The economy

Thinking beyond the here and now

Changes in the global economy, society and the environment will all lead to surprising implications for businesses. Those which innovate and adapt today stand the best chance of success.

So what are the prospects for the UK and other economies, and what issues does your business need to consider?

We help understand how big economic, demographic, social, and environmental changes affect organisations and people by setting out scenarios that identify growth opportunities and risks on a global, regional, national and local level.


The economy insights

UK Economic Outlook July 2015: UK Economic Prospects

The UK economy expanded by 2.6% in 2014, its strongest growth rate since 2007. However, there was some loss of momentum in the final quarter of the year.

[21-07-2015]


UK Economic Outlook July 2015: Services sector productivity growth

UK Services sector remains key driver of growth and trade. The UK has a highly services-oriented economy. Services make up nearly 80% of GDP and more than 80% of employment.

[21-07-2015]


UK Economic Outlook July 2015: Summary report

Highlights and key messages for business and public policy.

[21-07-2015]


PwC’s new Golden Age Index – how well are countries harnessing the power of older workers?

Golden Age Index rates success of countries in harnessing economic power of older workers

[23-06-2015]


What Next for Nigeria’s Economy? Navigating the rocky road ahead PwC’s economic scenarios for 2015 and 2016

What Next for Nigeria’s Economy Navigating the rocky road aheadPwC’s economic scenarios for 2015 and 2016

[21-05-2015]


UK Economic Outlook - July 2015

Highlights and key messages for business and public policy, consumer spending growth and regional imbalances

[09-03-2015]


UK Economic Outlook podcast discussing global, UK and regional economic prospects

UK Economic Outlook podcast discussing global, UK and regional economic prospects as well has house prices and productivity.

[09-03-2015]


UK Economic Outlook March 2015: UK Economic Prospects

Summarises PwC’s latest views on prospects for UK economic growth (at national, sectoral and regional level), inflation, earnings growth and interest rates.

[09-03-2015]


UK Economic Outlook March 2015 - New job creation: which regions will benefit most from the digital revolution?

Explores which UK regions have led in new job creation linked to the digital revolution and how this is related to overall regional employment growth.

[09-03-2015]


UK Economic Outlook podcast discussing global, UK and regional economic prospects

UK Economic Outlook podcast discussing global, UK and regional economic prospects.

[09-03-2015]


UK Economic Outlook March 2015: The impact of lower oil prices on the UK economy

Assesses the impact of lower oil prices on the UK economy in alternative scenarios, including effects on different industry sectors and household income.

[09-03-2015]


UK Economic Outlook March 2015: Summary report

Summarises the key messages from PwC’s UK Economic Outlook report, including discussion of GDP growth, inflation, oil prices and regional job creation linked to the digital revolution.

[09-03-2015]


UK Economic Outlook November 2014: Getting the balance right in the UK regions

Regional differences within the UK economy and policy proposals which might contribute to a more balanced pattern of economic growth.

[06-11-2014]


UK Economic prospects. What does the future look like?

Prospects for the UK economy including employment, the Eurozone, employment and future prospects

[06-11-2014]


UK Economic Outlook November 2014: How robust is the UK consumer recovery?

Analysis of UK consumer trends and prospects to 2020

[06-11-2014]


UK Economic Outlook November 2014: Summary report

Highlights and key messages for business and public policy, consumer spending growth and regional imbalances

[06-11-2014]


Listen to our podcast on rebalancing in the regions

Listen to our podcast on rebalancing in the regions

[06-11-2014]


Listen to our podcast on Global and UK economic prospects

Listen to our podcast on Global and UK economic prospects

[06-11-2014]


UK Economic Outlook July 2015: Housing market outlook moderates but rise of Generation Rent will continue

UK Housing market outlook moderates but rise of Generation Rent will continue and housing supply shortages to persist for at least the next decade.

[21-07-2014]


UK Economic Outlook July 2014: The UK’s standing in the world

Assessment of the future position of the UK economy in global GDP rankings to 2030 and analysis of the broader strengths and weaknesses of the UK compared to the other G7 economies using PwC ESCAPE index.

[09-07-2014]