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29 press releases from April 2011

27 April 2011

PwC comments on the theft of online gamers' personal data: what does it mean for consumers, corporate reputation and credit card providers?

Commenting on the theft of 70 million online gamers’ personal data in one of the largest privacy breaches to date, William Beer, a director in...

26 April 2011

Absenteeism costing UK business £32 billion a year, with workers taking almost double the number of ‘sick’ days as US counterparts, says PwC

UK workers have an average (median) 10 days unscheduled absence from their jobs each year, around twice that of their counterparts in the US (5.5...

Largest ever Spring graduate intake at PwC

• PwC recruits record number of graduates in 2011 • Firm receives 30 applications for each vacancy • Successful applicants beat off stiff competition •...

CRC clock ticking for companies to avoid penalties

Companies could add between 5 – 11% to their energy bills if they don’t submit their first Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) report right first time,...

21 April 2011

The economic impact of the Royal Wedding – PwC

An extensive survey of UK adults reveals the economic impact of the Royal Wedding. PwC conducted the research as part of an ongoing project to...

18 April 2011

FSA Solvency II announcement - PwC comments

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) provided insurers with a clearer view of what they can expect from the regulator and outlined a number of significant...

Hospitality and Leisure insolvencies show little improvement

Pubs and restaurants continue to be worst affected Holidays are a top spending priority Recessionary behaviours are now the norm when booking breaks According to...

The new savvy British consumer – Taking control of when, how and where they shop

· Power is shifting from retailers to consumers · Retailers need to adapt to survive · The retail space is ever changing and evolving- the...

15 April 2011

PwC sign first corporate electric car rental deal in London

Electric cars becoming an economically rational choice for short hop journeys 100% electric vehicles to be made available in pioneering pilot scheme for PwC PwC...

PwC staff brought up to speed on computer hacking

While other accountants, management consultants and tax advisers around the City might be having just another breakfast meeting this morning, PwC’s staff are taking part...

14 April 2011

PwC named top employer for women

PwC has been named one of the top UK employers for women in the Top 50 Employers for Women list. The list features organisations from...

European banks are carrying over 1.3 trillion euros in non core loan assets – PwC European 0utlook for non core and non performing loan portfolios published today.

Following the financial crisis PwC estimates that European banks are holding more than 1.3 trillion euros of loan assets that have been identified as non-core...

Lehman Brothers International (Europe) – in administration – 30 month progress update

The Joint Administrators of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) – in administration (“LBIE”) have today updated the creditor community with details of their progress in the...

13 April 2011

Fraud in public sector increases as cuts bite

Financial crime is on the rise in the public sector as increased scrutiny in some areas and cuts as a consequence of the Spending Review...

12 April 2011

‘Everyday inflation’ for regular purchases 5.1% in March, well above headline CPI inflation rate of 4.0%, says PwC

The latest inflation data published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed headline CPI inflation rate dipped to 4.0% in the year to...

11 April 2011

Independent Commission on Banking interim report – PwC comments

Following the publication of the Independent Commission on Banking’s interim report this morning, PwC’s banking experts are available for comment on the potential impacts on...

08 April 2011

New WBCSD guide supports business valuation of nature

A new ecosystem valuation guide released today will help business to explicitly account for the full value of ecosystem impacts and inputs. The first of...

07 April 2011

Independent Commission on Banking interim report – PwC comments

In advance of the publication of the Independent Commission on Banking’s interim report on Monday, PwC’s banking experts are available for comment on the potential...

PwC report highlights uncertain future for defence whilst commercial aerospace sector thrives.

The world’s defence sector must act now to preserve its innovation, specialist skill-set and research and development work, according to a new report out today....

Companies face crunch time on IPO decisions as markets remain volatile

In a disappointing quarter for initial public offerings (IPOs) on European exchanges, deal values plummeted by 71% compared to Q4 2010 with a 27% fall...

06 April 2011

PwC insolvency statistics show continuing fall in UK corporate insolvencies in 2011, but businesses should not become complacent

The latest PwC analysis into corporate insolvency numbers demonstrates that the decline in the level of insolvencies witnessed in 2010 has continued into the first...

PwC appoints senior corporate finance retail leader

PwC has appointed Amit Aggarwal to lead the Retail M&A team in its Corporate Finance business. Amit has over 15 years experience in M&A and...

05 April 2011

PwC support for Social Mobility Business Compact

PwC, the professional services firm, has endorsed the government’s Business Compact on social mobility. Richard Collier-Keywood, managing partner, PwC said: “Overall this is about diversity:...

04 April 2011

PwC comments on pensions green paper

Flat-rate pension makes auto-enrolment more viable Marc Hommel, pensions partner at PwC said: "It's refreshing to have some positive pensions news - any simplification of...

PwC private equity backed companies switch focus from cost cutting to growth

Private equity (PE) owned companies have continued to grow turnover and staff numbers during the recession says a report and survey published by PwC today....

Robert Bridson joins PwC from Deloitte

PwC has recruited Robert Bridson to join its financial services (FS) tax business as a partner, with immediate effect. He joins from Deloitte and has...

Third quarter of strong growth for financial services - CBI/PwC

The UK financial services sector saw activity grow strongly for the third quarter in a row, in the three months to March, according to a...

02 April 2011

Expats hit by series of new tax announcements which could severely restrict multinationals

The publication of the Finance Bill yesterday also coincided with other announcements from HMRC on issues affecting residency which will have wide ranging effects. Perhaps...

01 April 2011

IPO Watch Europe Review 2010

During 2010, European exchanges managed to weather the effects of continuing global volatility and increased competition from Greater China. There were 380 IPOs across the...
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