Keeping up with the state pension

Almost one in four people aged between 50 and 64 do not know when they will be able to receive the state pension, following recent changes to the scheme. YouGov polled 1,040 adults nearing retirement on behalf of Age UK and found 24% are in the dark about changes to...

Most employees worried about sick pay

More than half of employees are concerned about how they would manage financially if they became too ill to work, a survey by Royal London shows. A poll of 1,030 people found that 52% would worry about their income if they were off sick from work for longer than a...

Government publishes self-employed pensions paper

The Government has released a paper setting out its plans to trial pension savings among the self-employed. The paper confirms that the Department for Work and Pensions will begin a trialling and research programme starting from winter 2018, in partnership with...

New rules for employing flexible workers

Businesses employing flexible and short-term workers will need to comply with new rules protecting workers' rights, under a package of reforms announced by the Government. Under the new legislation, employers will need to provide workers with a written statement of...

SME owners struggle to switch off over Christmas

Owners of small businesses will be struggling with work pressures during the festive period, research by Aldermore bank shows. A survey of 1,003 senior decision-makers in SMEs found they take five days off over Christmas on average, with 23% only taking two-and-a-half...