wound up


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brought to a state of great tension

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The Spartans gaffer didn't believe the Elgin official who called just after 11am yesterday saying the match was off because he had just been wound up by one of his own players, Robbie Manson.
The government's publication of draft regulations to ensure that assets are distributed as fairly as possible when pension schemes are wound up has been broadly welcomed by Mercer Human Resource Consulting, but the firm has warned that the proposed laws will give pensioners priority over non pensioners.
The petition they handed in to No 10 called for compensation for having their future retirement funds slashed when their pension schemes were wound up.
Under current laws when a scheme is wound up people who have already retired receive their pension in full, but those approaching retirement can lose everything they put in.
They handed in a petition to No 10 calling for compensation for having their future retirement funds slashed when their pension schemes were wound up.