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'Many further questions' for Sir Philip flagged

A statement released by MPs in the wake of Sir Philip Green's appearance before a committee panel today states that his evidence given flags "many further questions" for the former BHS boss.

The statement states: "We have many further questions for Sir Philip, particularly the big questions on the pension fund that he was unable to answer today."

Pensions Regulator denies refusal to work with Sir Philip

Pensions Regulator says its willing to work with Sir Philip over BHS Credit: Ben Birchall/PA

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has denied implications it previously refused to engage with former BHS boss Sir Philip Green, after the businessman read out a letter from a pension trustee during a committee meeting saying "there have been talks on a solution, then "brick wall" of regulator".

The TPR said "it is not true to say we are refusing to engage with Sir Philip Green" and "our door is always open".

It is not true to say we are refusing to engage with Sir Philip Green, or his advisers, regarding the BHS pension scheme.

Our door is always open to discuss credible proposals and we have made initial contact with Sir Philip’s advisers to remind them of this point following comments that we have not engaged with them. We cannot comment further at this stage.

We will consider any credible and reasonable proposals that are put to us but we have not received details of any new proposal from Sir Philip Green or his advisers.

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