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27 February 2017

Investors see UK as third most important country for company growth prospects, says PwC research

London is considered the 2nd most important city for growth prospects over the next 12 months Investors focused on tech and financial industries in particular... Read more

Ogden rate change - PwC comments on impacts for motor insurance pricing

Mohammad Khan, UK general insurance leader at PwC, comments on the Lord Chancellor's announcement this morning to change the Ogden discount rate to -0.75% "The... Read more

24 February 2017

UK businesses should look to mid-size emerging economies for pockets of opportunity

Colombia, Poland and Vietnam are the mid-size economies that could offer some of the best short-to-medium term prospects for business growth UK inflation will rise... Read more

23 February 2017

A fifth of UK shoppers worry Brexit could impact their spending habits

Over 20% of UK consumers are concerned about the impact of Brexit on their spending plans over the next 12 months, while almost six in... Read more

22 February 2017

PwC comments on Business Rates ahead of the Budget

The most pressing concern for the Chancellor is a wave of criticism of the current business rates system and in particular the large increases faced... Read more

GDP data, February 2017 - PwC comments

John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, comments on the latest UK GDP data: “Today's revised GDP data were a mixed bag of good and bad... Read more

UK family firms bullish about growth, but may underestimate the impact of short-term challenges

93% anticipate growth but little diversification away from core markets A third fear the impact of Brexit, but half plan to take action to reduce... Read more

UK strengthens its position as the largest G20 investor in India – CBI/PwC

UK companies create largest number of Indian jobs of any nation The UK has strengthened its position as the single largest G20 investor in India,... Read more

21 February 2017

Public finance data, February 2017 - PwC comments

Commenting on today's public finance data, John Hawksworth, PwC chief economist, said: “The ONS handed the Chancellor a £5 billion pre-Budget windfall today by revising... Read more

Diversity in financial services - the reputational risk is real

Financial services has the largest gender pay gap in the UK, with women on average paid 34% less than their male counterparts, according to PwC's... Read more

UK climbs to highest ever position in PwC’s Women in Work Index

The UK outperforms the average for OECD and G7 economies on opportunities for women in the workplace It could take until around 2041 to close... Read more

20 February 2017

Defined benefit pension scheme Green Paper - PwC comments

Commenting on today's Green Paper on defined benefit pension schemes, Raj Mody, PwC's global head of pensions said: "Today's Green Paper gives some hope to... Read more

Asset & Wealth Management: CEOs’ confidence high but slow adoption of technological change could threaten growth

65% of asset and wealth management CEOs say technology will impact or reshape competition within five years Just 10% are prioritising improving digital skills and... Read more

17 February 2017

Retail sales data, February 2017 - PwC comments

In response to the latest retail sales data, Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser at PwC, commented: “These figures provide the clearest evidence yet that rising... Read more

Executive pay myths raise risk of misdirected reform

Executive pay needs reform, but if the public narrative surrounding executive pay is not based on robust evidence, there’s a risk that policies won’t have... Read more

15 February 2017

UK labour market data, February 2017 - PwC comments

In response to today’s UK labour market figures, John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, commented: “UK employment continued to rise in the fourth quarter of... Read more

14 February 2017

Global Information Security Workforce Study - PwC comments

As the Queen officially opens the National Cyber Security Centre today, (ISC)2's Global Information Security Workforce Study reports that the world faces a shortfall of... Read more

UK Inflation, February 2017 - PwC comments

Commenting on the ONS consumer price figures out today, Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser at PwC, said: "UK inflation has picked up again this month... Read more

UK House Price Index, February 2017 - PwC comments

Final official housing figures for 2016 show a strong end to the year Commenting on the UK House Price Index out today, Richard Snook, senior... Read more

13 February 2017

Insurance CEOs confident on growth but fears over global economy, geopolitics and technology abound

Insurance CEOs are more concerned than leaders in any other industry about the combined threats to their growth prospects, according to findings from the 20th... Read more

11 February 2017

Over half of UK adults don’t expect to spend on Valentine’s Day - but is less Amore?

Average spend on Valentine’s Day set to rise 12% on last year Romantic shoppers log off and head for the high street Men expect to... Read more

09 February 2017

Almost a third of CEOs predict they will face more than one crisis in the next three year

65% of CEOs experienced one or more crises in the past three years 72% see global uncertainty as the biggest threat they face Almost two-thirds... Read more

UK’s key sharing economy sectors could see transactions increase by £8bn in 2017

Peer-to-peer (P2P) transactions generated by the UK’s five most prominent sharing economy sectors could grow by 60% or £8 billion in 2017 alone, according to... Read more

07 February 2017

Housing White Paper - PwC comments

Outlook worsens for ‘generation rent’: only one in four to be homeowners by 2025 Commenting on the White Paper “Fixing our broken housing market”, Richard... Read more

UK could remain a top 10 global economy in 2050, despite Brexit

The UK could be the fastest growing economy in the G7 to 2050, with average annual growth of 1.9% Remaining open to talented workers and... Read more

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