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31 press releases from January 2010

31 January 2010

Jan 31 Copenhagen deadline: mind the gap to 2020 emissions targets - PwC

Analysis from the PwC Low Carbon Economy Index shows that the total pledges made to meet the January 31 deadline for the Copenhagen Accord fall...

30 January 2010

Fiscal policy fails to help stresses on UK businesses, says PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Business leaders from PwC across the UK identify fiscal policy’s failure to adequately address the stresses on businesses as the main concern for clients. While...

29 January 2010

PwC reaction to judgment on Scottish Lion scheme of arrangement

The Outer House of the Scottish Court of Session has today unanimously overturned the judgment of Lord Glennie in Scottish Lion. In reaching their judgment...

PwC reaction to judgment on Scottish Lion scheme of arrangement

The Outer House of the Scottish Court of Session has today unanimously overturned the judgment of Lord Glennie in Scottish Lion. In reaching their judgment...

Globespan-in administration call centre update

From Monday, 1 February, the Globespan call centre number will change. The new contact number, which will be available during weekday office hours, is 0131...

28 January 2010

A poisoned apple, 300 secretaries and 5000 school children: it’s the 24th annual PwC panto

Five thousand London children under ten and 2000 adults hit the West End this week to see City high fliers at professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers...

PwC urges pension trustee prudence despite drop in number of corporate insolvencies

While PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) figures show that the number of corporate insolvencies continued to tail off in the final quarter of last year, pension scheme...

27 January 2010

Refund of withholding tax on dividends paves the way for EU investment fund reclaims

Investment funds across the EU who are challenging unlawful application of withholding taxes levied on dividends can expect refunds of millions of Euros following the...

UK CEO’s confidence remains shaky but some grounds for optimism as recruitment boost planned in 2010

With 63 per cent of UK CEOs believing recovery in the economy will occur in 2010 there are signs for cautious optimism according to the...

26 January 2010

Packaging industry needs to do more to champion value and importance of packaging

Packaging leaders agree on the growing importance of sustainability, but there remains a great deal of frustration in the industry at the ‘disproportionate’ focus placed...

PwC: Surprisingly weak GDP growth estimates leave open the question of whether the UK has yet emerged from recession

This morning's preliminary GDP estimates showed only minimal growth of 0.1% in Q4 2009 compared to expectations of 0.3-0.4% growth. GDP in 2009 as a...

Tech M&A hibernates as deals hit six year low, but market is poised to awaken in 2010

Following a deep sleep in 2009, the UK technology M&A market has awoken with renewed confidence as deal pipelines and activity levels increase – PricewaterhouseCoopers...

25 January 2010

Staycation Britain to blame for rising hotel insolvencies

• As Q4 insolvencies hit recession high • PwC asks: has the alfresco holiday driven another tent peg into the coffin of the provincial hotel?...

22 January 2010

Supermarkets and online banking providers the surprise losers as majority of consumers opt to stay with current bank, reports PwC

Just 9% of British consumers are considering changing their banks in favour of new market entrants such as supermarkets and online providers, according to new...

21 January 2010

Better than expected public borrowing figures improve chances for Treasury to hit budget deficit forecast for 2009/10, says PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

This morning's public borrowing figures show a budget deficit (PSNB) for April-December 2009 of £120bn as compared to £64bn in the same period a year...

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP recruits FSA’s David Kenmir to join its UK financial services regulatory practice

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) has recruited David Kenmir to join its UK financial services (FS) regulatory practice. David will take up this senior role with immediate...

Shift in World Economic Power means a decade of seismic change

The new decade will be characterised as the point at which the largest emerging economies catch up with and prepare to overtake the established leading...

London city trainee takes time off for Haiti relief mission

Oliver Hurst, a trainee with city firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is setting out to Haiti today as part of a specialist volunteer team to support relief...

FTSE executives’ pay increases outstripped by UK average pay increases for first time in a decade - PwC annual report on executive compensation

2009 national average earnings increases (2.5%) outstripped FTSE 100 (1%) and FTSE 250 (0%) base pay increases for the first time in a decade Around...

19 January 2010

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP announcement re E Clear

At the High Court today, Tuesday 19 January, Mr Justice Vos approved the order for the administration of E Clear plc, following the failure of...

18 January 2010

UK media deals drop to dot com crash depths

But M&A expected to climb in 2010 - While banks are key to this recovery Despite the digital revolution, in 2009 UK media deals hit...

12 January 2010

Palace and the Park - administration update

Peter Spratt, Bruce Cartwright and Laurie Manson of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP have today (12 February) been appointed as Joint Administrators to the freehold company for Selhurst...

Globespan administration – call centre update

From Monday 11 January 2010, the Globespan call centre will be available weekdays from 9am to 5pm. The numbers to call are: - 0141 332...

11 January 2010

HMRC launches tax disclosure campaign for medical consultants – PwC comments

HM Revenue &Customs (HMRC) has today launched its ‘Tax Health Plan’, aimed at medical consultants, in the first stage of a campaign designed to help...

Pick-up in UK financial services sector activity disappointing, though profitability continues to improve

No further growth expected in early 2010 Activity in the UK financial services sector increased slightly over the past three months, continuing the rally of...

08 January 2010

Depressed European IPO markets show an upturn in last quarter, laying foundations for recovery in first half of 2010

Europe’s IPO markets recorded a distinct upturn in activity in the fourth quarter (October to December) of 2009, with both value and volume rising markedly...

07 January 2010

National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) – PwC comments

The national pension scheme, being set up as part of the government pension reforms that start to come into effect in 2012, has up until...

The game has changed for auto industry, says PricewaterhouseCoopers

The after effects of the worldwide economic and financial downturn have altered the business landscape and have challenged long-standing assumptions about successful operating structures. There...

06 January 2010

Forest, paper and packaging companies on the brink of major change

Forest, paper and fibre-based packaging (FPP) companies face a changed world requiring fundamental transformation within the industry, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers recent survey of 33 industry...

04 January 2010

One in three UK workers would leave their employer for a new job if they could, finds PwC research

A third of UK employees (33%) say they have not felt valued by their employer during the recession and would leave for another job if...

02 January 2010

Fraud 2010: Fraud grows as UK emerges from recession.

Back office cuts will leave businesses and public sector bodies more exposed to fraudsters as the UK moves out of recession, says PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC)....
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