Employee Benefits

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

Going Up: The State Pension Age

The Department for Work and Pension yesterday announced an acceleration of the timetabled increases to the State Pensions Age (SPA) in the UK. The new timetable will impact those born between 6th April 1970…

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…

Employee wellbeing

8 Surprising ways to improve wellbeing

We all know that eating well and regular exercise will help lead to a better and healthier life. But did you know that there are other ways that you can…

Jelf Employment Seminars: Our summer break…

The hugely successful Jelf Employment Seminars completed their spring series of events earlier this week, and it’s now time to wave them off for a well-earned summer break. These events are…

employee engagement

Flex your benefits and reduce your ever increasing spend in the process

It doesn’t seem like all that long ago that the Government launched its policy aimed at improving employees’ retirement savings. Many employers will have staged in 2015-2016. In April 2018…

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…

Kick start your fitness

Kick-start your fitness goals

The warmer months often get people thinking about improving their fitness and getting their bodies ‘summer-ready’. Yet, according to research from the NHS, 1 in 4 adults exercise less than…

Employment, unemployment, and employers…

Recent official employment figures from Her Majesty’s Government are rather impressive.  According to this Office for National Statistics release on the 14th June 2017: The UK unemployment rate was 4.6%,…

The final straw?

On the 1st June 2017 the standard rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) was once again increased by HM Government in the UK. The new rate of 12% is double the…

Loneliness

Loneliness: The ‘Silent Killer’

An estimated 8 million British men reported feeling lonely at least once a week. That’s according to a survey conducted by the Jo Cox Commission on loneliness. The survey reveals…