R&D

24 October, 2017

R&D spend ‘feels the effects’ of economic nationalism

Companies are under pressure from "economic nationalism" to rethink how or where they invest in research and development. Research reveals that nearly 33% have come under pressure to adjust their a...

5 October, 2017

Investigation into PwC’s client asset reporting at Barclays closes

Accountancy’s watchdog has closed a three-year investigation into Barclays’ auditor PwC, after deciding there was “not a realistic prospect” of winning a tribunal. The Financial Reporting C...
BAME pay, business people, cheque, money, finance

19 September, 2017

PwC reveals BAME pay gap of 12.8% in bid to ‘shine spotlight on ethnicity’

PwC UK, part of the world's largest professional services firm, has published figures for the first time on the pay gap for black, Asian and minority ethnic workers, revealing they are paid on average...
Far East, Hong Kong, Asia

13 September, 2017

Hong Kong firms see improvement in corporate governance

Public companies listed on the Hang Seng Index (HSI) and the Hang Seng Chinese Enterprise Index (HSCEI), have seen a major improvement, according to a new report by PwC Hong Kong. The annual report...
PwC, pricewaterhousecoopers

17 August, 2017

PwC hit by another £5m fine after admitting failures in RSM Tenon audit

A second £5m fine has hit Big Four accounting firm PwC in four months, issued by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) over its role as auditor of collapsed fellow accountants RSM Tenon. PwC and s...
Ethical, ethics, Scrabble

15 May, 2017

Ethical ‘lapses’ driving more CEO departures, says study

An increasing number of chief executives around the world are forced out of their roles because of "ethical lapses", according to a
bank notes

21 April, 2017

CEO pay is falling, says PwC study of annual reports

The first 40 major companies to publish their annual reports revealed that chief executive pay is falling. Analysis of the FTSE 100 members by professional services firm PwC showed that 42.5% of ...
gender diversity

29 March, 2017

Financial services firms battle to increase female applications

Only a third of UK financial services firms have seen an increase in the number of female applicants despite targeted recruitment campaigns. According to research from professional services firm P...

10 March, 2017

Governance uncertainty prompted by Trump unlikely to end ESG demands

Shareholder pressure in the US over environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues is likely to continue, despite the uncertainty that surrounds the future of governance following the election of D...

25 January, 2017

Unions and business groups unite to call for strengthened governance

In a rare act of unity, leaders from unions and the business world have joined together in urging the UK prime minister to beef up corporate governance.