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26 February 2015

PwC Metals Deals Outlook: buyers and sellers to play a waiting game

Weak metals deal momentum expected in 2015 Differing fortunes of aluminium and steel companies will continue in 2015 Focus will turn to non M&A alliances... Read more

25 February 2015

Greater Manchester health & social care - PwC comments

Following the expected devolved power agreement for regional councils and health groups to take responsibility for Greater Manchester’s health and social care budget, Dr Tim... Read more

24 February 2015

PRA and FCA set out how they will hold senior Insurance managers accountable for failure to meet their requirements - PwC response

In response to the PRA and FCA proposals on how the new Senior Insurance Managers Regime will apply to Non-executive directors (NEDs), Lee Clarke, PwC... Read more

23 February 2015

PRA and FCA set out how they will hold senior managers accountable for failure to meet their requirements - PwC response

"In response to today's PRA and FCA announcement on how senior managers in banks, building societies and designated investment firms will be held accountable if... Read more

Financial services firms lack the talent they need to succeed

70% of chief executives in the financial services sector see the limited availability of key skills as a threat to their growth prospects, a global... Read more

19 February 2015

FCA investment and corporate banking competition investigation - PwC financial services partner comments

Following today's FCA announcement of their plans to launch its first wholesale market study into investment and corporate banking competition, Simon Hunt, financial services partner... Read more

London Professional Apprentices receive a visit from Baroness Neville-Rolfe

Apprentices on the London Professional Apprenticeship (LPA) programme were visited today by Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills... Read more

Amey selects Skyval to manage £1bn of pensions obligations across six pension schemes

Amey, one of the UK’s leading public and regulated services providers, has selected Skyval as the platform to manage the pension obligations of its six... Read more

18 February 2015

Capital Markets Union consultation paper - PwC comments

In response to the European Commission's approval and publication of today's Capital Markets Union (CMU) consultation paper, Andrew Strange, financial services risk and regulation director... Read more

Labour market data - PwC chief economist comments

In response to new labour market data released today, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: "Today's data showed continued good news on the labour market,... Read more

17 February 2015

PwC survey finds 88% of Asset Management CEOs are confident of revenue growth in 2015

88% of asset management company CEOs are confident about revenue growth this year, and this confidence level rises to 95% when considering growth prospects over... Read more

PwC: Insurance CEOs name over-regulation as top threat to growth

59% of insurance company CEOs believe there are more business opportunities than there were three years ago, however, 61% see more threats. The results of... Read more

16 February 2015

PwC: Over-regulation and cyber risk top CEOs’ list of threats to banking & capital markets growth

A PwC survey of 175 CEOs of Banking & Capital Markets (BCM) organisations across 54 countries shows 92% are optimistic about their growth prospects over... Read more

12 February 2015

Two students scoop £10k each, in PwC’s student competition for best ideas on UK tax reform

A tax system that empowers regional cities and encourages businesses to invest in people will boost employment and drive the UK economy – according to... Read more

Pensions longevity swaps deals could treble this year as market barriers broken down, says PwC

More companies can now afford to remove the risks associated with their pension scheme members living longer than expected due to innovative new structures developed... Read more

11 February 2015

Can the UK oil & gas industry find opportunities in adversity?

UK oil and gas industry faces risk of an economic triple whammy Sustainable cost reduction strategy can make them fit for $50… and the future... Read more

10 February 2015

UK to fall out of the world’s top 10 largest economies by 2050

UK GDP to fall behind Mexico and Indonesia by 2030 – and they could push the UK and France out of the top 10 by... Read more

09 February 2015

Financial institutions are under-resourced for delivering stress tests, says PwC survey

A survey of 10 European Systemically Important Financial Institutions (SIFIs) with assets worth £5.6 trillion reveals that most have less than 20 people dedicated to... Read more

06 February 2015

PwC statement on the 38th report of the Public Accounts Committee

We stand by the evidence we gave the Public Accounts Committee and disagree with its conclusions about the work we do. But we recognise we... Read more

05 February 2015

SMMT New Car Registrations: Approach to car buying almost back to pre-recession levels

Commenting on the latest SMMT new car registrations figures released today, Phil Harrold, automotive partner at PwC, said: "This 35th consecutive month of growth in... Read more

03 February 2015

Markit/CIPS UK construction PMI: Pricing conundrum for construction firms

Commenting on the latest Markit/CIPS UK construction PMI, Chris Temple, engineering and construction leader at PwC, said: "As expected, the brief slowdown in construction growth... Read more

02 February 2015

Markit/CIPS UK manufacturing PMI: Manufacturers face a pricing conundrum

Commenting on the latest Markit/CIPS UK manufacturing PMI, Darren Jukes, manufacturing leader at PwC, said: “The steep fall in input prices is good news for... Read more

PwC: Current account fees are the future

Current account customers may not want to pay for their accounts, but the free banking model is unsustainable and may increase the likelihood of mis-selling... Read more

New energy industry research powers call for 30% female executive board seats by 2030 - PwC report

Only 5% of executive boards seats in top 100 UK-headquartered energy firms are held by women 61% of those surveyed in the report believe the... Read more

30 January 2015

Europe’s loan portfolio market to top €100bn in 2015

Europe’s loan portfolio market to top €100bn in 2015 European loan portfolios with a face value of €91bn were sold in 2014, up from €64bn... Read more

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