123 posts categorised "Publications"

10 February 2015

UK will drop out of the world’s top 10 largest economies by 2050

The UK is predicted to drop out of the world’s top-10 largest economies by 2050, according to a new report from PwC. The World in 2050 report says that, over the next 35 years, global economic power will shift sharply away from the established, advanced economies in North America, Western...

02 February 2015

Don't be a victim - take part in the Information Security Breaches Survey 2015

Northern Ireland public and private sector organisations needn’t nod in the direction of recent victims like Sony Pictures, eBay and JP Morgan and assume a cybersecurity attack couldn’t happen here – it can; and it does; and what’s more, it’s becoming more frequent and the costs are spiralling upwards. Looking...

Good growth and Belfast as a regional capital

By Nick C Jones and Esmond Birnie Which city in the UK is sixth in our Good Growth for Cities Index and also on the ONS’ latest estimates of GVA per capita? The answer is, of course, Belfast. But how many investors, visitors and potential workers and residents know this?...

20 January 2015

CEO confidence high, but skills remain a key concern- Global CEO Survey

The Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of UK companies are the most confident in Europe and amongst the most confident in the world, according to PwC’s 18th annual Global CEO Survey. However, government regulation, skills shortages, political uncertainty and cybercrime are growing worries for business leaders across the world, regardless of...

19 January 2015

The Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland) Bill - what's it all about?

On 8 January 2014 the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers, announced the publication of the Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland) Bill. Provided the Bill is granted Royal Assent before the General Election in May 2015, this provides for the devolution of Corporation Tax rate setting powers to the...

Dublin is Europe’s number two real estate hotspot for 2015

Dublin is forecast to be Europe’s second preferred location for real estate investment in 2015, according to the latest report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC. The report, Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2015, says there has been a surge in demand for real estate investment opportunities...

08 January 2015

Northern Ireland Corporation Tax Bill published– let the debate begin

Today’s publication of the new Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland) Bill, is a welcome first step in bringing clarity and transparency to the corporation tax debate, according to PwC. The Secretary of State confirmed this morning that around 34,000 Northern Ireland companies – around half of the region’s VAT-registered undertakings –...

05 January 2015

UK to slow in 2015, but on track to be world’s 5th largest economy by 2017.

The PwC economics team has launched its latest monthly global economy watch for January 2015. This latest publication looks at the UK and global economies and makes a number of predictions for 2015 and beyond. Amongst the forecasts is that, despite a projected UK slowdown in 2015, the, UK appears...

31 December 2014

PwC responds to the Northern Ireland Executive’s Draft Budget 2015-16

PwC has submitted a comprehensive response to the Northern Ireland Executive’s Draft Budget 2015-16. The response recognises the difficulties that faced the Executive in agreeing a Draft Budget and acknowledges that, in the absence of agreement, the devolved administration may have come under threat. In that regard, PwC acknowledges that...

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...