158 posts categorised "Publications"

03 August 2016

The multiplier effect - new business formation drives even more new jobs.

Local authorities across the UK that were in the top quarter for new business growth saw, on average, 14 times more employment growth than those in the bottom quarter. PwC research suggests that, by 2014, 6% of the total UK workforce were engaged in jobs that didn’t exist in 1990[1]....

19 July 2016

Northern Ireland should avoid recession – but it will be close.

The Northern Ireland economy should avoid recession as the EU referendum result leads to a further slowdown in the UK economy - but it will be close with local economic growth falling to a forecast 0.2% in 2017. That’s according to PwC’s latest UK Economic Outlook (UKEO), published today [Tuesday...

08 June 2016

U.K. Entertainment and Media Sector to be largest in EMEA by 2017

Key findings: UK’s Entertainment and Media sector to overtake Germany in 2017 as largest in EMEA. UK’s E&M Sector to be worth £68.2bn compared to Germany’s £61.3bn by 2020. Global Internet advertising will become the largest advertising segment. UK is Europe’s largest Internet advertising market and will remain so for...

26 May 2016

The Local State We’re In 2016– hopes for devolution up, but challenges remain

A fifth of local authority chief executives and council leaders across the UK expect to have additional devolved powers by 2020, but more than eight-in-ten (85%) also warn that they face serious financial challenges over the same period. And despite the financial pressures on councils, citizens in Northern Ireland are...

16 May 2016

Productivity the key to prosperity in the next Programme for Government – PwC

Real wages in Northern Ireland are around 7% below where they were before the recession in 2005, according to the latest Northern Ireland Economic Outlook (NIEO) from PwC. PwC says that unemployment has been falling steadily and total employee jobs have been growing, but the positive messages from the labour...

09 May 2016

PwC flies into £127bn global drone technology market

Airborne drone technology is disrupting industries from agriculture to filmmaking, with the global market for drone technology and delivery now worth over $127bn, according to Clarity From Above, a new report from PwC. And with drones poised to have an impact on business operations of companies in a broad range...

19 April 2016

UK companies increasingly look externally for CEO succession

UK companies are more likely to choose a new CEO from outside of the company than ever before, but are also more likely to force them out when times get tough. That’s according to the annual CEO Success Study from Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting business. The research, which tracks CEO...

12 April 2016

The next generation of family business leaders - ambitious for change but struggling to get their voices heard.

In the next five years, 40% of the world’s family businesses will prepare to hand over the business to a new generation, according to new global research by PwC entitled, Great Expectations: The next generation of family business leaders. The report says that the next generation of family business leaders...

10 March 2016

UK could create three million extra jobs by 2025, driven by growth in services

Driven by the services sector, employment in the UK is set to grow by around three million over the next decade, with the total number of jobs reaching almost 37 million by 2025, according to new analysis by PwC in its latest UK Economic Outlook (UKEO) report. The latest UKEO...

25 February 2016

Half of UK firms have been victims of economic crime – cyber now the greatest threat

Over half of UK organisations have been the victim of economic crime in the past 24 months. Around one third of fraud is internal with ‘silver fraudster’ managers responsible for 18%. Cybercrime incidents in the UK up 20 percentage points since 2014 30% of UK organisations have no cyber response...
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