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34 press releases from March 2008

31 March 2008

Financial services slowdown continues and starts to bite into profitability and jobs

Embargoed until 00.01 31 March 2008 The financial services sector has endured another difficult quarter, as business volumes continued to fall at a sharp pace...

CEOs call for loosening of regulatory shackles to help business be more competitive in battle against economic downturn

CEOs, having already identified a downturn in major world economies as their biggest threat, are urging governments to loosen the regulatory shackles and let business...

27 March 2008

PricewaterhouseCoopers international study presents strategic intelligence on globalisation of law firms

US and UK law firms have made significant investments in China and project more than a 10% growth in profits there in 2008. The rising...

Employee behaviour key to improving information security, new survey finds

UK companies have become increasingly aware of the need to have information security policies in place, with seven out of eight large businesses now claiming...

18 March 2008

Eat or be eaten in the mining sector as M&A activity reaches new records

‘Eat or be eaten’ is the new reality for companies in the global mining industry as mergers and acquisitions (M&A) levels reach unprecedented levels and...

17 March 2008

Financial services deals lead European M&A

Financial services accounted for almost a fifth of the European M&A market in 2007, and appetite for more deals at all levels across the financial...

16 March 2008

Budget 2008: UK business leaders’ confidence in the UK economy and tax system diminishes

In the current economic climate, UK business leaders are not very optimistic about the prospects for business in the year ahead Confidence in the shape...

13 March 2008

Budget 2008 analysis: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP experts available for comment

The following experts from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP are available to offer analysis and comment following the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s 2008 Budget speech yesterday.General overview: did...

Budget 2008: mixed messages about changes to enterprise management initiatives

Kevin Nicholson, UK head of entrepreneurs and private companies, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, said: “We welcome the increase in the enterprise management incentives (EMI) qualifying options limit...

12 March 2008

Budget 2008: good and bad news for tax and real estate

Ros Rowe, real estate tax partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, comments on changes announced in the Budget relating to real estate: “While this was not an exciting...

Budget 2008: non-resident day counting rules welcomed

In response to the residence and domicile day counting rules announced today in the Chancellor’s Budget, Clive Mackintosh, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, commented: “We welcome the...

Budget 2008: non-domiciles and residence

Following announcements made today to further changes to the proposed legislation on rules for the taxation of non-domiciled individuals, Kevin Nicholson, UK head of entrepreneurs...

Budget 2008: will the grass be greener on the other side?

In response to announcements relating to climate change in this year’s Budget, Nick McChesney, tax partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, said: “It was reassuring to hear the...

Budget 2008: uncertainty continues for business over taxation of foreign profits

Businesses will remain unclear as to the direction of the current consultation on the taxation of foreign profits following the Chancellor’s Budget speech today, says...

Budget 2008: companies get breathing space on CO2

Eagerly anticipated changes to capital allowances relating to business cars means that employers now have the clarity they need to review their car fleet policies....

Budget 2008: simplification of HMRC tribunal reform welcomed by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

In response to the announcement made today in the Chancellor’s Budget on the simplification of tribunal reform, Stephen Camm, tax investigations partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP,...

Budget 2008: additional year provided for IFRS implementation

Julian Rickett, partner in the government and public sector practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, commented: “There has been general recognition that time was fast running out...

Budget 2008: a quiet Budget is welcome

In response to today’s Budget, Richard Collier-Keywood, UK head of tax, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, said: “Today’s Budget will be of some relief to UK business because...

Budget 2008: CGT ‘income shifting’ legislation must be practical for small businesses

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has welcomed the further period of consultation on 'income shifting', announced in the Chancellor’s Budget speech today. Kevin Nicholson, UK head of entrepreneurs...

Budget 2008: higher projected borrowing means that there could be tough decisions ahead on tax and spending

The Chancellor predicted today that UK economic growth would slow from 3% in 2007 to around 1.75-2.25% in 2008, but would then pick up to...

Budget 2008: HMRC powers - caution and more consultation needed says PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

The package of papers released with today's Budget contains important new powers for HM Revenue & Customs' (HMRC) running of the tax system. These follow...

Budget 2008: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP experts offer instant reactions

13.35 Richard Collier-Keywood, UK head of tax, comments: "We welcome the fact that there were very few major changes announced in the Budget, although there...

11 March 2008

Moscow and Istanbul rated top markets for investment and development in Emerging Trends in Real Estate, Europe 2008

U.S. Economic Woes Lead to Higher Risk, Tighter Credit for European Cities in the Year Ahead CANNES (11 March 2008) – Moscow and Istanbul ranked...

Many companies appear unprepared to meet looming REACH deadline

Despite a 1 December 2008 deadline, some companies have not taken adequate steps to comply with the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals legislation, or...

10 March 2008

Investors say transparency and risk management are ranked as highly as returns when deciding whether to retain their alternative asset providers

Transparency and risk management are considered by investors to be just as important as performance when deciding whether to retain their managers of alternative investments,...

08 March 2008

8 March 2008 - International Women's Day

Women in the boardroom: career crunch for women during economic slowdown? Marking International Women’s Day, new research from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP shows progress is slow in...

07 March 2008

Big wins for small companies at 21st annual PLC Awards

Last night’s PLC Awards once again recognised the achievements of a number of companies in the smaller quoted company sector, with Hill & Smith Holdings...

06 March 2008

Chinese auto brands threat, more perception than reality?

There has been much speculation that the arrival of low cost Chinese cars will dominate the EU market but PricewaterhouseCoopers is questioning how real this...

UK economy slowing but not in meltdown, says PricewaterhouseCoopers

The UK’s economy is slowing but not in meltdown and is unlikely to experience a recession, according to the latest UK Economic Outlook released today...

China to overtake US by 2025, but Vietnam may be fastest growing of emerging economies

Investors need to look beyond the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India and China) for future growth opportunities according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. ‘The...

04 March 2008

Budget 2008: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP racecard of predictions

With the Budget just over a week away (12 March), PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is predicting the odds for what might appear in the Chancellor of the...

Auto manufacturers moving east face challenge of fraud

An increasing number of automotive manufacturers are migrating to Central and Eastern Europe but even with the best preparation and research, there are serious challenges...

03 March 2008

Budget 2008: Time for clarity and consolidation, not more surprises

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is calling on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to use his first full Budget speech to consolidate the existing programme of changes to...

Accounting changes should not detract from positive impact of PFI, new study finds

Accounting changes should not detract from positive impact of PFI, new study finds Since the Government announced the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)...
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