News / Employee Benefits


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...

EAPA launches free buyers guide for employee assistance programmes

HR Editorial, 21 Jun 2011

The UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) has this week published its buyers guide...

Ernst & Young maternity coaching plan to be followed shortly by paternity programme

David Woods, 07 Jun 2011

Professional services firm Ernst & Young has this month launched a maternity coaching scheme for its...

Stark disparities in employer/employee views on wellbeing, finds Simplyhealth survey

David Woods, 06 Jun 2011

One in three employees does not feel valued by their employer, raising concerns companies are failing...

Entries up for ‘Top Employer for Working Families’ benchmark

Cary Cooper, 23 May 2011

Despite – or maybe because of – the challenging economic times, entries to the Top Employers for...

Staff rate perks above pay, statistics show

David Woods, 09 May 2011

More than half of employees would take a job with a new employer, without a better salary if it offered...

Employee benefits consultants P&MM acquires Allsave and My Family Care Vouchers

David Woods, 09 May 2011

P&MM, a subsidiary of Motivcom, has acquired Allsave and My Family Care Vouchers, which are companies...

Gift card market experiences highest ever year-on-year increase in sales

David Woods, 26 Apr 2011

The UK’s gift card and voucher market has experienced its highest ever year-on-year increase in sales...

Emap brings in Aon Hewitt for consulting around health and risk benefits

David Woods, 13 Apr 2011

Publishing firm Emap International has appointed Aon Hewitt to provide risk benefits, private medical...

Telegraph group sets up online benefits portal for staff

David Woods, 05 Apr 2011

Publishing company, Telegraph Media Group, has launched an online employee benefits scheme, which includes...

Simplify investment and pension options to engage employees, says Aon Hewitt

David Woods, 04 Apr 2011

Employers are offering staff too many pension investment options, causing confusion and causing employees...

Flexible benefits, not growth, are main business concern, finds Thomsons research

David Woods, 04 Apr 2011

Employers are putting growth plans on the back-burner, focusing on organisational change and re-structuring...

Financial planner acquires web-based benefit admin firm

David Woods, 04 Apr 2011

Mazars Financial Planning, the financial planning and advisory business of accountancy firm Mazars, has...

Middle earners will suffer most financially if they have to take long term sickness absence

David Woods, 10 Mar 2011

Employees earning a salary between £16,000 and £50,000 are most at risk should they be unable to work,...

TUI travel outsources management of its healthcare employee benefits

David Woods, 08 Mar 2011

TUI Travel has outsourced the management of all its healthcare benefits to simplify the system for employees...

Boots Opticians tops the list of Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For 2011

David Woods, 07 Mar 2011

Boots Opticians and Goldman Sachs have topped the list of the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For...

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