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 wise 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.

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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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82% see cost as key barrier to benefits choice

Mon, 23 Jun 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

Mercer Marsh Benefits research: 53% provide some form of benefits choice to staff.

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BBC improves flex take up with health benefits

Thu, 19 Jun 2014 | By Robert Crawford

EXCLUSIVE: Take up has risen by 20%.

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Browne Jacobson adds new perks to flexible benefits

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

EXCLUSIVE: Includes a healthy eating plan.

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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.

Flexible Benefits 2013

Flexible Benefits report 2013 weblink

Mon, 2 Sep 2013

Employee Benefits’ Flexible benefits report rounds up the latest trends in the flexible benefits market.

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How employers can manage benefits providers' market repositioning

Mon, 7 Jul 2014 | By Clare Bettelley

A number of providers are expanding their benefits offering.

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How the use of mobile apps is affecting flexible and voluntary benefits

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By Robert Crawford

Advancing technology enables employers and providers to offer staff benefits via mobile devices.

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NCT uses mobile technology to shape communications

Thu, 15 May 2014

Nottingham City Transport has a bespoke flexible benefits portal.

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Fujitsu UK and Ireland tailors benefits to staff needs

Wed, 7 May 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

Two new programmes introduced this year.

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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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82% see cost as key barrier to benefits choice

Mon, 23 Jun 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

Mercer Marsh Benefits research: 53% provide some form of benefits choice to staff.

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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 turns 30 and reflects on what was happening in July 1984

Personal Group Tue, 8 Jul 2014

July 1984 was a summer of sport and it was just two months ahead of the creation of Personal Group.

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Personal Group sponsors ‘Most Engaging Benefits Package’ at awards

Personal Group Wed, 18 Jun 2014

Personal Group is sponsoring the ‘Most Engaging Benefits Package’ award at the Employee Benefits Awards.

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Personal Group makes two senior appointments

Personal Group Fri, 13 Jun 2014

Personal Group has announced the appointment of Emily Cottenham and John Palman.

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

Personal Group Fri, 6 Jun 2014

June 1984 really was a mixed bag when it came to world events and pop culture.

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Edenred employees declare war on waste for Earth Day 2014

Edenred UK Thu, 5 Jun 2014 | Updated: Tue, 8 Jul 2014

Edenred employees recently declared a war on waste in honour of Earth Day 2014.

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

Thu, 15 May 2014

Changes in IT have added choice to benefits packages.

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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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Janet Mckenzie: Flex continues to change and develop weblink

Mon, 7 Oct 2013 | By Janet Mckenzie

Flexible benefits more varied than before.

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