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21 October 2016

Public borrowing figures - PwC comments

In response to the latest public borrowing figures, John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, commented: "Today's public borrowing figures were a bit of a cold... Read more

Consumers feeling positive ahead of Christmas following Brexit blip

A survey recently conducted by PwC shows that consumers are feeling confident over their disposable income over the next 12 months following the aftershock of... Read more

20 October 2016

Retail sales data, October 2016 - PwC comments

In response to the latest retail sales data, John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, commented: “Retail sales were flat between August and September, slightly worse... Read more

19 October 2016

PwC team sparks £750m pension deficit cost-cutting drive at Western Power

A company supplying the cabling that provides electricity to a quarter of homes in the UK has become the first to identify a potential £750m... Read more

UK labour market data, October 2016 - PwC comments

In response to today’s UK labour market figures, John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, commented: "Today's labour market data suggests some moderation in jobs growth... Read more

18 October 2016

UK House Price Index, October 2016 - PwC comments

Commenting on the UK House Price Index, Thomas Fisher, economist at PwC, said: UK house prices grow for 19th consecutive month “Today’s data from the... Read more

UK Inflation, October 2016 - PwC comments

Commenting on the latest inflation figures, Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser at PwC, said: “Inflation has risen to 1.0 percent this month, as expected. Higher... Read more

Tackling rising inequality and technological progress

Household spending growth has lagged behind GDP in most advanced economies since 2008 Inequality has increased in most rich economies since 1980, but remains relatively... Read more

14 October 2016

World's first commercial drone delivery service unveiled in Rwanda - PwC comment

Commenting on the news of the the world's first commercial drone delivery service set up in Rwanda, Joel Segal, chair of the Africa Business Group... Read more

Holiday remains a top spending priority for consumers

Despite the volatile state of sterling, maintaining spending on next year’s main holiday remains a priority for British consumers over the next 12 months, according... Read more

13 October 2016

PwC comments on the implications of the Criminal Finance Bill - Corporate offences of failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion 

Stephen Morse, tax partner at PwC, said:  "Companies will have to ensure that they are not helping people to evade tax, by having reasonable procedures... Read more

Department for Work and Pensions workplace auto-enrolment statistics - PwC comments

Commenting on today's publication of the latest figures on workplace pension auto-enrolment, Philip Smith, director and defined contribution leader at PwC, said: "Today's figures show... Read more

Nortel pension scheme – settlement announced

Welcome news for 33,000 UK pensioners A consensus has been reached between various key parties in Nortel's global insolvency as to how the $7bn residual... Read more

12 October 2016

House of Commons' Science and Technology Committee report on artificial intelligence and robotics - PwC comments

In response to the House of Commons' Science and Technology Committee's report on artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics released today, Rob McCargow, artificial intelligence leader... Read more

Ad spend on mobile display overtakes PC for first time

Overall 16.4% rise in digital spend is highest first half growth rate for two years Mobile spend up 56.1%, the second consecutive year of more... Read more

11 October 2016

Women in Finance Charter – PwC comments

Commenting on the publication of diversity targets by 72 financial services firms tomorrow (Tuesday 11 October 2016) as part of the Women in Finance Charter,... Read more

10 October 2016

PwC UK confirmed as Approved Verifier to Climate Bond Standards

The Climate Bond Standards Board has confirmed PwC UK as an Approved Verifier under the Climate Bond Standards and Certification Scheme. A member of the... Read more

UK organisations in the dark about growing insider risk to business

· PwC launches AccessAble – a new cloud-based access governance tool Data is lost every day through mistakes, misuse or malicious attacks, but the threat... Read more

06 October 2016

Connected vehicle market to grow threefold to £120bn by 2022

Automotive industry shake-up favours speed over size Traditional manufacturers must increase pace of innovation or risk losing their position in connected services The race is... Read more

05 October 2016

UK tech awards 2016 – shortlist announced

The shortlist for the UK tech awards has been announced by the judging panel, recognising the efforts of the flourishing UK tech industry. The UK... Read more

Cyber risk dividing insurers as UK companies step away from cyber cover – PwC survey

half of London Market respondents already sell cyber policies, or see this as an area of growth the other half do not actively pursue cyber,... Read more

UK organisations double cyber security spend but aren’t seeing the return

18% of UK organisations don’t know how many cyber attacks they suffered last year Nearly eight in 10 experienced down-time due to security incidents Average... Read more

30 September 2016

PwC Legal integrates into PwC UK to become a multi-disciplinary practice

PwC, the professional services firm, is to integrate PwC Legal into its UK business with effect from 1 October to become a multi-disciplinary practice. This... Read more

GDP and services data, September 2016 - PwC comments

In response to today’s GDP and services data, John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, commented: “Today's data confirmed the generally favourable picture of how the... Read more

PwC comments on the first detail of the business rates revaluation 

The Valuation Office Agency releases draft Rateable Values for 1.94 million commercial properties today. This is the first revaluation for seven years and will include... Read more

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