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40 press releases from October 2015

30 October 2015

Caparo Industries plc and its subsidiaries – collectively the “Caparo Industries Group" or “CIP” - in administration UPDATE

On Monday 19 October, Administrators from PwC, were appointed to 16 companies within the Caparo Industries Group. These companies were: (1) Caparo Industries Plc (2)...

Caparo Industries plc and subsidiaries – collectively the “Caparo Industries Group" or “CIP”- in Administration

On Monday 19 October, Administrators from PwC, were appointed to 16 companies within the Caparo Industries Group. Following their appointment the Administrators have worked closely...

Global Insurance CCO Forum welcomes four new members and expands its geographical footprint

The Global Insurance Chief Compliance Officers Forum (CCO Forum), is pleased to announce it has approved the applications of four multinational insurance groups, AIA, Generali,...

Public supports local decision-making - but knows little about the ‘devolution revolution’

Citizens trust local government most to make decisions about local services. But they know little or nothing about the Government’s decentralisation plans. Doubts remain about...

29 October 2015

PwC comments on Women on Boards Davies Review

Sarah Churchman, head of diversity at PwC, said: "Lord Davies' recommended business-led approach has delivered results and differentiated us from those parts of Europe where...

28 October 2015

PwC restructuring scheme helps protect 2,000 jobs at steel trader Stemcor after lenders agree terms

As the steel industry finds itself under unprecedented pressure, PwC has announced a deal to help safeguard the jobs of close to 2,000 workers at...

PwC acquires the business of Kusiri Limited

PwC’s deals and forensics practice has acquired the assets of Kusiri, a technology start-up which provides a forensic data search platform used to discover fraud...

26 October 2015

FCA Heritage Review – PwC predictions and advice for insurers

Ahead of the upcoming findings from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)’s Heritage Review in to historic insurance products, Matt Browne, conduct risk director in PwC’s...

23 October 2015

PwC develops its education strategy business

PwC has appointed Ian Koxvold to lead its education strategy business. Ian joins PwC from Cairneagle Associates, where he established and developed its education practice....

22 October 2015

CMA retail banking investigation – PwC comments

Commenting on today's publication of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) retail banking investigation provisional findings, Simon Hunt, PwC’s UK banking and capital markets leader,...

21 October 2015

CMA retail banking investigation – PwC comments in advance

In advance of tomorrow’s publication of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) retail banking investigation of the supply of personal current accounts and of banking...

PwC comments on latest public finance data

Commenting on the latest public finance data, John Hawksworth, PwC chief economist, said: "After poor public finance data in August, the Chancellor will take some...

UK could boost GDP by £55 billion by developing the economic potential of younger people

UK ranks 21st out of 34 OECD countries in PwC’s Young Workers index in 2014, down slightly from 20th place in 2006 Switzerland and Germany...

20 October 2015

PwC responds to call for a corporate carbon tax at COP21

At an event earlier today, Veolia, the global leader in optimised resource management, called for a corporate carbon tax, set at €30 to €40 per...

PwC launches return to work scheme to bring talented professionals back into the workplace

PwC has launched ‘Back to Business’ a 12 week programme to help people back into the workplace after an extended career break. The programme aims...

19 October 2015

Caparo Industries plc and its subsidiaries – collectively the “Caparo Industries group" or “CIP”- in administration

Caparo Industries plc is a Midlands and London headquartered diversified industrial group. CIP comprises approximately 20 individual business which are active in UK steel and...

Gap closes between top-tier and mid-tier firms - PwC annual law firm survey

82% of law firms increased fee income but mid-tier firms close the gap on Top 10 firms Profits per equity partner for Top 11-25 law...

UK Oil & Gas firms can dive into a £20bn reservoir by tightening up working capital

Savvy firms missing out on opportunities to tap into global working capital reserves totalling £217bn UK oil and gas firms are sitting on a war...

15 October 2015

Pace of retailers shutting up shop plummets to lowest level for five years says PwC and The Local Data Company

H1 overall closures at five-year lows Lowest churn rate of openings + closures since 2011 Coffee shops, charity shops, take away food shops thriving Cheque...

PRA ring-fencing implementation - PwC comments

Commenting on the publication of the PRA's consultation paper on the implementation of ring-fencing, Simon Hunt, UK banking and capital markets leader at PwC, commented:...

Businesses need to take proactive stance on National Living Wage – business survey

A new survey of 135 businesses with an average of 11,000 employees reveals that they expect to pay an extra £1.6m on average each in...

13 October 2015

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 continues to be held down by...

PwC comment on ONS house price data: Small dip in London house prices, but UK picture remains strong

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

12 October 2015

UK sets annual record for low carbon growth in G20: City should gear up for climate finance opportunity

PwC Low Carbon Economy Index 2015 Annual PwC analysis finds the steepest decline in global carbon intensity since 2000 – led by UK Report warns...

09 October 2015

AIM Awards celebrate 20th year alongside AIM exchange’s 20th birthday as winners are announced

PwC is proud to announce the winners of the AIM Awards 2015. In this, the AIM exchange's 20th year, the volume, range and quality of...

AIM Awards celebrate 20th year alongside AIM exchange’s 20th birthday as winners are announced

PwC is proud to announce the winners of the AIM Awards 2015. In this, the AIM exchange's 20th year, the volume, range and quality of...

08 October 2015

Europe's IPO pipeline looks promising for the rest of 2015 and may match 2014 proceeds

Q3 2015 activity was subdued – with 53 IPOs (down 30% from Q3 2014) raising €4.6bn (down nearly a third on Q3 2014). 94% of...

PwC's growing Forensics disputes team recruits leading expert witness

PwC has boosted its Forensics' disputes team with the appointment of a new partner. Tim Allen joins PwC from Charles Rivers Associates and will be...

UK businesses still failing to take cyber security seriously – PwC report

UK companies not yet on top of cyber security incidents or their causes A third of reported UK incidents are due to mobile devices being...

06 October 2015

Safe Harbour framework does not protect EU personal data stored in the United States and is invalid

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

05 October 2015

PwC comments on the OECD's Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) reform project

Stella Amiss, international tax partner at PwC, said: "The OECD's achievement should not be underestimated. Today's package of reforms achieve far more consensus and progress...

Changing Chinese diet brings China into era of food interdependence

Soft commodity foodstuffs such as fruit, vegetables, corn and wheat are likely to be havens for long-term investors as the changing diet of the Chinese people marches indefatigably towards parity (in calorific and compositional terms) with diets of Western countries, says a new report published by PwC today.

PwC: asset managers will attract more focus from tax authorities by 2020

By 2020 it is expected that tax authorities will have the powers to impose much higher penalties, to demand real-time investor related tax information from...

02 October 2015

PwC comments on the OECD's Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project

Monday sees the culmination of an ambitious two year project to reform the international tax rules for business. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development...

UK transport infrastructure investment predicted to reach unprecedented levels

Rail and airports infrastructure investment will almost double by 2025 UK transport infrastructure investment is projected to increase at an average annual rate of about...

Sharing economy and social media hold valuable lessons for business on building trust, says PwC’s Ian Powell

PwC announces winners of the 13th annual Building Public Trust Awards Businesses must harness the key attributes of social media – open, fast and direct...

PwC: Solvency II poised to take top spot for insurance reporting metrics

Equity analysts have expressed an overwhelming preference to use Solvency II results as their primary metric for 31 December 2015 reporting. At a recent PwC...

01 October 2015

FCA proposes changes to pension rules to enhance consumer protection - PwC insurance comments

Following today's consultation paper by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) outlining proposed changes to its pension rules to address the risks and challenges faced by...

PwC comments on FCA measures to enhance consumer protection in the retirement market

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has outlined its proposed changes to its pension rules to address the risks and challenges faced by consumers in the...

Children’s book publisher is UK private business of the year

Usborne Publishing Ltd has been named UK private business of the year at a ceremony in London. Founded in 1973 by Peter Usborne, the London-based...
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