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Information on employee benefits related developments

Work-related stress: 2017 statistics

“Work-related stress, depression or anxiety is defined as a harmful reaction people have to undue pressures and demands placed on them at work.”* The last few decades has seen an…

Improving Lives

Last week the government published “Improving Lives:  The Future of Work, Health and Disability” which sets out an ambitious but welcome plan to get one million more disabled people into the…

Childcare

Childcare Vouchers Q&A

As regular readers of this blog will be aware, Tax Free Childcare (TFC) was first mooted by the then Coalition Government as long ago as the 2013 Spring Budget speech.  It’s…

The Autumn 2017 Budget: All quiet on the EB front…

Philip Hammond, The Chancellor of the Exchequer, has just sat down after delivering the 2017 Autumn Budget Speech. Owing to the continued uncertainties of the Brexit negotiations – plus of…

A change of perspective?

A survey of 3,500 employees across organisations in the UK, US, and Canada* recently found that over a third of employees admit that they are productive for less than 30…

Some warning signs?

In his now famous Budget Speech of 2014, the then Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said; “People who have worked hard and saved hard all their lives, and done…

Mental health & employers report: “Thriving at Work”

Last week witnessed the launch of a major new report with implications for all employers across the UK. The Stevenson/ Farmer review of mental health and employers was in response…

An important reminder…

The Pensions Regulator reported earlier this year that more than 8 million workers had signed up for a workplace pension since the introduction of Auto-Enrolment (AE) requirements in the UK. …

Augmented

Augmented and virtual realities – disrupting or enhancing your business

The impact of technological change inherently presents strategic business risks, opportunities and threats. All companies, their customers and suppliers rely on technology in one way or another. This includes the…

A simple equation…

Many people – myself included – are a little wary of complex mathematical equations to solve everyday problems. So I really like this quote from Dr Wolfgang Seidl at our recent Health…