166 press releases for "Press release"

12 April 2017

Fitness and food replaces fashion and finance as the British high street continues to evolve

Tobacconists, health clubs and jewellers are among the retail chains growing at the fastest rate on Britain’s high streets during 2016, according to research conducted...

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...

24 March 2017

Pension Protection Fund (PPF) levy rule changes for next triennium, PwC comments

Following the consultation paper published by the PPF proposing changes to its levy rules for the next triennium from 2018/19 to develop a more accurate...

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 R&D tax credits red-tapereduction - boost for financial sector's cyber security efforts?

Commenting on the Chancellor’s efforts to reduce paperwork when claiming R&D tax credits, Peter Maybrey, financial services tax partner at PwC said: “The Chancellor’s moves...

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...

Budget 2017 - PwC comments on today's Budget and the financial services sector - damp squib or thankfully quiet?

Commenting on today's Budget in relation to the financial services sector, Sarah Prior, financial services tax partner, said: "Today's Budget has thankfully been a quiet...

06 March 2017

European city hotels set for continued growth in 2017-18, despite security and geopolitical uncertainty- PwC

Porto leads the pack with 15% RevPAR growth forecast in 2017 Dublin expected to have the highest occupancy levels in Europe Strong economic growth forecast...

02 March 2017

London First and PwC lay out the facts of migration and skills in the capital

A first of its kind analysis of the role of migration on London’s economy has been published today by London First and PwC. ‘Facing Facts:...

26 January 2017

2017: a year of political uncertainty but deal fundamentals are set to trump the politics, says PwC

Total M&A deal value in the power and renewables sector is running at the highest level in the current decade, according to a new report...

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...

23 January 2017

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

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...

17 November 2016

Britain's first female fast jet pilot appointed as director at PwC

Britain’s first female fast jet pilot for the RAF, Jo Salter, has joined PwC as a director in its People and Organisation business. Jo’s appointment...

09 November 2016

Banks’ tax contribution climbs to £34.2 billion, PwC finds

· £17.4 billion was paid by UK banks in year to 31 March 2016, and £16.8 billion by foreign banks The total tax contribution of...

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...

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...

13 October 2016

Nortel pension scheme – settlement announced

Welcome news for 33,000 UK pensioners A consensus has been reached between various key parties in Nortel's global insolvency as to how the $7bn residual...

30 September 2016

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...

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...

19 August 2016

£65m bulk annuity deal between Just Retirement and Amey OS Scheme Trustees announced

A £65m funding deal for one of the defined benefit pension schemes sponsored by engineering and public services firm Amey has been completed, PwC announces...

01 August 2016

PwC’s People & Organisation practice appoints new partners

PwC’s People and Organisation practice has recently appointed seven new partners, bringing its total number of partners to 57 in the UK.   Iain McCluskey...

PwC appoints four new healthcare partners across public sector health and pharma

PwC has admitted four new partners to its health practice, reflecting the firm’s ongoing investment in health industries. The appointments across the UK and 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....

12 July 2016

Pension schemes no better off than 10 years ago - how should companies respond to Brexit?

It has been 10 years since PwC began tracking support for defined benefit schemes across the FTSE 350. Over that time, despite a gradual recovery...

08 July 2016

PwC grows its pensions practice with new senior promotions

PwC has strengthened its pensions business with nine senior promotions across the practice. In total there are three new equity partners and six new directors...

24 June 2016

EU referendum - PwC comments on potential consequences for the airline industry

Ben Paul, PwC partner and airline industry leader, said:   “The decision to leave the EU has profound implications for our aviation industry, with issues...

EU referendum - PwC comments on the impact on environmental issues 

Jonathan Grant, Director, PwC sustainability and climate change, said:  “Today’s outcome is a major setback for the type of collaboration needed to tackle global environmental...

EU referendum - PwC comments on the impact on the energy industry (nuclear, utilities and oil and gas)

The UK oil and gas industry Alison Baker, PwC’s UK and EMEA oil and gas leader, said: "The oil & gas industry is a global...

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 banking sector impact

Simon Hunt, UK head of banking and capital markets at PwC, commented: "The UK is one of the world’s leading financial centres. The banking sector...

EU Referendum- PwC comments on pensions

Richard Cousins, PwC pensions partner, commented: “The uncertainty around our EU membership has contributed greatly to the volatility of the UK markets and this has...

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...

15 June 2016

Niloufar Molavi announced as PwC’s new global energy leader

Niloufar to lead 6,000-strong global team of energy specialists operating worldwide A key driver of PwC US’s diversity programme, Niloufar is the first female to...

13 June 2016

Sea change needed if North Sea oil and gas industry is to secure a productive future

58% of senior oil and gas executives across UK, Norway and Holland feel positive about the future of the North Sea basin despite real and...

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...

07 June 2016

Slower, lower, weaker... but not defeated - PwC Mine 2016 report

The first collective net loss in the Top 40’s history (US $27billion) Market capitalization down 37 per cent (%), in some cases below Net Book...

06 June 2016

PwC Legal hires new banking and finance lead

PwC Legal has appointed Laetitia Costa as head of its banking and finance Team. Laetitia joins from Milbank where she was a partner and has...

02 June 2016

What type of Chief Digital Officer does your company need? From the ‘Progressive Thinker’ to the ‘Universalist’: Strategy& defines five archetypes of a CDO

As companies move to catch up with the digital future, they are taking a close look at what kind of executive they need to lead...

01 June 2016

UK/EU Markit PMI Manufacturing figures - PwC's manufacturing leader comments

Cara Haffey, PwC's UK industrial manufacturing leader, commented on the Markit PMI Manufacturing figures released today: "The latest PMI figures are undoubtedly disappointing for the...

31 May 2016

Smart home technology - Internet of Things or Indifference to Things? - PwC survey

PwC survey demonstrates the need for attractive consumer energy offers to engage consumers in the connected home 81% of people with smart heating devices notice...
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