Tag Archives: Employee benefit

The future of employee benefits (guest blog from Matthew Masters)

Have you wondered what the future of employee benefit consulting holds in a world where 1.5 million employers will have workplace pensions? One thing’s for certain, with all those employers there will always be employees. With employees come employee benefits. … Continue reading

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Why bloggers won’t replace journalists

She gets the aggregates and cements, mixes the concrete , lays it and sells the building! Continue reading

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Morrison’s “Save our Dough” campaign.

Employers don’t spend money on their staff for fun, Employee benefits need to be cost justified and compete for corporate spend against R&D, dividend payments and M&A. While CEOs like to remind their workforces that they are the company’s most valuable asset, … Continue reading

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Insurers find comfort in Boardroom Benefits

Earlier in the week I mentioned I was highly sceptical about corporate wrap platforms. They have become the holy grail for a magic circle of insurance companies whose business models are increasingly focusing on pandering to the boardrooms of fellow corporate … Continue reading

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Some of our pensioners are unwell

I’ve  not  read anything so silly as this  http://www.professionalpensions.com/professional-pensions/news/2105510/stv-slashes-liabilities-bespoke-mortality-exercise for a long time. If you can’t read the story via the link, KPMG are delighting in having got the STV Trustees to change their mortality assumptions after they’d collected eveidence that most of … Continue reading

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What to do with pension trustees

The skills, the committment and the experience of trustees is undoubted. They are a resource that is given for free for the good of all. IF David Cameron’s Big Society is expressed anywhere it is in the noble behaviour of these people, whether CEOs, shop stewards or ordinary members. Continue reading

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Keeping pension scheme members engaged

I hope that in future debates, we will concentrate as much on holding the attention of employees as getting it. Continue reading

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