135 posts categorised "Publications"

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...

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...

10 June 2015

Does Scotland's economic policy have lessons for Northern Ireland?

Last year’s Scottish Independence Referendum and May’s General Election focused the spotlight on Scotland and the nation’s seeming willingness to take much greater responsibility for tax raising and fiscal management. PwC Northern Ireland chief economist Esmond Birnie asks if Scotland's economic policies have lessons for the Northern Ireland Executive as...

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,...

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...

23 March 2015

Average UK household debt to hit £10,000 by the end of 2016

The average UK household will owe close to £10,000 in unsecured debt by the end of 2016, according to PwC’s latest report on the Consumer Credit market. The report, Precious Plastic: How Britons fell back in love with borrowing; published today [Monday 23 March] says that, in cash terms, UK...
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