155 posts categorised "Publications"

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...

09 February 2016

Insurance potentially one of the most disrupted sectors, says CEO Survey

Insurance is potentially one of the most disrupted business sectors according to PwC’s 19th Annual Global CEO Survey. Only the entertainment and media sector is suffering greater disruption, the Survey says. While individuals and businesses turn to insurance companies to help them manage the increasing risks they face in a...

The doctor will ‘I.T.’ you now - apps and supermarkets to deliver new generation healthcare.

Almost four-in-10 people would take advice from their GP through their smartphone or tablet while six-in-10 would be happy to see a GP while shopping in the favourite retail store. PwC commissioned a poll of 2,000 UK consumers, patients and clinicians for the firm’s Capture the Growth study. This found...

21 January 2016

Employment not the sole measure of economic performance - PwC

Northern Ireland is projected to be the poorest performing of the 12 UK regions in 2016, according to PwC’s latest Northern Ireland Economic Outlook. PwC says Northern Ireland will deliver gross value added (GVA) growth of around 1.4% in 2016 - down on 2015’s estimate of 1.5% - and well...
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