Miller Fisher's pension provider Scottish Equitable will write to staff to update them on their pensions, after staff expressed surprise at news that their missing contributions were to be covered.

Miller Fisher's pension provider Scottish Equitable will write to staff to update them on their pensions, after staff expressed surprise at news that their missing contributions were to be covered.

Last week, Miller Fisher's receivers Deloitte & Touche revealed that the DTI would make up the deficit in the fund - up to 10% of employees' salaries.

It is believed the company missed at least two months' contributions to the fund.

However, staff that lost their jobs when the loss adjuster collapsed said they had received no such

information from the receiver.

"We had something saying they were looking into it but we haven't received anything else," one said.

A Deloitte & Touche spokeswoman confirmed that staff had not been informed of the changes to the situation.

But she said that Scottish Equitable would send them more information "at a later date".

"At the moment we're waiting on information from the pension funds on the shortfall, so we can forward it to the DTI," she said.

"After that, we have no way of knowing the timescale."