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Most employers have skills shortages in their workforce or expect to have shortages in the next five years, according to new research conducted by PwC. Concerns around skills shortages were profound with 33% experiencing a current shortage in core business skills such as teamwork, leadership, relati

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Staff at Big Four firm PwC have hit back at Lord Sugar after he called employees at the company "lazy", following an announcement that PwC will allow employees to take Friday afternoons off during the summer months. Last week, Scottish Financial News reported that the firm had written to its 22,000

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Last week, Scottish Financial News reported that Big Four firm PwC is offering shorter working hours on a Friday over the summer. Chris Phillips, employment law partner at Thorntons Solicitors comments. The idea of shortening or flexing hours for staff over the summer is great in principle and, as l

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PwC staff have been told they can finish early on Fridays over the summer in a renewed attempt to keep employees happy amid the shift back to working from the office after the pandemic. The Big Four firm has written to its 22,000 staff in the UK and informed them that they can finish at lunchtime on

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Scottish accountancy firms and financial regulatory bodies have responded to Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Spring Statement announced yesterday. The Chancellor cut fuel duty by 5p per litre, which came into force from 6pm last night and will last until March next year. He also announced that the income t

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PwC Canada has been fined over $900,000 by Canadian and US accounting regulators over exam cheating involving 1,100 of its auditors. The Canadian Public Accountability Board and the US Public Company Accounting Oversight Board found that PwC had failed to notice that staff were sharing answers in ex

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PwC has announced the appointment of Jon Shelley as head of deals for Scotland amid a high level of activity in Scotland, across the UK and internationally. Mr Shelley replaces Jason Morris, who was recently appointed as regional market leader for PwC Scotland. Mr Shelley was previously head of corp

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PwC is set to recruit more than 100 people into its growing financial services practice as Scotland’s business community adjusts from the disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic and looks towards a sustainable and inclusive future. Representing a 10% uplift in PwC’s total headcount across Sc

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The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has commenced an investigation into the statutory audits by PwC of the consolidated financial statements of Babcock International Group plc for the years ended 31 March 2019 and 2020. The FRC has extended its original investigation, which intended to analyse aud

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PwC has appointed Martin Cowie as its new senior partner in Aberdeen, replacing Kevin Reynard. Kevin Reynard will retire from his post in June, after 34 years with the firm and seven in his current role.

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Jason Morris has been appointed regional leader for PwC in Scotland, replacing Claire Reid, who is leaving the role to become UK head of forensics. Mr Morris is a transaction services partner, based in Edinburgh, where he leads the 80-strong Deals practice.

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