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    1. 15 hours ago

      More employers trying to dump UK pension schemes

      The number of companies attempting to dump expensive staff pensions they no longer want to pay for is on the rise, according...

    2. November 18, 2014

      Successor company to UK Coal to become a property developer

      The conversion of Britain’s once mighty coal mining industry into a property developer should complete early next year....

    1. November 16, 2014

      Monarch’s ex-owner warns of hard times ahead

      Monarch Group, the travel airline business rescued from the brink of collapse, faces a huge task in its new guise as rival...

    2. November 16, 2014

      CDC pensions will work only if strictly regulated

      The UK’s House of Commons is currently considering the bill to set up collective defined contribution pensions. This is to...

    3. October 24, 2014

      Monarch Group sale saves 2,500 jobs

      The sale of travel business Monarch Group has been agreed, saving 2,500 jobs. The Mantegazza family, owners of Monarch for...

    4. October 6, 2014

      Pension Protection Fund backs down over move to tighten rules

      The UK’s safety net for company pensions has backed down in an attempt to tighten the rules on how much employers must pay...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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,...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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,...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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