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22 July 2016

FCA review on general insurers & appointed representatives - PwC comments

This morning the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced the result of their recent investigation into the control and oversight of appointed representatives* in the general... Read more

21 July 2016

Retail sales data, July 2016 - PwC comments

In response to the latest retail sales data, John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, commented: “Retail sales fell back in June after their strong growth... Read more

Public finance data, July 2016 - PwC comments

In response to the latest public finance data, John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, commented: “There was some good news for the new Chancellor in... Read more

Clare Stirzaker to lead PwC’s UK family governance team

PwC, the professional services firm, is pleased to announce that Clare Stirzaker has been promoted to partner and will lead the UK family governance team,... Read more

PwC Retail & Consumer U.K. Retail Sales Comment

Please find a comment from the PwC Retail & Consumer team; in reaction to the latest U.K. Retail Sales figures, released today (21st July), Sue... Read more

The potential economic impact of Brexit for London, the UK and Europe

PwC’s real GDP growth projections for the UK revised down Potential loss of passporting a challenge for London Ireland and Cyprus are the most exposed... Read more

Europe’s banking market in need of a “Fintervention”– and now has a major opportunity to transform itself

European banks must initiate an overhaul in order to fend off new and varied challengers as the spectre of Brexit looms over the sector. This... Read more

20 July 2016

UK labour market data, July 2016 - PwC comments

In response to today’s UK labour market figures, John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, commented: “Today's data shows that the UK labour market remained in... Read more

PwC appoints Lindsay J’afari-Pak as UK insurance tax market leader

Lindsay J’afari-Pak has been appointed as PwC’s UK insurance tax market leader, effective immediately. She succeeds Colin Graham who will focus on his role as... Read more

PwC Legal boosts cyber and data team with appointment of James Drury Smith

PwC Legal continues to grow its cyber security and data protection practice with the appointment of James Drury Smith. James joins as a director from... Read more

19 July 2016

Surge in InsurTech start-ups aimed at improving customer service - new PwC and Startupbootcamp InsurTech report

New research, based on more than 1,300 start-ups from across the world focusing on the insurance industry, highlights the potential for start-ups to improve the... Read more

UK should avoid severe recession or house price crash despite growth downgrades following Brexit vote

Real GDP growth projected to slow to around 1.6% in 2016 and 0.6% in 2017, but should gradually recover thereafter as the initial shock from... Read more

18 July 2016

PwC reveals public view of armed services in latest Forces for Change survey

A PwC survey has found that nearly half the public are supportive of nuclear deterrent, while a significant proportion of people remain undecided, particularly women.... Read more

Government Digital Economy report - PwC comments

In response to the report on the Digital Economy released this morning by the House of Commons' Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee, Mike Greig,... Read more

PwC expands return to work scheme to bring more talented women back into the workplace

PwC has increased the number of places on its ‘Back to Business’ return to work programme tenfold to help get more talented women back into... Read more

15 July 2016

The Pensions Regulator’s guidance to trustees following the vote to leave the EU- PwC comments

Following The Pensions Regulator publishing guidance to trustees following the vote to leave the EU, Richard Cousins, pensions consulting partner at PwC, said: "It is... Read more

PwC sponsors new data exhibition at the Science Museum

In response to today's opening of the 'Our Lives in Data' exhibition at the Science Museum sponsored by PwC, UK head of data analytics at... Read more

14 July 2016

MPC maintains Bank Rate, July 2016 - PwC comments

Commenting on the latest Bank Rate out today, Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser at PwC, said: "The MPC has taken a very sensible decision to... Read more

13 July 2016

Launch of the Natural Capital Protocol - PwC comments

Commenting on the launch of the Natural Capital Protocol in London, Will Evison, Assistant Director, Sustainability and Climate Change at PwC said: "The Natural Capital... Read more

PwC partner appointed to chair Africa advisory group

Joel Segal, partner and chair of PwC’s Africa Business Group, has been appointed as Chair of TheCityUK’s Sub-Saharan Africa Market Advisory Group. The Sub-Saharan Africa... Read more

12 July 2016

Pension schemes no better off than 10 years ago - how should companies respond to Brexit?

It has been 10 years since PwC began tracking support for defined benefit schemes across the FTSE 350. Over that time, despite a gradual recovery... Read more

PwC’s business recovery services team appoints four new partners

PwC’s business recovery services team has appointed four new partners across its London and regional practice, bringing its total number of partners to 51.  ... Read more

11 July 2016

Women in Finance Charter - PwC comments on diversity in financial services

Following HM Treasury’s publication of the signatories to the "Women in finance charter" Jon Terry, UK financial services people leader at PwC, said: “It is... Read more

Global ETF assets under management set to exceed $7 trillion by 2021 – new PwC report

PwC expects accelerated growth in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) over the next five years, with global assets under management (AUM), expected to exceed $7 trillion... Read more

PwC's latest IPO Watch predicts European IPO proceeds to be no more than €25bn by the end of the year

Q2 European IPO proceeds dropped 26% compared to Q2 last year, affected by global uncertainties including the EU referendum. London was especially impacted, down 75%... Read more

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