Eldercare

Seven in 10 working carers have felt lonely or isolated

Seven in 10 employees who care for family members have felt lonely or isolated at work as a result of their caring responsibilities, according to research from Employers for Carers.

Budget 2015 reaction: Lifetime Allowance reduction ‘unfair and unwise’

A pensions expert has branded chancellor George Osborne’s announcement that the pensions Lifetime Allowance (LTA) will be cut from £1.25 million to £1 million “unfair, unnecessary and unwise”.

Budget 2015: Few surprises for businesses

The 2015 Budget contained few big surprises for business, with chancellor George Osborne stressing the need for Britain to “stick with our long-term economic plan”.

Fathers regret not taking more paternity leave

Nearly a third (32%) of fathers regret not taking any, or enough, leave after the birth of their child, according to research by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

Hot topic: Longer paternity leave, part two

Labour leader Ed Miliband has pledged to double paid paternity leave and increase statutory paternity pay if his party comes to power in May's election. Would such a policy encourage more working...

Hot topic: longer paternity leave

Labour leader Ed Miliband has pledged to double paid paternity leave and increase statutory paternity pay if his party comes into power in May's election. What would the implications of such a change...

Choosing your next company car: Part two

In the second part of our company car guide, we examine the best alternative fuel options.

SMEs putting off auto-enrolment preparation until after the election

Small- and medium-sized enterprises are putting off preparing for pensions auto-enrolment until after May’s general election, according to a pensions expert.

HR not offering incentive and recognition programmes

More than half of HR managers (55%) do not have an incentive and recognition (I&R) programme in place, with 41% having no plans to introduce one in future, according to research by Sodexo Benefits and...

Government launches scheme to help carers balance work and life

A scheme using smartphones, email alerts and pop-up care centres to help carers balance care with work is being trialled by the government.

Webb calls for government department for 'ageing society'

Pensions minister Steve Webb has called for the formation of a new government department to deal with all issues affecting pensioners.

Eldercare as an employee benefit

With so many employees feeling the pressure of juggling work and the need to provide care for loved ones at home, it seems reasonable for businesses to provide a little extra support.