The top 10 most read stories in December 2015-January 2016


The most-read stories online between 4 December 2015 and 13 January 2016:

Fairline Boats fails to pay pension contributions

The luxury boat-building organisation failed to pay employees’ pension contributions for three months prior to going into administration in December 2015.

Carlsberg UK to launch car salary sacrifice scheme

Carlsberg UK is to launch a car salary sacrifice scheme for its 1,600 employees in spring 2016. It will be available to all staff, including the approximately 300 employees who are members of the existing company car plan, which the new arrangement will sit alongside.

Judge rules on motions in FedEx same-sex spouse pension case

A US District Court Judge has allowed a pension benefits claim brought by the same-sex widow of a FedEx employee to proceed while dismissing two other claims by the plaintiff.

EDF Energy consults on opening defined benefit pension scheme to new members

New employees at EDF Energy would be given access to its defined benefit (DB) pension scheme through a proposed deal negotiated with trade unions.

Towers Watson and Willis complete merger

Willis and Towers Watson have officially merged to create Willis Towers Watson. The two organisations first announced that they had signed a definitive merger agreement in June 2015.

KPMG partner remuneration decreases by 13%

Average remuneration for partners at professional services firm KPMG fell by 13% from £715,000 in 2014 to £623,000 in 2015, according to its UK annual report 2015.

EY awards staff $1m through global recognition programme

EY has rewarded the achievements of staff through its new global employee recognition programme, Better begins with you. Five winners were awarded $1 million between them to further develop the projects they were recognised for.

The benefits of Lego building, beer smelling and train pushing

From becoming a master Lego builder to taking on the role of beer smeller, there are numerous unusual vacancies emerging onto the 2016 job

Council employees receive two-year pay rise offer

Council employees have been offered a 2% pay increase over two years starting from April 2016.

Wolseley UK introduces car salary sacrifice scheme

Heating, plumbing and building materials organisation Wolseley UK has introduced a car salary sacrifice scheme for all of its 6,500 employees.