Are Men from Mars and Women from Venus when it comes to Health provision in the workplace?
So, in my first article on Health in the workplace, I have focused on Women’s Health in the workplace and I will look at each sexes similarities and differences and how employers can help all employees. Women’s health in the workplace has become an increasingly important issue in recent years. With women making up nearly […]
Back to the Future
I was born in 1973 and recall at school in the early 80’s talk wasn’t about the great new car someone’s parents had got or a recent holiday but unfortunately whose dad had lost his job that week. I was reminded of this recently when BBC 6 music had their celebration of Kate Bush’s first […]
Reproductive health – Support for employees
Reproductive health support has been growing in popularity as an employee benefit in the UK. The uncertainty surrounding such issues can be a major cause of stress both physically and mentally for employees. NHS waiting lists for investigation and treatment are long and growing. Many employees do not feel comfortable disclosing that they are undergoing […]
Automatic Enrolment: the success and the future
Pension automatic enrolment is nearly 10 years old; do you think it has been a success? Do you think it’s time for the rules to change? These are questions I am quite often asked and, in my opinion, yes, pension automatic enrolment has been a success in making more people save for their retirement. Following […]
Disability Awareness – How can we support your business?
International Day of Persons with Disabilities was founded to promote the understanding of disability issues, and the benefits of integrating persons with disabilities into every aspect of life. This year they are focussing on transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world. In employment, sport and reducing […]
Have you lost something?
Did you know that it has been estimated there could be about 2.8 million lost or forgotten pension pots out there, worth an average of £9,500 each– over £26.6 billion in total. As many as 1 in 20 people could have lost a pension – so it could be you! It can easily happen if you haven’t updated your address details […]
Helping your employees in the current cost of living crisis
I am now often asked; how can we help our employees with the cost-of-living crisis? Whilst many companies are paying one off cash lump sums to their employees to help, this can be costly to a company and the employee has to pay tax and NI so will typically only receive around 70% of the […]
Pension transfers replaced by Wingate Engage
There has recently been a lot of press concerning pension scams and the problems with the misinterpretation of recent legislation flagging simple DC to DC pension transfers as high risk and needing additional investigation before transfers can be processed. There is also a lot of marketing from new tech providers like Pension Bee who are […]
Cost of living crisis – how can employers help?
The cost of living crisis is having an impact on all of us and with energy prices soaring and winter looming, lots of people are genuinely worried about how they are going to afford to heat their homes and put food on the table. I have seen lots of articles recently with examples of how […]
Menopause Workplace Support
I have had a number of conversations with clients recently on the subject of menopause support. Unfortunately Private Medical Insurance (PMI) policies do not provide cover for menopause as this is categorised as the bodies’ natural aging process. However, one of the top PMI providers now offer a standalone a Menopause plan which can be […]