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31 press releases from September 2015

30 September 2015

Speech by Mark Carney at Lloyd's of London on climate change and financial stability - PwC comments

Commenting on last night's speech by Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, on climate change and financial stability, Jon Williams, sustainability and...

Margin pressure forces asset managers to invest for the long term: CBI/PwC financial services survey, September 2015

Optimism continues within the asset management sector, although the momentum has slowed, according to the CBI/ PwC financial services survey released today. Despite continued flows...

GDP figures - PwC's senior economic adviser comments

In response to new GDP data released today, Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser, PwC, said: "These latest GDP revisions don't change the picture of the...

Wider pensions reform needed to tackle pension savings shortfall

PwC research shows that six in ten people are put off saving more into their pension because they don’t understand the system PwC suggests that...

29 September 2015

UK tech awards 2015 - shortlist announced

·An opportunity to celebrate and reward the thriving UK tech market   The shortlist for the UK tech awards, sponsored by PwC and produced by...

28 September 2015

Insurance industry split on M&A as a driver of growth: CBI/PwC survey

Life and general insurers, as well as insurance brokers, continue to be optimistic about their overall business situation, although this has dampened across the board...

25 September 2015

Enlightened business self-interest could deliver better Sustainable Development Goal results

UN to ratify Sustainable Development Goals in New York 90% of public respondents say business needs to sign up to support the goals 71% of...

Growth is in the air - PwC’s UK hotels forecast to 2016

Highest London occupancy for a decade and UK levels at record highs Double digit RevPAR growth for a number of regional cities Record year for...

Financial services growth slows as global volatility increases – CBI/PwC

Growth in business volumes for financial services firms slowed in the three months to September, as optimism levelled out, according to the latest CBI/PwC Financial...

23 September 2015

Data privacy opinion increases uncertainty for business - PwC comment

Commenting on the opinion issued by the European Court of Justice on data-sharing between the European Union and United States, Stewart Room, PwC partner and...

22 September 2015

The PPF’s sting in the tail – PwC comments

PwC comments on the Pension Protection Fund’s (PPF) consultation on the rules for the 2016/17 levy year, which was published this week. Julia Dickson, partner...

PwC Legal continues corporate expansion with new partner hire

John Ambertonhas joined PwC Legal as a partner in its international business reorganisations team. John joins from Baker & McKenzie where he worked in the...

21 September 2015

UK banking Total Tax Contribution estimated as £31.3bn in 2014

£13.2bn of the Total Tax Contribution was taxes borne by banks PwC estimates that £15.3bn was paid by UK headquartered banks and £16bn by foreign...

18 September 2015

PwC’s UK insurance practice sponsors Startupbootcamp accelerator

PwC’s UK insurance practice has joined up with the Insurance accelerator programme at Startupbootcamp, an award-winning accelerator network for startup companies. Based in London, the...

17 September 2015

PwC and Sage launch global alliance to target world’s Small & Medium Business market.

Combination of software and business support offers powerful new capability to the small and medium business (S&MB) market. Sage and PwC have today announced an...

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 August, but the...

16 September 2015

Labour market data - PwC chief economist comments

In response to new labour market data released today, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: "In the two years up to the first quarter of...

15 September 2015

The ‘7Ps’ of priority to a creative economy

Securing a sustainable future for the creative industries The UK’s Creative Industries are thriving and are extremely important for the success of the UK economy,...

Inflation figures - PwC's senior economic adviser comments

Commenting on the ONS monthly UK inflation figures out today, Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser, PwC, said: "UK inflation has been hovering around zero since...

PwC comment on ONS house price data: London house prices surge by £12,000 in July

Commenting on the ONS house price figures out today, Richard Snook, senior economist, PwC, said: “Momentum remains strong in the housing market with the average...

14 September 2015

London Professional Apprenticeship students celebrate graduation

Apprentices on the London Professional Apprenticeship (LPA), an innovative programme delivered in the capital’s professional and business services sector, will graduate today. LPA employers, apprentices...

PwC survey estimates European non-life run-off market set for seventh year of growth to €247bn

PwC’s 9th annual survey of discontinued insurance business in Europe, launched today at the Monte Carlo Reinsurance Rendez-vous, estimates the non-life European legacy insurance market...

PwC Reinsurance Rendez-vous breakfast briefing: keynote speaker Mike McGavick, CEO of XL Group plc

In his keynote speech today at the PwC breakfast briefing at the annual Monte Carlo Reinsurance Rendez-vous, Mike McGavick, Chief Executive Officer of XL Catlin,...

Cyber insurance market set to reach $7.5 billion by 2020 – PwC report

The global cyber insurance market could grow to $5bn in annual premiums by 2018 and at least $7.5bn by the end of the decade, according...

PwC UK achieves strong growth as long-term investment strategy delivers and economy continues to improve

Firm launches innovative digital annual report PwC, the professional services firm, has today (14 September) reported revenue growth of 10 percent to £3,083 million for...

12 September 2015

Insurance megadeals: preserving value in a record year of M&A - PwC report

With record levels of volume and size in insurance sector M&A activity during the first half of 2015, a PwC report out today sets out...

09 September 2015

PwC acquires Ellis Financial Systems Ltd to help clients meet new tax information reporting requirements

PwC has acquired software company Ellis Financial Systems Ltd to help financial services firms meet the significant new tax information reporting requirements coming into force....

08 September 2015

PwC strengthens its corporate financial restructuring team with Rothschild hire

PwC has strengthened its financial restructuring offering to corporates with the appointment of a new partner. Alistair Dick joins PwC from Rothschild and will lead...

07 September 2015

More FTSE 100 CEOs see pay freezes – PwC report

Pay restraint continues as over a third of FTSE 100 CEOs receive no salary increase this year – up from a quarter last year Companies...

04 September 2015

Global CEO confidence, reputation and short-term cost concerns tipping action on climate change – not a global deal.

54% are changing strategic investments in light of green growth opportunities Binding international climate deal is not the driver for climate change action by business...

03 September 2015

Assessment of transport infrastructure project priorities needs to change to recognise more than just cost

PwC/ Smith Institute Transport round tables: Connecting our cities and regions New and different assessment models are needed for considering whether large transport infrastructure projects...
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