Flexible benefits

Flexible Benefits

Flexible benefits schemes enable employers to allow staff to select the benefits that suit them. Known as cafeteria benefits in the USA flex is seen as a popular way to integrate benefits packages during mergers and acquisitions and at other times of company change. Flexible benefits schemes can include a wide range of options for staff to select from, including tax-efficient benefits such as childcare vouchers and mobile phones or salary sacrifice pensions contributions. The growth of technology means more providers and consultants in the market have reduced costs and bespoke flexible benefits plans have become increasingly popular as a means of offering more tailored employee choice.


JP Morgan boosts flexible benefits engagement

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 | By James Dyble

Hear how at Employee Benefits Live on 25 September.

Wolseley UK

Wolseley UK adds new perks to flex

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 | By Robert Crawford

EXCLUSIVE: Enrolment window also aligned with financial year.


Mazars to add cancer screening to staff flexible benefits plan

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 | By James Dyble

EXCLUSIVE: New benefits will also include Apple devices. 


Samsung uses technology to boost engagement weblink

Thu, 4 Sep 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

Employee Benefits Live is on 24 and 25 September.

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Flexible Benefits April 2014

Employee Benefits / Towers Watson flexible benefits research 2014

Mon, 31 Mar 2014

The latest trends in flexible benefits.


How to keep flexible benefits fresh and relevant for staff

Mon, 8 Sep 2014

Social media is a useful tool. 


What is the real take-up of flexible benefits?

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 | By Robert Crawford

Take-up rates for individual benefits can vary because of a number of factors.

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Marks and Spencer goes multi-channel for flex

Tue, 9 Sep 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

etailer takes multi-channel approach to new flex scheme.


Dixons Carphone looks to harmonise benefits

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse merger throws up challenges around benefits harmonisation.

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86% of financial services employers offer salary sacrifice

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

Thomsons Online Benefits research: Up from 78% in 2013.


59% used benefits platform to manage pensions auto-enrolment

Tue, 1 Jul 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

JLT research: Auto-enrolment has changed the view of benefits platforms.

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Buyer's guide to flexible benefits technology

Mon, 28 Jan 2013 | By Alison Coleman

Technology has evolved to transform schemes’ operation.

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Edenred posts financial results for the first half of 2014

Edenred UK Thu, 7 Aug 2014

Edenred has revealed that issue volume is up 12.3 per cent like for like to €8.3bn.

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Personal Group turns 30 and reflects on what was happening in August 1984

Personal Group Tue, 5 Aug 2014

The final touches were being put in place ahead of the launch of Personal Group.


Edenred designs flexible benefits scheme for Labinal Power Systems

Edenred UK Tue, 5 Aug 2014

Labinal Power Systems has partnered with Edenred to help launch a new flexible benefit scheme.

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Biog: John Palman, associate director, business development

Personal Group Tue, 29 Jul 2014

We’d like to introduce you to John Palman who has just joined us as associate director, business development.


Barclays C&ES works with LSL to relaunch flexible benefits offering

Barclays Thu, 17 Jul 2014

Barclays C&ES has helped LSL launch a revamped flexible benefits offering.


Dr Zofia Bajorek: How to make flex schemes succeed

Wed, 27 Aug 2014

Employer promotion is vital.


Angela Wright: Use technology to achieve more flexibility and greater value

Thu, 15 May 2014

Changes in IT have added choice to benefits packages.

Debi O'Donovan editor Employee Benefits 2013 (305 x 240)

Debi O'Donovan: Tax breaks still drive benefits behaviour

Mon, 7 Apr 2014 | By Debi O'Donovan

Many benefits areas heavily influenced by tax rules.

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