106 posts categorised "Publications"

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...

15 October 2014

Toughen-up for emerging market competition, UK family businesses told

Recruiting skilled staff, volatile market conditions and uncertainty over the state of Eurozone, are the main worries facing the UK’s family businesses, according to a new report published by PwC. The report, The Family Factor: Professionalising the UK Family Firm, says that UK family firms are hoping for steady growth...

02 October 2014

Consumers mistrust financial service providers – but apathy prevents action.

Despite frustration and anger over poor service from banks, insurers, fund managers and other financial services providers, its apathy that stops customers from actually doing something about it. That’s the main finding from PwC’s latest report, How financial services lost its mojo – and how to regain it, published today...

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...