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01 July 2015

PwC appoints Lord O’Donnell and Justin King CBE to its Public Interest Body

PwC, the professional services firm, has appointed Lord O’Donnell, the former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the British Civil Service, and Justin King CBE, the... Read more

Decentralisation critical to local growth and public sector reform, but government and local leaders must step up to deliver the dividend in full

More than one in five English local authorities expects to become part of a new combined authority, governed by an elected mayor, by 2020, according... Read more

29 June 2015

Financial services firms want government to reduce cost of regulatory compliance – CBI/PwC

Reducing the cost of regulatory compliance should be the new Conservative government’s priority for financial services, according to firms in most sub-sectors (including banking, building... Read more

PwC: Global alternative assets predicted to reach $15.3 trillion by 2020

Alternative investments could reach a high of $15.3tn by 2020, according to ‘Alternative Asset Management in 2020: Fast Forward to Centre Stage’, a report just... Read more

CBI/PwC: Business confidence continues to rise within insurance industry

Consumer financial literacy and wellbeing key insurance industry priorities Life insurers report their first increase in profits since September 2014 and business confidence for insurance... Read more

26 June 2015

Local Enterprise Partnerships: leaders say government must focus on skills for private sector growth for them to succeed.

LEP chairs and CEOs interviewed by PwC and the Smith Institute say urgent action is needed to address the skills crisis, which is holding back... Read more

25 June 2015

New guide to measuring social value launched to help organisations embed social value

A new guide to social value has been launched at the Chartered Institute of Housing, Housing 2015 conference today to help housing professionals embed social... Read more

24 June 2015

FCA discussion paper: developing add-ons to increase transparency and product quality in the general insurance market – PwC comments

In response to the discussion paper launched by the FCA today setting out options for measuring the value of general insurance products, PwC’s head of... Read more

UK could boost GDP by £100 billion by harnessing economic power of older workers

UK ranks 19th out of 34 OECD countries in PwC’s Golden Age index but scores better than most other EU members Iceland tops the table,... Read more

23 June 2015

UK bank pay regulations now the toughest in the world – PwC responds to final Remuneration Codes

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published their final Remuneration Codes today. Commenting on the final Codes, Jon Terry, partner... Read more

22 June 2015

PwC/London Business School research reveals why bankers can’t be scared into doing the right thing

Financial services managers are over twice as likely to behave unethically when they feel anxious when competing with colleagues. Rule enforcement systems can actually create... Read more

18 June 2015

PwC comment on impact of onshore wind subsidy withdrawal.

PwC's energy policy and renewables financing specialists comment on the announcement by DECC on the withdrawal of Renewable Obligation (RO) subsidies for onshore wind farms... Read more

Global business leaders meet to launch new city and business alliance

Leaders of global firms are joining forces with city leaders to harness the shift in power from national governments to cities. The first meeting of... Read more

17 June 2015

ONS labour data: pay growth possible prelude to inflation

Commenting on ONS labour data published today, PwC chief macro-economist, John Hawksworth, said: "The surge in regular pay growth to 2.7% was the most striking... Read more

PwC grows its pensions investment advisory business

PwC continues to expand its pensions investment advisory business with the appointment of Nikesh Patel. Nikesh joins PwC from BlackRock, where he managed the relationships... Read more

Seven fundamental steps to secure long term future of UK continental shelf - PwC rep

Sector wide collaboration and deployment of a proactive regulatory environment are critical to securing long term success Cost reductions of up to 40% a barrel... Read more

16 June 2015

PwC's economics team comment on UK inflation and ONS house price figures

Commenting on today's inflation figures, Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser to PwC, said: "As expected, UK deflation has been short-lived. Inflation is back in positive... Read more

15 June 2015

PwC comments on The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission research published today;

Gaenor Bagley, head of people at PwC, comments on The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission research published today; “Today’s research is a wake up... Read more

'Modern’ threats like terrorism and cyber attacks most concern UK public

A new report from PwC on the perception of the role of the armed forces finds that the public is increasingly concerned by ‘modern threats’.... Read more

11 June 2015

PwC comment on close of Bonn Climate talks

Commenting on the close of climate talks in Bonn, Jonathan Grant, director, PwC Sustainability & Climate Change said: "There was little progress on paper but... Read more

10 June 2015

Fair and Effective Markets Review – PwC comments

In advance of today’s Fair and Effective Markets Review publication, Simon Hunt, UK banking and capital markets leader, said: “While legislation and regulation to eliminate... Read more

Solar industry’s growing maturity a mixed blessing for UK developers and investors

CfDs will not be the focus for investors and developers surveyed by the Solar Trade Association/PwC Solar developers and investors who were responsible for adding... Read more

09 June 2015

PwC comment on progress at Bonn Climate negotiations

Jonathan Grant, director, PwC sustainability and climate change, comments on progress at the Bonn climate negotiations, following the G7 Leaders Summit pledge to eliminate fossil... Read more

Young females don't think they can reach the top in financial services - PwC report

A perceived lack of career progression is causing many females to leave their jobs in financial services or putting them off joining the sector in... Read more

Insurance is least popular financial services sector for female millennial employees

The insurance industry is the least popular financial services employer with young women due to a perceived lack of career progression causing many females to... Read more

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