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FTSE350 Pensions Blackhole Is £4 Billion Deeper

The pensions blackhole of Britain’s largest companies expanded by £4 billion  in February, according to the latest data. The FTSE350 companies saw their pensions fall...

Company Pensions Still £34 Billion In The Red

Britain’s biggest companies are still fighting with pension debt of more than £30 billion. The 350 largest companies listed on the FTSE stock exchange indices...

Rescued Company Pensions £190 Billion In The Red

Britain’s workplace pensions have a black hole of nearly £190 billion, according to the latest data. The government’s lifeline for retirement savers, the Pension Protection...

Top Companies See Pension Gap Shrink To Just £1 Billion

Britain’s largest company pension schemes are continuing to flourish as they climb towards almost 100% funding. The combined deficit of the largest listed companies that...

Company Pension Black Hole Shrinks By £250 Billion In Six Months

The pension black holes of thousands of companies have closed by £250 billion in just six months. Figures from accountancy giant PwC show the deficit...

BHS Pension Scandal – Ex-Boss Ordered To Pay £87,000

Former British Home Stores owner Dominic Chappell must pay £87,000 for refusing to hand pension watchdogs information about the company’s ill-fated pension scheme. Chappell, 51,...

FTSE Pension Black Hole Swallows 70% Of Profits

Britain's biggest businesses have pension black holes that would swallow 70% of their profits and has hit a new peak for the decade following...

Company Pension Shortfall Shrinks But Still Highest For 3 Years

Retirement savers have seen Britain's company pension black hole shrink by £1 billion a day over recent weeks. Last month saw £40 billion wiped off...

Business Angels Pouring Cash Into VCT Investments

Business angels are ploughing millions in to fledgling companies but many may find their plans are thwarted by a lack of investments. Venture Capital Trusts...

Will I Lose My Company Pension If My Firm Goes Bust?

A big worry for many retirement savers is what will happen to their company pensions if their employer goes bust. Turbulent economic events stirred up...

Company Pension Funding Gap Shrinks But Is Still Billions

The funding gap for company pensions is shrinking but still stands at a massive £580 billion, according to the latest industry figures for November. As...

Directors Risk Action For Selling Companies To Avoid Tax

The British tax man is warning that trying to save money by selling your company to one in Cyprus and switching earnings into capital...

Drinks Firm Final Salary Pension Is On The Rocks

Plans to change the final salary pensions of hundreds of workers have hit the rocks for drinks firm Diageo. The global giant, which includes brands...

QROPS May Solve Expat Zombie Pension Problem

Millions of retirement savers are trapped in a ‘zombie’ workplace pensions that could pay less than promised. The BHS pension debacle has focussed attention on...

Panama Papers Set To Go Online

A task force of investigative journalists examining millions of Panama Papers documents are to put a searchable database online within a few days. The database...

Secrecy Torn From Offshore Companies And Trusts

Governments around the world want to crack down on property investors who hide their identities behind shell companies registered in offshore financial centres. Australia has...

Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme 2016

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) is aimed at attracting venture capitalists to inject cash into start-up businesses and in return they receive tax...

Ethical Investors Should Shun Firms Avoiding Tax

Big name companies have faced a lot of criticism from the media about the low taxes they pay in some countries. Lately, the Organisation of...

IR35 May Be Dumped As Contractors Face Tax Hike

Thousands of expat contractors could face a tax crackdown if rumours that Chancellor George Osborne is about to scrap controversial IR35 rules prove true. Government...