Group Risk

Articles and information on all things Group Risk (employee protection benefits)

Work-related stress: 2017 statistics

“Work-related stress, depression or anxiety is defined as a harmful reaction people have to undue pressures and demands placed on them at work.”* The last few decades has seen an…

Improving Lives

Last week the government published “Improving Lives:  The Future of Work, Health and Disability” which sets out an ambitious but welcome plan to get one million more disabled people into the…

Mental health & employers report: “Thriving at Work”

Last week witnessed the launch of a major new report with implications for all employers across the UK. The Stevenson/ Farmer review of mental health and employers was in response…

A simple equation…

Many people – myself included – are a little wary of complex mathematical equations to solve everyday problems. So I really like this quote from Dr Wolfgang Seidl at our recent Health…

The Doctor will see you now…

Earlier this month the British Medical Association (BMA) hit the headlines when they announced the results of a recent survey of doctors. The BMA ballot of 1,870 General Practitioners (GP) practices in…

Our Annual Health & Wellbeing Event: Booking now…

PLEASE NOTE:  We are now fully booked for this event.  If you would like to be added to the reserve listing for this event, please follow the joining instructions in…

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Do you need to improve your employee engagement and efficiency?

UK productivity is widely acknowledged as lagging behind other countries. Compared with the rest of the G7, the UK had below average productivity growth in both output per hour and…

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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…

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…

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…