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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Finance Bill confirms minimum pension age rise

The recently published Finance Bill confirmed an increase in the minimum pension age to 57 from April 2028. However there could be changes between the Finance Bill becoming the Finance Act. Individuals do not have the ability to protect a retirement age of 55. However schemes that had the right to take benefits at 55 in their […]

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 […]

Cash back for essential healthcare

Now, more than ever, we need to be putting focus on our health. I think we can all agree that we are very lucky to have the NHS who we can rely on for free healthcare when we need it. However, there are certain healthcare elements which we don’t have free access to, dental treatment […]

Why employers should make benefits relevant to maximise staff engagement

The world of employee benefits never stands still. The pandemic hastened developments, and there has never been more choice. The dilemma is which ones should employers offer their staff? The most important thing is to make them relevant, targeted and personalised to your own particular workforce. As one leading HR Director says: ‘Personalised offerings provide […]