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33 press releases from October 2014

31 October 2014

Bank leverage ratio - PwC UK Financial Services leader comments

In response to the Bank of England proposing higher bank leverage ratios today, Kevin Burrowes, PwC's UK financial services leader, commented: "The over-riding policy agenda...

29 October 2014

UK productivity at risk as hiring outpaces anticipated growth

The revenue UK organisations are generating from each employee has dropped by nearly a quarter over the last three years, as organisations are rushing to...

28 October 2014

PwC announces a business relationship with Google

PwC, the professional services firm, has today announced a landmark business relationship with Google to bring new and innovative services to companies around the world....

27 October 2014

PwC and MarketInvoice to help fast growth ambitious businesses

PwC and MarketInvoice have entered into an agreement to help small businesses across the UK access alternative finance. PwC is to alert and inform its...

26 October 2014

Comprehensive Assessment – PwC response

In response to the ECB’s publication of today’s Comprehensive Assessment results, Colin Brereton, economic crisis response lead partner at PwC, commented: “The Comprehensive Assessment results...

24 October 2014

PwC comments on 2030 EU climate & energy deal

Jonathan Grant, director, PwC sustainability and climate change, comments on the 2030 EU climate & energy package: Climate goals "The EU is showing leadership again...

GDP figures - PwC chief economist comments

In response to Q3 2014 GDP data released today, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: "As we and other forecasters had expected, UK GDP growth...

PwC grows its pensions team

PwC has expanded its pensions team with the appointment of Tim Reay as a director. In his new role, Tim will be advising PwC’s global...

23 October 2014

PwC comments on NHS Five Year Forward View

Commenting on the NHS Five Year Forward View published today, Dean Arnold, partner in PwC’s healthcare practice, said: “The NHS Five Year Forward View is...

London Mining plc in administration- UPDATE (“London Mining” or “the Company”)

Peter Dickens, joint administrator of London Mining plc and director at PwC, said: “The administrators of London Mining are pleased that terms have been agreed...

PwC comments on Phase 3 of the Apprenticeship trailblazer

Sara Caplan, PwC education partner, said: “We are proud to lead a team of employers, in a new Government trailblazer, to develop a Management Consultancy...

22 October 2014

Mismatch between concern about household energy bills and consumer action threatens Government energy bill targets in 2020

Consumers need to achieve the equivalent of a £400 per annum reduction in their energy consumption or DECC's targeted energy bill of £1,331 per household...

20 October 2014

Legal sector returns to solid growth - PwC annual law firm survey

80% of law firms increased fee income with 70% achieving rises above inflation Average profit per equity partner for Top 10 law firms exceeds £1million...

Pensions buyout market heading for a major transformation: PwC

· New technology from Skyval will transform how the buyout market operates – initial pricing for deals can be obtained from insurers within days, rather...

16 October 2014

London Mining plc (UK) (“London Mining” or “the Company”) - in administration

Russell Downs and Peter Dickens of PwC have been appointed as joint administrators of London Mining plc. The company produces high specification iron ore concentrate...

15 October 2014

Pay brakes will be on for a sixth year, but starting to ease.

PwC chief economist John Hawksworth, said: "Today's labour market data saw more good news on jobs and signs that the real earnings squeeze is at...

Family Fortunes - The future of UK family businesses

UK family firms need to upgrade the processes, governance and skills within their business, and their own families, to stay ahead of hungry new competitors...

EBA investigation into EU bankers allowances – PwC comments

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has today published the findings of its investigation regarding the use of allowances across the EU banking sector. Commenting on...

14 October 2014

UK house prices maintain strong growth in August, but London continues to rise

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

13 October 2014

Funding Circle and PwC tie-up to support small, growing British businesses

PwC to refer small businesses seeking alternative sources of funds to Funding Circle Referral arrangement will help SMEs access finance Alliance follows launch of PwC’s...

Cocoa’s boom–bust price cycles could hit African farmers hard but industry is responding

Analysis by PwC and natural resource tracking company GeoTraceability indicates that “boom-bust” cycles of cocoa prices remain a major threat to small farmers in West...

10 October 2014

Choppy outlook for European IPO market

• European markets were quieter than expected with the vast majority of the €6.6 billion proceeds being raised in July alone – but Q3 2014...

09 October 2014

Pace of retailers shutting up shop reduces in first half of 2014–but gulf between openings and closures nearly doubles, says PwC and Local Data Company

Half year 2014 net closure levels are currently higher than 2013 annual total -even before major collapses in July and September are accounted for Building...

08 October 2014

BRITONS’ APPETITE FOR ONLINE VIDEO DRIVES DIGITAL AD SPEND UP 16.6% TO 6-MONTH RECORD £3.5BN

Almost three-quarters of Britons watch online video/TV; Scots the most likely to do so Video ad spend up 59%; mobile video ad spend up 196%...

07 October 2014

UK tech awards 2014 - shortlist announced

An opportunity to celebrate and reward the thriving UK tech market New award added this year to celebrate the International tech star of the year...

PwC unveils £20k student competition for best idea on UK tax reform

PwC today launches a major competition for students in its quest for fresh thinking and debate on UK tax reform. The competition offers £20,000 for...

06 October 2014

PPF changes levy calculation - PwC comments on the impact

The Pension Protection Fund (PPF), the Government's pensions lifeboat, has today changed the way it will calculate its levy. Commenting on the changes, Julia Dickson,...

Financial services firms see fastest growth since 2007 – CBI/PwC

Profitability bounces back and firms start hiring again The UK’s financial services firms saw strong growth in business volumes in the three months to September,...

03 October 2014

There can be no let-up in the efforts to repair trust in business, says PwC’s Ian Powell

PwC announces winners of the 12th annual Building Public Trust Awards While the economic outlook continues to improve, with renewed business confidence evident in all...

02 October 2014

Renewables funding announcement "partially addresses industry concerns" - PwC comment

Commenting on DECC's renewable funding announcement today, Ronan O'Regan, director, energy & renewables, PwC, said "With todays announcement, the government have partially addressed industry's concern...

PwC research: Financial services industry faces bigger problem than lack of trust - apathy

Fewer than one in three customers now trust their bank, yet switching levels remain low Over half of customers do not believe regulatory reforms are...

01 October 2014

PwC invests in 800 new jobs in Northern Ireland

PwC is to create 800 new jobs in a £40m investment in Northern Ireland, the firm announced today. The investment includes the development and delivery...

Large number of UK companies still in the dark on security breaches – PwC report

Nearly 10% of UK companies don’t know how many security breaches they have suffered in the last 12 months Almost a quarter have not detected...
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