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10 February 2016

Boosting working capital could net engineering & construction firms up to €95bn – PwC report

UK sector could net a €4.8bn cash boost by improving working capital practices Industry experienced a jump in revenues of 10.3% year on year, increasing... Read more

The doctor will ‘I.T.’ you now: 4 in 10 willing to consult “virtual GPs” through apps, UK-wide study finds

A new PwC study of the UK’s healthcare market has found that almost four in 10 people would be willing to receive advice from their... Read more

09 February 2016

PRA Solvency II Thematic Review Findings - PwC comments

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) today [9th February 2016] published the findings of a review of firms in the Internal Model Approval Process (IMAP) to... Read more

Asset management CEOs positive as they innovate to take centre ground - PwC’s 19th Annual Global CEO Survey

90% of global asset management CEOs are confident or very confident about revenue growth in 2016. This rises to 95% over the next three years... Read more

Insurance CEOs see technological change, new market entrants and over-regulation as main threats to growth - PwC’s 19th Annual Global CEO Survey

94% of insurance CEOs are concerned about over-regulation in the sector impacting growth 65% see new market entrants as a threat to growth 84% are... Read more

08 February 2016

What No League Tables? Consulting giants join forces to promote gender diversity

Consulting firms are normally seen competing in the war for talent, vying to head the league tables of desirable places to work. But today sees... Read more

PwC Legal advises on the sale of Universal Meats

PwC Legal advised the shareholders of Universal Meats (UK) Limited on its sale to BRF Invicta Limited. The sale makes Universal Meats, one of Britain’s... Read more

05 February 2016

PwC comments on National Minimum Wage offenders being named and shamed

John Harding, employment tax partner at PwC, said: “We continue to see a large increase in HMRC activity around the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and... Read more

04 February 2016

Ben Paul to lead PwC’s airlines and airport industry practice

He believes industry is increasingly turning commercial disruptors to their advantage But warns of revenues risks from digital complacency Ben Paul has been named as... Read more

03 February 2016

Can proposed LBTT changes boost growth in Scotland’s housing supply – PwC comments

It is vital that any changes to Scotland’s Land and Building Transaction Tax (LBTT) have a positive impact on the housing market if Scotland is... Read more

02 February 2016

Safe Harbour panic can be avoided as entities are still in charge of their own destinies: PwC Comment

Commenting on the passing of the deadline for the US and European Union to resolve the Safe Harbour case, PwC partner and head of data... Read more

01 February 2016

Nominations announced for the PLC Awards – The best of the UK to be recognised

The strength of businesses across the UK in the quoted companies sector outside the FTSE100 has been recognised in the nominations for the 30th annual... Read more

European IPO proceeds reached new highs in 2015, but market conditions likely to hinder activity in first half of 2016, says PwC’s latest IPO Watch

European IPOs finished 2015 on a high with total annual proceeds up 16% (to €57.4bn) and average offering value* up 27% (to €248m) year on... Read more

29 January 2016

PwC comments on EIOPA pensions stress test

This week EIOPA published the results of its pensions stress test, which considered two adverse market scenarios and one longevity scenario on a sample of... Read more

How can airlines steal market share as consumers book flights to beat the winter blues? – PwC surv

Dark nights, post-festive season blues and the aftermath of three storms: it’s perhaps no surprise that January is a busy month for flight and holiday... Read more

28 January 2016

GDP figures - PwC chief economist comments

In response to new GDP data released today, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: "Despite some global headwinds, the UK economy continued to deliver solid... Read more

27 January 2016

PwC appoints Michael Moore as devolution advisor

PwC has appointed Former Scottish Secretary Michael Moore, to boost its senior team, advising on the devolution agenda across the United Kingdom. In December, PwC... Read more

26 January 2016

UK companies and institutions remain vulnerable to cyber attacks despite CEOs ranking cyber as a top threat to business

PwC's Cyber Security practice has warned that UK companies and institutions remain vulnerable to cyber attacks despite many CEOs now ranking cyber as one of... Read more

25 January 2016

PwC builds identity and access management capability with acquisition of Praxism UK

PwC is strengthening its fast-growing cyber security practice with the acquisition of Praxism, an Edinburgh-based consultancy specialising in identity and access management (IDaM). Praxism is... Read more

FTSE 100 non-executives fees increase at lowest rate for more than 15 years

Non-executive directors in the UK’s FTSE 100 companies have seen a fall in the size of fee increases, according to PwC’s annual non-executive director report.... Read more

21 January 2016

Brantano (UK) Limited (the “company”) - in administration

Brantano (UK) Limited (the “company”) - in administration Tony Barrell, Mike Jervis and Rob Hunt of PwC have today been appointed as joint administrators of... Read more

PwC celebrates 30 years of charity panto with a ‘giant’ of a show

Over 200 employees from professional services firm PwC will be swapping ‘bean counting’ for treading the boards as they hit the West End stage this... Read more

PwC launches new global technology team to harness Bitcoin technology

PwC has recruited 15 leading technology specialists to exploit and commercialise blockchain, the technology that powers the crypto-currency, Bitcoin. The new Blockchain team will be... Read more

PwC comments on the Bank of England's New Bank Start-up Unit launch

Commenting on the announcement regarding the Bank of England’s launch of a New Bank Start-up Unit, Darren Meek, PwC's challenger banks leader, said: "This announcement... Read more

Plan to review, exploit and innovate in 2016: Strategy& report on oil & gas trends

As oil and gas executives navigate one of the most volatile periods in the industry’s history, a new report by PwC’s Strategy& looks at three... Read more

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