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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…
28 Nov 2018
Only half (53%) of Britain's over-50s feel well prepared for retirement and four in ten (38%) worry about it, yet many are reluctant to seek financial advice. In fact, it would take a windfall of over half a million pounds before most would call in a financial adviser. That's according to research…
26 Nov 2018
Businesses should improve their employee benefit schemes to support lower earners, according to a report by the Work Foundation. With levels of in-work poverty reaching record highs, the Work Foundation has been working in partnership with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and businesses in the retail…