Organic pork pie producer Brockleby’s has won a contract to supply its pies to supermarket chain Waitrose.The company, from Asfordby Hill, near Melton Mowbray, will be putting its wares into a Waitrose store in Stamford early next year. Brockleby’s hopes its pies will later go nationwide with the chain.The contract was signed when the company was contacted by Waitrose after winning a taste competition in the retailer’s Made in Britain Awards, organised in association with Country Living magazine. Ian Jalland of Brockleby’s said: “Our pies are very popular, but they aren’t widely available at the moment. I don’t know what volumes are involved, but it will be a significant piece of business for us.”A Waitrose spokeswoman said: “We are working on the launch of the pies into the Stamford branch with a view to extending the product into more stores at some point in the future.”Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association chairman Matthew O’Callaghan said it was “extremely good news that the excellence of Melton Mowbray pies has been recognised by a major supermarket”.
However, a trustee petition to UK courts to create a ‘qualifying insolvency event’ to allow the scheme to enter the PPF came too late – with operations wound down – leaving the scheme in limbo.Trustees continued to argue and petition courts for legal insolvency of the UK operations but failed in both the Court of Appeals and now the Supreme Court after yesterday’s ruling.After the Court of Appeals ruling and in anticipation of trustee failure in the Supreme Court, the UK government intervened to protect the scheme by changing the legal framework for PPF entry.The scheme is now expected to continue its PPF assessment but with uncertainty over who will cover pension payments and costs since the 2010 insolvency, as the scheme only entered assessment after legal changes made by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).Had it won yesterday’s judgment, the PPF could have assumed assessment began in 2010, thus providing financial assistance to pension payments from that date.This legal challenge, however, provides little clarity on the future outcome of similar potential insolvencies of EU parent firms with UK operations but no legal subsidiary.The regulation amendments passed by pensions minister Steve Webb after the Court of Appeal decision in 2014 may not aid other EU-based firms in similar circumstances.Martin Scott, partner at law firm Mayer Brown, said the legislation was done in such a way that it was almost inconceivable to see how it could apply to another pension scheme.“This is probably only going to help the Olympic Airlines case and will not help any similar EU company in a similar situation,” he said.“The decision provides a timely reminder that when an employer is based in the EU but is providing UK final salary pension schemes, it remains difficult to benefit from PPF protection.“It may prove crucial, once the local EU proceedings are underway, to start appropriate English insolvency proceedings as quickly as possible.”The ruling caps a long list of cases involving sponsor support and PPF protection for UK DB schemes.Last month, the Box Clever vs ITV case reached a new stage after the UK Court of Appeal referred it back to the Upper Tribunal after disputes over evidence.The Pensions Regulator and Box Clever trustees had been chasing ITV for s75 contributions for the failed digital venture’s scheme. The UK Supreme Court has ruled against the trustees of the Olympic Airline SA Pension Scheme on allowing an insolvency event, but members are still set to take advantage of the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).The case relates to the 2009 insolvency of Olympic Airlines, a Greek carrier, which entered insolvency in Greece while having UK-based operations and a defined benefit (DB) pension scheme but not a subsidiary firm.Legal wrangling has been on-going since 2010, with the trustees of the UK pension fund looking to secure the benefits of members via the PPF.The scheme carried a £16m (€22.3m) deficit at the time of its Greek sponsor’s insolvency.
00.1000 WL 52.714 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 00.000 League 34.429 00.000 1South Haven71.875 10.1000 00.000 61.857 Girls SCBL Standings 15.167 52.714 00.1000 South Haven boys:It is apparent South Haven boys have become heavy favorites to win the SCBL. The Cardinals dominated Central Burden 52-28. Central came into the game undefeated. Austin Showman returned as a starter for the first time this season this weekend.He had 18 points in his senior debut.South Haven played a non-league contest with Garber, Okla. The Cardinals won again to improve 7-1 with a 55-48 victory. Showman scored 25 points while Andrew Lowe had 13. The box score can be found here.SCBL standings for Monday, Jan. 7: Udall 10.1000 15.167 10.1000 10.1000 Over-all 00.1000 Mens SCBL Standings 01.000 01.000 5West Elk 16.143 7Flinthills 43.571 7South Haven35.375 15.167 70.1000 4Flinthills Elk Valley 01.000 2Argonia 6CVDX 11Central by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Wellington High School wrestlers finish placed fifth in the Wichita North dual tournament on Saturday, Wellington Middle School basketball teams start a very busy week, South Haven boys win again, and the South-Central Border League standings are released to kick off a very busy weekâ€¦.Wellington High School wrestling:Â The Wellington varsity wrestlers went 2-2 for the day at the Wichita North Invitational Saturday. The Dukes beat Wichita North 45-29, lost to Wichita Northwest 56-11, lost to Campus 42-30 and beat Wichita West 43-29.Jason Haydon at 160 pounds continues to roll. He went 4-0 on the day and is now 18-1 for the season. He along with Andrew Horn at 126 and Taylon Lamkin at 195 went undefeated in the tournament.Justin Bruns at 152 also had an outstanding tournament. Bruns went 3-1 barely losing to the No. 1 wrestler in Class 6A Saul Ortiz of Wichita Northwest at 152. Andrew Pelkey at 145 and Mitch Lowe at 220 also finished 3-1.Wellington will travel to Mulvane on Thursday for a triangular with Buhler. 33.500 00.000 00.1000 WL 16.143 34.429 9Argonia 8Oxford 51.833 3Oxford 11Sedan 34.429 33.500 3Sedan Wellington Middle School basketball:Â The WMS basketball teams return to action from Christmas break with the first of three games this week.Wellington teams battle El Dorado on Monday, Prairie Hills on Tuesday and Clearwater on Thursday.In tonight’s action, vs El Dorado is scheduled as follows:Girls – home, 8B 4 p.m, 7A 5:15 p.m., 8A 6:30 p.m. Boys – home, 7A/8B 5 p.m, 7B/8A 6:30 p.m. 01.000 24.333 WL 00.000 Caldwell Over-all 10Elk Valley 2Central 00.1000 League 25.286 15.167 9West Elk 00.000 01.000 00.000 Caldwell 34.429 10.1000 5Udall 1CVDX WL