102 posts categorised "Publications"

15 September 2014

PwC Annual Report - delivering growth in an improving market.

PwC has reported revenue growth of 5% to £2,814 million for the year ended 30 June 2014, up from £2,689m the previous year. Commenting today (Monday 15 September), on PwC's Annual Report, Ian Powell, Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC UK said: “Our strong performance reflects an improving economy, the...

12 September 2014

Haven’t you heard? We’re all role models

Frances McVeigh is one of PwC Northern Ireland’s r2i team who undertook Project 28-40, the UK’s largest survey of women in work. Commissioned by Opportunity Now, Business in the Community’s workplace gender campaign, Project 28-40 surveyed 25,000 women and a sample of men and explored their workplace experiences, hopes and...

Belfast hotels- demand soars in first half of 2014, but fades in July.

Belfast hotels reported a stellar start to 2014, performing ahead of the UK average in key metrics, according to new statistical analysis from PwC. The first six months of 2014 saw just over 80% average occupancy levels in Belfast hotels - up 8.2% on the same period in 2013 and...

09 September 2014

Northern Ireland economy growing, but growth is patchy, slow and vulnerable.

The Northern Ireland economy continues to grow, but recovery is patchy and far from assured, according to PwC’s latest Northern Ireland Economic Outlook (NIEO). The report says that overall employment has risen by around 20,000 in the 24 months to March 2014, but the increase has been driven by new...

22 August 2014

Public up for further decentralisation of powers but Westminster still blamed for any service shortfall.

New research by PwC reveals that almost half of UK citizens believe Westminster and UK ministers should have less power over local services, with greater devolution given to local government and regional bodies. The PwC report, Who’s accountable now? looked back at a decade of devolution and decentralisation across the...

18 August 2014

Young workers would trade social media privacy for job security.

A third of young workers would be happy to let their employer monitor their social media activity if it meant greater job security, according to research from PwC. PwC’s report, The future of work: A journey to 2022, says that monitoring workers’ social media and personal data will become commonplace...

15 August 2014

UK’s ‘sharing economy’ could be worth £9 billion a year by 2025

Just five offerings from the UK’s so-called ‘sharing economy’ - could be worth £9bn a year by 2015, according to research from PwC. Just five of the sectors - Peer-to-peer (P2P) finance (sometimes called crowdfunding), online staffing, P2P accommodation, car sharing and music/video streaming – are currently worth£500m a year...

27 May 2014

Skills gap may hamper UK businesses’ growth plans

The majority of UK businesses are planning a hiring spree over the next 12 months as growth prospects improve, but nearly two thirds (64%) say that a talent drought means they won’t be able to find the skills to fill vacant positions. A global PwC survey of over 1,300 CEOs...

21 May 2014

London claims top spot in global ‘Cities of Opportunity’ report

London has claimed the global top spot as a centre for business, finance and culture, in PwC’s sixth annual Cities of Opportunity index of 30 major international cities – the first time the UK capital has held the title. Cities of Opportunity analysed a range of factors across 30 global...

29 April 2014

Cyber security costs soar as businesses challenge hackers and attackers

The number of cyber-attacks on UK firms has fallen slightly over the past year, but the scale of attacks and the subsequent cost, is soaring That’s according to the Information Security Breaches Survey 2014, commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and undertaken by PwC. The 2014...