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Learn more about how we're supporting private businesses across the UK, starting with straight talker Emma Suchland of our private business North West team.
Monday 20th November marks the start of a new era for PwC in the North West and the Manchester office as 920 staff say farewell to Barbirolli Square, the home of PwC Manchester for the last 20 years, and relocate to the new iconic No1 Spinningfields - the final commercial property to be constructed in Spinningfields.
As part of its continued commitment to increase the capability and level of specialisms within the region, PwC Manchester has announced that two new partners will be entering the partnership, Rebecca Clayton and Jonathan Studholme. In addition to the new partner admissions PwC is also pleased to confirm ten promotions at director level as well as a further eleven senior promotions across the region at the same time.
Cathy Wilks – COO for Data & Analytics Team in Assurance - talks about her experience and success at this years’ Data Leaders Awards’
At pro-manchester’s Annual Dinner on Thursday 21st June, Jane Forbes, PwC North West’ Government & Public Services lead, delivered a fantastic speech outlining the highlights from her time as pro-manchester Chair. Here, Jane discusses her year as Chair, outlining the key points made in her speech at the event.
GDP could be boosted by around £180 billion a year if the UK could match New Zealand’s employment rates for the over-55s. While employment of older workers has improved in the UK in recent years, it still ranks only 21st out of 35 OECD countries according to new analysis from PwC.
Drone technology has the potential to increase UK GDP by £42 billion (or 2%) by 2030, according to new research from PwC. The research estimates there will be more than 76,000 drones1 in use across UK skies by 2030. More than a third of these (36%) could be utilised by the public sector (including in areas such as defence, health and education).
PwC’s North West Transaction Services team have provided financial and tax due diligence, as well as sale and purchase agreement support, to Univar, the global chemical distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals, in relation to its acquisition of Earthoil Plantations Limited, a subsidiary of Treatt plc.
Of the 91 enforcement actions for breaches of current data protection laws taken by the ICO last year, 8 monetary penalties were issued to North West based organisations, totalling £810,000, spanning financial services, marketing/advertising, automotive and local government. With the biggest changes to data protection law for over 20 years coming into force this week, with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), organisations risk larger fines in the year ahead if they fail to ensure compliance.
We recently hosted a session with key regional employers to talk about the "Good Work Plan", the Government's response to Matthew Taylor's review of modern working practices.