Employee Benefits

An up date on all things employee benefits, covering the latest developments impacting you and your employees.

Our last London event of 2017: Booking now!

UK Plc is about to head into the uncharted waters of Brexit, and employers are increasingly nervous about the journey ahead. So it seems an appropriate time for the hugely…

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. …

retirement support

State Pension Age to rise to 68 by 2039

The Government has confirmed it will raise the state pension age (SPA) to 68 between 2037 and 2039, seven years ahead of the date range originally planned.  The accelerated rise…

Work & Pensions minister accuses previous Government of ‘tinkering’ for short-term gain

The new work and pensions minister, David Gauke recently criticised past Governments who ‘tinkered around the edges’ with pensions policy. Reported in the Financial Times, Gauke, who was appointed last June, following…

Manchester Employment Seminar: Booking now…

We are delighted to announce the latest fun and informative Jelf Employment Seminar in Manchester. Once again we have sought the right chemical mix of speakers to impart their knowledge to our…

Gender pay gap

Mind the Gap

Gender Pay Gap reporting is well underway, with large organisations publically announcing their results over recent months. Whilst the basis for calculating gender pay gap is not a simple process,…

Pensioners looking better off… for the moment

As reported in the press recently, older people’s income has received a boost from private and workplace pensions in the last 40 years. In 1977, 45% of retired households received…

trade credit

Pension Freedom withdrawals hit record £1.9bn in Q2

A total of £12.7bn has been withdrawn from pensions since freedom and choice was introduced in April 2015, according to latest HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) statistics. At the end…

Consultant providing advice

New companies and employers from 1 October 2017 – Immediate Auto Enrolment duties

From the 1 October 2017, all new employers are required to immediately comply with their employer duties with regard to Auto Enrolment. Automatic enrolment – employing staff for the first…

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Ten out-of-the-box employee benefits

Running a business can be all consuming and it’s easy to focus on the bottom line. Everyday tasks become run of the mill, including the benefits you offer your employees….