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Employee Benefits News & Events

Broadstone urge employers to look at suicide prevention

Data from the Office of National Statistics reported that in 2019, the suicide rate for men in England and Wales was the highest for two decades – 4,303 men and 1,388 women – and Samaritans are conc...

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Employee Benefits Pensions

It’s vital that pension member communications are spot on in these uncertain times

As the government starts to taper down and wind up the financial support available via the furlough scheme, many believe more firms will start to take some tough decisions which could make job losses inevitable...

Employee Benefits

Don’t forget employee mental health as they return to work

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week (May 18-24) and as the government starts to gradually ease England back into work, the week serves as a pertinent reminder to employers of their responsibilities to staff. If y...

Employee Benefits Pensions

The Pensions Regulator bites!

If you read nothing else in this blog, here are some of the key takeaways for anyone involved in running a pension scheme: Over 40,000 employers were fined by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) for non-compliance re...

Employee Benefits Pensions

Improving member communications in the real world

Automatic enrolment has been extremely successful in increasing the number of employees saving for retirement. Attention is now shifting to improving the sufficiency of those savings and their contribution to q...

Employee Benefits

Business planning for significant staff illness

The coronavirus has so far been well contained in the UK. Indeed, while the disease seems to have spread quite significantly inside China, elsewhere in the world, infection so far is being managed quite well.  ...

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Black Friday deals with a difference

The term ‘Black Friday’ was coined in Philadelphia, United States, in the 1960s where the chaos of post-Thanksgiving traffic caused congestion and even violence in downtown shopping areas. Obviously the retaile...

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Employee Benefits

Financial wellbeing – what does it mean for your employees?

We know all about this by now – don’t we? Financial wellbeing seems to be the trend of the year and every HR or Employee Benefits conference has some aspect looking into this. But in practical terms what ...

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Employee Benefits Pensions

The future of defined contribution pension saving

It’s widely recognised that defined contribution (DC) plans haven’t yet delivered the outcomes that pension savers and wider society need. Birthed from the decline in defined benefit provision, the fundamental ...