Financial education can help the UK become a nation of savers

Press release uploaded by on 24 November 2017

The majority (60%) of employees want help to make the right pension and savings decisions, according to research by LifeSight. Despite this, LifeSight found that more than three quarters (77%) of employers do not currently have any plans to play a greater role in the long-term savings of their workforce, even though over a third […]

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Santa’s busy stocking his sleigh but are businesses ready for last minute annual leave clashes?

Press release uploaded by on 23 November 2017

New research by hotel chain Jury’s Inn reveals that 82% of workers still have annual leave to take, despite the New Year being only six weeks away. It found that a third of UK employees still have at least ten days left to use. With Christmas fast approaching this could spell disaster for companies who […]

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Adapting to an ageing workforce

Press release uploaded by on 23 November 2017

The UK population is ageing and the ratio of workers to retirees is falling. According to the Institute of Employment Studies there are currently 7.2m workers aged 50-64 and by 2020 one third of Britain’s workforce will be aged over 50* which will place unique pressures on both employers and health insurers. The Health Insurance […]

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Richer community learning features makes the Agylia Learning Management System even more social

Press release uploaded by on 23 November 2017

Agylia has added even more social learning features to the class leading Agylia Learning Management System (LMS) and mobile learning Apps with fully integrated commenting and communications capabilities. Tim Buff, CEO and Chief Learning Strategist at Agylia said, “Findings from the Learning Technology Research Project and conversations with our customers have shown that unless social, […]

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How to stay safe on your winter sports holiday

Press release uploaded by on 23 November 2017

  From hiking to fat biking, skiing to sledding and snowshoeing to snowboarding, winter sports activities have never been so thrilling or so varied.   If you’re setting off on a winter sports holiday abroad, read this advice from Dr. Lynn Gordon, chief medical officer for international assistance and claims company CEGA. It may help […]

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Budget commentary 2017 – part 2

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has today delivered this year’s second Budget Report. Please see our summary below; • From April 2018, the personal allowance will increase to £11,850 and the higher rate threshold to £46,350. • The ISA annual subscription limit for 2018-19 will remain unchanged at £20,000. The annual subscription limit […]

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Following successful results, Canada Life rolls out mental health support widely via RedArc

Press release uploaded by on 22 November 2017

Summary Following a long and successful relationship together, Canada Life worked with RedArc on an eight-month project to better understand how, in partnership, employers and employees can be more fully supported during mental health-related absence. Feedback has been very positive, and Canada Life is delighted with the first-class support provided by RedArc. The decision has […]

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Care for the Three Million Carers

Press release uploaded by on 22 November 2017

With National Carers’ Day taking place on Friday 24 November, now is a good time for employers to take a closer look at ways in which they can best support employees who are also carers, to help them strike a balance between being productive at work and managing their caring responsibilities. Laura Davis, Managing Director […]

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Manchester Metropolitan University and Asda launch new retail-focused degree apprenticeship

Press release uploaded by on 22 November 2017

Manchester Metropolitan University and Asda have launched a Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship in Retail. Asda is a long-term supporter of apprenticeships, with programmes to help young people take the first steps in their careers. Now the retailer is offering colleagues the chance to study for a degree apprenticeship, a bespoke programme designed to build the […]

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Staffcare Relaunches as Zest and Introduces Cutting-edge Employee Benefits Technology

Press release uploaded by on 21 November 2017

Staffcare, one of the leading pioneers of the employee benefits market, today announced that it is relaunching its business as Zest and, simultaneously, launching its new benefits technology platform. This marks the culmination of a multi-million pound, three year investment programme by the business with the support of its parent, The SimplyBiz Group, which acquired […]

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