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.


Axa UK launches online employee benefits microsite

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 | By Robert Crawford

EXCLUSIVE: It has grouped benefits information in one place.

Employee Benefits Awards 2013

Employee Benefits Awards 2015 categories

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 | By Marianne Calnan

Which will you enter to showcase your excellence?


Travis Perkins Group strengthens EVP

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 | By Robert Crawford

EXCLUSIVE: Also launched an online benefits portal.


Hyde Group to add new perks to flexible benefits

Wed, 8 Oct 2014 | By Robert Crawford

EXCLUSIVE: Staff will have access to the benefits in January.

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Employee Benefits / Towers Watson flexible benefits research 2014

Mon, 31 Mar 2014

The latest trends in flexible benefits.

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Pros and cons of moving away from annual flex enrolment windows

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 | By Robert Crawford

Flexible benefits are widely offered to employees more than once a year.


How to keep flexible benefits fresh and relevant for staff

Mon, 8 Sep 2014

Social media is a useful tool. 

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Samsung evolves benefits strategy

Wed, 5 Nov 2014 | By Robert Crawford

Samsung uses its own technology to boost and enhance flexible benefits engagement

BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas opens flex windows during related events

Mon, 6 Oct 2014 | By Robert Crawford

Bank BNP Paribas opens new flexible benefits windows when it runs related events.

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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. 


86% of financial services employers offer salary sacrifice

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

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

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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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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.

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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.

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.

Mike Bourne

Mike Bourne: Technology can help open multiple windows

Mon, 6 Oct 2014

Technology key to more than one annual flexible benefits window

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