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16 December 2014

Parliamentary vote on equal pay - PwC comments on why it publishes its gender pay gap

Sarah Churchman, PwC’s head of diversity, was one of the speakers today at Grazia’s equal pay event which was held as MPs voted to implement... Read more

UK bank stress test results - PwC's UK financial services leader comments

In response to today's publication of the UK bank stress test results, Kevin Burrowes, PwC's UK financial services leader, commented: "UK banks have been building... Read more

15 December 2014

PwC post-Conference Of Parties (COP) report: UN Climate Summit – Lima

As the UN climate summit in Lima ended on 14 December, Jonathan Grant, sustainability & climate change director summarises the outcome of the summit which... Read more

12 December 2014

FCA pensions reports: another shot across the bows

In response to the publication of the FCA’s interim report of its retirement income market study, Lee Clarke, a partner at PwC, said: “The market... Read more

11 December 2014

A year of two halves - 2014 European IPOs reach levels last seen in 2007, despite increasing investor fatigue in the second half of the year

European IPOs in the 11 months ended November 2014 (“YTD 2014”) raised over 80% more than the whole of last year, with 344 companies raising... Read more

10 December 2014

PwC comments on the new diverted profits tax

The diverted profits tax provisions were released today by HMRC. The new rules will tax large multinationals at a rate of 25% on the profits... Read more

Santanomics: UK tops Christmas spend among major Western economies

Of the major Western economies over the Christmas period, the UK consumers lead the way, spending around $1,100 (£700*) per person, a third more than... Read more

09 December 2014

PwC comments on ONS October 2014 Index of Production figures

Commenting on the Office for National Statistics' October 2014 Index of Production, Darren Jukes, manufacturing leader at PwC, said: "The ONS figures released today show... Read more

PwC comments on the Government meeting its apprenticeship target

Commenting on the announcement that the Government has fulfilled its commitment to starting 2 million apprenticeships in this Parliament, Sara Caplan, Education and Skills partner... Read more

08 December 2014

London insurance market - PwC's 2015 outlook

Underwriting confidence within the London insurance market leading in to 2015 has reduced compared to this time last year, according to PwC's latest comprehensive review.... Read more

04 December 2014

Fiscal Review - PwC outlines the impacts on the oil and gas industry

The Treasury has announced its response to consultation on its Fiscal Review on the Oil & Gas tax regime. Alongside the Wood Review measures agreed... Read more

03 December 2014

AS 2014: PwC comments on CGT non-residents regime

Commenting on the Capital Gains Tax regime for non -residents, Rosalind Rowe, real estate tax partner at PwC, said: "Last week the Government issued its... Read more

Autumn Statement 2014 - PwC comments on impact on transport industry

Commenting on the impact of the Autumn Statement on the transport industry, Coolin Desai, transport and logistics industry leader at PwC, said: "The planned investment... Read more

AS2014 – No mileage in reimbursed business travel costs from April 2016

The Government has announced that any business travel which is claimed in conjunction with a salary sacrifice arrangement for travel will from April 2016 no... Read more

AS2014 – National Insurance break for apprentices could save companies over £200,000 a year each

Commenting on the announcement of a National Insurance Contributions break from April 2016 for employers employing apprentices under the age of 25, John Harding, employment... Read more

Autumn Statement 2014 - PwC comments on the impact on the manufacturing industry

In response to the Autumn Statement, Darren Jukes, manufacturing leader at PwC, commented on the impact on manufacturers: "The additional support being offered for investment... Read more

AS2014 – PwC comments on stamp duty in takeovers

The Government has announced changes to the Companies Act to prohibit capital reductions of companies in takeover situations using a scheme of arrangement in which... Read more

Autumn Statement 2014 - PwC comments on green tax

Jayne A Harrold, PwC's Indirect Tax Senior Manager said: "Lots of good news for businesses and families on the environmental tax front today as costs... Read more

AS2014 – PwC comments on employees’ benefits bonus for next year

The Government has announced that 'trivial' benefits for employees costing less than £50 will be tax exempt from 6 April 2015. John Harding, employment tax... Read more

Autumn Statement - PwC overview

Alex Henderson, tax partner at PwC, said: "Ever since the introduction of fixed term parliaments, Autumn Statement 2014 was pencilled in as an election curtain... Read more

AS2014 – PwC comments on stamp duty in takeovers

The Government has announced changes to the Companies Act to prohibit capital reductions of companies in takeover situations using a scheme of arrangement in which... Read more

Autumn Statement 2014 - PwC comments on impact on construction industry

Commenting on the infrastructure announcements contained within the Autumn Statement, Chris Temple, engineering and construction leader at PwC, said: “Given the slower growth currently experienced... Read more

AS2014 – PwC comments on employees’ benefits bonus for next year

The Government has announced that 'trivial' benefits for employees costing less than £50 will be tax exempt from 6 April 2015. John Harding, employment tax... Read more

AS 2014 PwC comments on stamp duty: " dead zones" avoided as some buyers could have enough spare cash to buy a new car

Commenting on the overhaul of the stamp duty rates on residential property, Paul Emery, stamp duty taxes partner at PwC, said: “People buying an average... Read more

AS 2014 – PwC comments on the introduction of a new tax relief for the production of children's television programmes and high-end television tax relief

Emma Richards, senior manager at PwC, said: "The introduction of a new tax relief for the production of children's television programmes from April 2015 will... Read more

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