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39 press releases from June 2013

27 June 2013

PwC statement on employment service for NHS Trusts

PwC works with NHS trusts to manage the recruitment of locums and reduce reliance on agency staff. Trusts using the service will engage locums directly...

Spending Review/Infrastructure: PwC comment on Highways Agency & Local Enterprise Partnership funding

Commenting on the infrastructure announcements today, Paul Davies, partner, PwC, a specialist in public sector financing, said: "Changing the Highways Agency to a publicly-owned corporation...

SPENDING REVIEW 2013: PwC comment on public sector financing

Commenting on the infrastructure announcements today, Paul Davies, partner, PwC, a specialist in public sector financing, said: "Changing the Highways Agency to a publicly-owned corporation...

Flood insurance fund - PwC comments

Following today's announcement on new arrangements to cap flood premiums, Mohammad Khan, insurance partner at PwC, said: "The announcement today on the flood insurance fund...

Spending Review / Infrastructure: PwC comment on strike price/energy investment

Reacting to the strike price & energy announcements today, Ronan O'Regan, director, PwC said: "The strike price headlined on offshore sounds reasonable but it depends...

Spending Review 2013: PwC comment on today's infrastructure announcement

Richard Abadie, global head of infrastructure and partner at PwC said: "Although there were no major surprises, we do now have a lot more detail...

SPENDING REVIEW 2013: PwC comment on housing announcement

Richard Parker, partner, PwC commented on the support for affordable housing: "It is great to see spending on affordable housing increased, but a real concern...

Spending Review/Infrastructure: PwC comment on shale, flood defences, green economy

Commenting on Government announcements on infrastructure investment Richard Gledhill, partner, PwC sustainability & climate change said: "Shale gas may provide a fillip to the economy,...

Publication of new capital standards for banks - PwC response

In response to the European Banking Authority (EBA) publishing the final text of its new capital standards for banks (Capital Requirements Directive IV and the...

SPENDING REVIEW 2013: PwC comment on today's infrastructure announcement

PwC's engineering and construction partner, Chris Temple, commented on today's infrastructure announcement: "Today's announcement to support the construction and house building sector with major investments...

London is ranked as third most successful private banking and wealth management international financial centre, says PwC research

Globally London is currently ranked as the third most successful private banking and wealth management international financial centre in terms of ability to attract private...

26 June 2013

SPENDING REVIEW 2013: PwC comment on housing measures

Richard Parker, partner, PwC commented on the support for affordable housing: "The big issue will be the level of grant support available - it may...

SPENDING REVIEW 2013: Where does this leave us now? PwC round up

Nick Jones, director, PwC Government & Public Sector looks at where today's Spending Round leave us now: "The fiscal situation remains very challenging. As a...

Businesses are sitting on a potential €3.7 trillion of free cash

Companies struggling with levels of working capital as they see a 2% rise globally. But European companies showing an improving trend as correlation between working...

SPENDING REVIEW 2013: PwC comments on the impact on the Hospitality & Leisure sector

Robert Milburn, UK hospitality & leisure leader at PwC, said: "As a leading export sector, tourism and hospitality has a vital role to play in...

SPENDING REVIEW 2013: PwC comments on tax measures including council tax

Alex Henderson, tax partner at PwC, said: "The Chancellor announced more resources for HMRC but it's not clear how far this will go beyond earlier...

SPENDING REVIEW 2013: PwC comments on overall spending and wage growth

Paul Cleal, head of government and public sector at PwC, commented: "We’re seeing money moving around within the overall envelope rather than new cash. In...

SPENDING REVIEW 2013: PwC comment on healthcare integration

Dr Tim Wilson, PwC comments on healthcare integration: "George Osborne announced in the Autumn Statement that £3bn will be put into 'joint health and social...

SPENDING REVIEW 2013: PwC comment on local enterprise partnerships and funding

PwC comment on Local Enterprise Partnerships and local funding Nick Jones, director, PwC, said: “With the single pot much smaller than expected, it's more like...

SPENDING REVIEW 2013: PwC comment on economic impact

John Hawksworth, PwC's UK chief economist, commented: "The overall amount to be spent by the government in 2015/16 is £745 billion, exactly as planned in...

SPENDING REVIEW 2013: PwC comment on education

PwC's education and skills partner, Sara Caplan said: "The end to progression pay brings public sector in line with private. It's a great lesson for...

SPENDING REVIEW 2013: PwC comment on job losses and confidence

PwC's Engineering & Construction partner, Chris Temple, comments on job losses and confidence: "There is no doubt that the recession and ensuing period of economic...

SPENDING REVIEW 2013: PwC comment on local government funding

Andy Ford, head of local government, PwC comments on local government funding announcements to date in the Spending Review 2013 "£2bn for Single Local Growth...

25 June 2013

Spending Review 2013: PwC media briefing

For comment, briefing or interview, contact PwC media relations: T: 07841 563 180 / 07907 49 0153 Follow comment and reaction online @PwC_UK The fiscal...

Spending Review 2013: PwC head of infrastructure wants to see less talk and more action on infrastructure spending

Commenting ahead of tomorrow's comprehensive spending review, Richard Abadie, partner and global head of infrastructure at PwC said: "Through the last couple of spending reviews...

24 June 2013

Companies’ progress in reducing their pensions burden has stalled, says PwC research

Companies are making little progress in reducing the financial burden of their pension obligations as they fail to adapt to the new normal economy. PwC...

21 June 2013

European firms not willing to work with companies that suffer a data breach

Iron Mountain and PwC study reveals this view is often held by firms that expect to lose data themselves More than half (58 per cent)...

20 June 2013

PwC comments on BIS committee's calls for mandatory pay audits

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Committee has called for the Government to introduce regulations to require large private sector employers to undertake equal...

PwC response to the EIOPA report on the findings and recommendations of the long-term guarantee assessment (LTGA)

In response to today’s publication of the EIOPA report on the findings and recommendations of the long-term guarantee assessment, Charles Garnsworthy, actuarial and investment management...

PwC response to the IASB’s revised proposals for accounting for insurance contracts

In response to today’s publication of the IASB exposure draft on accounting for insurance contracts, Gail Tucker, global accounting services financial instruments leader at PwC,...

PwC announces second interim dividend for Lehman Brothers International (Europe) of 43.3p in the £1

The joint administrators of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (in administration) (‘LBIE’), have announced a 43.3% second interim dividend to unsecured creditors, bringing the total recovery...

PwC's head of financial services comments on the Prudential Regulation Authority’s publication of UK bank capital shortfall levels

In response to the PRA revealing how much more capital UK banks need in their first public transparency test today, Kevin Burrowes, UK financial services...

Total UK employment projected to rise by over 850,000 by 2018 despite spending squeeze, but public mood remains low

Spending Review 2013: PwC analyses labour market trends to 2018, fiscal options and the public mood as the UK learns to live with austerity. Analysis...

17 June 2013

UK organisations must act to ensure they’re equipped to deal with climate change impacts overseas - PwC study

A new study from advisory firm PwC, examining climate change impacts around the world, shows they could represent a bigger threat than opportunity for UK...

12 June 2013

SPENDING REVIEW 2013: Meet the PwC experts

In the build up to the Spending Review 2013 on 26th June, PwC experts from our economics, government, tax and regional teams are available for...

Local authority confidence that cuts won’t seriously impact services plummets 40% in one year

Local government achieve planned savings for the year but public opposition to local service cuts strengthens Universal expectation that Spending Review will mean further savings...

05 June 2013

Entertainment and media businesses raise their game in agility and consumer insight – as constant digital innovation becomes the new license to operate

UK E&M market to grow from £54bn to a value of £65.5 billion in 2017; The fastest growing areas will be internet advertising, internet access,...

Flat revenues, falling profits and plunging share prices - global mining industry faces a confidence crisis

Mining revenues level at $731 billion; net profits down 49% to $68 billion Market values down, gold miners hit especially hard New CEOs at five...

04 June 2013

PwC comment on decarbonisation target defeat

Commenting on the defeat of the amendment to introduce a decarbonisation target for the power sector, Richard Gledhill, partner, PwC sustainability & climate change, said:...
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