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22 October 2014

Mismatch between concern about household energy bills and consumer action threatens Government energy bill targets in 2020

Consumers need to achieve the equivalent of a £400 per annum reduction in their energy consumption or DECC's targeted energy bill of £1,331 per household... Read more

20 October 2014

Legal sector returns to solid growth - PwC annual law firm survey

80% of law firms increased fee income with 70% achieving rises above inflation Average profit per equity partner for Top 10 law firms exceeds £1million... Read more

Pensions buyout market heading for a major transformation: PwC

· New technology from Skyval will transform how the buyout market operates – initial pricing for deals can be obtained from insurers within days, rather... Read more

16 October 2014

London Mining plc (UK) (“London Mining” or “the Company”) - in administration

Russell Downs and Peter Dickens of PwC have been appointed as joint administrators of London Mining plc. The company produces high specification iron ore concentrate... Read more

15 October 2014

Pay brakes will be on for a sixth year, but starting to ease.

PwC chief economist John Hawksworth, said: "Today's labour market data saw more good news on jobs and signs that the real earnings squeeze is at... Read more

Family Fortunes - The future of UK family businesses

UK family firms need to upgrade the processes, governance and skills within their business, and their own families, to stay ahead of hungry new competitors... Read more

EBA investigation into EU bankers allowances – PwC comments

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has today published the findings of its investigation regarding the use of allowances across the EU banking sector. Commenting on... Read more

14 October 2014

UK house prices maintain strong growth in August, but London continues to rise

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

13 October 2014

Funding Circle and PwC tie-up to support small, growing British businesses

PwC to refer small businesses seeking alternative sources of funds to Funding Circle Referral arrangement will help SMEs access finance Alliance follows launch of PwC’s... Read more

Cocoa’s boom–bust price cycles could hit African farmers hard but industry is responding

Analysis by PwC and natural resource tracking company GeoTraceability indicates that “boom-bust” cycles of cocoa prices remain a major threat to small farmers in West... Read more

10 October 2014

Choppy outlook for European IPO market

• European markets were quieter than expected with the vast majority of the €6.6 billion proceeds being raised in July alone – but Q3 2014... Read more

09 October 2014

Pace of retailers shutting up shop reduces in first half of 2014–but gulf between openings and closures nearly doubles, says PwC and Local Data Company

Half year 2014 net closure levels are currently higher than 2013 annual total -even before major collapses in July and September are accounted for Building... Read more

08 October 2014

BRITONS’ APPETITE FOR ONLINE VIDEO DRIVES DIGITAL AD SPEND UP 16.6% TO 6-MONTH RECORD £3.5BN

Almost three-quarters of Britons watch online video/TV; Scots the most likely to do so Video ad spend up 59%; mobile video ad spend up 196%... Read more

07 October 2014

UK tech awards 2014 - shortlist announced

An opportunity to celebrate and reward the thriving UK tech market New award added this year to celebrate the International tech star of the year... Read more

PwC unveils £20k student competition for best idea on UK tax reform

PwC today launches a major competition for students in its quest for fresh thinking and debate on UK tax reform. The competition offers £20,000 for... Read more

06 October 2014

PPF changes levy calculation - PwC comments on the impact

The Pension Protection Fund (PPF), the Government's pensions lifeboat, has today changed the way it will calculate its levy. Commenting on the changes, Julia Dickson,... Read more

Financial services firms see fastest growth since 2007 – CBI/PwC

Profitability bounces back and firms start hiring again The UK’s financial services firms saw strong growth in business volumes in the three months to September,... Read more

03 October 2014

There can be no let-up in the efforts to repair trust in business, says PwC’s Ian Powell

PwC announces winners of the 12th annual Building Public Trust Awards While the economic outlook continues to improve, with renewed business confidence evident in all... Read more

02 October 2014

Renewables funding announcement "partially addresses industry concerns" - PwC comment

Commenting on DECC's renewable funding announcement today, Ronan O'Regan, director, energy & renewables, PwC, said "With todays announcement, the government have partially addressed industry's concern... Read more

PwC research: Financial services industry faces bigger problem than lack of trust - apathy

Fewer than one in three customers now trust their bank, yet switching levels remain low Over half of customers do not believe regulatory reforms are... Read more

01 October 2014

PwC invests in 800 new jobs in Northern Ireland

PwC is to create 800 new jobs in a £40m investment in Northern Ireland, the firm announced today. The investment includes the development and delivery... Read more

Large number of UK companies still in the dark on security breaches – PwC report

Nearly 10% of UK companies don’t know how many security breaches they have suffered in the last 12 months Almost a quarter have not detected... Read more

30 September 2014

GDP figures - PwC chief economist comments

In response to GDP data released today, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: “Today's revised GDP data show a small upward revision to UK economic... Read more

29 September 2014

PwC comments on plans to abolish death tax on pensions

George Osborne has announced plans to abolish the 55% tax that applies to untouched defined contribution pension pots by people aged 75 or over, and... Read more

23 September 2014

Bankers who repay certain bonuses may no longer be short changed on tax, following significant court ruling

Employees who have to repay their bonuses may now be able to recover the tax paid on the money they didn't get to keep, following... Read more

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