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26 press releases from April 2012

30 April 2012

PwC comment on MyCSP launch - first mutual to provide central govermernt service

Commenting on the governement's launch of MyCSP, the first mutual to provide central goverment services, Paul Cleal, head of government and public sector, PwC said...

City Site Estates – in receivership

David Chubb and Alan Brown of PwC were appointed as joint receivers to City Site Estates plc on 25 April 2012. Established in 1973, City...

Increasing demands prompting a third of non-executive directors to reduce number of appointments

Almost one-third of non-executive directors (NEDs) expect to reduce the number appointments they hold to make sure they commit the amount of time to carry...

27 April 2012

PwC comments on the Pensions Regulator's announcement on scheme funding

Jeremy May, partner in the pensions practice at PwC said: "This guidance has been widely anticipated by sponsors and trustees who have valuations underway or...

25 April 2012

Seldon v Clarkson Wright & Jakes age discrimination case - significance over-egged says PwC

Following today's Judgment handed down by the Supreme Court in Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes, Ed Stacey, head of employment and pensions at PwC...

24 April 2012

PwC comment on £25m new funding for scaling up renewable energy in low income countries

The Deputy Prime Minister today announced £25m new funding for the ‘Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Programme’ to support renewable energy in low income countries. The announcement...

Rising security breaches cost UK plc billions in the last year, shows new PwC/Infosecurity Europe survey

· One in seven large organisations has been hacked in the last year · The average large organisation faces a significant outsider attack every week...

Fuel poverty fears increase for European power industry

Gas wins globally in race to meet energy demand, but won’t be a ‘game changer’ Future black out fears rise in Europe and North America...

20 April 2012

UK companies leaving the security of their data on cloud to chance, shows research by PwC/Infosecurity Europe

· Only 38% of large organisations ensure that their data held by external providers is encrypted · 56% of small businesses don’t check their external...

19 April 2012

PwC wins major diversity award and is a top employer for women

PwC has won the Inclusive Culture Award at the Opportunity Now Awards and has been voted one of the top 50 employers for women. The...

18 April 2012

Inadequate security on mobile phones and tablets exposes UK businesses to massive risk, according to new research by PwC/InfoSecurity Europe

· 82% of large organisations reported security breaches caused by staff, including 47% who lost or leaked confidential information · Only 39% of large organisations...

16 April 2012

Relief cap could not come at worse time, say charity leaders as new research reveals ‘perfect storm’ of increased demand and reduced income

As charities fight the Government’s proposed cap on tax reliefs, research released today paints a worrying picture of the state of the sector, showing that...

13 April 2012

New DC principles could increase pension payouts by around 10%, says PwC

The Pensions Regulator has today (Wednesday 13th June) published a list of the core components of a good defined contribution scheme that it believes are...

PwC – Banks’ capital shortfalls overshadow critical leverage ratio issues

PwC comments on the Basel Committee’s results of its Basel III monitoring exercise. The results reveal that the world’s largest banks would have needed an...

PwC – Banks’ capital shortfalls overshadow critical leverage ratio issues

PwC comments on the Basel Committee’s results of its Basel III monitoring exercise. The results reveal that the world’s largest banks would have needed an...

Lehman Brothers Europe administration progress report: First dividend payment planned by end of this year

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

12 April 2012

Guy Shepherd joins PwC’s actuarial team from Prudential

PwC has recruited Guy Shepherd to lead its actuarial systems and modelling services. In his new role, Guy will advise insurers on how to meet...

10 April 2012

PwC survey – Consumers’ mobile broadband usage

Fear of data charges is driving mobile users to WiFi Findings of a PwC survey on consumers’ mobile broadband usage have found that mobile broadband...

05 April 2012

IPO first quarter activity to kickstart 2012 comeback

Private equity- backed IPOs becoming more attractive, while companies who shelved floats planning a comeback After a sustained period of market uncertainty and volatility, the...

04 April 2012

First apprentice graduates from social enterprise hub test their skills with PM

The first trainees in a new apprenticeship scheme to support former homeless people in London have graduated at Brigade Bar and Bistro, where the Prime...

03 April 2012

Commenting on the digital switch over, Simon Harris, director in PwC's valuations team, said:

"The valuable spectrum that is being cleared as a result of the digital switch over (4th April) will enable mobile operators to acquire this spectrum...

UK INTERNET ADSPEND INCREASES 14.4% TO £4.8 BILLION

Online display advertising surpasses £1 billion for the first time Video tops £100m milestone as Consumer Goods and Retail drive display spend Despite the backdrop...

02 April 2012

PwC: Twin peaks regulatory model will bring profound changes

From today (Monday 2 April), the FSA introduces its new twin peaks regulatory model in anticipation of the Financial Services Bill passing in Parliament next...

FINANCIAL SERVICES SECTOR GROWTH CONTINUES AND OPTIMISM IMPROVES – CBI/PwC

The volume of business in the financial services sector grew for the eighth quarter running, at well above the average pace, in the three months...

PwC partners appointed Nominees in first application for Decree No.57 restructuring

Ian Schneider, Tony Lomas and Steven Pearson, Partners at PwC, were yesterday appointed as joint nominees to Drydocks World Dubai LLC and Drydocks World LLC...

01 April 2012

Announcement of the sale of GAME UK

AGREEMENT REACHED TO SAFEGUARD FUTURE OF OVER 3000 JOBS PwC, Administrator to The Game Group plc, (“GAME” or “the Company”) and OpCapita LLP (“OpCapita”), the...
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