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by Alexander Beard, on May 13, 2019 10:08:24 AM

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 7:01:18 AM

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 7:01:09 AM

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 Dec 17, 2018 6:07:49 AM

For women returning to the job market after a long career break, getting back on track can seem daunting. Many are reduced to applying for graduate-level and admin work, far …

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by Alexander Beard, on Nov 21, 2018 9:10:33 AM

30% Ruling The Dutch Government has announced that the ruling will be adjusted. The 30% ruling used to be valid for a period of 8 years, however the Dutch government …

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by Alexander Beard, on Jul 31, 2018 4:27:54 AM

The government have confirmed the closure of Childcare Vouchers to new entrants from 4th October 2018 in The Income Tax (Limited Exemptions for Qualifying Childcare Vouchers and other Childcare) (Relevant …

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by Alexander Beard, on Mar 5, 2018 6:19:57 AM

The collapse of construction firm Carillion has been widely reported and it’s no surprise that high-profile cases such as these cause worry amongst employees throughout the UK as to whether …

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by Alexander Beard, on Jan 24, 2018 6:53:42 AM

An interesting development in 2017 was that more and more of our clients are looking at additional ‘value added’ staff benefits; Halfords Cycle2Work and Kiddicare Vouchers, for example, are becoming increasingly …

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by Alexander Beard, on Nov 21, 2017 11:34:53 AM

Readers’ of Alexander Beard News already had been informed recently that Germany has launched a new law to stabilize Employee Benefits and to encourage SME’s to implement new schemes. The …

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by Alexander Beard, on Sep 27, 2017 7:22:10 AM

For the first time since WW II we will have a party in parliament right of the Christian Democrats (Conservatives): AfD “Alternative for Germany” (which in fact is not one!) …

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by Alexander Beard, on Apr 18, 2017 10:12:13 AM

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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by Alexander Beard, on Apr 18, 2017 10:12:04 AM

Pensioen Stijging AOW-leeftijd en pensioenrichtleeftijd De AOW-leeftijd stijgt in 2022 naar 67 jaar en drie maanden De pensioenrichtleeftijd wordt met ingang van 1 januari 2018 verhoogd van 67 naar 68 …

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