25 Feb 2019
Employee benefits aren't just an optional extra that's nice to have. Sometimes, they provide support that enables someone to stay in their job when they have other responsibilities away from work.
20 Feb 2019
New research has uncovered an "alarming" lack of awareness about inheritance tax (IHT).
According to Canada Life's latest annual report on IHT, half (50%) of liable over-45s admitted they were unaware that their main property could be subject to IHT. This is a significant increase from just over…
18 Feb 2019
How can managers help ensure a successful return to work for employees after a period of sickness absence?
Support from managers and colleagues, and a positive attitude, are most likely to enable a long-term return to work, according to a research review led by the University of East Anglia (UEA).
13 Feb 2019
People in the UK are living longer -- and that means it's vital to plan your retirement finances.
Yet research from the London Institute of Banking & Finance has found that many over-50s have failed to save enough for their retirement and are planning to continue working into their 70s.
11 Feb 2019
Businesses are becoming increasingly aware of the measurable impact that benefits have on employee engagement and productivity, new research suggests.
In the latest Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey from insurance, risk management and consulting services firm Gallagher, 45% of HR…
06 Feb 2019
Some pension holders who opt for drawdown -- taking an income from their pension pot while leaving the rest invested, rather than buying an annuity -- are "sleepwalking" into poor financial decisions, a pension expert has warned.
Former pensions minister Steve Webb said that people leaving their…
04 Feb 2019
British workers aren't getting the chance to develop their skills for the future, according to research published by City & Guilds Group.
A YouGov survey of 2,000 full and part-time employees found that a third of workers in Great Britain -- and almost half of those aged 55 and over -- did not…
30 Jan 2019
People using drawdown to fund their retirement tend to take a longer term view of their investment and are not overly concerned about stock market fluctuations.
Stock markets would need to shift significantly in one day before drawdown investors would be worried enough to consider moving their…
28 Jan 2019
Employers must make sure they support the health and wellbeing needs of people working remotely, new research suggests.
Occupational health specialist BHSF found that overall employees appreciate the flexibility of home working. When asked how working from home makes them feel, the top three…