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30 September 2016

PwC Legal integrates into PwC UK to become a multi-disciplinary practice

PwC, the professional services firm, is to integrate PwC Legal into its UK business with effect from 1 October to become a multi-disciplinary practice. This... Read more

GDP and services data, September 2016 - PwC comments

In response to today’s GDP and services data, John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, commented: “Today's data confirmed the generally favourable picture of how the... Read more

PwC comments on the first detail of the business rates revaluation 

The Valuation Office Agency releases draft Rateable Values for 1.94 million commercial properties today. This is the first revaluation for seven years and will include... Read more

M&A bounced back strongly in summer, according to PwC analysis

Despite the shock of the EU referendum result, UK M&A activity bounced back strongly in July and August, according to analysis by the Deals practice... Read more

Pension deficit remains a stubborn problem, despite a £20bn improvement in September according to PwC’s Skyval Index

New figures released today from PwC’s Skyval Index show the deficit of the UK’s c.6,000 defined benefit (DB) pension funds improved slightly by £20bn after... Read more

EU referendum result has further heightened importance of trust agenda, says PwC’s Kevin Ellis

PwC announces winners of 14th annual Building Public Trust in Corporate Reporting Awards In his first speech as host of the annual Building Public Trust... Read more

29 September 2016

PwC and GE Digital form strategic alliance to help organisations harness the power of the Industrial Internet

PwC and GE Digital have formed a strategic alliance to help organisations harness the power of the Industrial Internet - the integration of physical machinery... Read more

28 September 2016

PwC appoints Jane Portas as insurance regulatory partner

Jane Portas has joined PwC UK’s 1,000 strong insurance practice as a partner. Jane is a Chartered Accountant with over 27 years’ insurance industry, regulatory... Read more

Innovation in the UK Television industry to drive significant growth in audiences and revenues

ICAEW and PwC have today published a joint report called ‘UK Television in Focus’, which highlights the substantial investment and volume of deals in the... Read more

26 September 2016

Optimism continues to fall, as challenges increase for financial services – CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey

Business volumes see solid growth Sentiment in the financial services sector deteriorated in the three months to September, as firms digested the challenges of lower... Read more

UK insurers accelerate hiring and technological innovation, post EU referendum – CBI/PwC financial services survey

The general insurance industry sees the acceleration of transformational change as the biggest opportunity to come from Brexit. The biggest risk (87%) is potential changes... Read more

Dramatic post-referendum drop in optimism for asset and wealth managers but technology seen as key to future-proofing – CBI/PwC financial services survey

Asset and wealth managers saw a dramatic drop in optimism in August, with 72% of respondents to this quarter’s CBI/PwC financial services survey saying they... Read more

23 September 2016

PwC comments on the Pension Protection Fund Levy consultation

Commenting on the release of the Pension Protection Fund's (PPF) 2017/18 Levy Consultation document, Chris Jackson, PwC accounting advisory leader, said:   "Many companies are still... Read more

22 September 2016

PwC comments on the Modern Slavery Act as first deadline for business looms

Following Theresa May’s call for international action to stamp out modern slavery, Chris Cartmell, solicitor at PwC Legal, comments on the requirement for UK business:... Read more

PwC Hotels Forecast 2017: Facing the future: a question of balance

Cautious outlook for London hotel performance in 2017 as weaker demand and supply glut impact the capital Fall in London hotel demand in H1 2016... Read more

21 September 2016

Public finance figures - PwC comments

Commenting on today's public finance figures, John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, said: "Today's public finance figures, like most other recent economic data, suggest that... Read more

20 September 2016

PwC launches ‘Game of Threats’ in the UK

With nearly three quarters of UK CEOs regarding cyber security as one of the top three risks to their organisations, along with over-regulation and geopolitical... Read more

16 September 2016

Portakabin is named UK Private Business of the Year

PwC is delighted to announce that Portakabin (Shepherd Building Group LTD) has been named UK Private Business of the Year at the sixth annual UK... Read more

15 September 2016

MPC maintains Bank Rate, Sep 2016 - PwC comments

Commenting on the latest Bank Rate out today, Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser at PwC, said: “It is no surprise that the Bank of England... Read more

UK retail sales figures, September 2016 - PwC comments

15 September 2016  In response to today’s UK Retail Sales figures, Andy Lyon, Retail & Consumer Partner at PwC, commented:   “Despite early signs of... Read more

Game changing acquisition for innovation in tax reporting and analytics

PwC is strengthening its tax reporting practice with the acquisition of Selera Labs, a market leading data technology firm. The acquisition comes at a time... Read more

14 September 2016

UK labour market data, September 2016 - PwC comments

In response to today’s UK labour market figures, John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, commented: “The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.9% in the three... Read more

PwC accredited by CESG to provide Cyber Incident Response services

With cyber attacks continuing to increase in frequency, severity and impact, organisations need to know where to turn for a fast response in a time... Read more

13 September 2016

UK House Price Index, September 2016 - PwC comments

Commenting on the UK House Price Index, Thomas Fisher, economist at PwC, said: UK house price growth moderates in July but no sign of a... Read more

Disrupting Africa: how businesses, policymakers, investors and start-ups can embrace new technology to transform the continent

Digital disruption should support future economic growth in Africa, but the reach and benefits of growth need to be more evenly spread Africa’s “global emerging... Read more

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