22 Nov 2018
People who put their savings into cash ISAs have missed out on £127bn because of a reluctance to invest in the stock market, a new report claims.
Cash ISAs remain far more popular than stocks and shares ISAs, despite the relatively low returns offered by the lower risk accounts.
21 Nov 2018
Seven in 10 employees believe that employers are not taking mental wellbeing and musculoskeletal issues seriously enough in the workplace, according to a poll by health cash plans provider Health Shield.
Two in three employees said that their business does not provide tailored support for mental…
14 Nov 2018
One in four people approaching retirement don't realise they have to pay tax when withdrawing cash from their pension savings.
In a survey of more than 2,000 people over the age of 55, Legal & General found that 27% thought they could access their pension pot completely tax-free, potentially…
12 Nov 2018
A new type of workplace pension is set to become available in the UK after the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) launched a consultation on collective defined contribution (CDC) pension schemes.
08 Nov 2018
From this week, women in the UK will begin to qualify for their state pension at 65, the same age as men.
It will now increase for both men and women, reaching 66 by October 2020 and 67 by 2028.
However, equality is a long way off when it comes to retirement income, with new research by trade union…
07 Nov 2018
Sick leave and pay should be more flexible to help employees who need to take time off for mental health issues, according to a new report.
'Too ill to work, too broke not to' from the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute explores the dilemma faced by people who are too unwell to work, but…
01 Nov 2018
Retirees may be missing out on thousands of pounds in pension income by not disclosing health conditions or lifestyle choices when buying an annuity.
Research by Legal and General found that as many as three quarters (76%) of over-55s believe that disclosing such details when purchasing an annuity…
31 Oct 2018
Millions of financial products have been lost or forgotten, leaving account holders cut adrift from their money, according to new research from National Savings and Investments (NS&I).
The survey of 4,107 British adults found that 14% — as many as 7 million people — think they may have lost…
30 Oct 2018
HR professionals tend to overestimate employee satisfaction with rewards and benefits programmes, new research suggests.
In a survey of 500 employees and 103 HR professionals commissioned by Hawk Incentives, around half of employees (52%) said they were happy with the benefits offered by their…