Wessex Water forced to put flex plans on hold

Wessex Water has put its plans to implement a flexible benefits scheme on hold while it awaits board approval for a new HR system.

Although the plan for flex has been approved and a feasibility study carried out with Aon Consulting, Jill Nunn, HR manager at the utility company, said the firm’s current system would not be able to cope with flexible benefits.

It is anticipated that the 2,000-strong workforce will now have access to flexible benefits from autumn this year. “We have had feedback for a number of years from our staff that they would prefer to have a flexible system of benefits so we know that is what they want,” said Nunn.