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29 press releases from December 2010

22 December 2010

Latest GDP data - PwC view

Latest GDP data show slightly slower growth during 2010 and fiscal headwinds will dampen growth in 2011 relative to historic norms in economic recoveries The...

21 December 2010

Highlands Insurance Company (U.K.) Limited (in Administration) - PwC announces payment in full to direct policyholders

A scheme of arrangement designed to deal with the direct insurance business of Highlands UK and to facilitate the resolution of a long-standing legal dispute...

Do they know it's corruption?

Corporate Christmas gifts could come under tighter scrutiny thanks to new law New legislation is blowing the chill wind of austerity over corporate Christmas gifts,...

20 December 2010

Snow threatens damage to competitiveness and reputation for unprepared businesses, says PwC

As the threat of colder and more severe winters becomes a distinct possibility, PwC warns of damage to reputation and competitiveness for organisations that do...

17 December 2010

FSA publishes final regulations on remuneration – PwC comment

The FSA today published its Remuneration Code, following final guidelines last Friday from the Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS). Main developments deferral of up...

16 December 2010

PwC comment on Electricity Market Reform proposals

Responding to DECC’s Electricity Market Reform consultation launched today, PwC specialists in energy, renewables, low carbon, environmental taxation and carbon pricing commented on the proposals:...

Regulatory guidance on pension transfer incentives welcome, although PwC urges trustees to act on facts rather than presumptions

The Pensions Regulator today published its guidance on pension transfer incentives. These incentives include enhanced transfer values (ETVs), which companies may offer former employees if...

Basel III final rules – PwC comments

Savers might benefit, borrowers will need to pay more Supervision of systemically important banks is inherently more vital Market interest in contingent capital will be...

15 December 2010

PwC boosts nuclear energy practice with three new hires

PwC has recruited three new senior hires to join its fast expanding nuclear consulting team. All will take up the role with immediate effect and...

14 December 2010

Technology gifts this Christmas could change the future of publishing

Amazon’s Kindle eReader and Apple's iPad are amongst the top 10 technology Christmas gifts this year and the increasing popularity of eReaders and eBooks is...

11 December 2010

Cancun: PwC comment on agreement and financing, adaptation proposals.

Commenting on the Agreement at the UN Summit in Cancun, Richard Gledhill, head of climate change and carbon markets at PwC said; "The Cancun Agreement...

10 December 2010

Cancun: Final day hurdles and outcomes – PwC

On the final day of climate negotiations, Richard Gledhill, and Jon Williams from the PwC Sustainability and Climate Change in Cancun provide an update on...

CEBS Remuneration Rules – PwC comment

The Committee of European Banking Supervisors today published its final interpretation of EU rules on pay and bonuses for financial services firms. The rules will...

09 December 2010

Finance Bill 2011 - PwC comment on pensions draft legislation

Today the Government published draft legislation covering the new tax regime for pensions and removed the requirement to buy an annuity no later than age...

Finance Bill 2011: PwC comments on bank levy

Commenting on the details of the bank levy in today's publication of draft clauses for the Finance Bill 2011, Matthew Barling, banking tax partner at...

Initial comments on Finance Bill

In an early reaction to the publication of the draft clauses of the 2011 Finance Bill this morning, Alex Henderson, a partner from PwC's tax...

Finance Bill 2011 - PwC comments on disguised remuneration

Today, 9 December 2010, HMRC released draft legislation designed “to tackle arrangements involving trusts or other vehicles used to reward employees which seek to avoid...

08 December 2010

PwC comment on DECC's plans to speed up the renewable electricity review

Commenting on DECC's announcement to speed up the review of the 2013 banding review governing pricing for renewable electricity, Ronan O' Regan, director, renewables and...

Playing to win in the casino and online gaming market

Asia Pacific will be the fastest growing region for casino gaming spending over the coming five years PwC believes there will be an easing of...

Cancun: G20 green growth race is on - PwC

Brazil and India have an early march on traditional economic leaders Carbon deficit grows for G20 against low carbon economy growth model Required annual rate...

PwC report reveals approximately £1.8 trillion UK market potential for healthcare delivery private and public sector partnerships

From 2010 to 2020, spending on healthcare service delivery will be approximately £1.8 trillion in total From 2010 to 2020, spending on health infrastructure in...

07 December 2010

The runaway data train

Is the dream in danger of turning into a nightmare for operators? Operators could miss out on revenues if they don’t find ways to monetise...

London: 8000 applications in eight weeks for PwC’s graduate scheme

800 full time graduate and intern vacancies in London now open Applications to the firm already up 112% on last year London offers the majority...

06 December 2010

PwC boosts Capital Projects & Infrastructure team with recruitment of a new partner and director

PwC has boosted its senior Capital Projects & Infrastructure team with the recruitment of Chris Venables & Richard Hoare. Tony Poulter, Capital Projects and Infrastructure...

Wealth of new jobs to be created across the private sector next year, but skills shortages could create challenges filling these roles, says PwC survey

Over a quarter (28%) of UK firms expect to increase headcount next year, and 15% of these companies say the increases will be significant. The...

Cancun: Business say adaptation to climate change is not for the public sector to solve alone - PwC study

Climate change impacts and opportunities provide business with rationale for action PwC study supported by UNFCCC, WBCSD and DFID, collected views from over 40 businesses...

02 December 2010

England’s World Cup hosting dream ends

Football’s international governing body, FIFA, has today announced that Russia has won the bid to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. The announcement brings to...

01 December 2010

Insurers must factor longer term climate impacts to business as usual, finds industry review

ClimateWise review, conducted by PwC, against backdrop of Cancun climate change summit Members performing well in terms of innovation and leadership Compliance is now up...

Nigel Vooght to lead PwC’s global financial services business

PwC has announced the appointment of Nigel Vooght as global head of the firm’s financial services (FS) business succeeding Jeremy Scott. Nigel will lead PwC’s...
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