Benefits Management

Autumn Budget Statement (1): Salary Sacrifice

Philip Hammond has just concluded his first* Autumn Budget Statement. We will be reviewing the statements made around Employee Benefits in more detail over the next few weeks, but for…

End of the line? (reprise)

Earlier this year I wrote on the topic of line manager training and its importance regarding the communication and delivery of employee benefits.  That post can be read here. But…

What next?

We are now less than a month away from Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Budget Statement. It’s fair to say that, thus far, the new Chancellor has kept his powder dry when it comes…

An employee benefit or an employee burden?

When you have taken the time to design an employee benefits package to help you attract and retain high quality individuals, the last thing you want is for one of…

Salary Sacrifice in the crosshairs

Recently there has been much speculation that the government was concerned about – and intended to change – the rules that allow many employee benefits to be provided via a…

Is the war for talent back on?

Recent official employment figures from Her Majesty’s Government are rather impressive. According to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) press release issued on the 18th May: The employment rate…

And now for the news headlines…

It has been a while since I updated our followers on the employee benefits news coverage – and in particular where Jelf Employee Benefits has contributed to an on-going debate…

Lifetime ISAs: creating a need for education

Following the Budget announcement on 16th March individuals under the age of 40 will be able to open a “Lifetime ISA” from April 2017. Lifetime ISAs (LISAs) are designed to…

Family friendly?

This is one of those weeks when many working parents are taking annual leave from their employment. Many are of course doing so as a lifestyle choice to spend quality time with…

Childcare

2016 March Budget (4): Childcare

There was another item of importance to Employee Benefit provision tucked away in the Budget 2016 document, and it relates to the long-running theme of Childcare Vouchers and their proposed…