75 press releases for "Current Affairs"

11 April 2017

UK patients most sceptical about healthcare via AI and robotics

But open-mindedness of men and the young offers chance to transform healthcare delivery 55% of consumers across EMEA countries are willing to use AI and...

27 March 2017

Mixed picture for UK financial services, finds PwC/CBI survey

Hiring expected to rise as profitability improves Sentiment amongst financial services firms deteriorated further in the three months to December, but there are signs of...

20 March 2017

PwC unlocks the value of St Giles Trust Peer to the Future re-offending model

PwC's analysis shows that for every £1 spent, St Giles Trust returns £8.54 in social/economic terms Differentiating peer advisor programme across England and Wales is...

08 March 2017

Budget 2017 - PwC comments on the impact of NIC changes on financial services contractors and employers

Commenting on the increase in the main rate of Class 4 NICs for the self-employed by 1% to 10%, with a further 1% increase in...

03 March 2017

New banks shed “challenger” label and sharpen focus on distinctive offerings

‘Challenger’ CEOs say distinctive offerings avoid the need to compete directly with the main high street players – many don’t see current account switching market...

25 January 2017

50% of the public would pay more tax to improve NHS services

New research published today, by PwC, reveals that half the general public would pay more national insurance to help improve NHS services. Only a quarter...

30 November 2016

PwC comments on Bank of England stress tests results

Commenting on the Bank of England's stress tests results today,   James Hewer, UK stress tests leader and partner at PwC said:   "Today's stress...

24 November 2016

PwC comments on EU's proposed changes to finalise Basel III and start implementing Basel IV

Earlier this week , the European Commission published its first proposals for revised rules to calibrate capital and liquidity requirements – in the form of...

23 November 2016

PwC comments on new National Productivity Investment Fund

John Hawksworth, Chief Economist at PwC, commented: "The government is planning a total of £23 billion of additional capital investment, over and above previous plans,...

Autumn Statement - PwC comments on interest deductibility proposals for banks

Commenting on interest deductibility proposals for banks, Peter Maybrey, banking and capital markets partner, PwC said: "Supporting the competitiveness of the UK's banking sector is...

Autumn Statement 2016 - PwC comments on devolution

Commenting on today's Autumn Statement, Chris Buttress, Devolved and Local Government Leader at PwC, said: “To help regions in the UK fulfill their economic potential,...

08 November 2016

UK cities now outperform pre-crisis peak – PwC’s Good Growth for Cities index 2016

Oxford and Reading top the 2016 UK city rankings, ahead of other leading UK cities Edinburgh, Southampton and Bristol All cities have shown improved performance,...

04 November 2016

PwC Sponsors Z/Yen’s InsurTech Academy

PwC Sponsors New Collaborative InsurTech Research Project PwC and think tank Z/Yen are pleased to extend their association with the launch of a new project...

03 November 2016

NHS staff and public want reforms to end confusion in current national health and social care system

70% of NHS staff in England say they do not understand role of national bodies Two in three say divide between health and social care...

Credit where it’s due- UK unsecured borrowing increases by £62m a day

Total unsecured debt in UK reached an all-time high in 2016, at almost £10,000 per household PwC’s Credit Confidence Survey shows confidence at its highest...

01 November 2016

Low Carbon Economy Index 2016: UK maintains its position as a climate change leader

The UK has maintained its position as one of the world’s leaders on climate action, outperforming decarbonisation levels in the US, Germany, France and the...

26 October 2016

PwC comment on Institute for Fiscal Studies report on the impact of major changes to local government finance

Commenting on today’s Institute for Fiscal Studies report on the impact of major changes to local government finance, Stephanie Hyde, PwC Executive Board member and...

19 October 2016

PwC team sparks £750m pension deficit cost-cutting drive at Western Power

A company supplying the cabling that provides electricity to a quarter of homes in the UK has become the first to identify a potential £750m...

29 July 2016

European Banking Authority stress test results: PwC comments

Anthony Kruizinga, PwC's European head of stress testing, said: “The European stress testing regime, which began in its current form with the Comprehensive Assessment in...

21 July 2016

Europe’s banking market in need of a “Fintervention”– and now has a major opportunity to transform itself

European banks must initiate an overhaul in order to fend off new and varied challengers as the spectre of Brexit looms over the sector. This...

18 July 2016

PwC reveals public view of armed services in latest Forces for Change survey

A PwC survey has found that nearly half the public are supportive of nuclear deterrent, while a significant proportion of people remain undecided, particularly women....

24 June 2016

EU referendum - PwC comments on the impact for central government

Martin Jacobs, Central Government lead Partner at PwC, commented: "Change won't be immediate for anyone - we will need to see what happens in the...

EU referendum - PwC comments on the impact for government and the public sector

Tina Hallett, Government and Public Sector lead Partner at PwC, commented: "Today marks the start of an uncertain, complex and no doubt lengthy process for...

EU referendum - PwC comments on the impact for Higher Education

Ian Looker, Education lead Partner at PwC, commented: "Following today's result, universities will remember that the UK excels in the global higher education sector and...

EU referendum - PwC comments on the impact for the pharmaceutical industry

Jo Pisani, Partner at PwC, commented: "Today’s result won't change anything immediately - we will need to see what happens in the coming months and...

EU referendum - PwC comments on the impact for healthcare

Quentin Cole, Health industries lead Partner at PwC, commented: "The resulting insecurities of this result will be felt strongly across the health service. "The NHS...

17 June 2016

Bank of England FinTech Accelerator partners with PwC on distributed ledger Proof of Concept  

PwC’s Emerging & Digital Technologies team has today announced an exciting project undertaken with the Bank of England which provided technical expertise and support to...

16 June 2016

Optimism wanes among financial services firms for second consecutive quarter – CBI/PwC

Growth in business volumes holds up Optimism among firms in the financial services sector fell for the second consecutive quarter in the three months to...

10 June 2016

PwC report: Majority of charities are taking action to improve fundraising practice, new report finds

1 in 3 charities said maintaining public trust and confidence is the most important issue facing the sector At least 73% of the respondents reported...

26 May 2016

PwC report: The Local State We’re In 2016 – hopes for devolution up, but challenges remain

A fifth of local authority chief executives and council leaders across the UK expect to have additional devolved powers by 2020, but more than eight-in-ten...

18 May 2016

Queen's Speech 2016: PwC comments on the Prison and Courts reform bill

Commenting on the Prison and Courts reform bill in today's Queen's Speech, Roland Sonnenberg, PwC partner, said: "What we have seen in today’s Queen’s Speech...

17 May 2016

CMA publishes provisional decision on remedies for the retail banking market : PwC comments

Commenting on today's publication of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) retail banking investigation provisional remedies, John Lyons, retail and commercial banking leader and partner...

06 May 2016

Business planning on Sustainable Development Goals needed to action CEO concerns about stakeholders

CEOs who believe companies will prioritise long-term profitability over the short-term within five years need to identify how they impact positively or negatively on the...

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...

15 April 2016

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...

01 April 2016

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...

29 March 2016

‘Perfect Storm’ of events dampens optimism among financial services firms – CBI/PwC

Optimism among firms in the financial services sector has fallen at the fastest rate since 2011, according to the latest CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey. The...

16 March 2016

Budget 2016: PwC comments on fuel duty boon for motorists and hauliers

Phil Harrold, automotive partner, PwC, commented on the Chancellor's move to freeze fuel duty, saving the average motorist around £75 a year and as much...

29 February 2016

Savvy shoppers go smartphone globetrotting to bargain hunt – but worries still linger about information security

As canny shoppers find more sophisticated ways to compare prices and find the best deals, 70% of UK consumers say they expect to buy goods...

17 February 2016

PwC appoints Patrick Spens to explore transformational potential of blockchain,distributed ledger technology and encryption

PwC has hired Patrick Spens, the former regulator, hedge fund founder and city trader, to help consider the implications and possible applications for blockchain technology...

UK banking CEOs issue warnings on cyber threats and job cuts - PwC survey

UK banking CEOs are preparing for cyber-attacks, predicting a decline in staff numbers and planning tax changes to reflect tougher stakeholder expectations over banking transparency....

15 February 2016

PwC accelerates recruitment of data scientists to transform its deals business

PwC plans to add more than 1,000 data scientists to the 500 currently active in its international deals business over the next 18-24 months. This...

10 February 2016

The doctor will ‘I.T.’ you now: 4 in 10 willing to consult “virtual GPs” through apps, UK-wide study finds

A new PwC study of the UK’s healthcare market has found that almost four in 10 people would be willing to receive advice from their...

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...

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...

30 December 2015

UK flooding – PwC updates insurance loss estimates from Storms Eva and Desmond and comments on Storm Frank

Mohammad Khan, general insurance leader at PwC, said: “The effects of continuing torrential weather are set to hit parts of the UK even harder. Our...

11 December 2015

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

PwC is delighted to confirm the successful conclusion of the sale of substantially all of the remaining businesses and assets of Caparo Industries Group. This...

30 November 2015

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

PwC is pleased to announce the sale of the Caparo Tubular Solutions business to the Gupta family, whose interests include the SIMEC and Liberty House...

23 November 2015

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

PwC is pleased to announce the sale of Caparo Wire in Wrexham to Rcapital. This deal safeguards the jobs of 79 employees. The business specialises...

20 November 2015

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

PwC is pleased to announce the sale of Caparo Testing Technologies to Applus+, a company operating globally in the Testing, Inspection and Certification sector. This...
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