323 posts categorised "Press releases"

28 April 2015

Calling young N.Ireland technology companies – your Ignite information is here

Today we launched Ignite an accelerator programme intended to identify five young Northern Ireland technology companies and help them grow faster, sell further and perform better – and all at no cost to the successful companies. Lear more about Ignite… read the brochure here: Download Ignite_brochure And if you think...

Disappointing GDP growth ‘may be more of a wobble,’ says PwC

Today’s preliminary Quarter 1 GDP growth figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) may question the extreme optimism around the pace of UK recovery but they should be treated with caution, according to PwC. ONS says UK GDP halved in the first Quarter of this year; down to 0.3%...

PwC launches plan to Ignite Northern Ireland’s technology start-ups

PwC has launched a new accelerator programme for young Northern Ireland technology companies Five of Northern Ireland’s most dynamic, young technology businesses will be invited to join Ignite - a new programme that lets them accesses PwC expertise, advice and global networks to grow faster, sell further and perform better...

09 April 2015

Over 60% of Northern Ireland workers would use a company smartwatch

PwC research suggests that over half of UK workers would consider wearing a smartwatch from their employer if their data helped improve things such as working hours, stress levels and where they can work from. PwC’s research of over 2,000 working UK adults shows that four in 10 people would...

08 April 2015

10 years after the MG Rover collapse, PwC targets an extra £56m for creditors.

Its ten years today since Rob Hunt, Tony Lomas and Ian Powell were appointed as administrators of MG Rover Group, the Midlands -based car production giant. Whilst some car production still continues at the Longbridge site, the failure of MG Rover caused turmoil for workers, management and the government -...

02 April 2015

Northern Ireland economy- “times are tight, money is scarce, austerity is continuing.”

Northern Ireland continues to enjoy modest recovery and jobs growth, driven mainly by domestic consumption, according to the latest Northern Ireland Economic Outlook (NIEO) from PwC. The report says that job creation has returned to almost the pre-recession level with almost 24,000 new jobs in the past 24 months, while...

30 March 2015

Financial Services firms remain upbeat as profitability improves – CBI/PwC

Optimism across UK financial services rose strongly in the three months to March and profitability improved in most sectors, according to the latest CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey. However, despite overall business volumes continuing to increase, the pace of growth was the slowest in a year. Volumes were flat in banking...

25 March 2015

GB local authorities may copy Northern Ireland ‘super-councils’ to protect service delivery

Only one in ten council Chief Executives in GB are confident their council can protect frontline services in the face of continued austerity, according to PwC’s annual survey of local government leadership. Almost half of the council leaders in England Scotland and Wales say they expect to follow Northern Ireland’s...

24 March 2015

UK inflation hits zero as Northern Ireland property prices rise

Consumer price index (CPI) inflation fell to zero in February - the lowest level since CPI records began in 1989. At the same time, new data suggest that property price inflation accelerated in Northern Ireland to reach 7.3% in the year to January 2015, February’s CPI inflation was widely expected...

UK inflation hits zero as Northern Ireland property prices rise

Consumer price index (CPI) inflation fell to zero in February - the lowest level since CPI records began in 1989. At the same time, new data suggest that property price inflation accelerated in Northern Ireland to reach 7.3% in the year to January 2015, February’s CPI inflation was widely expected...