Insights

Here's a list of our recent reports, articles, research and latest thinking on the economy, growth, regulation, market reform and competition:

Good growth for cities report

‘Good growth' for UK cities, looking back to before the financial crisis.
[06-11-15]


PwC Young Workers Index: How well are OECD economies developing the potential of their young people?

The global financial crisis and the subsequent prolonged periods of recession with sluggish growth led to a sharp rise in youth unemployment rates in many developed economies, but performance has varied considerably across countries.
[20-10-2015]


The costs of eating disorders Social, health and economic impacts

PwC surveyed more than 500 people for their experience of the impact of an eating disorder in their lives. It also put a monetary value on the cost to those individuals, their families and society.
[20-10-2015]


Skilled for the future: simplifying the UK skills system

Is the current skills system really working for its stakeholders? What changes could be made to its administration to make the UK skilled for the future?
[14-10-2015]


Reimagine your future – megatrends and international development

PwC has identified five megatrends – demographic and social change, the shift in global economic power, rapid urbanisation, climate change & resource scarcity and technological breakthroughs – which we see as the big forces that are disrupting the economy, business and society as a whole today – and which will still be important over the next decade.
[14-10-2015]


Human development: improving the livelihoods of the world’s poorest

Governments, healthcare providers, schools, universities, NGOs and private sector organisations across the world are working to improve the quality of and access to basic services for some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world. Whilst the heart of human development is in core service delivery, there are some innovative aspects that can underpin these to enhance their effectiveness
[14-10-2015]


Opportunities in adversity - Strategies for a lower oil price

Lower for longer, is likely at present given the current and anticipated future supply glut in the market.  Here we take a critical look at what this means for the sector and focus on two key imperatives to success in a prolonged low oil price environment
[14-10-2015]


Opportunities in adversity - Strategies for a lower oil price

Lower for longer, is likely at present given the current and anticipated future supply glut in the market.  Here we take a critical look at what this means for the sector and focus on two key imperatives to success in a prolonged low oil price environment
[14-10-2015]


The hidden talent: 10 ways to identify and retain transformational leaders

Transformation is crucial for survival however just one in twenty leaders today have the right skills to lead successful transformational change.
[22-05-2015]


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]


Country risk premia quarterly update

Impact of country risk on UK companies with international operations or considering opportunities abroad.
[09-04-2015]


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: 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 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]


PwC Women in Work Index

The UK rises four places to 14th position within the OECD, returning to its position in 2000.
[26-02-2015]