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19 press releases from December 2016

30 December 2016

PwC chairman comments on New Year’s Honours for Ian Powell and Richard Winter

Former PwC chairman and senior partner Ian Powell, who retired from the firm in June after a 39 year career with PwC has been awarded...

22 December 2016

Rapid urbanisation – unlocking the power of cities for sustainable development

Rapid urbanisation presents challenges, but also opportunities for business, society and sustainable growth Key challenges include: infrastructure delivery and housing provision, increasing local revenues, attracting...

21 December 2016

PwC’s economic predictions for 2017

2016 has been an interesting year. The EU referendum and US presidential election delivered largely unexpected outcomes, UK unemployment continued to fall, sterling weakened, inflation...

20 December 2016

London Market softening to continue in 2017 – PwC’s 2017 London Market outlook

Around a third of the market expects to lose money by underwriting in 2017 Success of re-underwriting strategies key to 2017 profitability Pace of market...

Asset managers’ move to restrict compliance budgets drives CCOs to sell-side recruiting

PwC’s 2016 survey of global Chief Compliance Officers (CCOs) shows changing business models, regulatory scrutiny and cost cutting are impacting the hiring habits of asset...

19 December 2016

PwC partner appointed to Mayor of London’s Brexit Expert Advisory Panel

Julia Onslow-Cole, PwC’s global head of immigration, has been invited by Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, to sit on a new 14-strong Brexit Expert...

16 December 2016

High-street reacting to online promotions: PwC Report

For the last six years, PwC has collected data in November and December on promotions available in the shop windows and on the homepages of...

15 December 2016

UK retail sales, December 2016 - PwC Comments

Reacting to the latest retail sales figures, Craig Skelton retail & consumer partner at PwC said: “The latest retail sales figures show yet another month...

Total Tax Contribution of UK’s largest companies rises to £82.3billion, as broader economic contribution outlined in new research

2.1 million jobs, 6.6% of UK workforce £26bn of capital investment, £8bn in R&D Taxes borne increase 3.6% to £23.7bn The importance to the UK...

14 December 2016

UK labour market data, December 2016 - PwC comments

In response to today’s UK labour market figures, John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, commented: “Today's data provides the clearest evidence yet that the jobs...

13 December 2016

UK Inflation, December 2016 - PwC comments

Commenting on the latest UK inflation figures, Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser at PwC, said: "Inflation is picking up as expected - to its highest...

UK House Price Index, December 2016 - PwC comments

House price inflation projected to slow to 2-5% in 2017 Commenting on the UK House Price Index out today, Richard Snook, senior economist at PwC,...

UK households are the biggest spenders in Europe

Christmas cheer for businesses in Europe, with growing household incomes and falling savings ratios With anaemic GDP growth in the G7, now is a good...

12 December 2016

PwC comment on today's social care funding story

Commenting on today's story of ministers considering local council tax rise to cover social care funding, Alan Milburn, former Health Secretary and chair of the...

European IPO markets expected to have raised €28bn in 2016, as a year of geopolitical shocks comes to an end

Nasdaq Nordic looks set to be Europe’s most active exchange in terms of both value and volume, with three of the top 10 IPOs of...

09 December 2016

PwC comments on gender pay gap regulations

In response to the Government’s gender pay gap regulations, Laura Hinton, executive board member and head of people at PwC, said: “The current rate of...

Rise in number of employees working abroad poses tax challenge for business

The changing international landscape is expected to increase scrutiny on the tax exposures created by employees working internationally Almost a quarter of companies, 24%, have...

02 December 2016

Average UK Adult to spend £280 on Christmas gifts this year- PwC

The average UK adult expects to spend around £280 on Christmas gifts this year according to a survey conducted for PwC. The results also show...

01 December 2016

UK pension funding deficits remain at nearly one-third of UK GDP, despite recovery of £50bn in November 2016 according to Skyval Index

Allowing longer periods to repair pensions deficit could reduce strain on economy For some pension funds, not tackling volatility of deficits could miss practicalities of...
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