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23 Nov 2020
Many employees would say that pay and bonuses are their biggest motivator at work. While benefits like pensions, wellbeing initiatives and learning & development opportunities make for a happier and more productive workplace, employers also need to get the basics right -- and that means…
16 Nov 2020
2020 has been a year that many of us would rather forget, and the pandemic has put a hole in many people's finances. But for those lucky enough to be able to carry on working, the restrictions on going out have meant fewer opportunities to spend money. And some people, particularly those in their…
09 Nov 2020
Women are more likely than men to have gaps in their pension contributions and to save less in a pension due to lower-paid or part-time working. Women also live longer than men -- on average by 3.7 years -- so need their pension savings to last longer. While automatic enrolment has brought about a…
02 Nov 2020
In a divorce, many people overlook their pensions and retirement savings when agreeing a financial split. However, the consequences of this can be significant, with a shortfall in your retirement finances and potentially even a future claim from your ex-spouse.
26 Oct 2020
It takes time and effort to put together an employee benefits package that meets the needs of a diverse workforce, and incentivises and rewards their hard work. But it's a waste of resources if your employees aren't aware of the benefits available to them, or don't understand their options. In a…
19 Oct 2020
Working for yourself can be hugely rewarding, but it also brings a whole load of additional responsibilities -- one of which is planning your financial future without the safety net of automatic enrolment. Yet many self-employed people are not doing enough to ensure they will have a comfortable…
12 Oct 2020
Whatever life stage your employees are at, financial education can help them make the most of their money now and in the future. But new research shows that take-up of financial education in the workplace varies greatly across the generations.
05 Oct 2020
After changes to tax rules, thousands of people no longer need to worry about Inheritance Tax (IHT). But the huge variation in property prices across the UK means that where you live and the average property price in your area will have a big impact on whether your estate will end up with a bill to…
28 Sep 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has been an unsettling time for all of us, but there are things employers can do to help employees who may need extra mental health support. Small businesses, in particular, are well positioned to manage mental health issues amongst their staff, according to medical services…