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17 press releases from August 2008

28 August 2008

Managing the people agenda is crucial to riding out the downturn, warns PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Companies must incorporate greater flexibility in the way they manage their people to sustain their business strategy in adverse market conditions, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP....

27 August 2008

Scotland scores as football goes global

And on home turf clubs create a solid defence against the credit crunch In a record breaking year for Scottish football eight of twelve clubs...

PricewaterhouseCoopers report finds nearly two-thirds of global companies have faced corruption

Nearly two-thirds of senior executives around the world say they have experienced some form of actual or attempted corruption in their business dealings, according to...

26 August 2008

Credit crunch brings healthier outlook as consumers tighten their belts

But restaurants are fitter and better placed to survive the downturn than fifteen years ago Eating out, takeaways and nights in the pub will be...

18 August 2008

UK non-executive directors reach balance between pay and accountability

UK non-executive directors reach balance between pay and accountability Non-executive directors (NEDs) of companies of all sizes received lower pay rises (15.6%) last year than...

13 August 2008

PricewaterhouseCoopers make record £2m donation to UN HCR campaign for Darfur refugees

Employees across PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) global network of firms including donations from the UK have given a record £2m to the UN Refugee Agency (UN HCR)....

Restaurateurs could go hungry as tips ruling raises costs

Bars and restaurants will pay a high price now service charge no longer counts towards an employees’ pay packet. In fact, costs for the average...

PricewaterhouseCoopers appoints new technology leader

Partner, Barry Murphy has taken the helm as the new technology sector leader for the UK firm. Barry (39) joined PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in 1994 and...

Testing banks’ transparency in times of financial turmoil

A new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers reveals the extent to which banks’ reporting has been tested by the credit crunch and how banks have responded in...

11 August 2008

Credit crunch wipes out around £600 billion of UK wealth

PWC perspective: the credit crunch one year on The on-going global credit crunch has wiped-out around £600 billion of UK wealth due to the fall...

More companies are recognising the benefits of managing tax efficiency in the downturn

PwC perspective: the credit crunch one year on With a wave of negative economic news over the last 12 months, many companies are looking closely...

07 August 2008

Cains Beer Company PLC – in administration

David Chubb, Ian Green and Craig Livesey of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP were appointed joint administrators of Cains Beer Company PLC and related subsidiaries (“Cains”) on 7...

Taxation of foreign profits: majority of UK multinationals would support an impact assessment of the fiscal risks of introducing a dividend exemption

A recent poll by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has found that more than three quarters (80%) of multinational companies would agree to providing information on their respective...

06 August 2008

Consumer belt-tightening set to intensify with far-reaching implications for UK retail and leisure sectors

PwC perspective: the credit crunch one year on Consumers are feeling increasingly worse off on a month-by-month basis as their disposable income dwindles, according to...

05 August 2008

Employers waking up to flexible pension provision

More large companies (42%) are setting up group self–invested pension plans (SIPPs) for employees compared to six months ago (23%), allowing more people to benefit...

01 August 2008

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP reaction to Government corporate insolvency figures

New figures released today by the Insolvency Service show that the number of companies entering insolvency in England and Wales has increased by 25% in...

Personal Insolvencies: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP predicts shift from ‘lifestyle’ to ‘life’ borrowing for UK consumers

Figures released today by the Government’s Insolvency Service revealed that levels of personal insolvency in the UK fell slightly in the second quarter of the...
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