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57 press releases from March 2012

30 March 2012

QinetiQ deficit reduction deal successful because of overall package of measures – say QinetiQ Corporate Pension advisers PwC

QinetiQ deficit reduction deal successful because of overall package of measures – say QinetiQ Corporate Pension advisers PwC QinetiQ’s agreement with its pension scheme trustees...

29 March 2012

PwC celebrates yet another win as top graduate employer

University students have voted PwC as the High Fliers Top Graduate Employer of the Year for an unprecedented ninth consecutive year. The professional services firm...

Talent crisis threatening business growth and economic prosperity say CEOs

One in four CEOs say lack of the right talent has stopped them pursuing market opportunities One in three CEOs are concerned that skills shortages...

Transportation & Logistics industry is just not ‘hip’ enough to attract talent, PwC report says

Industry needs complete makeover Pay is a turn-off and training is vital for survival, T&L companies told Just 36.5% probability that people will find the...

Cybercrime a growing threat to the financial services sector – PwC report

Cybercrime has risen up the ranks over the last year to become the second most commonly reported economic crime affecting companies in the financial services...

28 March 2012

Employers’ Liability Policy Trigger Litigation – Supreme Court Judgment

Dan Schwarzmann, partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, scheme administrator of BAI (Run-off) Limited ("BAI") and joint provisional liquidator of Independent Insurance Company Limited ("Independent") has welcomed...

26 March 2012

The GAME Group plc, Game Stores Group Limited, Gameplay (GB) Limited, Game (Stores) Limited, Games Station Limited, Game (retail) Limited, Gamestation Limited (in administration) - Update

Please note, if you are a customer, creditor or employee of GAME - please use one of the following telephone numbers or email addresses: Customer...

The GAME Group plc, Game Stores Group Limited, Gameplay (GB) Limited, Game (Stores) Limited, Games Station Limited, Game (retail) Limited, Gamestation Limited – in administration

Mike Jervis and Stuart Maddison of PwC were appointed joint administrators of the UK and Ireland operations of The GAME Group plc, Game Stores Group...

23 March 2012

PwC analysis and comment on solar FIT court judgement

Commenting on the High Court decision to reject the Government's appeal against blocking reductions in the Feed in Tariffs (FiTs) made to those installing solar...

21 March 2012

Budget: Wealthy individuals face tax hike and continuing uncertainty, says PwC

Alex Henderson, tax partner at PwC, commented: "The Chancellor has made much of raising five times as much from the wealthy as he has given...

Budget: Income tax and NIC harmonisation

The Chancellor announced that the Government is about to launch a detailed consultation on the integration of the operation of income tax and NICs. While...

Budget: PwC comments on the £130m rail investment for the North

Train passengers will benefit from quicker journeys after Chancellor George Osborne promised £130m investment in the heavily-congested rail network around Manchester. The Chancellor confirmed in...

Budget: PwC comments on the Statutory Residence Test

Sean Drury, partner at PwC, commented: “A delay to the introduction of the Statutory Residence Test (SRT) is not unexpected, given HM Treasury's welcome efforts...

Budget: PwC comments on the employment law implications of relaxing Sunday trading laws during Olympics and Paralympics

Natalie Dye, solicitor at PwC Legal commented: “We don't yet know how the rules on Sunday trading are going to be relaxed but employers who...

Budget: PwC comments on the employment law implications of relaxing Sunday trading laws during Olympics and Paralympics

Natalie Dye, solicitor at PwC Legal commented: “We don't yet know how the rules on Sunday trading are going to be relaxed but employers who...

Budget : PwC comments on impact for small to medium sized businesses

Privately owned businesses will have welcomed the Chancellor's opening statement that this is a Budget that rewards work and backs business. The obvious question is...

Budget: PwC comments on oil & gas tax changes

Alan McCrae, energy tax partner, PwC, said: "Overall, the package is to be welcomed as a boost for investment in the oil and gas industry...

Budget: PwC comments on carbon price support rates

Jonathan Grant, director, PwC sustainability and climate change said: "The carbon price support rate for 2014-15 has moved up to £9.55 from the indicative rate...

Budget: PwC comments on corporate tax reforms

Today's budget saw a reaffirmation of the Government's commitment to deliver on their ambition for the UK to have the most competitive tax system in...

Budget: PwC comments on closure of VAT loopholes - sandwich chains, supermarkets and property owners all hit by VAT clampdown

Commenting on the government’s closing of VAT loopholes today, Stephen Coleclough tax partner, PwC said. “The Budget has targeted VAT on various products from warmed-up...

Budget: PwC comments on the announcement of an aerodynamics centre

Plans to provide a foundation for the UK's aerospace and engineering innovation hub, with a new centre for aerodynamics, has been welcomed by experts at...

Budget: PwC comments on General Anti Avoidance Rule

Mary Monfries, tax policy partner at PwC, commented: "The Chancellor announced that he will launch a formal consultation in the summer on adopting a General...

Budget: PwC head of public sector comments

Paul Cleal, PwC partner and head of Government & Public Sector, said: “The Budget does not mean a lot of change for the public sector....

Budget: PwC comments on the tax relief for the video games, animation and high-end television production sectors

Barry Murphy, tax partner at PwC, said: "For many years the games industry has asked to be recognised for the value it drives, in a...

Budget: PwC comments on the Carbon Reduction Commitment

Commenting on the announcement that the government will seek "major savings in the administrative cost of the Carbon Reduction Commitment for business", Jayne Harrold, environmental...

Solvency II ECON vote - PwC comments

Commenting on the important Solvency II Economics and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) vote in the European Parliament today, Paul Clarke, global Solvency II leader at...

Budget: PwC says positive Budget for insurers

Commenting on the implications of the Budget for insurers, Colin Graham, UK insurance tax leader at PwC, said: “On the face of it, the Budget...

Budget: PwC comments on social housing REITs

Rosalind Rowe, PwC real estate partner, said: “The social housing industry will be pleased to hear that the Government will consult on using REITs for...

Budget: PwC comments on the introduction of R&D tax credits and the Patent Box

Adrian Gregory, PwC tax director, said: "The Government has confirmed it will introduce a Patent Box regime which will come into effect from 1 April...

Budget: PwC comments on Stamp Duty Land Tax

In today’s Budget, the Chancellor increased the stamp duty land tax rate to 7 per cent for residential properties over £2million. He also introduced a...

Budget: PwC head of tax comments

PwC head of tax, Kevin Nicholson, comments on the Budget: "Overall this Budget has some good headline measures that will support business and growth. But...

Budget: PwC on pensions announcements

On no further changes to the pensions tax relief framework Raj Mody, partner and head of PwC's pensions group said: "It's great pensions have been...

Budget: PwC comments on legislation for relaxing Sunday trading laws during Olympics and Paralympics

Christine Cross, chief retail adviser to PwC, said: “The Sunday trading laws have been a thorn in retailers' side for some time and they have...

Budget: PwC comments on the introduction of a 'consumption tax' on remote gambling

Gareth Martyn indirect tax director in PwC's betting and gaming team, said: "The introduction of a consumption tax on remote gaming had been widely predicted...

Budget: PwC says yet another bank levy rise is not a good advert for the predictability of UK tax system

Commenting on the further rise in the bank levy, Matthew Barling, banking tax partner at PwC, said: “As banks continue to deleverage, the Government’s commitment...

Budget: Prudent Budget as Chancellor shifts his focus from austerity to reform, says PwC

Reacting to the Office for Budget Responsibility’s (OBR) new economic and fiscal forecasts announced in the Budget, John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, said: “The...

Budget: 45p top rate means 9% saving for employers for typical expat package says PwC

Sean Drury, tax partner at PwC, said: "Confirmation that the 50p top rate of tax will be reduced to 45p is a welcome step in...

Budget: PwC comments on VAT measure on sandwiches and sports drinks

Stephen Coleclough, tax partner, PwC, said: "This is a small step in the right direction in simplifying indirect taxes. However, it will impact those who...

Budget: PwC comments on Chancellor's pledge on airport capacity

Head of Airports at PwC, Colin Smith, has welcomed the Chancellor's pledge to confront the lack of airport capacity in the South East of England....

Budget - PwC comments on new Machine Games Duty

Gareth Martyn indirect tax director in PwC's betting and gaming team, said: "The Chancellor has today announced a higher duty rate of 20% for the...

The best student start-ups win internships with PwC

A national student competition came to a climax last night when students from the University of Manchester were awarded the top award and a choice...

20 March 2012

PwC to appoint Margaret Cole to the role of General Counsel and Executive Board member

PwC today announced the appointment of Margaret Cole as General Counsel of the PwC UK network firm. Margaret Cole will be a member of PwC...

16 March 2012

Solvency II ECON vote – 21st March: What is at stake for the insurance industry?

PwC comments on the proposed last minute deal struck by Parliament to not drop the matching premium ahead of Wednesday's important Solvency II Economics and...

15 March 2012

"We have an embedded responsibility in our business to give back" - PwC responds to BITC Corporate Responsibility Index 2012

PwC has retained its Platinum Plus status for the third year in a row in Business in the Community’s (BITC’s) 2012 Corporate Responsibility Index (CRI),...

PwC has today announced the re-election of Ian Powell as Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC in the UK

Ian Powell has been elected for another 4 year term from 1 July 2012. Ian has spent his entire career in the firm having joined...

14 March 2012

Logan Tod & Co joins PwC to Spearhead Digital Analytics Growth

PwC announced today that Logan Tod & Co, Europe’s leading digital analytics and performance optimisation consultancy, will be joining the company’s consulting division to enhance...

13 March 2012

Exciting times ahead for booming global metals M&A, says PwC

· PwC model forecasts an increase of 23.5% in deal numbers and 15.7% in deal value for 2012 · Deal value now 170% up on...

08 March 2012

PwC Appointed in Sale of Kent's Manston Airport

PwC has been appointed to assist in the sale of Manston Airport in Kent. The airport is owned by New Zealand-based Infratil, an owner and...

PwC comment on Green Investment Bank location decision.

Commenting on the BIS announcement re the location of the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) to be headquartered in Edinburgh with the main transaction team...

International Women's Day - British women less optimistic than men about women's future in the workplace

British women are more pessimistic than men about their future prospects in the world of work, with just over half saying they expect more opportunities...
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