Automatic enrolment

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Minimum contributions to increase from 6 April 2019

For defined contribution (DC) pension schemes being used to meet an employer’s automatic enrolment requirements, both minimum employer and overall contribution rates are set to rise from 6 April 2019. This is the second successive annual increase in minimum contributions and the last one which 
is currently scheduled to take place under legislation.Read More

Group medical insurance

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Helping your employees feel valued

Group medical insurance is a widely regarded as one of the most popular and certainly highly valued employee benefits available. When you’re looking to start an employee benefits package, private health insurance should be one of first things you consider. Read More

Group life assurance

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A valuable benefit in a time of need

When you think of exciting employee benefits or employee reward packages, group life assurance is most likely not at the top of the list. Whilst a company car or private medical insurance may seem more attractive, a group life assurance scheme will be more affordable and a more valuable benefit in a time of need.Read More

Later retirement

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Workers extend their careers for a multitude of reasons

When do you plan to retire? Saving for your retirement is a lifelong undertaking – and if you want to enjoy a comfortable retirement, you can’t start planning soon enough. The more you contribute to a pension now, the better chance you’ll have of that money growing and funding your retirement in later life.Read More

59% believe flexible working hours is the most important benefit

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flexible working is the most important benefit when looking for a job, according to research by Totaljobs.

In addition to flexible working, the survey of 1,005 employees and 260 employers found that 54% of employee respondents value a pension as the most important benefit when looking for a job, compared to annual leave above statutory requirements (24%), an annual bonus (23%) and remote or home working options (19%).Read More

Economic confidence turns positive for first time in a year

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Here’s what you need to know

Business leaders’ confidence in the economy has returned to positive territory for the first time in almost a year, a new survey from the Institute of Directors reveals today.

In a poll of 700 company directors conducted in March, optimism about the UK’s economy came in higher than at any time since Theresa May triggered Article 50 last March. The latest rise in confidence follows an earlier jump after December’s announcement that sufficient progress had been made in the first phase of the Brexit talks.Read More