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22 press releases from October 2006

31 October 2006

Private health insurers' roles to expand as national healthcare costs soar, projects PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

New report examines drivers of trends reshaping health insurance business model Governments around the world are looking to expand the role of private insurers as...

30 October 2006

PricewaterhouseCoopers names Ian Dilks as new global head of insurance

PricewaterhouseCoopers has appointed Ian Dilks as the new global head of its insurance group. Ian has been a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP since 1986 and...

Hotel groups seek fast check-in to emerging markets

With domestic markets becoming more competitive and with slower growth at home, hotel groups are looking to conquer emerging markets in order to gain competitive...

26 October 2006

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP sells Midlands Toys Limited to Double Vee Limited

The joint administrative receivers of Midland Toys Limited, Rob Hunt and Mark Hopkins of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, are pleased to announce the successful sale of the...

HMRC launches consultation into updated draft of statement of practice 1/01

Last Friday HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) published an updated draft of Statement of Practice SP1/01 (“SP 1/01”) which provides guidance on the tax treatment...

Multi-national companies are sceptical about the benefits of a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base

The introduction of a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) across Europe is highly likely, if not almost certain. The European Commission intends to present...

25 October 2006

FWL Technologies Ltd and FWL Technologies 400 Ltd- in administrative receivership - sale of business

Paul Copley and Ian Green of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP were appointed joint administrative receivers of FWL Technologies Ltd and FWL Technologies 400 Ltd (together “FWL”) on...

24 October 2006

Q3 2006 US venture capital investing remains above $6 billion for the third consecutive quarter

Quarterly strength drive by seed/early stage deals across multiple industries: biotech unseats software as top industry sector In the third quarter of 2006, US venture...

New report addresses ‘conundrum’ of healthcare quality improvement

New approaches to quality improvement are finding success with healthcare organisations around the world, according to a new report from the PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute,...

19 October 2006

Long awaited changes to rules on tips and troncs welcomed

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has today announced that it has accepted further relaxations to the National Insurance Contributions (NICs) position for tips and troncs....

18 October 2006

Exitech Limited (in administration) - Update

The joint administrators of Exitech Limited, David Bennett and Mike Jervis from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, have today announced that it has been necessary to make 31...

17 October 2006

Russia offers vast potential to forest, paper & packaging companies that do thorough homework

A new PricewaterhouseCoopers study, ‘Risks & Rewards – Forest, paper and packaging in Russia’, aims to help companies in the industry assess the risk and...

PricewaterhouseCoopers Names New Head of Investigations

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has appointed Andrew Gordon as head of the investigations group within the UK Forensic Services practice. A partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers since 1998, he...

PricewaterhouseCoopers expands its pharma industry expertise

Dr Steve Arlington and several other industry specialists are being appointed to expand the breadth of expertise offered by the pharmaceutical and life sciences practice...

12 October 2006

London leads in offering value and volume in the traditionally quiet third quarter for European IPOs

The latest quarterly IPO Watch Europe survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP shows that London has returned to the top of the offering value chart among Europe’s...

11 October 2006

IFRS and tax: are AIM companies prepared?

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) extend their reach to the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) from 1 January 2007 when all AIM listed companies must publish...

Urban-rural population split changes retail and consumer strategy

The stark contrasts in the urban-rural divide, the widening gap between skilled and unskilled workers and the polarisation of the formats and products needed by...

10 October 2006

Shared HR services can mean big savings for UK companies, says PricewaterhouseCoopers.

UK companies could save up to £2,000 a year for every new full time employee (FTE) by managing their staff administration processes more efficiently through...

06 October 2006

Sandusky Walmsley Limited (in administration) - Update

The joint administrators, Michael Horrocks and Russell Cash of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, have today announced that manufacturing at Sandusky Walmsley Limited’s Bolton site will be scaled...

05 October 2006

Furniture Express Limited – In administration

Roger Marsh and David Walker of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP were appointed joint administrators of Furniture Express Limited (‘FX’) on 4 October 2006. FX is a mid-market...

04 October 2006

Make the most of the tax breaks available when giving to charity

National Giving Week is just over a week away (16 October) but there are many tax efficient ways of making gifts to charities at any...

Banks rise to challenge of IFRS but first year contains surprises

Major global banks have responded well to the enormous challenges of additional disclosure demands and complex accounting changes presented by International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS),...
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