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MPs to demand Phillip Green pays £600m into BHS pension scheme

MPs holding an inquiry into the collapse of retailer BHS are set to ask former owner Sir Phillip Green to pay up to £600m to help close the pension scheme deficit. According to the FT, Work and Pensions committee chair Frank Field said MPs would “laugh” if Green offered to pay anything less. Field estimates […]

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Target date fund firms under pressure as sales disappoint

Target date funds have failed to gain traction among investors and resulted in disappointing sales as experts question whether the UK market could follow the success seen in the US. TDFs have traditionally been used by occupational pension schemes but have not been widely available to UK retail investors until recently, with firms such as Vanguard, Architas and […]

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