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If you fully understand the risks that your charity and its pension fund faces, you’re in a better position to prepare its defined benefit (DB) pension for any shocks that may come. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pensions
By Emily Sheen, Data Protection Strategy Manager Watch my vlog or read the blog version on the British Retail Consortium's website. For more on this topic, watch our webcast with the BRC and Global Legal Director at Specsavers on demand.And do get in touch if you'd like to talk more... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Industry perspectives
Stewart Room discusses the deficit in Privacy by Design and how technology-led approaches to business, rather than data-centric approaches, maximise the privacy problem. Continue reading
This rapid advancement in technology has created sophisticated cyber threats. As the Cloud technology matures, so have the user expectations – there is an increased demand for trust and transparency. With the right support and planning, benefits will outweigh the cost and the associated risks. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Industry perspectives
The way of progress is neither swift nor easy.” Marie Curie could have been talking about changes in insurance accounting today. With significant regulatory changes around the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) taking place, meeting the new rules will be a huge task for businesses. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Corporate reporting
How can established banks compete with agile challengers that are not only raising the bar for customer service, but also able to undercut them on price? Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Deal Talk
Success isn’t just about measuring performance, it’s about driving it - Five practical things a company can do to drive performance. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Deal Talk
Every customer is making the business money and from a gross margin that should nearly always be the case. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Deal Talk
The days of LIBOR and similar benchmark interest rates are numbered. This is causing an ‘accounting infection’, the most immediate impact of which is on hedge accounting. Earlier this month, the IASB issued a proposed ‘cure’ for IFRS accounting ills in the form of an Interest Rate Benchmark Reform Exposure Draft (‘ED’). Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at FSRR
In my experience, if you work in a business with any material leases, it’s been quite hard to avoid the news that IFRS 16 is finally here and mandatory for all reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Deal Talk
Preparations for IFRS 17 and the parallel IFRS 9 have moved up several gears over the course of this year. Clear signs of this increased urgency came from the finance leaders taking part in our recent “Is IFRS 9/17 a building block for digital finance transformation?” briefing and Q&A session. I wasn’t just struck by their readiness to take time out to discuss implementation at the height of the reporting season, but also the detail of their questions, which shows how much they’re now getting down to the nitty-gritty of IFRS 17. Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2019 at FSRR
With GDPR's first anniversary approaching, Stewart Room analyses the first results of GDPR readiness programmes and explains the importance of a purposeful data privacy approach. Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2019 at Data protection and privacy insights
By Matthew Alabaster The world is changing faster, and with greater uncertainty, than arguably at any time over the last thirty years. Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Internet of things and autonomous vehicles are set to revolutionise many industries; the effects of megatrends such as urbanisation, climate change... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2019 at Industry perspectives
By Shamil Ganatra and Hannah Cross. We have been working with a number of NHS trusts across the country supporting them to make the most of Model Hospital, the quality of its insight, ability to usefully compare to peers , and to improve their financial performance as a consequence. There are five things we think a trust needs to consider to make best use of this tool. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at Health Perspectives
What will banking look like in ten years’ time and what can your business do to put itself in the strongest position to succeed? Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at Deal Talk
By Ben Stone I can vividly remember the time in my life when I have felt most cold. As a teenager, I joined my Dad in climbing up Snowdon one November day and the higher we went into the cloud the more damp and cold I got. Eventually we had... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at Pensions
Gravity without weight - can trade in services defy gravity? PwC's Jing Teow and Yuval Fertig question whether the lessons of the gravity model still hold true given the growing importance of services in global trade flows. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2019 at Economics in business
By Jerome Donny Yes I know! Sarbanes-Oxley has been implemented in 2002 so why do we need another blog about it!? Well simply because I continue to see plenty of opportunities to make SOX programmes more efficient and valuable for all stakeholders. Most SOX programmes are the result of layers... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2019 at Corporate reporting
What six steps can you take to emerge as a winner in an interconnected world? Read our latest blog on third party risk. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2019 at Data protection and privacy insights
In the past 2 weeks, I was lucky enough to spend a week in sunny Dubai with my PwC counterparts across the Middle East, in order to gain an understanding of how their IFRS 17 plans are shaping up in comparison to the other countries around the world. This was a fantastic opportunity not just for knowledge sharing and networking, but also to focus on areas that we can learn from the Middle East’s experience, and vice versa. So, other than the importance of factor 50 suncream, what lessons can we learn from the Middle East IFRS 17 journey so far? Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2019 at FSRR
By Jon Williams and Andrew Mitchell Scientists and policymakers convened in Paris recently for the Intergovernmental Panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). They issued a comprehensive assessment detailing the past, present and likely future state of nature, and humanity’s role within it. In short, it underscores how our impacts... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2019 at Sustainability and climate change
If you had a spare £100 to invest, what would you do? Cash ISA – generally better than a deposit account and no chance of losing it all, but it’s hardly exciting. Fund of funds – quite good return over the past few years, but up and down recently. For a more leftfield option, what about crowdfunding? Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at Deal Talk
The value assessment is a valuable exercise: asset managers that have embraced this challenge are seeking to enhance transparency, communications and outcomes for investors, and better manage their own fund range. But in order to realise these benefits, firms must allocate sufficient resources to designing a robust and repeatable approach that harnesses the data and analytics required to perform the assessment. Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at FSRR
3 ways new digital technologies can boost service sector productivity growth. Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at Economics in business
In the third in our series on boosting engagement in the energy sector, PwC Research director Alison Blair says companies need to understand and more fully engage with their customers' priorities. Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at PwC Research