What happens to your pension during your maternity leave

If you’re planning to take time out of work to have a baby, chances are your pension isn’t high on your list of immediate priorities. Ensuring your finances are in order is as essential as preparing for being a new parent and the sleepless nights. In addition to your maternity pay, it’s important to think […]

Did you know that claiming Child Benefit helps towards your State Pension?

Many women take a career break to bring up their children.  But how does this affect your State Pension and how can you check that you will receive the correct entitlement? You will only receive the full amount of State Pension if you have paid or been credited with, National Insurance contributions for 35 years. […]

Pension Scams – Help your employees be ScamSmart

Would you give your pension fund or advise your employees to give their pension fund to a man you have just met? You and your employees would have seen the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and The Pensions Regulators (TPR) advert telling you not to let scammers enjoy your pension savings.  They have joined forces on […]

The Gender PENSION Gap

As part of new UK regulation, thousands of employers (employing over 250 employees) as of 4th April 2018 are now required to publish their gender pay gap figures for the first time and the information published so far, has shown that there is still a gender pay gap for women in companies. This gender pay […]

3 dates for your diary

The Employee Benefit world is always changing.  What changes lay ahead and what do you have to do? Pension Automatic Enrolment  Increases to statutory minimums Automatic Enrolment seems to have been a success.  A report* by the Department of Work and Pension states that over 9 million people have been enrolled into a work place […]

Workplace Stress Research

Half of UK employees lose sleep over work, with workplace stress leading to more drinking and smoking 51% of employees lose sleep worrying about their job or work related concerns Lack of healthy work/life balance a factor: 41% stay up late or get up early to check work emails A third (34%) of employees who […]