Fiscal Focus

Join our experts as they discuss and share their views on the challenges and opportunities for Irish business, and the measures required to create a constructive path to progress and prosperity.

Economic power shift to emerging economies set to continue

PwC's economists have produced their latest World in 2050 report, containing analysis of how the world's economic landscape could look in 2050. The results indicate that the shift of global economic power to emerging economies is set to continue, as these markets continue to boost their share of world GDP.


Couple purchasing goods: economic power shift to emerging economies.

CLEAR corporate reporting

With Alternative Performance Measures coming under increased scrutiny, Fiona Hackett presents the CLEAR test that will assist in the preparation of annual reports.


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12 ways your festive feast may change in 2017 and beyond

Christmas is coming and consumers are filling their sleighs’ with groceries – but what, where and how food is sourced, produced and sold is becoming a more important part of Christmas shopping.

How can consumers have confidence in the food industry going into 2017, and what changes are occurring in the market?


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Change on the way for data privacy and protection

A new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force in May 2018 will have a significant impact on Irish businesses in terms of data privacy and the protection of an individual's data.

PwC Cyber partner Pat Moran discusses the new regulations and their potential impact on Irish business.


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Essential Eight Technologies Businesses Should Consider

With no shortage of technological breakthroughs affecting businesses today and many more on the horizon, how can C-suites develop effective emerging technology strategies?

For its new report, Tech breakthroughs megatrend, PwC evaluated more than 150 technologies and identified the “Essential Eight” technologies we believe will be the most influential on businesses worldwide in the very near future.


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2016 Irish Family Business Survey

We are delighted to present our 2016 Irish Family Business Survey, with over 100 firms participating nationwide. The research shows that Irish family businesses continue to have ambitious growth targets, while having challenges in terms of digital preparedness, succession and strategic planning.


Three women – family business survey.

Focus and clarity needed after US election result

The result of the US election this week is the latest development in an unprecedented year of global political uncertainty.

PwC’s Managing Partner, Feargal O’Rourke along with Tax Leader Joe Tynan, Advisory Leader Ciaran Kelly, and Assurance Leader Enda McDonagh give their reaction to the result and what it could mean for businesses based in Ireland.


Focus and clarity needs after US election, PwC Ireland.


2016 CEO Pulse Survey: Priorities for business in 2016

Head of Tax Joe Tynan, discusses the priorities for Irish CEOs as revealed in this year's CEO Pulse Survey report.


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Never the wrong time to do the right thing

Pensions always seems to be put on the back burner – there is always something more pressing that requires more immediate action, and addressing pension issues gets deferred for another time. But the start of 2017 is a key point in time for many organisations who sponsor pension schemes, and taking action is not only appropriate but necessary.

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Watch: Strategy that works

How does a business create success by making the connection between strategy and activity? Paul Leinwand, Global Leader at Strategy&, PwC's strategy consulting group, talks to PwC Ireland Strategy Partner, David McGee, about delivering results and advantage through successful strategic execution.


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