Regulation

How we can help

Assess your regulatory risk profile

We can help you anticipate and respond more effectively to compliance and regulatory requirements and risks in order to support your performance objectives, sustain value and protect your organisational brand.

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Gain insight from your financial reporting

We can help you satisfy your stakeholders’ expectations, keep pace with a fast-evolving corporate reporting environment, identify internal management issues and develop useful insights for addressing present and future challenges.

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Navigate the tax policy landscape

We can help you understand and comply with your fiscal and regulatory tax obligations, resolve challenges and maximise value over time on the basis of full disclosure.

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Manage tax complexity

We can help you manage global and local tax regulations, including corporate tax, indirect tax and accounting risks and opportunities.

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Manage workforce regulations across borders

We can help you deploy your talent globally to make sure you have the right types and levels of talent in the right places, while meeting local regulations.

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Understand and manage ‘green’ taxes

We can help you understand and manage the taxes, incentives and regulations that governments worldwide are introducing as part of their sustainability and climate change policies.

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Manage sustainability risks

We can help you assess how compliant you are with sustainable development requirements, policies and codes, advise you on the effect of any operational changes you’re planning to make and suggest areas for improvement.

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Keeping abreast of rapidly evolving regulation

For better or worse, regulation now appears to be a growth industry. Businesses around the world are coming under the regulatory microscope – at local, national and international levels – more than ever before, with proposals for new rules, restrictions and incentives across a wide spectrum of industries.

Public perceptions of big business have also shifted; it’s now seen as an integral part of the broader social fabric, with all the associated responsibilities this implies. And, finally, there’s the emerging view that regulation is necessary to lay the groundwork for certain types of beneficial commercial exchange that couldn’t otherwise take root and flourish, green energy being a prime example.

What does this mean for your business?

New laws, regulations and public expectations have pushed governance and compliance even higher up the boardroom agenda. Senior executives everywhere recognise it’s essential to make sure their companies have effective, robust and reliable governance and compliance tools, and use them.

Establishing a constructive dialogue between business and regulators is also important. Companies have a lot to gain, both strategically and tactically, from building trust and fostering long-term cooperation with regulators, not only on small industry concerns but also on large ones with bigger
socio-political implications. Where trust exists, regulation can become a mechanism for industry-wide – even global – cooperation on issues ranging from financial prudence to technical innovation and climate change.

Some questions to consider

Are you taking a long-term, strategic view of the regulatory framework in which your business operates?

Are you engaging with regulators at an early stage in the policy and law-making process? And have you allocated enough time and resources for helping to input your industry’s perspective?

Do you have the right information to inform your regulatory planning and decision-making?

Is your company fully compliant with the latest regulations in all the territories where you operate?

Does each function or division clearly understand its responsibilities?

Are you subject to a regulatory, legal or contractual compliance requirement that necessitates an opinion or assurance from an independent third party?

Are you confident of meeting all your regulatory deadlines? And do you understand the consequences of missing them, including the reputational risk?

Do you know what your business spends on regulatory matters, and the cost/benefit of that spend?

How well do your executives understand the economic, social and strategic impact of different regulatory outcomes?

What steps are you taking to improve your regulatory risk management?

 
 
 

View our latest Regulation research and insights

 

EU - Audit reform proposals get go-ahead

Mandatory firm rotation reaches the vote and passes – what next for European business?

Apr 10, 2014

 
 

India – New Companies Act may be behind increased demand for forensic audits

The number of Indian companies wanting forensic audits on their financial statements is increasing – could the Companies Act be the stimulus, and why?

Apr 8, 2014

 
 

Indian companies to spend 2% of turnover on corporate social responsibility

A new law mandates that Indian companies comply with a mandatory spend on corporate social responsibility activities, or explain why they’re not. But grey areas persist.

Apr 1, 2014

 
 

Video: Field-testing of auditor reporting proposals suggests improvements could be made

The IAASB’S proposed standard means that fundamental changes to the auditor’s report may be imminent. What might happen in practice, what’s the value, and can refinements be made?

Mar 10, 2014

 
 

Webcast: Transfer pricing in Latin America ̶ A focus on Mexico, Argentina & Chile

Join PwC for a webcast on the transfer pricing landscape in Latin America, with a specific focus on Argentina, Chile & Mexico. Leaders from our global Transfer Pricing network will discuss the latest developments in the region and share insights on how to successfully respond to these changes.

Feb 28, 2014

 
 

An interview with Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the OECD's Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, on base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS)

Understand OECD BEPS project and Discussion Draft on country reporting & transfer pricing, improved dispute resolution, impact of harmful tax & more. Watch.

Feb 27, 2014

 
 

Around the world: When to account for tax law changes

This PwC paper helps companies reporting under US GAAP or IFRS to understand when a change in tax law impacts the measurement of current and deferred income taxes.

Feb 24, 2014

 
 

Consumer products sector: Global tax rate benchmarking report

This PwC report is a study of the key tax ratios of 55 of the largest companies in the global consumer products market.

Feb 17, 2014

 
 

SEPA – Benefits and opportunities ready to be unlocked by stakeholders

PwC’s report for the European Commission on the economic impact of SEPA.

Feb 14, 2014

 
 

17th Global CEO Survey: Banking & capital markets

Banking & capital markets leaders see technology, demographic changes and shifts in global economic power as the trends most likely to transform their businesses over the next five years.

Feb 12, 2014