Foreign firms face environmental whip first

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UK pensioners snap up Kodak film

In the frame: UK pensioners will soon own parts of Kodak Thousands of British pensioners are to inherit the iconic Kodak film and printing businesses. The pensioners, all members of the UK Kodak Pension Plan (KPP), will have their income backed by the company’s global revenues. KPP paid £419m to buy the businesses, to help […]

State pension: The overhaul and you

By Kevin Peachey Personal finance reporter, BBC News The state pension has seen significant changes since this man collected it in 1909 When the state pension was introduced in 1909, the maximum payment was five shillings (25p) a week – the equivalent of about £20 today. Just over 500,000 old and poor people queued up […]

Relief for families after insurers finally improve their record on breast cancer payouts

By Johanna Gornitzki PUBLISHED: 07:44 EST, 6 October 2013 | UPDATED: 07:48 EST, 6 October 2013 Thousands of women fighting breast cancer are being given an improved financial lifeline, with insurers now taking a more generous stance on payouts. Not only are providers more willing to pay rather than wriggle out of claims, but they […]

Mind the gap: Up to 12 million face pensions shortfall

Nearly a third of all British workers are heading for a substantial fall in their living standards when they retire – with the majority being medium to high earners, ministers have warned. A new study by the Government, released today, reveals that up to 12 million people will face a shortfall in their pensions despite […]