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28 March 2017

PwC gives evidence on cyber security to the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy

Richard Horne, cyber security partner at PwC, gave oral evidence yesterday to the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy as part of their ongoing... Read more

27 March 2017

Mixed picture for UK financial services, finds PwC/CBI survey

Hiring expected to rise as profitability improves Sentiment amongst financial services firms deteriorated further in the three months to December, but there are signs of... Read more

Mixed picture on optimism as insurers balance rising costs with growth opportunities: CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey

UK life insurers, general insurers and brokers all see opportunities for future growth but optimism is tempered by ongoing margin pressure, according to the latest... Read more

UK asset and wealth managers cautiously optimistic but costs continue to rise: CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey

UK asset and wealth managers returned to optimism in the first quarter of 2017, following a period of intense pessimism throughout 2016 according to the... Read more

24 March 2017

Pension Protection Fund (PPF) levy rule changes for next triennium, PwC comments

Following the consultation paper published by the PPF proposing changes to its levy rules for the next triennium from 2018/19 to develop a more accurate... Read more

Up to 30% of existing UK jobs could be impacted by automation by early 2030s, but this should be offset by job gains elsewhere in economy

Up to around 30% of existing UK jobs are susceptible to automation from robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) by the early 2030s, but in many... Read more

22 March 2017

Brantano Retail Limited (the “company”) - in administration

Tony Barrell and Mike Jervis of PwC have today been appointed as joint administrators of Brantano Retail Limited. The company is a value shoe retailer... Read more

PwC responds to Tech Nation report

In response to Tech City UK's Tech Nation report, Jon Andrews, head of technology and investments at PwC, said: “Today’s Tech Nation report shows that... Read more

Article 50 – PwC experts available for comment

Article 50 will be triggered in one week and the impact of coming negotiations will be felt across all industries and regions. PwC will be... Read more

21 March 2017

UK Inflation, March 2017 - PwC comments

Commenting on the ONS consumer price figures out today, Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser at PwC, commented: "It is no surprise to see inflation picking... Read more

UK House Price Index, March 2017 - PwC comments

Downward revisions point to less buoyant housing market in advance of Article 50 The first official ONS and Land Registry house price figures for 2017... Read more

20 March 2017

PwC unlocks the value of St Giles Trust Peer to the Future re-offending model

PwC's analysis shows that for every £1 spent, St Giles Trust returns £8.54 in social/economic terms Differentiating peer advisor programme across England and Wales is... Read more

17 March 2017

Consumer spending growth to slow in 2017-18, but Brexit impact will vary by sector

Consumer spending growth is projected to slow from previous strong rates, dropping to around 2% in 2017 and 1.7% in 2018 in PwC’s main scenario... Read more

16 March 2017

​Global private companies confident about own prospects but underprepared for cyberattacks

Private companies are confident about their own prospects but underprepared for cyberattacks, according to a new global press release from PwC. Key findings from the... Read more

15 March 2017

National Insurance U-Turn - PwC's head of tax comments

The Government today scrapped plans to increase National Insurance Rates for the self-employed by 1% to 11% in April 2019. Kevin Nicholson, head of tax... Read more

UK labour market data, March 2017 - PwC comments

In response to today’s UK labour market figures, John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, commented: “UK jobs growth was more robust than expected in the... Read more

14 March 2017

PwC comments on new UK consulting market report

Following a report released yesterday by Source Global Research on the UK consulting market, Marco Amitrano, UK consulting leader at PwC commented: “The world is... Read more

13 March 2017

UK FinTech market matures as focus turns to Artificial Intelligence and putting customers first: new Startupbootcamp and PwC report

FinTech startups focused on smarter, faster machines made up 16% of applications to2016 Startupbootcamp FinTech London program in 2016. Focus turns to Artificial Intelligence (AI)... Read more

10 March 2017

Nigeria - the business opportunities and challenges

On Thursday 9th March 2017 the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Nigeria, John Howell MP, joined a round table event hosted by PwC to discuss... Read more

09 March 2017

Midlands Engine Strategy - PwC comments

Commenting on the Midlands Engine Strategy, Stephanie Hyde, head of regions and UK executive board member at PwC, said: “It’s great to see the government... Read more

08 March 2017

Budget 2017: PwC comments on North Sea decommissioning liability support

Alan McCrae, PwC’s UK head of energy tax, comments on the UK Government’s focus on breaking down decommissioning barriers in today’s Budget: “Unquantified decommissioning liabilities,... Read more

Budget 2017: PwC comments on plans to keep business moving

Cara Haffey, PwC’s manufacturing and automotive leader comments on how today’s UK Budget can help keep business moving on UK roads: “The Chancellor’s decision not... Read more

Budget 2017 - PwC comments on the changes in the rules off payroll for personal service companies.

The Government had previously confirmed that from 6 April contractors who work for public sector bodies via certain intermediaries, such as 'personal service companies', some... Read more

Budget 2017 - Comments from PwC's health industries leader

Commenting on today's Budget announcement, Quentin Cole, PwC health industries leader, said: "The Chancellor's announcement shows the Government realises that the pressures on the health... Read more

Budget 2017- PwC comments on R&D tax credits red-tapereduction - boost for financial sector's cyber security efforts?

Commenting on the Chancellor’s efforts to reduce paperwork when claiming R&D tax credits, Peter Maybrey, financial services tax partner at PwC said: “The Chancellor’s moves... Read more

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