Pension saving is not necessarily the best route for employees. Stephanie Baxter looks at why employers are considering offering a broader set of retirement savings options to their staff30 Oct 2014
Johnson Matthey has launched a corporate ISA which matches contributions up to 3% into the company’s pension alongside a new flexible benefits scheme.01 Oct 2014
Corporate ISAs are often seen as a poor savings relation to pensions. Owain Thomas examines whether employers should start considering them as a key benefit for all members of their workforce.10 Jul 2014
From today savers will benefit from a near trebling of the cash ISA limit from £5,760 to £15,000 under new rules announced by the government in the Chancellor’s Budget.01 Jul 2014
Operating seven different pension schemes would be demanding for most organisations, so it was not surprising when Pitney Bowes decided to amalgamate these arrangements into one plan. However, the choice of a self-invested personal pension (SIPP) will more than likely have raised some eyebrows.26 Jun 2014
With rising uncertainty regarding retirement for older workers, employers are finding it increasingly important to help plan a better future for their workforce. Owain Thomas reviews the issues discussed at WSB’s Boosting Retirement Outcomes conference.09 Jun 2014
Chancellor George Osborne unveiled a "dramatic" change in the ISA system in today's Budget.19 Mar 2014
As technology becomes increasingly important to reward professionals, Owain Thomas examines how platforms can support the benefits role.20 Dec 2013
The government is considering action on increasing share scheme limits, Treasury minister David Gauke MP says.28 Nov 2013
The Treasury is exploring the idea of capping tax-free ISA allowances to crack down on 'ISA millionaires', while investigating plans to reduce the amount retirees can take as a tax-free lump sum.14 Oct 2013
Natasha Browne looks at how further automation, online platforms and Amazon-style engagement will help overcome the challenges of auto-enrolment.09 Oct 2013
How would you build a dream benefits package to suit your organisation? Owain Thomas asks three leading benefits professionals for their approach.07 Oct 2013
The vast majority of young adults are looking to their employer to help them with their retirement saving goals, according to research.07 Oct 2013
Almost half (46%) of employees don’t appreciate the money their company pays into their workplace pension, according to a Hargreaves Lansdown survey of employers.02 Oct 2013
Friends Life has reported neutral asset flows into its corporate benefits platform despite staging over 40 schemes for auto-enrolment (AE), its interim results show.13 Aug 2013
Auto-enrolment (AE) "takes away savers' choices, treats them like children and should be overhauled", according to financial advisers True Potential.01 Aug 2013
Gerald Eve has introduced a corporate wrap scheme for its 350 UK-wide employees.15 May 2013
With the changing of the tax year, ISA season is beginning once again. Hannah Uttley investigates the benefits of corporate ISAs to employers and their staff.24 Apr 2013
The findings of a series of significant reports reveal key trends in the nation’s finances. Owain Thomas discusses what they mean for benefits professionals.24 Apr 2013
Almost half of British pre-retirees are currently saving nothing for retirement, despite two-thirds (64%) expecting to rely on a pension for income, new research from J.P Morgan Asset Management has revealed.20 Mar 2013
WSB is launching its 2015 Awards to identify the best the workplace savings and benefits arena has to offer. The awards will be presented at a black tie dinner on Thursday, 11 September at The Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London.
WSB’s Benefits Masterclass will support HR, benefits and reward managers in meeting the challenges of an ever-changing benefits landscape.
As The Pensions Regulator starts to bare its teeth and the changes mentioned in the Budget and Queens Speech start to come into force, it is essential that you understand your scheme and the processes you need to undertake to ensure it remains compliant. This guide looks at how to audit the key areas of your auto-enrolment scheme.
This report is essential reading for any employer wanting to address all aspects of wellbeing in the workplace. It highlights the impact of poor financial wellbeing on engagement and productivity and includes case studies that share key learnings and tips from which other organisations can benefit.