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19 January 2017

Consumer sentiment remains positive, but pressured families are starting to feel the pinch

A quarter of British consumers expect to be better off in 2017 than they were last year, according to PwC’s latest consumer sentiment survey. That’s... Read more

UK business leaders falling behind on addressing AI and automation - PwC CEO Survey

UK CEOs are lagging behind the rest of the world in addressing how artificial intelligence (AI) and automation will impact their business, according to PwC... Read more

18 January 2017

UK labour market data, January 2017 - PwC comments

In response to today’s UK labour market figures, John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, commented: "The previously booming UK labour market continues to show signs... Read more

17 January 2017

UK Inflation, January 2017 - PwC comments

Consumer price inflation could rise to almost 3% by the end of 2017 Commenting on the ONS consumer price figures out today, John Hawksworth, chief... Read more

UK House Price Index, January 2017 - PwC comments

First official housing figures of the New Year point to robust market Commenting on the UK House Price Index out today, Richard Snook, senior economist... Read more

16 January 2017

UK CEOs bullish on business growth but bearish on global economy, according to PwC CEO Survey

UK CEOs are more upbeat about the growth prospects for their own companies than 12 months ago, according to PwC’s 20th annual CEO Survey published... Read more

Nominations now open for the 2017 UK Private Business Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2017 UK Private Business Awards - often referred to as the Diamonds - which celebrate the best of UK... Read more

11 January 2017

PwC appoints Jim Bichard as new UK insurance leader

PwC has appointed Jim Bichard to lead its 1,000 person strong UK insurance practice. Jim succeeds Jonathan Howe, who has led the practice since 2013.... Read more

09 January 2017

Mental health - PwC comments on the Prime Minister's speech on mental health

Beth Taylor, PwC's mental health leader, comments on Theresa May's speech on mental health and the role of employers: “We welcome the Prime Minister's focus... Read more

Companies need extra £10bn per year for next decade just to fund new pension deficits built up in 2016, according to PwC’s Skyval Index

UK pension funding deficits increased by £90bn in 2016 The EU referendum result had the biggest short-term impact on pension deficits in 2016, with a... Read more

30 December 2016

PwC chairman comments on New Year’s Honours for Ian Powell and Richard Winter

Former PwC chairman and senior partner Ian Powell, who retired from the firm in June after a 39 year career with PwC has been awarded... Read more

22 December 2016

Rapid urbanisation – unlocking the power of cities for sustainable development

Rapid urbanisation presents challenges, but also opportunities for business, society and sustainable growth Key challenges include: infrastructure delivery and housing provision, increasing local revenues, attracting... Read more

21 December 2016

PwC’s economic predictions for 2017

2016 has been an interesting year. The EU referendum and US presidential election delivered largely unexpected outcomes, UK unemployment continued to fall, sterling weakened, inflation... Read more

20 December 2016

London Market softening to continue in 2017 – PwC’s 2017 London Market outlook

Around a third of the market expects to lose money by underwriting in 2017 Success of re-underwriting strategies key to 2017 profitability Pace of market... Read more

Asset managers’ move to restrict compliance budgets drives CCOs to sell-side recruiting

PwC’s 2016 survey of global Chief Compliance Officers (CCOs) shows changing business models, regulatory scrutiny and cost cutting are impacting the hiring habits of asset... Read more

19 December 2016

PwC partner appointed to Mayor of London’s Brexit Expert Advisory Panel

Julia Onslow-Cole, PwC’s global head of immigration, has been invited by Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, to sit on a new 14-strong Brexit Expert... Read more

16 December 2016

High-street reacting to online promotions: PwC Report

For the last six years, PwC has collected data in November and December on promotions available in the shop windows and on the homepages of... Read more

15 December 2016

UK retail sales, December 2016 - PwC Comments

Reacting to the latest retail sales figures, Craig Skelton retail & consumer partner at PwC said: “The latest retail sales figures show yet another month... Read more

Total Tax Contribution of UK’s largest companies rises to £82.3billion, as broader economic contribution outlined in new research

2.1 million jobs, 6.6% of UK workforce £26bn of capital investment, £8bn in R&D Taxes borne increase 3.6% to £23.7bn The importance to the UK... Read more

14 December 2016

UK labour market data, December 2016 - PwC comments

In response to today’s UK labour market figures, John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, commented: “Today's data provides the clearest evidence yet that the jobs... Read more

13 December 2016

UK Inflation, December 2016 - PwC comments

Commenting on the latest UK inflation figures, Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser at PwC, said: "Inflation is picking up as expected - to its highest... Read more

UK House Price Index, December 2016 - PwC comments

House price inflation projected to slow to 2-5% in 2017 Commenting on the UK House Price Index out today, Richard Snook, senior economist at PwC,... Read more

UK households are the biggest spenders in Europe

Christmas cheer for businesses in Europe, with growing household incomes and falling savings ratios With anaemic GDP growth in the G7, now is a good... Read more

12 December 2016

PwC comment on today's social care funding story

Commenting on today's story of ministers considering local council tax rise to cover social care funding, Alan Milburn, former Health Secretary and chair of the... Read more

European IPO markets expected to have raised €28bn in 2016, as a year of geopolitical shocks comes to an end

Nasdaq Nordic looks set to be Europe’s most active exchange in terms of both value and volume, with three of the top 10 IPOs of... Read more

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