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17 press releases from May 2014

29 May 2014

Winners and losers from the PPF levy changes - PwC comments

The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) – the lifeboat pension fund for defined benefit schemes – has today announced a new method for calculating the annual...

Funding for Lending Scheme numbers - PwC comments

In response to the release of today's Bank of England Funding for Lending Scheme numbers which show a drop in lending, Simon Hunt, a PwC...

28 May 2014

PwC response to the Banking Standards Review final report

In response to the announcement that a new independent body, the Banking Standards Review Council, will be launched this year to champion better UK banking...

23 May 2014

Government report on shale oil reserves in the south of England - PwC response

In response to the Government report released today on the prospects of significant shale oil reserves in the south of England, Adam Lyons, director in...

22 May 2014

Business investment rises 12% over past five quarters - PwC chief economist comments

In response to GDP data released today, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: "Today's GDP data confirmed that a solid recovery is continuing in the...

21 May 2014

Retail sales figures - PwC chief economist comments

In response to ONS UK monthly retail sales figures released today, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: "Retail sales volumes continued to boom in the...

20 May 2014

Average London house prices could be around £560,000 by end of 2015 - PwC

Today's ONS data shows that average house prices in the UK grew by 8% between March 2013 and March 2014. Although substantially higher than the...

Skills gap is hampering UK businesses’ recruitment efforts – PwC report

The majority of UK businesses are planning a hiring spree over the next 12 months as their growth prospects improve, but nearly two thirds (64%)...

19 May 2014

London steals New York’s crown for economic clout in PwC’s international Cities of Opportunity Index

Download PwC Cities of Opportunity Index 2014 London top for economic clout and as an international travel and tourism gateway UK capital is ‘technologically on...

15 May 2014

Eurozone GDP figures - PwC comments

In response to flash Q1 2014 GDP figures out today, Richard Boxshall, senior economist, PwC, said: “The latest GDP figures show that there could be...

14 May 2014

PwC invests in corporate venturing

Mark Muth has joined PwC as a director in its London-based corporate finance team. He was a director of Unilever Ventures, the venture capital arm...

Big Business Opens Up on Tax

There has been a step change in the tax disclosures made by the UK’s largest listed companies, a new PwC report published today shows. Almost...

09 May 2014

PwC responds to HMRC increased powers to take money from people's bank accounts

PwC responds to plans outlined in the Budget for new HMRC powers to settle unpaid demands by taking money from people’s bank accounts. Simon Wilks,...

02 May 2014

PwC comment: UK house building soars in another good month for the construction industry

April has seen a steep increase in total construction activity with housing activity growth close to a ten year high. Chris Temple, Engineering and Construction...

01 May 2014

PwC appoints new investment advisory director

Michel Meert has joined PwC as investment advisory director in London. He was previously a senior investment consultant at Towers Watson and Chief Investment Officer...

PwC COMMENT: UK manufacturing output surges higher in April

Figures announced today reveal that the UK manufacturing sector is performing at a five-month high and registered one of its best readings over the past...

EIOPA stress test - PwC comments

Commenting on yesterday's announcement that the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority ("EIOPA") will launch an insurance stress test, intended as a similar approach to...
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