Press Cuttings (January 2020)

Press cuttings 2020

A short summary of some of the media coverage featuring the Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing team in January 2020

The first month of a new decade has already witnessed the Howden Employee Benefits and Wellbeing expert commentators being quoted in a wide variety of industry journals on a diverse range of important issues.

We thought it might be useful to our followers to have another chance to read just a fraction of the overall coverage we received.  So below are some of the subjects covered, with links as appropriate.  Topics covered in January include;

How to use Employee Benefits to attract & retain staff in 2020 and beyond

Howden’s Cheryl Brennan looks at this important issue, and considers some of the possible Employee Benefits trends in the year ahead. 

Publication:  HR News

Day 1 Written Statements of Employment Particulars

This article looks at a new requirement for employers (from April), and how the savvy employer might achieve a return on investment by complying with this edict.

Publication:  Employer News

Occupational Health & Wellbeing

The Make UK/ Howden Survey results have been published. Howden’s Mark Fosh comments on the important findings of this research.

Publication:  Personnel Today

Will the Budget herald changes to Pensions Tax Relief?

Will the Chancellor of the Exchequer use the Government’s new electoral mandate to fast-track changes to pensions tax relief? Steve Herbert looks at this topic afresh.

Publication:  Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing Blog

Settled Status for EU Citizens in the UK/ UK workers overseas

Recent Howden research suggests that not all employers have yet offered support to their workers with regard to settled status applications. Commentary on this key topic from Adam Harding.

Publication:  UK Business News

Research:  Salary Advances and Workplace Savings

64% of employers still provide salary advances to employees direct from payroll. But should they? Steve Herbert looks at these findings and suggests an alternative.

Publication:  Business in the News

Conflict in the Workplace

A recent CIPD report suggests that workplace conflict is commonplace. What can and should employers be doing about this?

Publication:  HR Magazine

We hope the above summary is of use. We will of course continue to update our followers on important media stories in the Employee Benefits and Human Resources space throughout the year.

For more information on any of the topics covered, please contact your usual Howden Consultant, or visit our website for further details and contact options.

Published: 13th February 2020

Steve Herbert

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.

Steve Herbert