“For 18 months, PwC worked as the water regulator’s delivery partner, complementing their skills and experience and helping them to get the best deal possible for customers and the environment.
As a result, the regulator brought value to customers who will now pay £3 billion less for their water; by 2019-20, bills will be 4% lower than originally planned and 5% lower than current levels. The work also means that companies are now compelled to deliver better services and improved environmental outcomes; companies will invest £43 million to achieve this over the next five years. For example, one million more vulnerable customers receiving assistance to pay their bills, one third fewer properties affected by sewer flooding, and improved bathing water quality at 50 public beaches. The companies worked harder than ever before to engage with their customer and stakeholder groups. One recorded that they had conducted “the biggest customer engagement exercise in the company’s history”. Utility Week described it as 'a seismic shift in the culture of the water sector.'"
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its Final Report from the Energy Market Investigation on 24 June 2016. The decision builds on the Provisional Findings and Provisional Decision on remedies published in July 2015 and March 2016, respectively.
The NHS Five Year Forward View sets out new models of care, including Primary and Acute Care Systems and Multispecialty Community Providers, drawing on international experience of accountable care provision. Examples such as the Alzira model demonstrate how transformative care models can deliver better outcomes at lower cost.
This study on the impact of the European Commission’s proposals for structural reform of the EU banking sector, was commissioned by the Association of the Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) and it aims to expand the evidence available to policy makers as they consider the further policy development on the requirement for and specification of structural reforms. It focuses on the impact of the proposals as applied to 18 global systemically-important banks (G-SIBs) and large domestic systemically-important banks (D-SIBs), which would be among the main targets of the proposed regulation.
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?
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.
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.
Changing demographics mean the shape and size of the NHS workforce needs to change too. How can the NHS create an adaptable workforce fit for the future?