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01 April 2015

Executive pay is falling in real terms and is getting harder to earn as 45% of chief executives receive no salary increase, says PwC research

PwC analysis shows executive pay levels are falling in real terms as early reporting shows 45% of FTSE100 executives have received no salary increase this... Read more

31 March 2015

GDP figures - PwC's senior economic adviser comments

Commenting on the GDP figures out today, Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser, PwC, said: "It is not surprising to see GDP being revised up for... Read more

30 March 2015

Insurers’ confident growth will come from retail market despite intense competition – CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey

Confidence in the retail market and spending power of the individual is a consistent theme across the insurance industry and reflects overall optimism in the... Read more

Financial services firms remain upbeat as profitability improves – CBI/PwC

Employment falls for second quarter Optimism in financial services rose strongly in the three months to March and profitability improved in most sectors, according to... Read more

Asset managers return to optimism but remain vigilant about the future– CBI/PwC Financial Services survey

Optimism has returned to the asset management sector following a dip at the end of last year, according to the latest CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey,... Read more

26 March 2015

FCA publishes final Retirement income market study – PwC comments

The FCA published its Retirement Income Market study this morning. Its final confirmation that the retirement income market is not working well for customers should... Read more

Local State We’re In 2015: councils still under pressure

Only one in ten council Chief Executives are confident their council can protect frontline services in the face of continued austerity over the next five... Read more

25 March 2015

Women on Boards – PwC comments on findings from Lord Davies’ progress report and Cranfield University’s School of Management's Female FTSE Board report

Findings from Lord Davies' review of female representation on Boards and a report commissioned by Cranfield University today reveal that the UK has made huge... Read more

‘Managing in a New Normal’ 2015 survey shows charities in resilient and optimistic mood but finds that they still need to prepare for an ever challenging future

Research launched today shows that 70% of respondents said that their charity had experienced an increase in demand for their services over the past 12... Read more

24 March 2015

FCA Risk Outlook and Business Plan publication - PwC comments

In response to today's publication of the FCA's Risk Outlook and Business Plan, David Kenmir, financial services risk and regulation partner at PwC, commented: "Financial... Read more

FCA Risk Outlook and Business Plan publication - PwC comments on insurance implications

In response to today's publication of the FCA's Risk Outlook and Business Plan, Lee Clarke, financial services risk and regulation partner at PwC, commented: "Financial... Read more

Inflation figures - PwC chief economist comments

Commenting on the ONS monthly inflation figures out today, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: "Consumer price inflation fell to a record low of zero... Read more

FCA Risk Outlook and Business Plan publication - PwC comments on asset management implications

In response to today's publication of the FCA's Risk Outlook and Business Plan, Amanda Rowland, financial services risk and regulation partner at PwC, commented: "The... Read more

Pensions and shares ‘most popular employee benefits’: PwC

Long-term savings such as pensions and share schemes are the most popular rewards offered by employers, a PwC survey shows. A PwC survey of 2,400... Read more

PwC comment on ONS house price data: UK housing market continues to slow down

Commenting on the ONS house price figures out today, Richard Snook, senior economist, PwC, said: "Today's ONS data shows that average house prices in the... Read more

2015 transactions of unloved European loans will top €100bn – PwC

600 bankers and investors gather in London for 6th PwC annual bank restructuring and loan portfolio conference. Five more years of loan-dealing for banks to... Read more

23 March 2015

PwC: UK unsecured debt set to rise to nearly £10,000 per household by the end of 2016

Unsecured debt bounces back: 2014 saw unsecured debt rise by 9% to an all-time high, in cash terms, of £239bn or close to £9,000 per... Read more

19 March 2015

PwC comments on Government's Tackling Tax Evasion and Avoidance paper

Simon Wilks, tax partner at PwC, said: "It's good to see the Government taking a clear stand on tax evasion which is illegal. We welcome... Read more

18 March 2015

Budget: PwC comments on the spectrum

Commenting on the spectrum announcement, Darren Shea, telecoms senior manager at PwC, said: "As the strong uptake of high speed 4G data continues in the... Read more

Budget: PwC comments on the Internet of Things

Commenting on the Government's investment of £40 million to develop the Internet of Things (IOT) technologies, Jaya Deshmukh, director at PwC , said: "The Government... Read more

Budget: PwC comments on alcohol duty

Commenting on alcohol duty, Matthew Paul Clark, PwC's head of UK Customs, Excise and International trade, said: "These cuts will be welcomed by the alcohol... Read more

Budget: PwC comments on changes to pensions annuities' arrangements

Responding to the announcement that the government will extend its pension freedoms to existing pensioners to allow them to sell their annuities, PwC Pensions partner... Read more

Budget 2015 - PwC comments on the impact of the Budget on manufacturing

Speaking about the Budget's impact on the manufacturing industry, Andrew Dale, partner at PwC, said: “The Chancellor was keen to show his ongoing support for... Read more

Budget 2015 - PwC comments on the impact on UK industry

Speaking about the Budget’s impact on UK industry, Justin O’Hagan, tax partner at PwC, said: “This Budget wasn't a radical one for UK industry but... Read more

Budget: PwC comment on sharing economy announcement

John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, said: "We think UK sharing economy revenues have the potential to grow to around £9 billion by 2025. We... Read more

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