The Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) service will close to new applications from pension funds on 1 September.
The service was set up to help members of schemes that went into wind-up between 1 January 1997 and 5 April 2005 and were unable to pay member benefits. It will not accept new applications after 1 September...
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