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  1. September 1, 2014

    Appeal to save Wedgwood collection

    One of the most important ceramics collections in the UK will be broken up and sold off in three months unless a public...

  2. August 19, 2014

    Lehman pensions safeguarded for 2,500 UK employees

    The pensions of nearly 2,500 former UK staff of Lehman Brothers, the collapsed US investment bank, have been safeguarded...

  1. August 3, 2014

    Radical pension plan pitched to UK government

    One of the UK’s most influential pension experts has called on the government to overhaul the retirement system to encourage...

  2. April 6, 2014

    UK Coal’s insolvency could cost PPF £180m

    The UK’s government-backed pensions rescue service is facing further criticism over its dealings with UK Coal, which is on...

  3. April 4, 2014

    Turnround investor Moulton considers move for UK Coal assets

    Jon Moulton, the veteran turnround investor, has expressed interest in buying parts of UK Coal as two of the last three deep...

  4. April 1, 2014

    UK’s biggest coal miner on verge of collapse

    UK Coal is appealing for government support to stave off a collapse that would cost 2,000 jobs. The largest coal miner in...

  5. March 7, 2014

    Danny Alexander warns Scots on the risk to pensions

    Scottish households would see the cost of their pensions and other financial products rise in the event of independence,...

  6. March 2, 2014

    Movers & shakers: March 3

    ● Tony Fenner-Leitão has resigned as chief executive of Winton Capital, the $25bn hedge fund, after deciding to relocate for...

  7. February 21, 2014

    The Inventory: Barbara Judge

    Lady Barbara Judge, 67, who has held many senior executive roles, is chairman of the Pension Protection Fund and was...

  8. November 19, 2013

    Pensions regulator in warning on ABC deals

    Pension scheme trustees should be wary of signing on to a pledge of assets that allows employers to reduce contributions...

  9. November 10, 2013

    PPF: UK pension lifeboat charts a daring course

    Back in 2009, world leaders gathered at the G20 summit in Pittsburgh came up with a cunning plan to reduce risk in the...

  10. October 29, 2013

    Pension Protection Fund finance improve

    The Pension Protection Fund, the lifeboat for the underfunded retirement schemes of insolvent employers, ended its past...

  11. August 6, 2013

    Coal producer rejected mines bid in favour of restructuring

    UK Coal rejected a bid to buy its surface mines and run its deep mines under contract in favour of a restructuring that...

  12. July 28, 2013

    Kodak pension deal marred by confusion

    The UK pension fund of Eastman Kodak, the photography company, is scrambling to collect votes from members to approve a new...

  13. July 26, 2013

    Beware the commutation catch in tax-free cash

    Employees considering taking tax-free lump sums from their pensions have been warned to beware of settlements that slash the...

  14. July 24, 2013

    Supreme Court rules pension plans do not rank above other creditors

    Claims from a corporate pension scheme should not rank above other creditors in insolvency proceedings, the Supreme Court...

  15. July 21, 2013

    PPF responds to criticism of UK Coal pension deal

    The recent restructuring of UK Coal has generated interest and speculation about the role of the Pension Protection Fund...

  16. July 19, 2013

    PPF commutation fillip for some UK Coal pension members

    More than 3,000 members of the UK Coal pension scheme will be better off in retirement now that the scheme has been taken...

  17. July 14, 2013

    Pension Protection Fund digs deep in UK Coal deal

    Last week, UK Coal, the owner of most of Britain’s remaining coal mines, went into administration. The Pension Protection...

  18. July 9, 2013

    UK Coal rescue deal saves 2,000 jobs

    Britain’s last two deep coal mines are to remain open after a rescue deal preserved 2,000 jobs but cut miners’ pensions. UK...

  19. June 29, 2013

    PPF to take on UK Coal pensions

    The bulk of Britain’s coal industry is set to end up in the hands of the Pension Protection Fund with UK Coal Operations,...

  20. June 25, 2013

    Move to aid pensioners in insolvent company plans

    Long-serving workers who lose large chunks of their pensions when their employers become insolvent are set for a boost after...

  21. June 24, 2013

    Little progress made on defined benefit pension deficits

    The UK’s biggest companies have made little progress in cutting pension deficits, prompting calls for them to find new ways...

  22. June 11, 2013

    Record improvement in UK pension fund fortunes

    Rising bond yields have led to the biggest-ever one month improvement in the fortunes of the UK’s pension schemes in recent...

  23. May 20, 2013

    Pension Protection Fund warns of levy increase

    The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) – the statutory safety net underpinning employers’ pension promises – has warned that it...

  24. May 20, 2013

    Scotland warned of bank risk

    An independent Scotland would be vulnerable to banking crisis and would face a difficult and expensive task in providing...

  25. May 12, 2013

    Kodak defends pension plan settlement

    The recent attack in FTfm by John Ralfe on the integrity of the Pensions Regulator using the settlement negotiated between...

  26. May 8, 2013

    PPF ‘exposed to more risk’ as regulator relaxes guidance

    New measures to ease the burden faced by companies struggling with their pension deficits could lead to bigger bills for the...

  27. May 5, 2013

    Kodak deal brings regulator into question

    Last week, the venerable US company, Eastman Kodak, reached an agreement with its UK pension plan, helping it to emerge from...

  28. April 29, 2013

    Bankrupt Kodak to shift film arm to UK pensioners

    Eastman Kodak, once one of the biggest names in corporate America, is to offload its outdated camera film business and other...

  29. April 14, 2013

    Search for quality bonds hits pensions

    The reporting season for companies whose financial year ends on March 31 is approaching fast and investors should brace...

  30. April 12, 2013

    Coats shortfall threatens loss for PPF

    The shortfall at the pension scheme of Coats, the threads and zips manufacturer, may be £400m or higher. That is more than...

  31. March 20, 2013

    Budget 2013: Chancellor changes Pension Regulator’s remit

    George Osborne has said that the Pension Regulator will have to consider the growth prospects of companies when prescribing...

  32. January 11, 2013

    Jessops shuts with loss of 1,400 jobs

    All of Jessops’ 187 stores closed on Friday, just days after the camera retailer went into administration, causing the loss...

  33. January 7, 2013

    UK Coal pension trustees empowered

    Trustees to the UK Coal pension schemes have been given the right to monitor the business risks of the company’s newly...

  34. December 26, 2012

    Fragile future for Wedgwood Museum

    Next year will be crunch time for the Wedgwood Museum, deemed by some as the greatest ceramics collection in the UK, as it...

  35. December 9, 2012

    Smoothing won’t solve our pension problems

    Last week the UK chancellor announced a consultation process on “smoothing” the value of pension scheme assets and...

  36. December 5, 2012

    Pensions proposal raises eyebrows

    In a brief sentence that gave away as little information as possible, the Autumn Statement confirmed an exercise that...

  37. October 22, 2012

    PPF’s investment portfolio value leaps

    The Pension Protection Fund saw the value of its investment portfolio rise 25 per cent in the financial year ended March 31,...

  38. September 25, 2012

    UK employers’ pension levy to rise

    UK employers will be made to pay £630m into the fund that protects staff pension schemes next year – an increase of 15 per...

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