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26 press releases from May 2015

29 May 2015

UK deals resurgent as private equity trades up

  The UK deals market is resurgent with Q1 deal volumes up 50% on Q1 2014, says PwC deals index published this week. Total deal...

28 May 2015

GDP figures - PwC chief economist comments

In response to revised GDP data released today, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: "It was a little surprising that there was no upward revision...

27 May 2015

70% of institutional investors turning down projects on environmental, social and governance grounds

Seven out of ten institutional investors interviewed by PwC say they would decline to take part in a private equity fund raising or would turn...

The Queen's Speech - PwC's head of UK oil and gas comments on the Energy Bill

PwC comments on confirmation of powers to the Oil and Gas Authority announced in the Queen's Speech Alison Baker, head of UK Oil and Gas...

26 May 2015

Chinese businesses seek UK partners on Buckinghamshire ‘speed dating’ day

· PwC, Huiyuan and International Group host 4th annual UK – China corporate introductions day · Chinese real estate, private equity and retail businesses to...

21 May 2015

Retail sales figures - PwC chief economist comments

Commenting on the ONS retail sales figures out today, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: "Today's retail sales figures showed renewed strong volume growth in...

The UK economy may be out of recession, but pension schemes are not: PwC

FTSE 350 companies’ ability to support their defined benefit (DB) pension obligations has fallen for the first time in more than three years, driven by...

20 May 2015

Energy trilemma emphasis shift towards sustainability by 2020

The potential for a robust global climate deal at the Paris Climate Summit in December 2015 is driving an increased emphasis on renewables and clean...

19 May 2015

Financial Ombudsman Service annual review - PwC comments

In response to the Financial Ombudsman Service publishing its annual review of personal finance disputes today, Mark Gossington, PwC financial services redress and remediation partner,...

PwC comment on ONS house price data: House prices see spring-time surge

Commenting on the ONS house price figures out today, Richard Snook, senior economist, PwC, said: “After a spell of softer housing market data over the...

Inflation figures - PwC's Andrew Sentance comments

Commenting on the ONS monthly inflation figures out today, Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser, PwC, said: "Though prices are slightly down on a year ago...

18 May 2015

International students a £2.3 billion British success story, new research finds

International students are a boon to the UK economy, a major new report from London First and PwC has found. The research shows that: ·...

Financial Ombudsman Service personal finance disputes annual review tomorrow - PwC comments

In advance of the Financial Ombudsman Service publishing its annual review of personal finance disputes tomorrow, Mark Gossington, PwC financial services redress and remediation partner,...

Redington and PwC join forces to meet the integrated needs of clients in today's challenging pensions environment

PwC and Redington, two of the UK’s leading innovators in pension solutions, have formed a unique strategic alliance to help trustees and sponsors better eliminate...

Women over 55 will solve your wicked problems

·Businesses face a stark shortfall of strategic leaders able to deliver successful transformation ·Solving ‘wicked’ problems is beyond most high-achieving operational managers in public and...

14 May 2015

PwC comments on Cities Devolution Bill announcement

Commenting on the announcement today of a Cities Devolution Bill to be included in the Queen’s Speech, Jonathan House, local government director, PwC, commented: ***See...

Renewables investment hits new high, but capital demands increase to 2020 despite lower tech costs - PwC/REA analysis.

Annual analysis of the investment environment for Renewables CFDs driving good deal for consumer Revised capacity targets will put pressure on generation targets UK renewables...

13 May 2015

U.S.-Canada insolvency ruling gives fair pay-out for pensioners

Judges in the US and Canada deciding on the allocation of $7.3bn of residual Nortel assets yesterday issued a ruling in favour of pension creditors,...

Eurozone periphery grows faster than the core for the first time since 2006 - PwC comments

In response to flash Q1 2015 Eurozone GDP figures out today, Richard Boxshall, senior economist at PwC, said: “Eurozone GDP growth started off the year...

Labour market data - PwC chief economist comments

In response to new labour market data released today, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: "The British economy remains an incredible job creating machine, with...

Pharma companies must safeguard against missing trader fraud says PwC Legal

Pharma and medical supply companies have been earmarked by HMRC as a potential target for VAT fraud, but many are not yet attuned to the...

06 May 2015

£675m bulk annuity deal between Rothesay Life and Lehman Brothers Pension Scheme Trustees announced

Rothesay Life assumes pension liabilities for all defined benefit pension scheme members of the Lehman Brothers Pension Scheme (“the Scheme”), including pensioners in payment and...

05 May 2015

PwC announces a business relationship with Rosslyn Analytics

PwC and Rosslyn Analytics have announced the launch of a joint business relationship to bring new and innovative data services to companies around the world....

04 May 2015

PwC scraps UCAS points as entry criteria for graduate jobs

PwC, one of the UK's largest graduate employers, is to scrap the UCAS tariff as an entry criteria for its graduate scheme. It’s a move...

01 May 2015

How would employees spend a £500 windfall?

Most employees would take extra holiday and invest in long-term savings plans instead of cash rewards if offered a one-off bonus of £500, PwC research...

PwC appoints new Global Insurance Leader

PwC announces that Stephen O’Hearn will take over as its global insurance leader from David Law, who retires in June. Based in Zurich, O’Hearn currently...
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