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We write briefs on, by, & for University Staff & Students. We emerged during the 2018 UK #USSstrike over pensions. #USS #academicfreedom. See also @OpenUPP2018.
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11 hours ago by paulbradshaw
Re-employment | NHSBSA
There may be an impact on your pension if you decide to return to work. Read the factsheets and watch the videos to find out more about: the rules around…
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3 days ago by asaltydog
La inversión directa en bolsa rinde el doble que los planes de pension
El Periódico article showing terrible results and high commissions and lack of transparency in private pension plans in Spain. Better to have invested directly in the bolsa
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25 days ago by piperh
Wealth 50 | Our favourite funds for investment
The Wealth 50 represents what we believe to be the best funds across all the major sectors for new investment.
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6 weeks ago by asaltydog
As a grocery chain is dismantled, investors recover their money. Worker pensions are short millions.
MUNCIE, Ind. — Once the Marsh Supermarkets chain began to falter a few years ago, its owner, a private-equity firm, began selling off the vast retail empire, piece by piece. The company sold more than 100 convenience stores. It sold the pharmacies. It closed some of the 115 grocery stores, having previously auctioned off their real estate. Then, in May 2017, the company announced the closure of the remaining 44 stores.
Marsh Supermarkets, founded in 1931, had at last filed for bankruptcy. ...
The anger arises because although the sell-off allowed Sun Capital and its investors to recover their money and then some, the company entered bankruptcy leaving unpaid more than $80 million in debts to workers’ severance and pensions.
For Sun Capital, this process of buying companies, seeking profits and leaving pensions unpaid is a familiar one. Over the past 10 years, it has taken five companies into bankruptcy while leaving behind debts of about $280 million owed to employee pensions. ...
When a company fails, it is sometimes impossible to pay everyone who is owed money. The trouble, according to some critics, is that financial firms often extract money from losing bets to reward themselves and then, through bankruptcy, leave obligations to workers unpaid. Companies owned by private-equity firms have used bankruptcy to leave behind hundreds of millions of dollars in pension debts, according to a government estimate.
“These private-equity firms buy a company, plunder it of any assets, and then send it into bankruptcy without paying employees,” said Eileen Appelbaum, an economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research who studies private-equity transactions. “To anyone but a bankruptcy court, this looks like a swindle.” ...
“There’s this idea that pensions are a giveaway,” said Ryan, who expects to reintroduce the legislation in 2019. But “it’s their money. Through negotiations, workers have deferred wages for a pension down the line. For them not to get that money is theft — in a lot of ways. The workers are a pawn in the game.”
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7 weeks ago by jimmykduong
AJ Bell Youinvest | Award-winning investment platform
AJ Bell Youinvest is a low cost, award-winning platform for the DIY investor. Learn more about our SIPP, ISA, junior ISA and Dealing account.
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10 weeks ago by asaltydog
Self-select Stocks & shares ISA | AJ Bell Youinvest
Our self-select Stocks & shares ISAs (investment ISAs) offer tax-efficient investing. City of London Wealth Awards "Best ISA 2017" Winners.
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