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24 press releases from December 2008

23 December 2008

The Officers Club Limited and Petroleum Limited – In administration and sale of business

Ian Green, Steve Ellis and Nick Reed of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, were appointed as joint administrators of The Officers Club Limited and Petroleum Limited (the “companies”)...

Statement regarding The Orchid group (in administration) - sale of pubs and some closures

David Chubb, Mike Jervis and Colin Haig, partners at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and joint administrators of The Orchid Group, are pleased to announce that they have...

22 December 2008

UK multinationals are keen to get foreign profits tax policy right supporting a mid 2009 implementation

A recent poll by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has found that half (51%) of multinational companies polled would prefer to see taxation of foreign profits proposals announced...

Unprecedented discounting on the high street

According to research by PricewaterhouseCoopers retail and consumer group, 82% of 100 high street retailers are either on sale or offering promotions such as 3...

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP strengthens sustainability and climate change practice with senior level appointments

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has announced the appointment of Malcolm Preston as chief executive officer of the firm’s sustainability and climate change practice as part of the...

18 December 2008

Do a good deed this Christmas - get your tax return in on time

With Christmas and New Year fast approaching, many people will be forgiven for putting their tax return to the back of their priority list. However,...

17 December 2008

Interest rate cuts are much less effective when credit is tight, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Interest rate cuts can be much less effective in boosting house prices where mortgage availability is restricted as is the case at present, according to...

16 December 2008

Consumer price inflation for poorest households remains relatively high at 5.8%, says PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures released today show headline inflation falling to 4.1% in the year to November 2008. But the poorest 10% of households...

15 December 2008

Christmas can be taxing for business owners

Business owners are being warned not to forget the tax implications of providing parties and giving gifts this Christmas and New Year. Although employee entertaining...

The Orchid Group - in administration and sale of business

David Chubb, Mike Jervis and Colin Haig of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP were appointed as joint administrators to the The Orchid Group on 13 December 2008 and...

PwC comments on the Competition Commission’s investigation into the sale of Payment Protection Insurance (PPI).

The deadline for responses to the Competition Commission’s provisional decision on remedies following its lengthy investigation into the sale of Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) has...

12 December 2008

PwC responds to the CAA’s statement on Freedom Flights and Pure Flights

Russell Glass, Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, said: “Today’s news will have repercussions for all travel agents as they need to reconsider whether they are...

PwC Chairman helps with charity call line

Over 30 secretaries from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP volunteered for the St Martin-in-the-Fields BBC Radio 4 Christmas Appeal this week and were joined by Ian Powell, UK...

11 December 2008

Luxury travel catches cold in biting recession

Investment uncertainty hits high net worth individuals The ‘new breed’ of luxury traveller will return to planning and budgeting at the expense of whimsical trips...

UK retain strong presence on European software stage

· PwC rank top 100 UK and European software companies · World market dominated by US and Japan · Sage tops UK rankings British firms...

10 December 2008

Internal fraud to increase in the worsening economic climate warns PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

As the economic climate worsens, there are increasing signs that fraud, theft and other crimes against business will continue to rise and indeed intensify –...

08 December 2008

Managing tomorrow’s people – global survey reveals what the millennial generation want from work

The PricewaterhouseCoopers 'Millennials at work' research looks at the opinions and expectations of over 4,200 graduates from 44 countries in relation to the future of...

05 December 2008

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP research shows downturn could impact employee flexible benefits choices

Despite the ominous outlook, UK consumers will continue to earmark cash for their annual holiday in 2009, says PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC). A consumer survey*, launched...

03 December 2008

Interest rates should be cut immediately to 1.5% says PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) should cut interest rates by 150 basis points to 1.5% at its meeting this week, according to...

Treating customers fairly represents significant opportunity for financial services companies, says PwC

As pointed to in the Queen’s speech today, Treating Customers Fairly (TCF), the Financial Services Authority’s (FSA) initiative which is due to be implemented by...

02 December 2008

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP strengthens government and public sector practice with appointment of two new partners

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has further strengthened its government and public sector practice with the appointment of two new partners. The government and public sector team now...

Royal Worcester and Spode (in administration) - commencement of clearance sales

The administrators of Royal Worcester and Spode from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP can confirm a number of immediate changes to the retail outlet portfolio. 16 Royal Worcester...

01 December 2008

Consumers face challenging times as access to credit becomes even tougher

Twenty per cent (or one in five) of UK credit customers are worried about the future availability of credit, with almost thirty per cent (27%)...

Holidays remain high priority as UK takes a break from the recession

But PwC expect drop in days taken in 2009 More turbulence as airlines re-jig entire summer schedule Travel companies must fight for a foothold in...
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