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14 Jan 2019
Employers who take a lead on workplace health can have a positive impact on their employees’ health and wellbeing, with clear business benefits. Figures from the Health and Safety Executive show that, across the UK, over 26 million working days were lost last year due to work-related ill health.…
09 Jan 2019
A House of Commons committee is to investigate 'contingent charging' on pension transfer advice, following concerns about potential conflicts of interest. Under a contingent charging arrangement, pension savers agree to pay their financial adviser, or pay them much more, only if they decide to take…
07 Jan 2019
New research highlights the benefits of offering access to financial advice at work, with many employees concerned about managing their money and saving for retirement. A survey of over 1,000 full-time UK employees by professional services firm Aon found that people in the middle of their working…
02 Jan 2019
Pension savers are looking to have more frequent drawdown reviews with their financial adviser, according to research conducted for insurance, savings and pensions provider Zurich. YouGov surveyed 660 adults whose pension is in drawdown, including 276 for whom paid advice is their main support for…
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…