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Information on employee benefits related developments

Auto-Enrolment: Employers are being watched…

The implementation of Pensions Auto-Enrolment requirements across the UK is now pretty much complete, and we are less than a year away from the first planned increase in Auto-Enrolment minimum contributions (as we explored earlier this…

So what does recruitment really cost?

I’m often surprised at how many employers completely underestimate the cost of replacing staff. Many Human Resources professionals consider the cost for replacing staff at their own organisation to be only…

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What do the salary sacrifice changes mean for group protection?

From 6 April 2017 the government removed the income tax and National Insurance contribution advantages of some salary sacrifice benefits. This has affected flexible and voluntary benefit schemes where employees…

HR & Cyber Attacks…

A recent report* by IBM found that 60% of cyber attacks were as a result of insider activity.  And for “insider” think employee. Now it should be made clear that the action…

What next for company sponsored pensions?

We are now just two weeks away from the 2017 UK General Election, and many (but not all) of the principal parties have published their manifesto commitments. So this week I have been taking…

Health & Wellbeing: What notes are you hitting?

We were fortunate indeed to welcome Professor Dame Carol Black – the well-known expert adviser on Health and Work to NHS England and Public Health England – to our seminar programme on…

Data protection and Internet of Things: How will GDPR impact your business?

What is ‘The Internet of Things’ (IoT)? Loosely speaking, the IoT refers to a whole class of day-to-day objects. Cars, umbrellas, kettles, light bulbs and health devices sold with built-in network…

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GDPR – are you ready?

Marketers need to act on the General Data Protection Regulation now, if they are to avoid putting business continuity at risk. What is GDPR? On 14 April 2016, the European…

Tax Free Childcare: A rather quiet launch…

In March I updated our followers on the Government’s “Flagship”* policy of Tax Free Childcare.  That post can be read here. The main thrust of the above was the long awaited…

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Big Data: Bigger Responsibilities

Electronic marketing of yesteryear: bulk data purchase, mass emails, cold leads, and no consistent success. An approach built on foundations of quantity over quality and, with past legislation, an approach…