109 posts categorised "Publications"

21 November 2014

UK slips down global tax league, but remains in the world’s Top-20

The latest annual PwC, World Bank and IFC, Paying Taxes study shows that the UK has fallen two places to 16th place in a league table of 189 countries, worldwide. That’s still two places up on 2011 when the UK was in the number 18 spot. The Republic of Ireland...

12 November 2014

Falling consumer spending and low productivity will slow Northern Ireland’s recovery

Northern Ireland’s economic growth is set to slow over the next 12 months, according to the latest UK Economic Outlook (UKEO) from PwC, published today [12 November 2014] PwC says that Northern Ireland’s economic growth in 2014 - forecast as around 2.2%, is being largely driven by consumer spending, rather...

10 November 2014

Companies failing to measure cost and value of employees working overseas.

Businesses invest millions sending employees on global assignments but often don’t measure either the cost or the return on their investment, according to a new report from PwC. Consequently, nearly six in ten organisations say their global mobility programmes currently do not deliver value for money. PwC’s Modern Mobility report...

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...