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Small firms behind the curve with employee benefit reviews, finds Legal & General

David Woods, 24 May 2012

Two-fifths of firms with between 10 and 100 staff do not plan to review the benefits they offer their...


Employers waste money through miscommunication of the value of employee benefits, finds CIPD/Benefex survey

HR Editorial, 21 May 2012

The majority of employers in the UK could be wasting the money they spend on salaries and benefits by...


Cycle to work schemes experience 9% increase since 2011

HR Editorial, 11 May 2012

The Government supported Cycle to Work Scheme has seen a 9% increase in take up during the first quarter...

Are you paying more tax and NI than necessary?

David Woodward, 20 Mar 2012

With the Government attempting to deal with debt reduction and taxes and social insurance costs rising...

Business warns it is Chancellor's last chance to deliver Budget for growth

Siân Harrington, 20 Mar 2012

Chancellor George Osborne has one last chance to present a Budget tomorrow that delivers real growth,...

Cost management and pensions auto-enrolment top the employee benefits priorities, finds Aon Hewitt

David Woods, 15 Feb 2012

The three most pressing benefits issues facing employers are managing cost; addressing low levels of...

Western Europe has world's best statutory holiday entitlements

David Woods, 13 Dec 2011

Workers in Western European countries, on average, have access to the greatest amount of statutory paid...

Sage UK and Mercer join forces to launch employee benefits service for SMEs

David Woods, 28 Nov 2011

Business software and services provider Sage UK and employee benefits consultancy, Mercer have joined...

CIPD: communication tops the list of reward issues facing HR professionals

HR Editorial, 17 Nov 2011

More than three quarters (78%) of reward professionals continue to be concerned about the ability of...

Childcare support for working parents to be provided to 80,000 more households, Government promises

David Woods, 10 Oct 2011

Childcare support will be paid to around 80,000 more households, the deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg...

Money problems prevent a tenth of employees from coming to work

HR Editorial, 14 Sep 2011

Financial anxiety is taking its toll on the British workforce as almost one in 10 adults admits worrying...

Employers don't expect new mothers to return to work after maternity leave

HR Editorial, 19 Aug 2011

Two thirds of employers do not expect mothers to return to work at all following a period of maternity...

Nottingham City Council plans to save £154,000 through changes to staff holiday

David Woods, 19 Aug 2011

Nottingham City Council plans to save £154,000 each year by giving employees the option to sacrifice...

Business needs to tailor benefits to ensure talent emerges, says Mercer

Tim Soare, 17 Aug 2011

Cuts in public finance necessitate a ‘tailoring’ approach to benefits to enable companies to trim...

Babel Media relaunches employee benefits scheme

HR Editorial, 05 Aug 2011

Babel Media, the international games industry outsource company, has launched a reinvigorated employee...

Pay freezes and pay cuts still abound as cost of living rises, according to CIPD findings

David Woods, 03 Aug 2011

Pay packets are being hit hard with most employees suffering no pay rise in last six months, according...

With cuts raging on, employers still fail to nurture a cost-cutting mentality amongst staff

David Woods, 02 Aug 2011

UK firms have failed to create a culture of cost consciousness within their organisations despite three...

HMRC clarifies VAT requirements for cycle to work schemes

HR Editorial, 29 Jul 2011

In response to a recent European Court of Justice judgement, HMRC has confirmed that provision of a benefit...

Heineken upgrades employee eyecare scheme

David Woods, 07 Jul 2011

Heineken has introduced a new eyecare scheme for its 2,200 UK employees.

SME employers forced to cut holiday entitlement to reduce employee benefit spend

David Woods, 01 Jul 2011

More than a quarter of private sector employers are considering cutting holiday entitlement for staff...

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