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“Nasty little trick”: UK MP slams pre-packs after Pensions Regulator drops Johnston Press probe

By Dominic Lawson

12 March 2019

“Nasty little trick”: UK MP slams pre-packs after Pensions Regulator drops Johnston Press probe Johnston Press operated around 200 newspapers across the UK and the Isle of Man / iStock.com/artisteer

The chair of a UK parliamentary committee has criticised a report by the Pensions Regulator into publisher Johnston Press’ insolvency, labelling the regulator’s decision to rule out the use of anti-avoidance powers over its pre-packaged administration sale as “beyond baffling”.