The age at which you can access a private pension may increase from 55 to 57

What seems like a lifetime ago, in 2014 the government announced that it was planning to increase the age at which someone can access their private pension (including their workplace pension) to age 57 from age 55. This is due to be implemented in 2028. Although things have been quiet on this topic since 2014, […]

Five things HR professionals can do to maximise staff engagement with employee benefits

You’re satisfied with the employee benefits you have in place and are comfortable with the associated costs. But are you confident your employees fully understand the benefits which are available to them? If you have invested time and money into developing your benefits package, it is vital that you have an effective communication strategy in […]

Should I transfer my pension?

One of the most common questions that we get asked as advisers is, Can I transfer my old Pension into my current Workplace one? We find the initial motivation behind wanting to transfer pensions into one arrangement is usually to keep their affairs in good order with everything under ‘one roof’. However, for some people, […]

Group Income Protection – An important benefit for all age groups

You’d be forgiven for assuming that income protection is a benefit people need later in life when age-related illnesses and conditions become more common. However, this really is a benefit which should also be valued by younger members of your workforce. More and more people in their 30s are making claims for Income Protection benefits. […]

Is 2019 the year to focus on staff retention and recruitment?

They say any business is only as good as the people it employs – and whilst most employees seek job security in difficult economic times, an improvement in these conditions can lead to those same people looking for something bigger, better, or different. Recruitment used to focus on salary, but as the makeup of the […]