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24 press releases from October 2008

30 October 2008

Managing people – flexibility key to saving jobs and sustaining business strategy

Companies should look at flexible working, job-share arrangements, reduced hours and pay cuts as alternatives to redundancies Now is the time to evaluate secondment, sabbatical...

29 October 2008

Christmas 2008 will be a nailbiter for retailers

Christmas looks set to be very tough on the high street as consumers cut back their spend even further. According to PwC's most recent consumer...

28 October 2008

Defined contribution pensions - onus on employers to help individuals manage impact of extreme market volatility

PwC Perspective: Getting the UK back on track With many individuals’ current defined contribution (DC) pension funds worth less than their original cash contributions, companies...

24 October 2008

The Pensions Regulator statement to trustees about current financial pressures – PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP response

The Pensions Regulator today confirmed it intends to issue a statement to trustees of all work-based pension schemes in relation to its position on current...

23 October 2008

UK Commission for Employment and Skills – PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP response

PwC Perspective: Getting the UK back on track With the slowing economy just one of the factors impacting long-term business health, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP welcomes the...

22 October 2008

Electricity 4 Business Limited – in administration

Stuart Maddison, Mark Shires and Colin Haig of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP were appointed joint administrators to Electricity 4 Business limited (“E4B”) on 22 October 2008 E4B...

21 October 2008

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP employability campaign gets top marks from students and graduates

A new employability skills campaign by the UK’s top graduate employer PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC)has received an exceptional response from students at university campuses across the...

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP urges early preparation for pensions exit

Companies and trustees are being too reactive in taking pension scheme buy-out off the table as a result of market turbulence, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP....

19 October 2008

Time of uncertainty is time of opportunity for private equity, says PricewaterhouseCoopers

A new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers highlights the need for private equity firms to diversify and differentiate their businesses through this period and outlines the key...

16 October 2008

Managing the impact of market turbulence on UK pensions – PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP perspective

§ Companies should run their defined benefit pension schemes like business subsidiaries § Scheme risks and finance should be expressed in the context of overall...

15 October 2008

Threats to information security still poorly understood by many UK businesses, new survey shows

Lapses in information security among UK businesses are poorly recorded and understood, reflecting a lack of understanding of the threat level that organisations face, according...

14 October 2008

Achim Bauer joins PricewaterhouseCooper LLP

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP appoints Achim Bauer as a partner in its European insurance practice. Achim will work across Europe focusing particularly on the UK and German...

10 October 2008

Pension scheme trustees should keep focus on data quality despite funding and market pressures – PwC response to Regulator’s consultation

With the Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) Consultation on Record Keeping closing next week (Wednesday 15 October), PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP warns companies must not lose sight of the...

09 October 2008

Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (in administration) – Unsettled OTC Trades - update

Background Further to the statement issued on 24 September 2008 concerning the possibility of cancelling unsettled OTC trades, the joint administrators (the “Administrators”) wish to...

08 October 2008

PwC: Interest rate cut may weaken force of impending recession

ohn Hawksworth, macro-economic adviser, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, said: "We welcome this co-ordinated global move to cut interest rates, together with the bank recapitalisation plan announced by...

Businesses must plan to remit now or pay later, says PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Planning now for changes to payroll, communications and employees’ offshore and onshore bank account structures will help mitigate the risk of tax increases resulting from...

07 October 2008

Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (in Administration) - Client assets update

The joint administrators (the "Administrators") of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (in Administration) (“LBIE”) wish to update clients of LBIE about the position in relation to...

Good news for East Anglia as administrators secure jobs at DGT

Following the administration of Lenwade based DGT Steel & Cladding (“DGT”) on Wednesday 1 October 2008 and the lay off of the majority of the...

Administrators announce sale of Willis & Gambier securing East Anglian jobs

Administrators from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP are pleased to announce the furniture import and distribution business, Willis & Gambier Limited (“the company”) has been successfully sold to...

06 October 2008

Graham Rowlands-Hempel joins PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from Linklaters

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has appointed Graham Rowlands-Hempel as a director in its Human Resource Services practice. Graham will advise on and help design a range of...

PwC global hedge fund whitepaper puts transparency and tax issues top of agenda

PricewaterhouseCoopers today released its sixth annual global hedge fund whitepaper which reviews and summarises the regulation, taxation and distribution of hedge funds around the world....

European IPOs in freefall reflecting worldwide loss of confidence in the capital markets

European IPO activity went into freefall in the July to September quarter, buffeted by the worldwide loss of confidence in the capital markets, according to...

02 October 2008

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP indirect tax partner elected as president of the Confédération Fiscale Européenne

Stephen Coleclough, indirect tax partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, has been elected as president of the Confédération Fiscale Européenne (CFE), the umbrella organisation of the tax adviser...

01 October 2008

Actuarial work should be monitored independently and pension scheme liabilities audited - PwC response to FRC consultation

Responding to the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) consultation on actuarial standards, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has called for actuaries’ work to be monitored by an independent inspection...
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