Some warning signs?

In his now famous Budget Speech of 2014, the then Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said; “People who have worked hard and saved hard all their lives, and done…

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…

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A total of £12.7bn has been withdrawn from pensions since freedom and choice was introduced in April 2015, according to latest HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) statistics.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