Editor's View: 31 July and mystically revived corpses

The editor's Friday Night Takeaway from 7 July

Hope William-Smith
clock • 2 min read

Imagine my surprise this week when I came across the news about Carillion's former finance director having been handed an 11-year ban. The action against Zafar Khan comes close to six years on from the construction business entering compulsory liquidation - a move that pushed its defined benefit scheme into the Pension Protection Fund and kicked off a major debate in parliament around The Pension Regulator's conduct. It's not the ban itself that is surprising, it's the realisation - once again - of just how long it takes for these situations to be resolved. The liquidation happened in my ve...

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