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.

Wolseley UK

Wolseley UK to discuss future of flexible benefits

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 | By Robert Crawford

At Employee Benefits Connect on 4 March.


Carlsberg UK revamps employee benefits package

Mon, 9 Feb 2015 | By Robert Crawford

EXCLUSIVE: It has relaunched flex and voluntary benefits.


Penguin Random House boosts flex perks

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 | By Robert Crawford

EXCLUSIVE: It has also redesigned its online benefits portal. 


Tesco closes DB pension and introduces new flex package

Fri, 9 Jan 2015 | By Marianne Calnan

It is part of measures to help reduce annual costs by £250 million.

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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.


Top tips on how to choose an online benefits portal

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 | By Robert Crawford

Employers need to consider key questions to help pick the right provider.

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What will be hot in flex in 2015?

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 | By Alison Coleman

Technology is driving evolution.

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Wolseley UK identifies online portal provider

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 | By Robert Crawford

It went through extensive tender process.

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Penguin Random House revamps benefits post merger

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 | By Robert Crawford

Harmonisation resulted in a revamp of its benefits offering.

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63% say communication is key flex challenge

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 | By Marianne Calnan

Aon research: 44% cite keeping flex plans fresh.


81% offer some form of flexible benefits

Tue, 7 Oct 2014 | By Robert Crawford

Staffcare research: 35% now offer full flex up from 11% 10 years ago. 

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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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Personal Group partners with Kew Green Hotels for benefits programme

Personal Group Fri, 19 Dec 2014

Personal Group’s platform offers more than 8,000 retail discounts, travel discounts and more.


Motivate staff with a benefit that appeals to all

Tue, 25 Nov 2014

Home technology benefits have many advantages.

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Pensions and wellbeing remain centre stage for 2015

Edenred UK Thu, 2 Oct 2014

Edenred reflects on the issues that took centre stage at Employee Benefits Live.

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Will flexible benefits technology be free in the future?

Wed, 1 Oct 2014

Pros and cons for both sides of the debate.


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.


Simon Naylor: Has flexible benefits had its day?

Wed, 26 Nov 2014

There are numerous examples to make use of flex.

Duncan Brown

Duncan Brown: Has flexible benefits had its day?

Wed, 5 Nov 2014

Flex isn’t dead, but it has been forced to evolve significantly.


Anne Teggart: Has flexible benefits had its day?

Wed, 5 Nov 2014

If flex is not meeting aims, employers should explore why.

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