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17 press releases from August 2015

28 August 2015

GDP figures - PwC chief economist comments

In response to new GDP data released today, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: "Today's data confirmed that the UK economy grew at a healthy...

27 August 2015

AIM Awards 2015 – shortlist announced

PwC is proud to announce the shortlist for the AIM Awards 2015. In this, AIM’s 20th year, the volume and the range and quality of...

Migration data - PwC chief economist comments

Commenting on today's new data on net migration, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: "Net migration rose to a record level of 330,000 in the...

26 August 2015

Cost of pension buyouts set to rise by 10%, according to PwC

Companies and pension scheme trustees who want to transfer their defined benefit (DB) pension liabilities to insurers should try to complete their deals soon or...

24 August 2015

PwC appoints new data analytics directors

PwC have appointed two new data analytics directors to the UK firm’s Financial Services Risk and Regulation team. They have joined the leadership team of...

21 August 2015

UK Deafness insurance claims at all-time high – PwC comments

Figures released this week from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ UK Deafness Working Party revealed that deafness notifications during 2015 have spiked after a...

Public borrowing figures - PwC chief economist comments

In response to public sector finance data released today, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: "Today's data confirmed the improving trend in the public finances...

20 August 2015

Retail sales figures - PwC chief economist comments

Commenting on the ONS retail sales figures out today, John Hawksworth, PwC's chief economist, said: "Retail sales volumes continued to grow in July, but the...

18 August 2015

PwC grows its regional Corporate Finance team to meet client and industry demands

Appointed one new equity partner and two directors in its corporate finance deals team One equity partner and two directors also promotes in the corporate...

Inflation figures - PwC chief economist comments

Commenting on the ONS monthly UK inflation figures out today, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: "Headline inflation remained close to zero in July for...

Rise in house price growth spells more bad news for “Generation Rent”

Commenting on the ONS house price figures out today, Richard Snook, senior economist, PwC, said: “The latest figures show that annual UK house price growth...

European banks dispose of unwanted loan portfolios at record rate

€150bn forecast for 2015 – an increase of 60% over 2014 Favourable debt markets, continued strong appetite from buyers and greater willingness to sell post-AQR...

13 August 2015

Pensions’ Regulator’s updated guidance on how to assess and monitor the employer covenant – PwC comments

In response to today’s publication of the Pensions’ Regulator’s updated guidance on how to assess and monitor the employer covenant, Jonathon Land, head of PwC’s...

Applications to PwC’s student programmes reach a record high of 41,000

Applications to all student programmes reach 41,000, including a 17% rise for Higher Apprenticeships. Number of female graduate hires up 6 percentage points on last...

12 August 2015

Labour market data - PwC chief economist comments

In response to new labour market data released today, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: “The second quarter data released today show a marked shift...

08 August 2015

People want pensions to be taxed like ISAs – PwC research

New PwC research reveals that people want their pensions to be treated more like Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs). PwC surveyed nearly 1,200 (1,197) working adults...

04 August 2015

Construction skills gap could affect affordable housing - PwC

Speaking about the Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI figures released today, Chris Temple, engineering and construction leader at PwC, said: "On the whole, these figures don’t...
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