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28 press releases from June 2014

30 June 2014

Financial services firms upbeat as business volumes rise- CBI/PwC

The UK’s financial services firms saw another rise in business volumes in the three months to June, and optimism continued to pick up across the...

Far reaching review of UK tax by British public

A Citizens’ Jury convened by BritainThinks for PwC has set out recommendations for reforming the UK tax system. The outcomes are being presented to Government...

27 June 2014

The digital shift and progression to a ‘MyMedia’ company

A shift towards a more personalised customer‑centric media organisation is the single biggest change since the arrival of digital media According to new research by...

26 June 2014

Delivering social value leads to better services and cost savings for commissioners, shows new research report

Report from Social Enterprise UK, Wates Living Space, PwC, the Chartered Institute of Housing, and Orbit Group launched at Chartered Institute of Housing Conference, Manchester,...

PwC comment on energy market referral to CMA

Reacting to the referral of the UK energy market to a review by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), PwC specialists in the UK energy...

PwC comments on the Government’s plans to reshape workplace pensions

PwC comments on the Government’s response to its plans to reinvigorate workplace pensions, issued today (Thursday 26 June 2014). Philip Smith, head of defined contribution...

25 June 2014

Global market capitalisation tracker shows US businesses eclipsing the rest of the world

· Almost half the world’s top 100 listed companies are American. · Combined market capital of global 100 rockets by more than six trillion dollars...

23 June 2014

Global capital project & infrastructure spending to more than double to $9trillion by 2025: 51% up in UK – PwC

• Overall UK spending to increase 51% from £70bn in 2014 to £106bn in 2025 • UK spending will grow 3.9% per annum • Transport,...

20 June 2014

PwC comments on Equal Pay Audits

The Government has today published the response to its consultation on Equal Pay Audits. Pursuant to changes enacted under the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act...

17 June 2014

PwC climate policy specialists comment on joint UK / China statement on climate change

Commenting on the joint statement from the UK and China on Climate Change released today: Lit Ping Low, climate economist, PwC said: "It is yet...

16 June 2014

Businesses must wake up to global risks to maximise competitive advantage, says PwC

Industry experts gear up for summit meeting on business resilience Business leaders are not doing enough to prepare for the risks that arise from an...

12 June 2014

MiFID II published in the Official Journal of the EU – PwC comments

Today the EU published MiFID II in the Official Journal (OJ) following more than two and a half years of consultation and negotiation. Publication in...

David Bettesworth joins PwC’s insurance advisory team

David Bettesworth has joined PwC as head of insurance and investment management advisory in London. He was previously financial services head of enterprise risk Services...

Council leaders’ confidence and public's patience crumbling as scale of local government transformation required accelerates

12 JUNE 2014 Download PwC The Local State 2014 Council leaders’ confidence in protecting front line services is crumbling in the face of sustained financial...

11 June 2014

Unemployment figures - PwC chief economist comments

In response to today’s ONS UK monthly unemployment figures, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: "Today's data confirm continued strong employment growth and falling unemployment...

DB pension scheme funding code is a big step forward, says PwC

PwC's pensions team responds to the Pension Regulator's new funding code for defined benefit pension schemes. Paul Kitson, partner in PwC’s pensions team, said: “This...

Back on the hiring road – 56% of financial services CEOs to increase headcount this year

Gamers, government relations, and social media specialists on the most wanted list Financial services CEOs have hiring back on their minds with more than half...

PwC Insurance 2020: 30% say an online advice service would persuade them to buy life insurance on the web

UK consumers would switch to buying their life insurance on the internet if providers were able to offer professional online advice, according to a consumer...

10 June 2014

PwC response to Bank of England's new cyber test

Commenting on news that the Bank of England has launched a new test to measure the financial sector's ability to withstand cyber attacks, Richard Horne,...

PwC cement their leadership role in the cyber risk and insurance market

PwC announced today that it has joined the Cyber Risk & Insurance Forum (“CRIF”). The forum was created almost two years ago to raise industry...

PwC response to FCA’s new Client Assets rules

Today the FCA published its new rules for the regulation of Client Assets, following extensive consultation with regulated firms and their auditors. Anne Simpson, partner...

09 June 2014

Companies’ ability to support pension promises returns towards pre-recession levels, reveals PwC analysis

FTSE350 companies’ ability to support their defined benefit (DB) pension obligations has dramatically improved and is close to reaching pre-recession levels, according to PwC analysis....

06 June 2014

Private Business Awards: 2014 shortlist recognises bold, digitally-focused businesses with global mind-set

Grace Cole, Joseph Joseph, Liftshare.com, Naked Wines, Shazam and The Gro Company among brands shortlisted for the Private Business Awards 2014 Shortlist features businesses with...

05 June 2014

Expectations realigned as global mining industry responds to tough times

Overall, market values plummeted $280 billion, with gold miners particularly hard hit Record impairments of $57 billion in 2013 and net profits down 72% to...

04 June 2014

Queen's speech: PwC comments on pension reforms

Peter McDonald, pensions partner at PwC, said: “The Government’s plan to give people more choice over forms of pension schemes is great in theory, but...

Queen's Speech: PwC comment on Environment, Low Carbon: UK sets high ambition on a climate deal

Commenting on the low carbon economy, environmental and climate change issues in the Queen’s Speech, Jon Williams, partner, climate change, PwC said: "References to plastic...

UK Entertainment and Media market to be worth £64bn by 2018

· Fastest growing areas are internet advertising, internet access, OOH advertising, video games and TV advertising. · UK is Europe’s largest internet advertising market and...

02 June 2014

It’s official: England face tough battle in ‘Group of Death’, says PwC report

While Brazil may be the favourite to win the World Cup this summer due to a combination of footballing tradition and home advantage, England face...
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