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PwC has extended the number of equity partners in Scotland to 34 with two new admissions to the partnership bolstered by the relocation of two specialists in energy, and M&A tax advice. In addition, five new directors have been unveiled. Martin Cowie has relocated from Belfast to Aberdeen to hel

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Big Four accountancy firm PwC has announced plans to recruit more than 4,000 additional staff in the UK as part of a $12 billion global plan to respond to technological disruption, fractured geopolitics, climate change and the enduring impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. PwC yesterday unveiled its new

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Staff at Big Four accountancy firm EY will be allowed to work from home for at least two days per week after all coronavirus restrictions are eased. Yesterday, EY told UK employees that 17,000 staff would shift to a “hybrid working model” that mixed home and office working once social-di

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PwC's Strategy& has published a new report urging banks to assess their strategies in the context of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). The report, 'ESG and Banking: A chance to rethink strategy, states that while there are already several purpose-driven banking organisations, like buil

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The COVID-19 pandemic is making it harder for people living in Scotland to achieve better opportunities in life, according to new research by PwC, which suggests government and businesses must take radical action to avoid furthering inequalities in society. As Westminster and Holyrood Governments pl

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PwC has named Fraser Wilson as head of financial services in Scotland, as the firm continues to build its presence in an industry worth £13 billion to the Scottish economy. A Glasgow-based partner, Mr Wilson replaces Allan McGrath, who has led the financial services practice over the last two

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a consultation on potential reforms to the UK Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID). Alongside the Treasury, the regulator is considering reforms to capital markets looking at changes to the UK’s regulatory regime to ensure t

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched its second consultation on introducing the UK Investment Firm Prudential Regime (IFPR) for FCA prudentially-regulated investment firms. The IFPR introduces a new prudential regime for MiFID investment firms regulated by the FCA. It will create a sin

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Glasgow-based vegan subscription business TheVeganKind has raised £3.5 million in Series A Capital funding after being advised by PwC. Husband and wife co-founders, Scott and Karris McCulloch launched TheVeganKind subscription delivery box service in 2013 after identifying challenges associate

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Following extensive consultation with employees, Big Four audit firm PwC has announced a deal to allow its 22,000 employees greater flexibility for post-pandemic working. The firm has said employees will be given more freedom to decide the most effective working pattern on any given day - for e

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