Final salary pension closures accelerate

Survey shows all FTSE 100 companies’ final salary pension schemes could be shut within a decadeMore than a quarter of FTSE 100 companies have shut their final salary pension schemes to all their workers, and the pace of closure could mean they are all closed within a decade, pensions consultants have warned.A survey of the […]
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FTSE 100 within sight of all-time high

Index closes at 6803.87 – just 130 points below peak reached on 30 December 1999 at height of the dotcom boomThe London stock market is within sight of its all-time closing high after another surge in share prices on Tuesday.After drifting for much of the day, the FTSE 100 index of Britain’s top companies made […]
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FTSE 100’s use of tax havens – get the full list

Research has found that the UK’s biggest public companies have more than 8,000 subsidiaries or joint ventures in tax havens – but which businesses have the most?• Get the data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianWhich major UK corporations keep subsidiaries in tax havens? The short answer, according to updated research by […]
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UK’s top companies condemned for prolific use of tax havens

• Only two of FTSE 100 have no subsidiaries in havens• Big four banks and Tesco among biggest users • ActionAid findings described as shaming by Lib Dem peerThe UK’s 100 biggest public companies are running more than 8,000 subsidiaries or joint ventures in onshore and offshore tax havens, according to research published on Monday, […]
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FTSE 100 hits highest since October 2007

Central bank action, reasonable economic data and upbeat company results continued to support the marketLeading shares rose for the seventh day in a row on Friday, with the FTSE 100 index closing above 6600 for the first time since October 2007.A combination of central bank action, reasonable economic data and upbeat company results continued to […]
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