Anthony Jos Steed
By email: email@example.com
Dear Mr Steed Ref: Freedom of Information Request
Thank you for your correspondence received at the PPF on 18 June 2019. Your request
has been considered as a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 (“FoIA”). A short summary of the FoIA and your rights is included in the Appendix.
You have asked for the following details:
“Dear Board of the Pension Protection Fund, Please advise the total amount of
payments from the fund arising from defaults by companies in Philip Green's Arcadia
In respect of your queries raised under the FoIA, I set out my response below. By way of background, the Board of the Pension Protection Fund administers the
1. the Pension Protection Fund, out of which payments are made to members in
receipt of compensation from us;
2. the Fraud Compensation Fund, which holds funds to compensate schemes
which have suffered loss due to acts of dishonesty;
3. the PPF Administration Fund, which is the money which keeps the PPF running
4. the FAS Administration Fund, out of which compensation is paid to members in
the Financial Assistance Scheme and covers the day-to-day running of the
Financial Assistance Scheme.
There have been no payments from the funds arising from defaults by companies
in the Arcadia group, including:
1. No payments to members of the Arcadia Group Pension Scheme or the Arcadia
Group Senior Executives Pension Scheme (the “Schemes”), and
2. No payments in respect of the Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVA)
concerning the Arcadia group.
Pension Protection Fund, Renaissance,
Protecting People’s Futures
12 Dingwall Road, Croydon, CR0 2NA
The Pension Protection Fund is a
T 0845 600 2541 E firstname.lastname@example.org
statutory fund run by the Board of the
Pension Protection Fund, a body
corporate, under the Pensions Act 2004.
If you are interested in further information regarding the PPF’s approach to CVAs
more generally, we have published guidance on our website, which is
If you have any concerns about the way in which your information request has been
treated, full details of our Freedom of Information procedures can be found at: www.ppf.co.uk/freedom-information
Appeals are heard by a member of the PPF’s senior management team who has not
been involved in considering the initial request for information and a response to an
appeal wil be provided within 20 business days of receipt.
If, following such an appeal, you are stil not satisfied you have the right to appeal to the
Information Commissioner under Section 50 of the FoIA 2000. There is no charge for
making an appeal to the Information Commissioner. General y, the Information
Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the appeals
procedure provided by a public body. The Information Commissioner can be contacted
The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House,
Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.
Telephone: 0303 123 1113
Yours sincerely, Keith Cooke
The Freedom of Information Act 2000
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 came into force on 1 January 2005. It affects all public
authorities and gives you a right (unless an exemption applies) to:
• be told if information is held; and
• be given that information.
The term ‘public authority’ includes most public organisations and Government Departments in
England, Wales and Northern Ireland (Scotland have their own Act), and includes the Board of the
Pension Protection Fund.
There are a number of situations when information which a public authority holds is exempt
from this requirement. In particular, information is exempt if its disclosure (otherwise than
under the FoIA) by the public authority holding it:
is prohibited by or under any enactment
is incompatible with any community obligation, or
would constitute or be punishable as a contempt of court.
The duty to confirm or deny whether the public authority holds information does not arise in