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25 press releases from May 2011

31 May 2011

Skills shortages are greater worry for family firms than cash flow, says PwC

UK family businesses say labour and skills shortages are their greatest internal challenge, ahead of cash flow, margins and financing. This focus on talent comes...

Wave of new regulation tops insurance sector risks - ‘Banana Skins’ poll pinpoints key concerns for insurers

The greatest risk facing the insurance industry is the raft of new regulations being introduced simultaneously at international and local levels, according to a new...

Planning and permits now represents biggest threat to European renewables expansion

New renewable energy power generation capacity grew by 30% in Europe in 2010, more than in any other year, reaching a total of 23GW. However...

25 May 2011

Ash cloud - PwC considers disruption to business

Commenting on the disruption caused to business by the volcanic ash cloud, James Crask, senior manager, business continuity services, PwC, said: "Twelve months ago organisations...

24 May 2011

Pension investment structures need review to prevent thousands losing out, warns PwC

Many defined contribution pension pots are invested in investment structures geared towards target retirement ages no longer suitable for today’s workers. Thousands of people could...

Update on the design of the Green Investment Bank - PwC comments

Commenting on the announcement by the UK Business Secretary Vince Cable, on the vision for the Green Investment Bank, John Gibbs, partner, corporate finance at...

Businesses risk missing out on growth opportunities - €120bn untapped funds available

New HSBC & PwC report urges review of financial strategies New forward-thinking models of financing growth outlined European businesses have ambitious growth plans but risk...

23 May 2011

How to value a social media company - PwC Valuation Index

PwC’s Valuation Index published today shows that, as at the end of Q1 2011, the index for the overall UK market stands at 87, meaning...

20 May 2011

Business short haul travel on the rails

Business travel suffered highs and lows during the recession and will continue to remain super-cyclical. In the medium term though, the outlook is positive. Long-haul...

19 May 2011

The world’s corporate reporting system is at risk

The future of corporate reporting is at a critical point– its ability to evolve and meet business and society’s changing needs will be essential if...

18 May 2011

Rising Fuel Costs Drive Consumers to go Electric

Collaboration between industry participants will be essential to bring alternative fuel applications to market, according to PwC's latest publication Charging Forward: Electric Vehicle Survey. While...

17 May 2011

C & G Concrete Limited– in administration

Eddie Williams and Matthew Hammond of PwC were appointed joint administrators of C & G Concrete Limited ("C & G") on Monday 16 May 2011....

16 May 2011

PwC comments on Government's consultation on flexible working and parental leave

The Government today launched a consultation around flexible working, parental leave, equal pay and working time regulations. Parental Leave Stephen Gummer, Head of Employment and...

PwC comments on High Pay Commission interim report

The High Pay Commission, an independent inquiry into high pay and boardroom pay across the public and private sectors, today published its interim report. Jon...

Corporate reporting breakthrough with initial results from PUMA’s Environmental Profit and Loss Account

PwC and Trucost comment on the launch of the initial results of PUMA's Enviromental Profit and Loss Account: PUMA and PPR HOMES’s launch today of...

Collaborative planning and collective resilience: lessons from Japan

PwC has launched an advice manual to help businesses handle crisis situations, like the magnitude-9.0 earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan recently. PwC’s business continuity...

13 May 2011

Press statement: Leadenhall Triangle

Partners in PwC LLP, acting as administrators, have entered into a legally binding agreement with Henderson to sell the property known as the Leadenhall Triangle....

12 May 2011

Offshore wind power still needs to turn promise into performance

The offshore wind power industry has some way to go to prove it can take its place as a sustainable part of the energy mix,...

Manufacturing leaders turn to China and India to help boost economic growth.

Manufacturing leaders turn to China and India to help boost their economic growth. Brain drain is top concern for industrial manufacturers China has topped a...

11 May 2011

Surge of interest in cash retirement savings alternatives to traditional employer pension schemes

PwC reports a surge of interest from a range of UK employers for offering their workers a cash savings account to use during their retirement...

10 May 2011

Telecoms service providers must innovate now to increase their slice of the ‘app’ pie, say PwC and HP

Apple’s latest quarterly results show they sold a massive 18.7 million iPhones in the last three months, proving that the popularity of smartphones continues to...

Automotive M&A activity poised for growth in 2011

Automotive mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in 2010 was driven by strategic buyers focused on strengthening business units following the global financial crisis, according to...

09 May 2011

Aerospace & Defence M&A Report: Deal value jumps in 2011 1st quarter

Non-U.S. entities help drive deal value; Europe takes the lead on mega-deals Interest in cyber-security, surveillance and unmanned vehicles grows Talent and skill-set become key...

06 May 2011

PwC: Massive fall in personal bankruptcies, as consumers deal with the debt they have

Bankruptcies down 31.3% on same quarter in 2010 Overall numbers of personal insolvencies continue to fall in first quarter of 2011 Reduced access to credit...

03 May 2011

London continues to lead for economic clout in annual global PwC study of finance capitals

London also placed 4th in the world for ease of doing business The fourth edition of Cities of Opportunity released today by PwC, shows that...
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