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33 press releases from May 2009

29 May 2009

Cobra Beer Ltd – in administration and formation of new joint venture

Zelf Hussain, David Chubb and Colin Haig of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP were appointed as joint administrators of Cobra Beer Ltd on 29 May 2009. Following their...

28 May 2009

John Whiting awarded lifetime achievement award for tax

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) tax partner, John Whiting, has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the LexisNexis Taxation Awards. John, who retires from PwC...

Rise in pound could be a mixed blessing for holidaymakers, says PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Following news that the pound has risen above $1.60 for the first time since November, David Trunkfield, director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, said: "The rise in the...

26 May 2009

PwC appoints new head of Performance Improvement Consulting practice

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) today announced the appointment of Ashley Unwin as head of the firm’s Performance Improvement Consulting (PIC) practice. Ian Powell, chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP,...

24 May 2009

Green accolade for PwC

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) was recognised for outstanding environmental performance at the Sunday Times Best Green Companies Awards on Wednesday 20 May. The awards assessed the...

22 May 2009

PwC wins hat trick at the National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2009

PwC took home three awards at the National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2009. Two of the awards were voted on and determined exclusively by students -...

Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander (Isle of Man) Ltd – in liquidation provisionally

Following the meetings of creditors on 19 May 2009, a report has been filed in the Isle of Man High Court today by the Joint...

Public sector finance functions have to do more to earn place at the top table, says PwC research

The Finance function across the public sector could do more to earn a pivotal place at the top table, according to new research from PricewaterhouseCoopers...

Mandatory carbon reporting: a new page for corporate reporting in the UK?

EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01 25 May 2009 Following the UK government’s launch of the world’s first legally binding carbon budget, aimed at achieving an 80% reduction...

Offshore savers offered final tax amnesty as HMRC looks to recover £2bn+

Individuals with undeclared funds in offshore accounts are urged to make a voluntary disclosure to HMRC. Savers are urged to declare any unpaid liabilities to...

21 May 2009

PricewaterhouseCoopers appoints Diane Hay as international tax special adviser

Diane Hay has been appointed as a special adviser on international tax issues to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC). Diane will be working primarily with PwC’s tax...

A fiscal squeeze, building up to around £5,000 a year per household within the next decade, is needed to cut public debt and meet costs of ageing, says PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

UK households on average face a potential fiscal squeeze building up to around £4,600-5,300 per annum from 2018 onwards if the government is to get...

20 May 2009

World Business Summit on Climate Change, Copenhagen:

Experts from the PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) Sustainability & Climate Change practice are available to offer analysis and comment in the lead up to, and during...

Coopers & Lybrand Law - Statement

It has been brought to our attention that individuals purporting to be from an organisation calling itself 'Coopers & Lybrand' or 'Coopers & Lybrand Law'...

16 May 2009

Public sector tortoises could beat private sector hares in the wealth race.

Many private sector workers may end up having a ‘wealth shock’ in later years, retiring on pensions less than half as great as their public...

14 May 2009

UK Finance Directors vote PricewaterhouseCoopers top auditor

PricewaterhouseCoopers was last night voted Auditor of The Year at the Real FD/CBI FDs’ Excellence Awards. Finance Directors evaluated the auditors, banks, technology providers and...

Transforming the governance and design of executive pay – PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP perspective published today

PwC paper published today in advance of the House of Commons Treasury Committee report on city pay ‘Preparing for the challenge ahead: The future of...

Positive outlook for social and private enterprise partnerships despite recession, reveals PwC research

70% of social enterprises and private sector organisations are confident that third sector involvement in the public service market will grow over the next three...

07 May 2009

Quantitative easing and pensions – PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP comment

Following the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announcement today that it will expand its quantitative easing programme, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) experts are available...

Consultation - the only way forward to ensure a level playing field for pensions

Further consultation to the recently announced pension tax relief changes is needed to ensure that the ‘level playing field’ objective sought, becomes the reality in...

06 May 2009

PwC announces clearance sale at Royal Worcester & Spode factory outlets

Following the sale of Royal Worcester & Spode (‘the company’) intellectual property to UK AIM listed company Portmeirion Group Plc, administrators from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP will...

Bank of England needs to go further with its quantitative easing programme

In advance of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announcement on interest rates tomorrow (7 May), John Hawksworth, head of macroeconomics, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP,...

Companies expect headcount reductions and budget cuts across Europe and US, but survey reveals outlook varies significantly

• Over a quarter of European companies (28%) expect their headcount to decrease this year; outlook is most positive in Switzerland and France, worst in...

PricewaterhouseCoopers Ranked #1 by International Association of Outsourcing Professionals

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals, the global standard-setting organisation for the outsourcing profession, has ranked PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) number one on its list of the...

05 May 2009

PwC: As insolvencies soar travel companies must prepare for the longer haul

- 80% increase in travel insolvencies Q4 08 – Q1 09 - 145% increase in travel insolvencies year on year - But there is still...

01 May 2009

Eastlake Work Group Limited – in administration

Bruce Cartwright and Laurie K Manson of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP were appointed as Joint Administrators to Eastlake Work Group Limited on 1 May 2009. They have...

EU Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers misguided says PwC

The publication of the EU’s proposed Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers, as it stands, could risk forcing the alternative asset management industry into radical...

State aid approval of Government tax-based venture capital schemes welcome

The announcement that the Treasury has received European Union (EU) state aid approval for three tax-based venture capital schemes is a welcome one, said PricewaterhouseCoopers...

Business services, engineering, post and telecoms will be the front runners of UK economic recovery, says PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP up-turn index

Business services may be one of the first sectors to benefit from eventual economic recovery Engineering, post and telecoms are not far behind Utilities, construction...

Challenging times require bold moves if pharma companies are to survive the immediate storm

Even the largest pharmaceutical companies will soon need to step outside their sector and collaborate with other organisations, according to new research by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)....

PwC analysis: Corporate UK should turn to recession veterans in current crisis

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP analysis of today’s national corporate insolvency statistics found that the number of corporate insolvencies in quarter one of 2009 has risen by 56...

PwC analysis: Personal bankruptcies continue to rise

Figures released today by the Government’s Insolvency Service revealed that levels of personal insolvency in the UK continued to increase for the third consecutive quarter...

Spring jobs boost for graduate trainees at top UK employer

125 graduates start with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP 43% to join the financial services sectors 125 graduates have joined the UK’s top graduate employer, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC)...
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