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29 press releases from October 2009

29 October 2009

Over 1000 new student and graduate vacancies open for 2010 at PwC

New management consulting and summer internship vacancies for graduates Opportunities nationwide PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), the UK’s largest private sector employer, has today announced details of...

28 October 2009

UK private businesses want a stable tax regime that supports and encourages growth, says PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

• Two thirds don’t believe the UK’s tax regime supports and encourages enterprise • Less than 20% agree that government actions the concerns of private...

27 October 2009

Companies to report substantially larger pension liabilities at year end

Pension liabilities disclosed in accounts have increased by about 25% over the past six months due to falling bond yields, even though assets have typically...

26 October 2009

New door opens as buyer found for Stables’ Tool Rental Business

Paradigm Oilfield Services Limited (POSL) has today (22 October) successfully concluded the purchase of the down-hole oil tool rentals business of the Stable Group for...

22 October 2009

PwC and ippr report says real and visible decentralisation of power is key to ending our ‘blame the Minister’ culture

When things go wrong with public service delivery, the public still tends to hold the government in Westminster accountable, a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP...

21 October 2009

China’s greentech auto market shifts gear fuelled by economic growth and regulation

China’s adoption of stricter fuel economy and pollution emissions standards than those of the US, Canada and Australia, is driving the country’s emergence as a...

20 October 2009

The scene is set for a wave of M&A activity in the European financial services market, according to PwC

The first half of 2009 saw extremely low levels of European financial services M&A activity however, as we move towards and into 2010, an increase...

Lehman Brothers International (Europe) – in administration – 1 year progress update

The full 1 yr progress report can be downloaded at https://www.pwc.co.uk/eng/issues/lehmans_joint_administrators_progress_report_140409.html The joint administrators of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (“LBIE”) have updated the creditor community...

15 October 2009

R E Williams and Sons (Wholesale) Limited (“the Company”)

Tony Barrell and Rob Hunt of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP were appointed joint administrators of R E Williams and Sons (Wholesale) Limited on 15 October 2009 Based...

LDV Group Limited (in administration) – PwC announces sale of business assets

Following an extensive marketing program and a nine week intensive period of due diligence, the administrators of LDV are pleased to confirm they have exchanged...

Information security: budgets safe…..for now

• UK lags trading partners • Biometric security is big in China • 80% of organisations worldwide have no policies for social networking UK businesses...

Copenhagen: deal or no deal? A PwC update on climate negotiations post Bangkok

With just one negotiating session left to go to the Copenhagen Climate Change summit in December, climate change specialists Richard Gledhill and Jonathan Grant of...

14 October 2009

Monthly UK unemployment figures: Comment from PwC on market confidence and employability skills

Sonja Stockton, head of recruitment at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, the UK’s largest private sector graduate employer, comments on the recruitment market in the context of the...

13 October 2009

Rise in pension member offers predicted as employers seek to immunise against inflation risk

• Most schemes set their annual pension increases against September’s RPI figure, announced today as -1.4% • Deflation brings unexpected costs to employers as there...

£43 billion fiscal gap needs to be closed by 2015/16, says PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Government is faced with a conundrum – how to deal with even more debt at a time when needs are rising, with the economic downturn...

12 October 2009

PwC survey finds survival of UK companies is getting easier, but turnaround experts are still hampered by companies in denial

Specialists who are charged with saving the UK’s most distressed companies are finally beginning to see an improved outlook on the state of the UK...

09 October 2009

PwC comment on OFGEM report: energy prices vs energy efficiency?

Commenting on the OFGEM report issued this morning highlighting the scale of investment requirements, our exposure to global energy and carbon markets, and the risk...

08 October 2009

UK workers have mixed reactions to pay freezes and other changes to their employment deal – PwC research

Employees are divided in how they receive changes made to their employment deal during the recession, according to research commissioned by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and...

FTSE 350 Carbon Disclosure Report: Carbon dawns on UK plc leaders but business falls short on targets

FTSE 350 reveal 3.4 billion metric tonnes of carbon: 61% of UK emissions in latest Carbon Disclosure Project report Highest ever levels of disclosure and...

07 October 2009

PwC: Resourceful luxury traveller resists recession

• Credit crunch creates new breed of consumer • Adventure Africa is latest destination Luxury travel operators have manoeuvred the economic obstacle course so far...

Travellers’ cheques to stretch further as holidaymakers change habit of a boom-time

- 90% of consumers to “buy clever” - 50% to invest more time in finding the right deal From the depths of the downturn a...

06 October 2009

Hospitality and leisure sector under pressure to reconsider executive rewards

Economic, political and stakeholder pressures will cause hospitality and leisure (H&L) firms to reconsider executive reward arrangements Median salaries for a chief executive and finance...

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP: Sustainability & Climate Change practice appointments

Malcolm Preston appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers global sustainability and climate change network leader Dr Celine Herweijer, climate change scientist appointed to lead PricewaterhouseCoopers risk modelling and adaptation...

Cautious optimism as European IPO markets start to show signs of recovery

Europe’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) markets are starting to show signs of recovery after several dismal quarters, according to the latest PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP IPO Watch...

05 October 2009

PwC welcomes the FSA’s final liquidity regime but warns, ‘one size does not fit all’ as banks face raft of new challenges

The FSA today issued its final liquidity regime, the aim of which is to give a better warning of the liquidity risks firms face, to...

First growth in UK financial services' business volumes for two years

Firms still concerned about future demand Financial services firms showed the first signs of recovery in the last three months, after almost two years of...

02 October 2009

Video gaming innovators named as UK technology’s hottest prospect

“Investment incentives and fiscal system must step up to support UK talent” - PwC In a bid to find the technology stars of the future,...

The end of an era: UK businesses must face up to tighter rules on competition, bribery and fraud.

UK companies are facing a significant increase in prosecutions for anti-competitive business behaviour, bribery, corruption and fraud as UK regulators tighten and enforce the rules...

01 October 2009

PwC chairman calls for greater personal responsibility by business leaders to build trust in company reporting

WPP plc and Great Portland Estates plc won the overall categories for the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250, respectively, in the 2009 PricewaterhouseCoopers Building Public...
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