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    1. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      Fitch warns of pension deficit 'cash flow drain' for UK companies

      Rising pension contributions necessary to plug ballooning pension deficits following the Brexit vote could “create a...

    2. August 12, 2016

      Britain’s pension system and lessons from BHS

      At a time of high and rising corporate pension deficits in Britain, scheme members ought to draw comfort from the fact...

    1. August 12, 2016

      Pensions regulator wants veto on mergers and takeovers after BHS

      A corporate pensions failure of the scale that followed the collapse of BHS could happen again if the regulator is not...

    2. Fast FT

      August 9, 2016

      UK pension deficit balloons to record £408bn

      The aggregate UK pension deficit has ballooned to a new record £408bn as Gilt yields have plunged in the wake of the...

    3. FT Alphaville

      August 4, 2016

      Any thoughts on where this chart is heading..?

      That’s the PPF 7800 Index. It’s compiled by the Pension Protection Fund in the UK, charting the estimated funding...

    4. July 17, 2016

      Pensions stretched to breaking point after Brexit vote

      When markets opened after Britain’s vote to leave the EU, all eyes were on the billions of pounds wiped off the value...

    5. July 12, 2016

      Pension funds keep calm and carry on plugging gaps

      The Ministry of Information told Brits to “Keep Calm and Carry On” ahead of the so-called phoney war of 1939. Exactly...

    6. July 12, 2016

      UK company pension deficits rise £89bn in a month

      The pension deficit of UK companies grew by £89bn in just one month, hitting a record level following Britain’s vote to...

    7. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      Mind the gap: UK pension deficit widens to record £383.6bn

      The UK’s aggregate pension deficit has ballooned to £383.6bn, underscoring the impact of a prolonged period of low...

    8. June 21, 2016

      Plans to cut UK steel pensions attacked

      Proposals to boost the survival hopes of Tata Steel’s UK plants by cutting the level of pension payments pose...

    9. June 21, 2016

      British Steel pensions are as special as anyone else’s

      Special is an overused word. “You are all special,” teachers tell their pupils without conviction. Sajid Javid,...

    10. June 2, 2016

      Got a final salary pension? Time to steel yourself

      There are around 11m members of company final salary pension schemes in the UK. These are regarded as “gold-plated”...

    11. May 31, 2016

      BHS exploited loophole to cut its pensions levy

      Failed retailer BHS exploited a widely used loophole to nearly halve the annual levy it paid to the pension lifeboat to...

    12. May 26, 2016

      The risk to UK pensions from Tata’s special deal

      Hard cases make bad law. That, in essence, is the danger of the UK government’s plan to allow British Steel to reduce...

    13. May 26, 2016

      Steel staff face £20,000-a-year pension hit over Whitehall delay

      An estimated 700 steel workers approaching retirement age could each lose up to £20,000 a year if the British Steel...

    14. May 25, 2016

      Javid launches talks to cut steel pension fund liabilities

      Ministers are to launch a consultation that could allow the UK government to slash billions of pounds from the...

    15. May 13, 2016

      Companies put dividends before pension deficit fixes

      More than half of the FTSE 350 companies offering traditional pension schemes have paid 10 times more in dividends than...

    16. May 11, 2016

      Javid weighs £2.5bn trim for British Steel pension fund

      The government is planning to ringfence the British Steel pension fund and shave £2.5bn off its long-term liabilities...

    17. Fast FT

      May 11, 2016

      Sir Philip Green: Regulators aware of BHS sale

      Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group has attacked as “incorrect” evidence given to a parliamentary committee investigating...

    18. May 9, 2016

      UK Pensions Regulator learnt of BHS sale in media

      Regulators had spent more than a year discussing BHS’s “very atypical” 23-year plan to close its pension deficit when...

    19. Fast FT

      May 9, 2016

      Opening Quote: BHS probe; salad days for Greggs

      MPs begin an inquiry into BHS’s collapse, it’s salad days for Greggs’ healthier menu, Dignity mourns a lower death...

    20. May 8, 2016

      BHS pension deficit was on regulator’s radar when Green sold up

      The UK’s Pensions Regulator began investigating BHS’s pension scheme a year before the retail chain collapsed with a...

    21. May 5, 2016

      Sir Philip Green calls on MP to resign from BHS inquiry

      Sir Philip Green has reacted furiously to suggestions that his knighthood could be at risk over the BHS pension gap and...

    22. May 2, 2016

      UK regulator urged to be ‘robust’ on pensions before BHS collapse

      The UK’s pension rescue fund urged the industry regulator to be as “robust as possible” on company scheme funding...

    23. April 29, 2016

      BHS: A dealmaker’s debacle

      Just before his 63rd birthday in March last year, and with a very big sigh of relief, Sir Philip Green sold his shares...

    24. April 29, 2016

      Pensions chiefs to give evidence on impact of BHS collapse

      The UK pensions regulator has defended its role in regulating the underfunded BHS pension scheme as it prepared to be...

    25. April 27, 2016

      PPF rejected BHS pension offers

      BHS’s owners made two offers to plug the company’s £571m pension scheme deficit in the past three months — but both...

    26. April 27, 2016

      BHS set to be Pension Regulator’s toughest battle

      An investigation by the Pensions Regulator into the shortfall in BHS’s scheme is expected to be one of the UK...

    27. April 27, 2016

      Government sees little value in BHS action

      As David Cameron visited Port Talbot this week to discuss a potential rescue plan for Britain’s steel industry, the...

    28. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      MPs to examine BHS pensions deficit

      The UK’s work and pensions committee has said it will investigate the potential fallout of rescuing pensioners at BHS,...

    29. April 25, 2016

      BHS collapse sparks pensions probe

      The UK pensions regulator is investigating events around the collapse of BHS after the retail chain fell into...

    30. April 25, 2016

      BHS and the demonisation of Philip Green

      The collapse of BHS has all the attributes of a contemporary morality tale. Sir Philip Green washed his hands of the...

    31. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      Pensions Regulator to probe BHS

      The UK Pensions Regulator says it will investigate the collapse of high-street retailer BHS. In a statement, it said:...

    32. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      Opening Quote: BHS blues, Rexam and Snoozebox

      BHS is sliding into administration, Rexam‘s takeover is almost in the can, Snoozebox‘s CEO has quit. FT Opening Quote,...

    33. FT Alphaville

      April 25, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      BHS is sliding into administration, Rexam’s takeover is almost in the can, Snoozebox’s CEO has quit. FT Opening Quote,...

    34. April 10, 2016

      Tata Steel is a heavy burden for the Pension Protection Fund

      Tata Steel’s decision last month to offload its UK operation has raised serious concerns about the fate of the UK...

    35. March 23, 2016

      BHS prepares for crunch vote on future

      BHS creditors vote on Wednesday on a restructuring plan to prevent the retailer being forced into administration. The...

    36. Fast FT

      March 23, 2016

      BHS edges closer to potential rescue

      BHS, the department store chain that was sold by Sir Philip Green for £1, improved its chances of walking away from...

    37. March 13, 2016

      BHS plays dangerous game with PPF pensions gamble

      When a bank gets into serious but not yet fatal trouble, one option for its bosses is to do what is known colloquially...

    38. March 11, 2016

      BHS tests Pension Protection Fund

      If you last visited BHS when it was called British Home Stores, you are not alone. Last March Philip Green decided he...

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