Interesting article in The Telegraph over the weekend (22 Jan 2011) about the threat this National collection in Britain is apparently under from the usual short-sighted muddle and badly drafted laws! The collection appears to (from the article) be in danger of being sold off for the sake of £60,000 pension liability for 5 people who work for the museum, but were employed by the company. Thereby, under some strange rule - because they were on the company payroll the whole liability of the company can be applied to the Museum - putting its assets into play! Read the article and Marvel at this potential craziness!!! (It is estimated that the whole collection might raise between £12 million and £20 million to go against the companies liability to the pension fund of around £134million).
Sad world:( - but lets hope it doesn't happen and the UK courts can protect this unique collection!
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