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31 press releases from April 2016

28 April 2016

PwC elects Kevin Ellis as chairman and senior partner to lead PwC UK/Middle East Alliance

PwC, the business advisory firm, has announced the election of Kevin Ellis as its new Chairman and Senior Partner in the UK and Middle East...

27 April 2016

PwC's Global Investor survey reveals contrast with CEO opinions on key skills, value creation and performance incentives

A new global survey from PwC reveals the differing views between investors and chief executives on key issues such as performance incentives, the availability of...

GDP data, April 2016 - PwC comments

In response to new GDP data released today, John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, commented: “Today's GDP data confirm that the UK economy hit a...

Media sans frontieres – cross border news on the rise

PwC has today published a unique report into cross-border news – that is, news consumed outside the home country of its producer. The research shows...

25 April 2016

Asset managers have woken up to operational tax risk but have more work to do to maximise value for investors – new PwC research

Operational taxes in the asset management industry are taxes impacting the fund business model, including the funds, their investors and their investments. More than half...

22 April 2016

UN ceremony seeks to speed up entry into force of Paris Climate Agreement.

Paris Climate Agreement signing ceremony takes place at the UN in New York on 22 April 2016 2016 will need to see significant progress on...

21 April 2016

PwC comments on the Executive Remuneration Working Group draft report

Commenting on the draft report of the Executive Remuneration Working Group, Tom Gosling, head of pay, performance and reward at PwC, said: "The Working Group's...

Public sector finances and retail sales, April 2016 - PwC comments

In response to the latest public sector finances and retail sales data, John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, commented: “Preliminary ONS estimates suggest that public...

PwC named in Top 50 Employers for Women list

PwC has been named as a leader on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2016. The unranked...

20 April 2016

Entries now open for the Great Innovation Challenge 2016

Showcasing the best of innovation in business As proud supporters of the International Festival for Business 2016 (IFB2016), PwC is running the Great Innovation Challenge...

UK labour market data, April 2016 - PwC comments

In response to today’s UK labour market figures, John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, commented: “The UK economy has been a great job creating machine...

19 April 2016

UK companies increasingly looking external for the top role

UK companies are more likely to choose a new CEO from outside of the company than ever before, but also more likely to force them...

18 April 2016

Money Laundering: RUSI and PwC collaborate on impact review of the UK’s AML and CTF regulations

New project aims to survey effectiveness of compliance rules implemented by financial institutions, and assess the associated costs and effectiveness in combatting money laundering and...

15 April 2016

PwC comments on EIOPA pension's report

This week, EIOPA published its "Opinion on Further work on solvency of IORPs", which includes results of its Quantitative Assessment of the impact of applying...

Standards setter finalises revenue rules - but it could cost billions globally to implement

The International Accounting Standards Board’s amendments to the new revenue standard, IFRS 15 "Revenue from contracts with customers", have now been finalised. Responding to the...

14 April 2016

The MPC maintains Bank Rate, April 2016 - PwC comments

Commenting on the latest Bank Rate out today, Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser at PwC, said: "The MPC's decision to set its Bank Rate at...

13 April 2016

Industry 4.0: UK and global companies to invest over $US 900 billion per year to become truly digital enterprises

Lack of digital culture, talent and clear digital operations vision are the biggest UK challenges UK firms set to invest c2.5% of annual digital revenues...

CEOs receive continued pay freeze

Two in five FTSE 100 CEOs received a salary freeze this year, according to PwC’s early season review of executive pay trends. This is broadly...

12 April 2016

ONS House Price Index, April 2016 - PwC comments

Commenting on the ONS house price figures out today, Richard Snook, senior economist, PwC, said: Strong real house price rises add to pressure on Generation...

The next generation of family business leaders are ambitious to drive change but struggle with getting their voices heard

· 70% of next generation leaders have worked outside the family business to gain experience. · Almost 70% would bring in experienced non-family managers to...

11 April 2016

New strategic alliance to assist global financial institutions to better manage risk in maritime supply chains

A new strategic alliance between PwC and leading maritime fleet monitoring and risk management solution provider, Pole Star, is aiming to help organisations involved in...

Pause button pressed on IPO market as global proceeds tumble by 65% but hopes remain for the second half of 2016, says PwC’s latest IPO Watch

Globally, 2016 saw the slowest start to a year since Q1 2009, with global IPO proceeds only reaching €12.5bn, down almost two thirds compared to...

07 April 2016

PwC Legal hires employment law partner

Tom Kerr Williams joins PwC Legal’s Employment team from DLA Piper, where he was a partner. Tom brings 12 years of experience in advising clients...

06 April 2016

New car sales reach a 17 year record high in March - PwC's automotive leader comments

PwC's automotive leader, Phil Harrold responds as March hits a 17 year* record high for new car sales: "Today's figures reflect continuing business and consumer...

05 April 2016

FCA Business Plan impact on asset and wealth management industry - PwC comments

In response to today's publication of the FCA's Risk Outlook and Business Plan, Mark Pugh, UK asset and wealth management leader at PwC, commented: “The...

FCA Business Plan impact on insurance industry - PwC comments

Retirement market and the advice gap Lee Clarke, insurance regulation partner at PwC, said: "The retirement market is a key focus of this years FCA...

04 April 2016

PwC's construction leader comments on the latest Construction PMI data

Commenting on the latest Construction PMI data, Chris Temple, PwC’s UK engineering and construction leader, said: "While the UK construction industry enjoyed a relatively strong...

PwC’s UK and South African firms complete African Bank financial restructuring

African Bank has completed its financial restructuring with a ‘good bank’ and ‘residual bank’ emerging from curatorship, following the completion of a deal led by...

Asset managers’ pay won’t keep pace with revenue growth

Despite industry growth driving assets under management to an expected $102 trillion by 2020 a new report from PwC, ‘Rethinking reward as asset management moves...

01 April 2016

PwC acquires Rickards Media Services

PwC today announced the acquisition of Rickards Media Services (Rickards), one of the UK's foremost media auditing firms. The London based company, which is the...

Financial Stability Board (FSB) Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) launches first report - PwC responds

Jon Williams, financial services and climate change partner, PwC, comments on the challenge of bringing climate-related risks into the financial mainstream: “Given the scale of...
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