114 posts categorised "Publications"

18 December 2014

PwC's Paying for Tomorrow Prize for Students - time is running out

How a country raises taxes can change its fortunes, and those of its people. That’s why the PwC Paying for Tomorrow Prize for Students is part of PwC's campaign to help build a UK tax system fit for the future. We want to hear from people from all walks of...

17 December 2014

Northern Ireland is growing – but where’s the feel-good factor?

Northern Ireland is growing but the feel-good factor remains elusive, according to a new assessment from PwC. PwC’s latest Northern Ireland Economic Outlook (NIEO) published today [Wednesday 17 December 2014] says the region is enjoying falling unemployment, an expanding workforce, and modest recovery in exports, all supported by a raft...

09 December 2014

Belfast named, “world’s most business-friendly city”

Belfast has just been named the world’s most Business Friendly City of its size, according to analysis by the fDi intelligence division of the Financial Times. fDi’s Global Cities of the Future 2014/15 scrutinised data from 130 locations across the globe ranging from megacities with populations of more than 10million...

27 November 2014

Belfast is the sixth most attractive UK city for life and work.

Belfast is the UK city that has demonstrated the single greatest improvement since the 2007-9 recession, according to a new report from PwC and think tank Demos. Their 2014 Good Growth for Cities index also says that, by combining factors including economic performance and quality of life, Belfast is sixth...

26 November 2014

Consultation launched on 2015/16 Draft DHSSPS Budget

Public consultation on the 2015/16 Draft Budget for the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) has commenced today [26 November 2014]. The purpose of this consultation document is to set out the impact of the Draft Budget for DHSSPS spending and savings proposals for the 2015-16 year....

21 November 2014

UK slips down global tax league, but remains in the world’s Top-20

The latest annual PwC, World Bank and IFC, Paying Taxes study shows that the UK has fallen two places to 16th place in a league table of 189 countries, worldwide. That’s still two places up on 2011 when the UK was in the number 18 spot. The Republic of Ireland...

12 November 2014

Falling consumer spending and low productivity will slow Northern Ireland’s recovery

Northern Ireland’s economic growth is set to slow over the next 12 months, according to the latest UK Economic Outlook (UKEO) from PwC, published today [12 November 2014] PwC says that Northern Ireland’s economic growth in 2014 - forecast as around 2.2%, is being largely driven by consumer spending, rather...

10 November 2014

Companies failing to measure cost and value of employees working overseas.

Businesses invest millions sending employees on global assignments but often don’t measure either the cost or the return on their investment, according to a new report from PwC. Consequently, nearly six in ten organisations say their global mobility programmes currently do not deliver value for money. PwC’s Modern Mobility report...

22 October 2014

Firms could face prosecution for failing to prevent economic crime.

Under new proposals, Westminster is considering legislation whereby UK companies could face a criminal prosecution if they fail to prevent economic crime, according to PwC forensics partner Ian McConnell. Jeremy Wright, who became Attorney General in July 2014, told a recent conference in Cambridge that the government was, “considering proposals...

17 October 2014

Half of retail and consumer firms are victims of economic crime

Almost half of retail and consumer goods companies have been victims of economic crime over the past 24 months, according to PwC’s Global Economic Crime Survey 2014. PwC says 49% of companies in this sector suffered economic crime - well above the all-industry average of 37%, with banking and financial...