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Last Posted: 10-Jan-2018 | Total Posts: 235

Are women missing out on income protection at work?

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Women are less likely than men to be covered by income protection policies at work, according to figures from provider Unum. Income protection can provide peace of mind that if you have to stop working for a significant period of time, you will have financial support. Analysis of Unum 

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Who says young people don’t save?

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
It’s an easy assumption to make: young people don’t save – and even if they wanted to, they can’t afford it. But a recent report, The Lifetime Savings Challenge 2017, which explored the financial habits of workers in companies with more than 200 employers, found that m 

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Savers still not taking advice on pensions drawdown

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Only a third (34%) of people who choose to invest some or all of their pension savings in income drawdown are seeking financial advice, according to a recent survey. A further 12% are using the government’s Pension Wise service for information before making a commitment – but t 

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One for the kids? – If they’re saving for a home, check they’re making the most of the Help to Buy ISA and Lifetime ISA

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
If you’re saving for a home through a Help To Buy ISA or know someone who is, it’s worth being aware of a planning opportunity which could boost your savings by an additional £1,100. But anyone hoping to take advantage of this opportunity needs to be quick, as it will only be 

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The Paradise Papers: What they teach us about tax evasion, tax avoidance and tax planning

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
The Paradise Papers released last year are a huge leak of financial documents that throw light on the top end of the world of offshore finance. They show how politicians, multinationals, celebrities and high-net-worth individuals use complex structures to protect their cash from higher taxes.  

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E-Cigarettes in the Workplace

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Smoking has long been outlawed in professional environments in the UK, but the stance for those 'vaping' or using e-cigarettes is less clear, putting employers in a tricky position. The UK Smoking ban doesn't cover vaping or any electronic smoking devices. So, it's up to employers to decid 

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Health and Wellbeing – a global trend

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Almost a third (32%) of HR directors with a global workforce say that they have increased their health and wellbeing offering over the last decade. Research carried out by Bupa Global asked HR directors and globally mobile employees about their requirements for international health and wel 

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Gig economy workers could get extended rights

Thursday, November 30, 2017
People working in the ‘gig economy’ could be set to get more protection following a draft Bill from the Work and Pensions Select committee and the Business Energy and Industrial Strategy committee. The two bodies have prepared draft legislation that would help to eliminate pr 

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We might have pensions freedom, but do we have product choice?

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Employees who want to make use of the pensions freedoms introduced in April 2015 may be poorly served by the current range of savings products. The pensions industry may also be struggling to adapt to changes in regulation and technology in the wake of the changes. These findings were reve 

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Good mental health matters at work

Thursday, November 30, 2017
A new government report has highlighted the importance of good mental health support at work. Thriving at Work: a review of mental health and employers was written by Lord Dennis Stevenson and Paul Farmer. It describes the current costs of poor mental health to businesses and to the UK ec 

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