising to 0.1%, according to data issued today from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). That was a reversal of March and April where the CPI inflation dipped to 0% and -0.1% respectively. When April inflation fell to -0.1% it...

12 June 2015

Financial services firms failing to attract and retain women

A perceived lack of career opportunity means many women are leaving their jobs in financial services or avoiding joining the sector in the first place, according to a new PwC report. PwC’s report; Female millennials in financial services: strategies for a new era of talent, reveals that limited opportunity for...

09 June 2015

UK Private Business Awards – Northern Ireland’s Carecall makes shortlist

Northern Ireland social enterprise, Carecall, has been shortlisted for the final of the fifth annual UK Private Business Awards. The finalists were selected from the over 2,000 nominations and entries from private businesses across the UK and Carecall is one of the four organisations in the final of the Social...

UK Private Business Awards – Northern Ireland’s Carecall makes shortlist

Northern Ireland social enterprise, Carecall, has been shortlisted for the final of the fifth annual UK Private Business Awards. The finalists were selected from the over 2,000 nominations and entries from private businesses across the UK and Carecall is one of the four organisations in the final of the Social...

03 June 2015

Northern Ireland not immune as organisations face new cyber threats

The average cost to large organisations of the most severe online security breaches is least £1.46 million – more than twice the £600,000 average of just 12 months ago, according to research carried out by the Government and PwC. The Information Security Breaches Survey 2015, launched by Digital Economy Minister...

UK consumers set for £60bn entertainement & media spending spree

According to PwC’s latest Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 2015-2019, the UK Entertainment and Media (E&M) market will be worth £66.6bn by 2019 – a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.2%. In 2014, the UK market was worth £56.9bn - after Germany the second largest E&M market across Europe,...
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