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by Alexander Beard Group, on Jan 21, 2021 9:09:38 AM

In a turbulent world, at a time where global issues and local problems compound, mental health should be a top priority within businesses. The Royal College of Psychiatrists report that …

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by Alexander Beard Group, on Jan 7, 2021 9:04:43 AM

As the furlough scheme draws to a close, there are reportedly around 377,000 older workers who are at risk of losing their employment, according to the Centre for Ageing Better …

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by Alexander Beard Group, on May 19, 2020 11:33:07 AM

We receive many questions about the insurance coverage within the sick leave, WGA gap and WIA excess insurance in combination to the Covid 19 virus. Below you will find a …

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by Alexander Beard Group, on Apr 20, 2020 12:27:37 PM

With the pace of the Covid-19 pandemic accelerating in the UK, new Chancellor Rishi Sunak has introduced a raft of measures designed to help businesses, their employees and the self-employed …

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by Alexander Beard, on Sep 5, 2019 9:24:28 AM

Changes to IR35 legislation are coming into effect in April 2020. IR35 legislation is designed to target “disguised employment” between firms and freelancers. This is where a company hires freelancers …

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by Alexander Beard, on Aug 14, 2019 12:39:53 PM

For more than 35 years I have been hearing the same question again and again: “Is it worthwhile for me (or our employees) to do something for my (their) retirement …

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by Alexander Beard, on Jun 24, 2019 10:47:14 AM

April 2019 saw the increase of minimum contributions to auto-enrolment pensions from 5 per cent of wages to 8 per cent. With employers now required to contribute 3 per cent, …

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by Alexander Beard, on Jun 24, 2019 10:33:10 AM

As defined contribution pension plans overtake defined benefit (in terms of money paid into schemes) for the first time ever, more and more people are taking an interest in how …

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by Alexander Beard, on May 13, 2019 3:08:24 PM

From 6 April 2019, minimum contributions from employers and staff increase. This applies to all employers with staff in a pension scheme for automatic enrolment. If you aren’t enrolled in …

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by Alexander Beard, on Jan 31, 2019 12:01:18 PM

Market – Trends; Beyond traditional employee benefits: Let’s forget about 2016 and all these debates and discussions about Brexit. There is no need to discuss what went wrong and who …

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by Alexander Beard, on Jan 31, 2019 12:01:09 PM

Employees are struggling to cope with the stresses of modern life, figures suggest. There has been a surge in the number of hospital admissions for stress and anxiety among white …

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by Alexander Beard, on Apr 18, 2017 3:12:13 PM

Pension Increase state pension age The State Benefit is paid out to all citizens in the Netherlands. The total amount received depends on the number of years lived in the …

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