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 […]

Keeping up with the Joneses

The Oxford Dictionary definition of ‘Keeping up with the Joneses’ is ‘try to emulate or not be outdone by one’s neighbours’. When relating this famous phrase to the recruitment and retention of talent within the workplace arena, this often used saying could not be more accurate. As an employer, what are the things that differentiate […]

Pension Scams

The pension landscape changed for the better back in 2015 as the government allowed consumers to have more flexibility and a wide range of options as to how they can access defined contribution pension at retirement. Whilst this news was long overdue and welcomed by most, there are a number of people in society who […]