Ex-BHS chief faces £100k pensions rap
FORMER BHS owner Dominic Chappell has been ordered to pay more than £100,000 for breaching pensions law when the firm collapsed with the loss of thousands of jobs.
The 52-year-old ex-racing driver was found guilty in January of three counts of failing to provide The Pensions Regulator with vital documents about the company’s pension scheme after it went into administration in 2016.
Chappell, of Blandford Forum, Dorset, was resentenced at Hove Crown Court on Friday after losing an appeal against his conviction year.
Judge Christine Henson, QC, criticised Chappell for showing a “complete lack of remorse” in relation to his offences, that represented a “blatant” refusal to comply with pension law.
The collapse of the chain left large vacancies on high streets all around the country, including in its landmark building on Chapel Street in Southport.
Fifty jobs were lost when the town centre store closed and the site remained empty for two two years afterwards.
The unit is occupied by a temporary Christmas store, but is likely to be empty again next month. earlier this
The once mighty BHS store, in Southport is likely to be vacant again next month
Dominic Chappell broke pension laws