Financial Education

Life expectancy and retirement planning…

Yesterday the national media provided widespread coverage of the the latest statistics regarding UK life expectancy. The main findings from the Marmot Indicators Briefing in this respect were as follows: Improvements in life…

retirement support

The importance of supporting employees with retirement planning

You’d be forgiven for thinking that as your employees grow older they might make time for retirement planning – a well thought out financial plan, plus ideas for travel, increased…

Working Carers: Some top tips for employers…

Last week was National Carers Week in the UK.  This should act as a useful reminder to many employers that they should be actively considering this important demographic within their workforce. As we…

Employee Benefits: The runners and riders…

It is fair to say that very few of us expected to see a UK General Election announced last week. Yet this announcement – and its ultimate outcome – will of…

The Employee Benefit changes ahead:

On Thursday the UK begins the 2017/18 tax year. Such a milestone always presents changes to the minutiae of the tax code, and this year also brings with it a number of more major…

employee engagement

Financial education reduces stress and increases positivity towards employers

Findings from our past two employee benefit surveys have shown that employers believe there is an ever-increasing need for education, mainly due to changes in legislation that can affect their…

employee retention

Employee retention: Beating the skills shortage

It’s no secret that we’re living longer than ever. In the decade to 2015, the number of centenarians in the UK rose by 65% compared to the previous ten years[1]….

Budget 2017: All quiet on the EB front?

Philip Hammond’s Spring 2017 Budget speech has just concluded, and it appears that for once the world of Employee Benefits (EB) has emerged largely unscathed*.  We will of course be reviewing the…

Crowdfunding

Advent of crowdfunding

One of the main innovations in both finance and technology over the past few years has been the advent of crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is a way of raising finance by asking…

Carers: A hidden (& growing) issue….

Last month we published the 2017 edition of the Jelf Employee Benefits Survey.  As ever, the document covered a vast range of hot topics from within the Employee Benefits arena, yet…