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25 press releases from April 2008

30 April 2008

First April intake join graduate employer of the year, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Celebrating the UK Graduate Employer of the Year title for the fifth year in a row, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP welcomed 125 graduates to offices across the...

28 April 2008

Corporate insolvencies in England and Wales at highest level for five years

New figures released today by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP show that the number of corporate insolvencies in quarter one of 2008 rose by 21% compared to the...

24 April 2008

New global aerospace and defence leader lands at PricewaterhouseCoopers

Neil Hampson has become the new global aerospace and defence leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Neil joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2005 and has spent the past year as...

Financial services companies in the UK missing the point on financial crime

Financial services companies in the UK are exposing themselves to financial crime by failing to treat data compromise as a serious concern. In a thematic...

23 April 2008

Companies seek an edge through engaged employees

Companies now have the tools to establish how happy a work force is with their work and their employer. Once they have established this, they...

22 April 2008

Confidential data remains at risk despite increased business awareness, new survey finds

IT systems and information security are more important to UK companies than ever before, with 81% of boards giving a high or very high priority...

21 April 2008

Technology merger and acquisition activity bodes well for 2008

While the headlines are dominated by the negative implications of the global credit crunch, the global technology merger and acquisition (M&A) market is proving to...

Katie Stafford joins PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Katie Stafford has joined the PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP sustainability and climate change team. Katie joins from Marks & Spencer, where she worked as the sustainable development...

18 April 2008

Sean Williams wins Corporate Financier of the Year

Sean Williams, partner and head of the corporate finance consumer brands team at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, last night won the Corporate Financier of the Year Award...

17 April 2008

Ian Powell elected chairman and senior partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP today announced the election of Ian Powell as chairman and senior partner for a four year term, with effect from 1 July 2008....

16 April 2008

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP wins Advisory Firm of the Year

Finance Directors voted PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Advisory Firm of the Year at the FDs’ Excellence Awards run by Real FD magazine in partnership with the...

15 April 2008

Malware threat to UK companies’ IT systems still evolving, new survey finds

The number of UK companies reporting malware infection is down by 60% compared with two years ago, partly because of improved anti-virus controls. Yet, for...

Metals deals forging ahead to unprecendented levels

Deal making in the global metals sector soared to unprecedented levels during 2007 and is up 67% on the previous year, despite the impact of...

14 April 2008

Cost of chronic diseases hurts business and threatens economic sustainability

The rising cost of chronic diseases, including direct medical costs and indirect costs associated with lost productivity, is a growing burden for businesses, according to...

Russian retailers prefer organic expansion to mergers and acquisitions as a growth strategy

PricewaterhouseCoopers first comprehensive survey of the Russian retail market shows that the biggest issue facing the market is consolidation. The survey of Russian food and...

10 April 2008

Right decision on interest rates today says PricewaterhouseCoopers, but more cuts will be needed later this year

Commenting on the 25 basis point interest rate cut announced by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) today, John Hawksworth, Head of Macroeconomics at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP...

PricewaterhouseCoopers responds to increase in economic crime with appointment of new director to Forensics practice

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP continues to strengthen its forensic services team with the appointment of a new director, Richard Neave to its Edinburgh office. The news follows...

09 April 2008

Do not forget the Gift Aid this marathon weekend

As well as the finishing line, runners in this year’s London Marathon on 13 April should also focus on ensuring their supporters Gift Aid their...

08 April 2008

Tax, one of the biggest challenges on the CEO’s agenda

Complexity of tax systems and the cost of compliance is considered a constraint for international business activity Convergence of key elements of tax and regulatory...

07 April 2008

Pension scheme governance is improving, but still some way to go

Despite a dramatic increase in the number of UK pension schemes with governance policies and risk management systems in place, many pension trustee boards lack...

IPO market slows dramatically and prospects for the next quarter look bleak

Reflecting current adverse market conditions, European Initial Public Offering (IPO) activity in the first quarter of 2008 has seen a sharp drop compared to the...

04 April 2008

Partners and employees protect 400 lives in the fight against malaria

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLPUK heads of tax, assurance and advisory services swapped their work suits for swim suits as they kicked off a firm wide day of...

03 April 2008

New survey raises serious concerns about the effectiveness of disaster recovery plans

Although almost all UK companies back up their critical IT systems and data, more than a quarter of them still do not have a disaster...

02 April 2008

PricewaterhouseCoopers administrators sell Setten and Durward securing 150 local jobs

Rob Lewis and Ross Connock of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and joint administrators of Setten and Durward Limited, are pleased to announce the sale of the business...

01 April 2008

Joint scheme administrator announces further increase to payment percentage for OIC and L&O scheme creditors

Dan Schwarzmann, partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and joint scheme administrator of OIC Run-Off Limited (“OIC”) and The London and Overseas Insurance Company Limited (“L&O”), is...
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