John Ralfe

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 Carillion workers on  a construction site in London: UK ministers are said to have met over the possible demise of Carillion. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

The fate of Carillion, one of Britain’s largest construction companies, is likely to become clear on Monday following a crunch meeting with UK governm(...)

Philip Green’s Taveta Investments, the holding company of Arcadia, has recorded a 16.5 per cent drop in profits. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Philip Green’s Arcadia Group is starting to look a lot like BHS. The department store chain went into administration in April 2016, a year after Mr G(...)

Pension trustees have seen their deficits widen in recent years, mainly owing to circumstances outside their control. Apart from retirees living longer, a low interest rate environment has the effect of increasing the present value of future liabilities. Falling stock markets have not helped either.

The discord between Ryanair and Aer Lingus is the latest in a series of problems facing large companies to focus shareholders on the growing pension d(...)