News / Voluntary benefits
McDonald’s staff spent £23m in three years after the fast food chain changed its voluntary benefits provider.24 May 2013
Cricketing legend Graham Gooch is taking part in a question and answer session at the Pensions & Benefits Show 2013.22 May 2013
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has revealed that 4% of its workforce are contributing to a payroll giving scheme.10 May 2013
External pressures such as the retail distribution review and the removal of the default retirement age are making it difficult for employers to engage staff and justify employee pension saving, according to Thomsons.29 Apr 2013
The programme for the Pensions and Benefits Show 2013 – which takes place on 12-13 June at ExCel in London – has been published.19 Apr 2013
Are you a benefits professional? Do you make the final decision with regards to the benefits your firm offers? If so, would you be willing to help judge the Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards 2013?10 Apr 2013
Employee benefits and a generous pay packet are top of the wish list for graduates looking for their first employer, according to a survey by Ernst & Young.04 Apr 2013
The role of benefits is often poorly understood by managers, with just a quarter (26%) of managers and leaders valuing their role as a tool to support business performance, research from Edenred reveals.28 Mar 2013
The Chancellor has been urged by a leading policy expert to consider scrapping salary sacrifice to save the treasury billions of pounds a year.20 Mar 2013
Employers in Northern Ireland are inconsistent in their approach to managing absence while almost half do not know their auto-enrolment staging date, research finds.18 Feb 2013
Insurance is often seen as one of the more mundane elements of life. Owain Thomas discovers how Richard Thorne is making sure this is far from the case for Admiral’s workplace benefits offering.14 Feb 2013
Changes to payroll giving proposed by HM Treasury have been branded as ‘disappointing’ by Workplace Giving UK.24 Jan 2013
HM Treasury is proposing a range of measures in a bid increase the amount of cash donated to charities through payroll giving.24 Jan 2013
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at WSB.19 Dec 2012
The Association of British Insurers has published what it believes are the key points Britons should consider ahead of the introduction of gender neutral pricing.21 Nov 2012
E.ON has increased employee logins to its online voluntary benefits scheme by 360% after a three month communications campaign.14 Nov 2012
Employers must examine the risks they are attempting to mitigate with their benefits provision instead of just offering employees as many benefits as possible, Mercer believes.14 Nov 2012
Voluntary benefits are expanding to include luxury goods and one-off experiences, such as family days out. Julia Rampen looks at how employers can harness their employees’ consumer demands.15 Oct 2012
Employees at the Co-operative Group will be able to take up to two paid days off a year to volunteer in their community.15 Oct 2012
Companies with an Edenred reward scheme will be able to offer employees John Lewis vouchers in time for Christmas.15 Oct 2012
The programme for the Pensions and Benefits Show, which takes place on 12-13 June at ExCel in London, has now been unveiled.
WSB has launched the Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards 2013 - the only award event to recognise both employer and provider excellence.
The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2013 report is developed from an annual survey of over 1,000 experts from industry, government, academia and civil society who were asked to review a landscape of 50 global risks.
Aviva has successfully supported employers through staging and implementation of auto-enrolment. Thankfully, none have needed the thornbush, and none have come close to the cliffs, but all have struggled at times with the enforced downhill speed toward their staging date. So what have we learned so far?