BUSINESS AND EMPLOYEES

A strong and successful business needs to recruit, develop and retain the best talent, with a focus on financial wellbeing as a driver for a happier, healthier, more productive workforce. Our financial services for businesses include; employee benefit consultancy, workplace financial education and business protection.

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Preparing for the AE contribution hikes

Minimum auto enrolment (AE) contribution rates are increasing again but a little employee education can help…

Check your April pay slip

Your April pay may look much the same as March’s, but it is worth giving your…

The rise and rise of UK dividends

Dividend payments from UK companies in 2018 once again outpaced annual inflation.   Your income could…

One more twist on buy to let

Buy-to-let investors will be hit by another notch up of the tax ratchet.   Source Nationwide…

Old case throws up pension protection risk

A European Court decision from 1990 is suddenly raising questions about a key element of pension…

Inflation dips below the Bank of England’s target

UK inflation fell below 2% for the first time in two years.   January 2019 saw…

Presenteeism can be costly….

......but there is plenty employers can do to combat it.   Although employers are commonly starting…

Tackling workplace alcohol problems

A successful 'Dry January' should help give employers the momentum they need to combat alcohol problems…

An essential guide to business protection

Introduction It’s quite usual and expected for most businesses to insure their machinery, buildings and other…

Money pouring in to VCTs, despite the risks

Investment in venture capital trusts (VCTs) is continuing to rise as we head in to 2019/20.…