120 posts categorised "Publications"

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...

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...