128 press releases for "PwC comment"

28 June 2017

FCA asset management market study report: PwC comments

Commenting on the Financial Conduct Authority's Asset Management Market Study final report, Mark Pugh, PwC's Asset and Wealth Management Leader, said: "We welcome today's final...

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...

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...

14 March 2017

PwC comments on new UK consulting market report

Following a report released yesterday by Source Global Research on the UK consulting market, Marco Amitrano, UK consulting leader at PwC commented: “The world 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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Autumn Statement 2016 – PwC comments on environmental tax measures

Commenting on the carbon price support announcement in today's Autumn Statement, Jayne Harrold, UK environmental tax leader at PwC, said: “The stability and certainty of...

Autumn Statement 2016 - PwC comments on review on stamp duty regime for share transactions

The Government has announced that it has asked the Office of Tax Simplification to review the stamp duty regime for share transactions and consider areas...

Autumn Statement 2016 - PwC compares whiplash savings to IPT rises

Comparing savings for consumers on motor insurance, Mohammad Khan, UK general insurance leader at PwC, commented: "Consumers can expect to save around £40 on their...

Autumn Statement – PwC comments on the impact of salary sacrifice changes

John Harding, employment tax partner at PwC, said: “These changes will lead to increased complexity and costs for employers who want to remain competitive by...

Autumn Statement - PwC Comments on infrastructure investment

Commenting on today's Autumn Statement, Neil Broadhead, Head of UK Infrastructure, PwC said: "The Chancellor’s commitment to allocate £1 billion to small “shovel-ready” schemes like...

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...

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

Gender pay gap figures - PwC comments

Commenting on the latest gender pay gap figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) released today, Laura Hinton, head of people at PwC, said:...

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...

14 October 2016

World's first commercial drone delivery service unveiled in Rwanda - PwC comment

Commenting on the news of the the world's first commercial drone delivery service set up in Rwanda, Joel Segal, chair of the Africa Business Group...

12 October 2016

House of Commons' Science and Technology Committee report on artificial intelligence and robotics - PwC comments

In response to the House of Commons' Science and Technology Committee's report on artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics released today, Rob McCargow, artificial intelligence leader...

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...

31 August 2016

Statement from PwC re the conclusion of the Financial Reporting Council's Cattles plc investigation

PwC said: "While the FRC has acknowledged that we had been deliberately misled by third parties, we recognise that certain aspects of this 2007 audit...

04 August 2016

MPC cuts Bank Rate, August 2016- PwC comments on pensions

Commenting on the latest Bank Rate out today, Richard Cousins, pensions consulting partner at PwC, said: “Today's base rate cut means long-term gilt yields are...

01 August 2016

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...

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...

PwC comments on Pension Protection Fund’s statement on Third Levy Triennium

Commenting on the statement from the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) on the Third Levy Triennium Consultation, PwC’s Julia Dickson, pensions credit advisory partner at PwC,...

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....

Government Digital Economy report - PwC comments

In response to the report on the Digital Economy released this morning by the House of Commons' Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee, Mike Greig,...

15 July 2016

The Pensions Regulator’s guidance to trustees following the vote to leave the EU- PwC comments

Following The Pensions Regulator publishing guidance to trustees following the vote to leave the EU, Richard Cousins, pensions consulting partner at PwC, said: "It is...

PwC sponsors new data exhibition at the Science Museum

In response to today's opening of the 'Our Lives in Data' exhibition at the Science Museum sponsored by PwC, UK head of data analytics at...

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 fintech sector impact

Steve Davies, EMEA fintech leader at PwC, commented: "London is emerging as the fintech capital of the world. This is in part because of the...

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...
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