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28 August 2015

GDP figures - PwC chief economist comments

In response to new GDP data released today, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: "Today's data confirmed that the UK economy grew at a healthy... Read more

27 August 2015

AIM Awards 2015 – shortlist announced

PwC is proud to announce the shortlist for the AIM Awards 2015. In this, AIM’s 20th year, the volume and the range and quality of... Read more

Migration data - PwC chief economist comments

Commenting on today's new data on net migration, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: "Net migration rose to a record level of 330,000 in the... Read more

26 August 2015

Cost of pension buyouts set to rise by 10%, according to PwC

Companies and pension scheme trustees who want to transfer their defined benefit (DB) pension liabilities to insurers should try to complete their deals soon or... Read more

24 August 2015

PwC appoints new data analytics directors

PwC have appointed two new data analytics directors to the UK firm’s Financial Services Risk and Regulation team. They have joined the leadership team of... Read more

21 August 2015

UK Deafness insurance claims at all-time high – PwC comments

Figures released this week from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ UK Deafness Working Party revealed that deafness notifications during 2015 have spiked after a... Read more

Public borrowing figures - PwC chief economist comments

In response to public sector finance data released today, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: "Today's data confirmed the improving trend in the public finances... Read more

20 August 2015

Retail sales figures - PwC chief economist comments

Commenting on the ONS retail sales figures out today, John Hawksworth, PwC's chief economist, said: "Retail sales volumes continued to grow in July, but the... Read more

18 August 2015

PwC grows its regional Corporate Finance team to meet client and industry demands

Appointed one new equity partner and two directors in its corporate finance deals team One equity partner and two directors also promotes in the corporate... Read more

Inflation figures - PwC chief economist comments

Commenting on the ONS monthly UK inflation figures out today, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: "Headline inflation remained close to zero in July for... Read more

Rise in house price growth spells more bad news for “Generation Rent”

Commenting on the ONS house price figures out today, Richard Snook, senior economist, PwC, said: “The latest figures show that annual UK house price growth... Read more

European banks dispose of unwanted loan portfolios at record rate

€150bn forecast for 2015 – an increase of 60% over 2014 Favourable debt markets, continued strong appetite from buyers and greater willingness to sell post-AQR... Read more

13 August 2015

Pensions’ Regulator’s updated guidance on how to assess and monitor the employer covenant – PwC comments

In response to today’s publication of the Pensions’ Regulator’s updated guidance on how to assess and monitor the employer covenant, Jonathon Land, head of PwC’s... Read more

Applications to PwC’s student programmes reach a record high of 41,000

Applications to all student programmes reach 41,000, including a 17% rise for Higher Apprenticeships. Number of female graduate hires up 6 percentage points on last... Read more

12 August 2015

Labour market data - PwC chief economist comments

In response to new labour market data released today, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: “The second quarter data released today show a marked shift... Read more

08 August 2015

People want pensions to be taxed like ISAs – PwC research

New PwC research reveals that people want their pensions to be treated more like Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs). PwC surveyed nearly 1,200 (1,197) working adults... Read more

04 August 2015

Construction skills gap could affect affordable housing - PwC

Speaking about the Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI figures released today, Chris Temple, engineering and construction leader at PwC, said: "On the whole, these figures don’t... Read more

29 July 2015

PwC And Tanium Form Strategic Alliance, Bring New Cyber Security Services to Market

Unique partnership will bring together top-notch security expertise with ground-breaking technology that enables 15-second endpoint visibility and control to empower the largest and most important... Read more

FCA finds firms still failing to fully manage benchmark risks - PwC comments

In response to the Financial Conduct Authority’s thematic review of oversight and controls of financial benchmarks published today, Simon Hunt, PwC's UK banking and capital... Read more

PwC grows its regional pension teams to meet client demand

PwC has strengthened its pensions team with the promotions of a new equity partner and three new directors. This investment is on the back of... Read more

More companies planning to ditch annual performance reviews and ratings, but will employees benefit? PwC research

Two thirds of large companies are making changes to their end of year performance reviews, with 5% of organisations considering dropping performance ratings altogether –... Read more

28 July 2015

GDP figures - PwC's senior economic adviser comments

In response to new GDP data released today, Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser, PwC, said: "UK GDP rebounded in the second quarter, as expected, with... Read more

22 July 2015

Almost a quarter of all UK households renting privately by 2025 and over half of 20-39 year olds

By 2025, there may be slightly more people renting privately than owning with a mortgage. There will also be a greater number of (mostly older)... Read more

21 July 2015

PwC commits its support to ex-military personnel

PwC has formally marked its continued commitment to the British Armed Forces by signing the Corporate Covenant at an official ceremony held at the Royal... Read more

17 July 2015

PwC comments on Government's Proposals to Tackle Tax Evasion

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

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