2020: That’s all folks!
The Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing Blog began in the first month of 2020, and coincidentally the very first post was published on the exact same day that the United Kingdom ceased it’s almost half a century membership of the European Union.
It’s fair to say that back then the UK’s future trading partnerships looked set to be the single biggest story for our employer audience until at least 2021. Yet shortly after our first post it became apparent that the nation faced an even bigger and more immediate issue in the form of COVID-19.
These two – now coinciding – events have of course shaped much of the content of the Blog ever since. Yet we have also endeavoured to cover a wide range of other topics. Subjects featured this year include:
- State Pension Age increases
- Labour market statistics
- The Marmot Review and life expectancy issues
- NHS waiting lists
- Mental trauma
- Remote pension surgeries
- Employment Law
- Long Covid
- Budget updates
- The levelling-up agenda
- Key person insurances
- Flexible working
- Financial wellbeing
- Pensions tax reliefs
- Pay gaps
- Return to work plans
- Group Life assurance
Indeed over the last eleven months we have contributed more than 60 posts covering all the above topics as well as many other related themes.
So as we approach Christmas it now seems like a good moment to hang-up our collective computer keyboards for the festive holiday period ahead. We will of course be back in 2021 with even more topical posts on key employment issues.
In the meantime, please do stay safe, stay well, and have as good a break as your local COVID-19 restrictions allow.
For more information on any of the above topics, please speak to your usual Howden Consultant in the first instance, or visit our website for other contact options. For the latest details on COVID-19 & Employee Benefits provision please visit our coronavirus hub.
Steve is Head of Benefits Strategy, Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing, and is an award-winning thought leader on Pensions, Employee Benefits, and Human Resources issues. He is occasionally accused of making Employee Benefits interesting.
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