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26 press releases from July 2014

30 July 2014

PwC comment on London Infrastructure Plan - "some of the solutions need careful consideration"

Commenting on the London Infrastructure Plan released today, Ray Mills, partner, PwC and a specialist in capital projects and infrastructure investment, said: "London needs effective,...

29 July 2014

The end of the office? PwC Future of Work report

The traditional nine to five office environment could soon become a thing of the past according to a new report by PwC: ‘The future of...

25 July 2014

GDP figures - PwC chief economist comments

In response to preliminary Q2 2014 GDP data released today, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: "Today’s GDP data took us past a symbolic landmark,...

23 July 2014

MPC minutes - PwC chief economist comments

In response to the Bank of England MPC meeting minutes published today, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: “The MPC is still struggling to decipher...

22 July 2014

PwC comment on the fourth carbon budget: sticking to its guns on carbon targets will support much needed investor confidence

Jon Williams, partner, PwC sustainability and climate change comments on the government's statement on retaining the fourth carbon budget: "By sticking to its guns on...

AIFMD in effect today - PwC comments

In response to the AIFMD rules coming into effect today, Grant Lee, asset management director at PwC, commented: "The one year transitional period for European...

21 July 2014

PwC boosts Financial Services Risk and Regulation team with new leader, promotions and new hires

PwC has appointed George Stylianides as the new leader of its growing Financial Services Risk and Regulation (FSRR) practice, taking over the role from Julie...

PwC comments on landmark pension changes

Commenting on the Government’s response to its “Freedom & Choice in Pensions” consultation, Philip Smith, pensions director, at PwC said: “The landmark pension changes are...

PwC announces investment to accelerate Africa growth opportunities

PwC has today announced it is increasing its investment in Africa and building closer links between PwC UK and PwC Africa, to meet increased demand...

18 July 2014

FCA and CMA small business banking and current accounts inquiry - PwC response

In response to the FCA and CMA study on banking services for small businesses and current accounts published today, Kevin Burrowes, PwC's UK financial services...

PwC publish review of the sustainability of fundraising self-regulation

Self-regulation of charity fundraising will be more effective if it simplifies the roles and responsibilities of three key organisations involved, and presents a unified strategy...

16 July 2014

Earnings data - PwC chief economist comments

In response to today’s ONS labour market data, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: “Employment continues to rise strongly and the unemployment rate has fallen...

15 July 2014

PwC: UK regional growth gathers pace

All UK regions are expected to grow at a faster rate in 2014 than in 2013, according to analysis by PwC in its latest UK...

PwC comment on ONS house price data: House price inflation to moderate in 2015

Commenting on the ONS house price figures out today, William Zimmern, senior economist, PwC, said: "Today's ONS data shows that average house prices in the...

14 July 2014

PwC appoints Mark Pugh as UK asset management leader

PwC has appointed Mark Pugh as asset management leader in the UK, taking over the role from Paula Smith, who is returning to the United...

10 July 2014

Q2 European IPO performance quadruples to €22.3bn year on year, says PwC

Best Q2 for European IPOs since 2007, with 145 IPOs raising €22.3bn €33.7bn already raised to date in 2014 by 213 IPOs –more than in...

09 July 2014

Average UK house could be worth around £330,000 by 2020: PwC

UK house prices could rise by 8% this year, with prices increasing by around 13% in London. But pace of growth is expected to moderate...

08 July 2014

Non-core loan portfolio sales top €43 billion in the first six months of 2014

New research by PwC shows that sales within the €2.4 trillion European non-core loan pool have continued to increase over the first half of 2014...

Companies are overpaying £9bn a year into pension schemes, reveals Skyval Pensions Index analysis

Analysis by PwC's Skyval Pensions Index suggests that companies are overpaying into their pension schemes by £9bn a year because they are not taking advantage...

07 July 2014

Traditional insurers risk losing customers in the digital age, says PwC research

Traditional insurers face a growing threat of losing out to new entrants in the battle for customers as people are increasingly using the internet to...

05 July 2014

Size of UK economy to overtake France by 2020 and narrow the gap with Germany by 2030

The UK to remain sixth largest economy in the world by 2030. Political, legal and regulatory institutions and communications technology are key strengths, but the...

03 July 2014

PwC promotes record number of new partners and most diverse new partner group ever

53 new equity partners in total, a 20% increase on 2013 40% of new partners are women 43% of new partners are based in regions...

02 July 2014

One in three Brits have pulled a sickie – costing business £9bn a year, according to PwC research

Sick days are costing UK business over £23bn a year, but a large proportion of the sick bill is preventable as one in three British...

01 July 2014

Marnixheath Limited (‘the company’) - in administration (trading in the UK as La Senza and Pinkberry)

Robert Moran, Mike Jervis and Stuart Maddison of PwC have been appointed as joint administrators of Marnixheath Limited on 1 July 2014. The company operates...

PwC comment on UK manufacturing PMI figures

In response to UK manufacturing PMI figures out today, Darren Jukes, PwC UK manufacturing leader, commented: “There is continued good news for the UK manufacturing...

PwC pledges support for Invictus Games and launches crowd-sourcing initiative to help build a legacy for wounded, injured and sick Service personnel

PwC, the UK’s leading professional services firm, is to back the Invictus Games, the international sports event for ‘wounded warriors’ from the armed services. Competitors...
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