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31 Dec 2018
Money worries and relationship breakup are among employees' biggest mental health worries, according to new research from professional services firm Aon. Of the 92 employers surveyed, 39 said they were most concerned about the effect that money and debt would have on their employees' mental health…
27 Dec 2018
Over a third (35%) of homeowners, and nearly half (44%) of those in London, have used equity release to clear their mortgage, according to research by Canada Life. London homeowners over 55 are also more likely to use equity release as a way of unlocking funds to help family members, Mortgage…
24 Dec 2018
New legislation gives workers the right to receive a written statement of their rights, including details of sick leave and pay, when they start a new job. The UK government's Good Work Plan, described as the biggest package of workplace reforms for over 20 years, includes a 'day one' statement of…
19 Dec 2018
Defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the UK are set to pay out almost one-third of a trillion pounds over the next three years, Mercer has predicted.
17 Dec 2018
Rewarding employees on the spot for good performance can encourage staff to become more engaged and increase their productivity. Instant rewards can range from a box of chocolates or a bottle of wine, to gift vouchers, cinema tickets, restaurant discounts, items from an online catalogue, or…
12 Dec 2018
The UK government has launched a consultation on allowing defined benefit (DB) pension schemes to consolidate into 'superfund' entities. It's thought that larger, combined schemes would benefit from improved funding, economies of scale and better governance -- offering more security for members.…
10 Dec 2018
Many employees appreciate being able to work away from the office, either on a regular basis or just occasionally to help ensure a better work/life balance. And while it's easier for larger organisations to accommodate flexible and home working, small firms should also consider allowing it wherever…
05 Dec 2018
Pension dashboards will be launched next year, but they won't include state pension data straight away. The free, user-friendly dashboard will bring together the facts and figures of people's various pension schemes in one place online for the first time -- helping savers to make informed choices…
03 Dec 2018
New research shows that nearly all UK employers (97%) expect to maintain or increase their spend on employee benefits over the next two years. The Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) and consultancy company LCP surveyed 568 HR practitioners about their organisation's benefits…