Pay & Benefits

Financial education can help the UK become a nation of savers

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 […]

Budget commentary 2017 – part 2

Press release uploaded by on 22 November 2017

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

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

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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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PayPlan calls for Chancellor to help those struggling to get onto the housing ladder

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“In Wednesday’s announcement, I would like to see the Chancellor think more about how the budget can help people who are already struggling to make ends meet and who are getting into debt purely out of necessity, rather than through frivolous spending. “Our clients are being affected by the rising cost of living, and more […]

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35% fleet fuel bill cost increase warning if budget penalises diesels – TMC

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Fleets switching from diesel to petrol could see fuel bills increase by 35%, TMC is warning ahead of a predicted anti-diesel budget on 22 November. The fuel and mileage cost management specialist is echoing other fleet industry experts in urging the Chancellor to think very hard before raising diesel taxes. Paul Hollick, managing director of […]

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Top reasons employers buy staff benefits, revealed by latest Ellipse research

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• 28% of employers primarily buy benefits to reward their staff • 21% said attracting new staff was main reason for buying • 9 out of 14 industries surveyed said rewarding staff is top reason The survey of 1,150 employees and 1,001 employers in the UK, conducted by group risk insurer Ellipse in August of […]

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Latest benefit communication trends revealed by Ellipse research

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• A third of employers speak to their staff at least once a month about benefits • 28% only communicate annually and 7% don’t communicate at all • Smaller employers communicate less frequently and 24% don’t communicate at all • While email is the most commonly used communication channel, this does vary by company size […]

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Ellipse research sheds light on group income protection challenges

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• Only 15% of employers surveyed offer GIP, the least commonly provided group risk benefit • Just 9% of employees said they would value income protection • Yet vocational rehabilitation was the most attractive added value group risk benefit • Perception of high costs and lack of awareness main reasons employers don’t buy The survey […]

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RedArc to support Aviva employees and customers when diagnosed with cancer

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RedArc has been selected by Aviva to provide nurse-led support services for its employees and customers who have been diagnosed with cancer. The RedArc nurse support service forms part of Aviva’s Cancer Essentials cover, which has been made available to all UK Aviva employees, as well as corporate and consumer customers who hold the Cancer […]

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