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25 press releases from January 2016

29 January 2016

PwC comments on EIOPA pensions stress test

This week EIOPA published the results of its pensions stress test, which considered two adverse market scenarios and one longevity scenario on a sample of...

How can airlines steal market share as consumers book flights to beat the winter blues? – PwC surv

Dark nights, post-festive season blues and the aftermath of three storms: it’s perhaps no surprise that January is a busy month for flight and holiday...

28 January 2016

GDP figures - PwC chief economist comments

In response to new GDP data released today, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: "Despite some global headwinds, the UK economy continued to deliver solid...

27 January 2016

PwC appoints Michael Moore as devolution advisor

PwC has appointed Former Scottish Secretary Michael Moore, to boost its senior team, advising on the devolution agenda across the United Kingdom. In December, PwC...

26 January 2016

UK companies and institutions remain vulnerable to cyber attacks despite CEOs ranking cyber as a top threat to business

PwC's Cyber Security practice has warned that UK companies and institutions remain vulnerable to cyber attacks despite many CEOs now ranking cyber as one of...

25 January 2016

PwC builds identity and access management capability with acquisition of Praxism UK

PwC is strengthening its fast-growing cyber security practice with the acquisition of Praxism, an Edinburgh-based consultancy specialising in identity and access management (IDaM). Praxism is...

FTSE 100 non-executives fees increase at lowest rate for more than 15 years

Non-executive directors in the UK’s FTSE 100 companies have seen a fall in the size of fee increases, according to PwC’s annual non-executive director report....

21 January 2016

Brantano (UK) Limited (the “company”) - in administration

Brantano (UK) Limited (the “company”) - in administration Tony Barrell, Mike Jervis and Rob Hunt of PwC have today been appointed as joint administrators of...

PwC celebrates 30 years of charity panto with a ‘giant’ of a show

Over 200 employees from professional services firm PwC will be swapping ‘bean counting’ for treading the boards as they hit the West End stage this...

PwC launches new global technology team to harness Bitcoin technology

PwC has recruited 15 leading technology specialists to exploit and commercialise blockchain, the technology that powers the crypto-currency, Bitcoin. The new Blockchain team will be...

PwC comments on the Bank of England's New Bank Start-up Unit launch

Commenting on the announcement regarding the Bank of England’s launch of a New Bank Start-up Unit, Darren Meek, PwC's challenger banks leader, said: "This announcement...

Plan to review, exploit and innovate in 2016: Strategy& report on oil & gas trends

As oil and gas executives navigate one of the most volatile periods in the industry’s history, a new report by PwC’s Strategy& looks at three...

20 January 2016

New technology acquisition provides PwC with specialised cloud-based solutions across the UK and Europe

PwC has today announced that it has conditionally agreed to acquire a leading European technology consulting business, Outbox Group, bolstering its ability to offer specialised...

PwC appoints Issy Corbett as healthcare M&A partner

PwC has appointed Issy Corbett as a partner to lead its healthcare M&A team. Issy joins PwC from Rothschild, where he worked for ten years...

19 January 2016

UK CEOs hold their nerve despite rising global threats, finds PwC Annual Global CEO Survey

UK business leaders remain confident about prospects for the year ahead Hiring and M&A are considered key priorities The UK remains an investment hotspot for...

Pensions exit fee cap – PwC insurance team comments on Chancellor’s announcement

Chancellor George Osborne today (Tuesday 19 January) announced an end to prohibitive charges faced by people looking to access their pension pot as he outlined...

Buoyant housing market continues to put pressure on Generation Rent says PwC

Commenting on the ONS house price figures out today, Richard Snook, senior economist, PwC, said: “Strong momentum in the UK property market means prices continue...

PwC jumps to number 11 in Stonewall’s Top-100 places for LGBT people to work

Stonewall, the UK LGBT equality charity, has ranked PwC as 11th in the Stonewall Top-100 Employers 2016, listing, up 71 places from last year’s 82nd...

18 January 2016

Profitability remains strong as Financial Services firms focus on costs, says CBI/PwC poll

Overseas level of business below normal, quarterly survey finds Growth in business volumes picked up more strongly than expected in the three months to December...

CBI/ PwC Financial Services Survey - Asset managers waking up to FinTech opportunity

Asset managers across the UK are cautiously optimistic following relatively strong results in December and expectations that volumes of business alongside income from fees, commissions...

CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey - Profitability up across insurance sector

General insurers expected value of claims to go up pre- flooding surveys. General insurers will continue to recruit heavily. Life insurers increasingly partnering with start-up...

14 January 2016

Ruling by the European Court of Human Rights in the Barbulescu v Romania case: PwC Comments

Commenting on the ruling by the European Court of Human Rights in the Barbulescu v Romania case, the head of data protection and privacy at...

13 January 2016

New international financial reporting standard on leases will see a 13% increase in EBITDA and a 22% increase in interest-bearing debt, says PwC research

Commenting on today's publication of the International Accounting Standards Board's (IASB's) new financial reporting standard on leases (IFRS 16), James Chalmers, PwC’s UK assurance leader,...

Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2016: Beyond the Capital

Amidst Continued Strong Capital Flows in Europe, the Real Estate Industry Focuses on Contending with Disruptive Forces and Meeting the Needs of Occupiers LONDON (13...

12 January 2016

Insurance premiums – PwC’s 2016 outlook

Commenting on the 2016 outlook for insurance premiums, Mohammad Khan, UK general insurance leader at PwC, said: "Given the flooding throughout December and January, the...
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