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26 May 2016

GDP and migration data, May 2016 - PwC comments

In response to new GDP and migration data released today, John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, commented: “GDP growth was unrevised at 0.4% in the... Read more

PwC report: The Local State We’re In 2016 – hopes for devolution up, but challenges remain

A fifth of local authority chief executives and council leaders across the UK expect to have additional devolved powers by 2020, but more than eight-in-ten... Read more

25 May 2016

Paris Agreement seen as boost for carbon markets – but prices too low to hit targets

IETA survey, conducted by PwC, measures carbon market sentiment An overwhelming majority of respondents to IETA’s annual market sentiment survey expect an expansion of carbon... Read more

24 May 2016

Sharp rise in bad debt dictates a need for utilities to re-think collection strategies

Investment in more complex, tech-led collection strategies could stem bad debt rise Analysis from PwC reveals a 60% rise in bad debt levels across the... Read more

Deafness insurance claims in the UK down significantly: PwC comments  

Figures released on 23 May from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ UK Deafness Working Party reveal that the number of deafness claims in the... Read more

Public finance data, May 2016 - PwC comments

Commenting on today's public finance data, PwC chief economist John Hawksworth said that reducing the budget deficit is likely to be a long, slow process:... Read more

23 May 2016

Supreme Court 'PJS' injunction ruling: PwC comments on landmark for privacy rights

Following the Supreme Court ruling last week to continue to enforce an injunction against media naming a celebrity ('PJS') involved in an alleged extra-marital affair,... Read more

19 May 2016

Retail sales data, May 2016 - PwC comments

In response to the latest retail sales data, John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, commented: “British shoppers hit the stores again in April, with retail... Read more

PwC launches new Centre for Family Business Excellence in Asia Pacific

In response to growing demand from family businesses in Asia Pacific for expertise and thought leadership around succession planning, family governance and strategic growth advisory,... Read more

18 May 2016

Queen's Speech 2016: PwC comments on the Prison and Courts reform bill

Commenting on the Prison and Courts reform bill in today's Queen's Speech, Roland Sonnenberg, PwC partner, said: "What we have seen in today’s Queen’s Speech... Read more

Queen's Speech: PwC comments on Pensions

Raj Mody, head of PwC’s pensions consulting business, commented: “The details will be important, but the Pensions Bill measures appear sensible changes to help improve... Read more

Queen's Speech 2016: insurance in a digital age....and with driverless cars

Mohammad Khan, PwC's insurance leader, welcomes the inclusion of insurance within the raft of measures on driverless cars contained in today's Queen's Speech, saying: "As... Read more

Queen's Speech 2016: PwC comments on Digital Economy Bill

Jonathan Tate, UK and EMEA Technology Consulting Leader at PwC, commented: "The Digital Economy Bill, outlined today in the Queen's Speech, is a positive step... Read more

Queen's Speech 2016: PwC comments on driverless cars

Phil Harrold, automotive partner at PwC, comments on the Queen's Speech, which focussed heavily on the digital economy and technology, saying: "Today's Queen's Speech reinforces... Read more

Queen's Speech 2016: PwC comments on the Lifetime ISA

Iain McCluskey, tax director at PwC commented: 'Plans for the Government's new Lifetime ISA, announced in the Budget, were set out today in the Queen's... Read more

UK labour market data, May 2016 - PwC comments

In response to today’s UK labour market figures, John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, commented: "Today's data confirm that the great UK job creating machine... Read more

17 May 2016

ONS House Price Index, May 2016 - PwC comments

Commenting on the ONS house price figures out today, Richard Snook, senior economist, PwC, said: Final ONS house price release in current series reveals surge... Read more

CMA publishes provisional decision on remedies for the retail banking market : PwC comments

Commenting on today's publication of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) retail banking investigation provisional remedies, John Lyons, retail and commercial banking leader and partner... Read more

Global internet inclusion could lift 500m out of poverty, and add over $6trn to global GDP

Internet growth has slowed because of barriers to online access and usage in the telecom, content and retail markets Global inclusion in the internet could... Read more

13 May 2016

Infrastructure key to boosting growth, as countries struggle to reach their economic potential

Investing in infrastructure could remedy the sizable negative output gaps faced by many large economies eight years after the financial crisis, according to the latest... Read more

12 May 2016

PwC's London (re)insurance market review of reserve adequacy

There is a real risk that Casualty reserves for business written during 2015 will run off at a loss in the future. The strength of... Read more

11 May 2016

Statement regarding Portico uniform guidelines

You can read the response from Gaenor Bagley, PwC's head of people, on what we have learnt and the steps we are taking to address... Read more

PwC hires Rav Hayer as data and analytics partner

PwC has appointed Rav Hayer as a partner in its Financial Services Risk & Regulation (FSRR) team, where he will provide a broad range of... Read more

10 May 2016

PwC grows its pensions team with new senior hire

PwC has expanded its pensions consulting team with the appointment of Charles Ward in the North West. Charles joins PwC as a director from KPMG,... Read more

09 May 2016

Energy sector continues to lag behind UK industries in developing senior female talent – new report

Only 6% of executive boards seats in top 100 UK-headquartered energy firms are held by women - a fifth of PfW’s target of 30% by... Read more

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