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37 press releases from September 2016

30 September 2016

PwC Legal integrates into PwC UK to become a multi-disciplinary practice

PwC, the professional services firm, is to integrate PwC Legal into its UK business with effect from 1 October to become a multi-disciplinary practice. This...

GDP and services data, September 2016 - PwC comments

In response to today’s GDP and services data, John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, commented: “Today's data confirmed the generally favourable picture of how the...

PwC comments on the first detail of the business rates revaluation 

The Valuation Office Agency releases draft Rateable Values for 1.94 million commercial properties today. This is the first revaluation for seven years and will include...

EU referendum result has further heightened importance of trust agenda, says PwC’s Kevin Ellis

PwC announces winners of 14th annual Building Public Trust in Corporate Reporting Awards In his first speech as host of the annual Building Public Trust...

Pension deficit remains a stubborn problem, despite a £20bn improvement in September according to PwC’s Skyval Index

New figures released today from PwC’s Skyval Index show the deficit of the UK’s c.6,000 defined benefit (DB) pension funds improved slightly by £20bn after...

M&A bounced back strongly in summer, according to PwC analysis

Despite the shock of the EU referendum result, UK M&A activity bounced back strongly in July and August, according to analysis by the Deals practice...

29 September 2016

PwC and GE Digital form strategic alliance to help organisations harness the power of the Industrial Internet

PwC and GE Digital have formed a strategic alliance to help organisations harness the power of the Industrial Internet - the integration of physical machinery...

28 September 2016

PwC appoints Jane Portas as insurance regulatory partner

Jane Portas has joined PwC UK’s 1,000 strong insurance practice as a partner. Jane is a Chartered Accountant with over 27 years’ insurance industry, regulatory...

Innovation in the UK Television industry to drive significant growth in audiences and revenues

ICAEW and PwC have today published a joint report called ‘UK Television in Focus’, which highlights the substantial investment and volume of deals in the...

26 September 2016

Optimism continues to fall, as challenges increase for financial services – CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey

Business volumes see solid growth Sentiment in the financial services sector deteriorated in the three months to September, as firms digested the challenges of lower...

UK insurers accelerate hiring and technological innovation, post EU referendum – CBI/PwC financial services survey

The general insurance industry sees the acceleration of transformational change as the biggest opportunity to come from Brexit. The biggest risk (87%) is potential changes...

Dramatic post-referendum drop in optimism for asset and wealth managers but technology seen as key to future-proofing – CBI/PwC financial services survey

Asset and wealth managers saw a dramatic drop in optimism in August, with 72% of respondents to this quarter’s CBI/PwC financial services survey saying they...

23 September 2016

PwC comments on the Pension Protection Fund Levy consultation

Commenting on the release of the Pension Protection Fund's (PPF) 2017/18 Levy Consultation document, Chris Jackson, PwC accounting advisory leader, said:   "Many companies are still...

22 September 2016

PwC comments on the Modern Slavery Act as first deadline for business looms

Following Theresa May’s call for international action to stamp out modern slavery, Chris Cartmell, solicitor at PwC Legal, comments on the requirement for UK business:...

PwC Hotels Forecast 2017: Facing the future: a question of balance

Cautious outlook for London hotel performance in 2017 as weaker demand and supply glut impact the capital Fall in London hotel demand in H1 2016...

21 September 2016

Public finance figures - PwC comments

Commenting on today's public finance figures, John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, said: "Today's public finance figures, like most other recent economic data, suggest that...

20 September 2016

PwC launches ‘Game of Threats’ in the UK

With nearly three quarters of UK CEOs regarding cyber security as one of the top three risks to their organisations, along with over-regulation and geopolitical...

16 September 2016

Portakabin is named UK Private Business of the Year

PwC is delighted to announce that Portakabin (Shepherd Building Group LTD) has been named UK Private Business of the Year at the sixth annual UK...

15 September 2016

MPC maintains Bank Rate, Sep 2016 - PwC comments

Commenting on the latest Bank Rate out today, Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser at PwC, said: “It is no surprise that the Bank of England...

UK retail sales figures, September 2016 - PwC comments

15 September 2016  In response to today’s UK Retail Sales figures, Andy Lyon, Retail & Consumer Partner at PwC, commented:   “Despite early signs of...

Game changing acquisition for innovation in tax reporting and analytics

PwC is strengthening its tax reporting practice with the acquisition of Selera Labs, a market leading data technology firm. The acquisition comes at a time...

14 September 2016

UK labour market data, September 2016 - PwC comments

In response to today’s UK labour market figures, John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, commented: “The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.9% in the three...

PwC accredited by CESG to provide Cyber Incident Response services

With cyber attacks continuing to increase in frequency, severity and impact, organisations need to know where to turn for a fast response in a time...

13 September 2016

UK House Price Index, September 2016 - PwC comments

Commenting on the UK House Price Index, Thomas Fisher, economist at PwC, said: UK house price growth moderates in July but no sign of a...

Disrupting Africa: how businesses, policymakers, investors and start-ups can embrace new technology to transform the continent

Digital disruption should support future economic growth in Africa, but the reach and benefits of growth need to be more evenly spread Africa’s “global emerging...

12 September 2016

European non-life insurance run-off sector set for further restructuring and exit activity: new PwC report

77% of respondents to PwC’s 10th annual Survey of Discontinued Insurance Business in Europe expect to engage in exit or restructuring activity by 2019. The...

PwC breakfast briefing: keynote speaker Denis Kessler, Chairman and CEO of SCOR SE

In his keynote speech at today’s PwC breakfast briefing at the annual Monte Carlo Reinsurance Rendez-Vous, Denis Kessler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SCOR...

PwC reports double digit growth for second consecutive year as long-term investment strategy delivers

Revenue up 11% to £3.4bn Growth is reported in all business areas, with particular client demand for cyber security, data analytics and technology services Total...

‘Be bold, be brave and be creative’ – PwC challenges reinsurance industry to step up their strategy for cost reduction

In a new report released today (12th September) at the Monte Carlo Reinsurance Rendez-Vous, PwC challenges the insurance and reinsurance industry to take brave steps...

11 September 2016

PwC hosts ‘Women in Leadership’ event for insurance industry at Reinsurance Rendez-Vous

This afternoon (11th September), PwC hosted a roundtable discussion on ‘Women in Leadership’ in the insurance industry. The inaugural event, which took place at the...

Blockchain could save reinsurance industry $5 billion plus– PwC

Reinsurers are in line to build some of the biggest blockchain applications outside the payments sector with the potential to save $5-10 billion in costs,...

08 September 2016

PwC comments on zero hour contracts

Today's figures from the ONS suggest that there has been a further rise in the use of zero hours contracts within the UK workforce. Ed...

UK growth projections revised up in short term, but Central and Eastern Europe could be longer term winner from Brexit

- UK GDP growth projections revised up following strong Q2 data - Brexit vote puts global trade back in the spotlight - Opportunities for Central...

‘Golden tickets’ on offer for biggest cyber security competition of the year

PwC to sponsor and design this year’s Cyber Security Challenge UK Masterclass, where an ultra-realistic cyber breach simulation will test competitors’ skills Consortium involved in...

07 September 2016

London makes it two in a row retaining top slot in PwC’s Global Cities of Opportunity Index

· London beats all other cities in terms of its economic clout, intellectual capital and innovation   · London is the supreme gateway city and...

01 September 2016

Manufacturing PMI Index, September 2016 - PwC comments

In response to the latest manufacturing PMI index, John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, commented: “The manufacturing PMI index rebounded strongly in August after dipping...

Pension deficit grows by £100bn in a month, according to PwC’s Skyval Index

New figures released today from PwC’s Skyval Index show the deficit of defined benefit (DB) pension funds grew by £100bn in the last month alone,...
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