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 - March 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.

[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 - 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 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: 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: Summary report

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

[06-11-2014]


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]


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 November 2014: How robust is the UK consumer recovery?

Analysis of UK consumer trends and prospects to 2020

[06-11-2014]


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]


UK Economic Outlook July 2014: UK house prices: bubble or no bubble?

Recent developments in the UK housing market including national and regional house price projections to 2020 and policy options

[09-07-2014]


UK Economic Outlook July 2014: Summary

Prospects for the UK economy plus in-depth analysis of house prices and the UK’s performance relative to other G7 economies

[09-07-2014]


UK Economic Outlook July 2014: Prospects

Prospects for the UK economy including analysis of economic growth, inflation and interest rates.

[09-07-2014]


The economy: what does the future look like?

In this section of the report we describe recent developments in the UK economy and review future prospects.

[10-03-2014]


UK Economic Outlook March 2014: Summary report

Prospects for the UK economy plus in-depth analysis of reshoring opportunities and living standards.

[07-03-2014]


What should businesses be doing to adapt to the economic situation?

Video discussion looking at the latest edition of our UK Economic Outlook.

[07-03-2014]


Reshoring - a new direction for the UK economy

Reshoring is picking up in some sectors of the economy driven by shifting consumer preferences, a reduction of the wage gap with emerging economies, volatile international transport costs and a desire by management to better control quality and supply chain risks.

[07-03-2014]