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Financial capability week
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Financial capability week

Blog – issued by Darren Laverty. Financial capability week is here (13th – 17th November 2017).  This was born from the Financial Capability Strategy for the UK and aims to get people talking about money, improve their financial capability and financial [..]


Stress awareness day – Blog by Morag Livingston
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Stress awareness day – Blog by Morag Livingston

Today is the very first International Stress Awareness Day.  So great is the momentum surrounding the awareness of mental health issues, this National day, which has been running since 1998, has this year become an International Awareness Day. We all suffer some [..]


Supporting mental health in the workplace
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Supporting mental health in the workplace

By Morag Livingston, Head of Group Risk and Wellbeing, Secondsight Today is World Mental Health Day and this year’s theme is mental health in the workplace. This year in particular, we’ve seen a rise in mental health issues being openly discussed.  With [..]


Could we benefit from a financial planning awareness day?
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Could we benefit from a financial planning awareness day?

By Darren Laverty, Partner, Author and Financial Educator at Secondsight. Finances form part of our everyday lives.  But as we’re faced with the prospect of living for longer, the rising cost of living, increased debt and less money in savings, I think it’s [..]


Engaging your employees with their pension – Pension Awareness Day
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Engaging your employees with their pension – Pension Awareness Day

Today is Pension Awareness Day and a date which highlights the importance of pensions and saving for the future. This initiative was first set up 3 years ago and as the day has gained momentum, it is a great opportunity for employers to talk to their employees [..]


What employers can be doing to improve mental wellbeing in the workplace
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What employers can be doing to improve mental wellbeing in the workplace

By Morag Livingston, Head of Group Risk and Wellbeing, Secondsight. It’s mental health awareness week. With approximately 1 in 4 people experiencing a mental health problem each year, and with mental health problems a leading cause of sickness absence costing [..]


Marking World Health Day & wellbeing in the workplace
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Marking World Health Day & wellbeing in the workplace

By Morag Livingston, Head of Group Risk and Wellbeing, Secondsight. As the world marks World Health Day today – 7th April 2017 – this year, there is a focus on depression.  The World Health Organisation estimates that depression affects 300 million people [..]


Will the rise in IPT impact your employee wellbeing offering?
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Will the rise in IPT impact your employee wellbeing offering?

By Morag Livingston, Group Risk and Healthcare Manager, Secondsight Last week we heard from the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, on his taxation and spending plans for the coming months in his Autumn Statement. I was surprised by one aspect in particular; that the [..]


Pensions freedom one year on
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Pensions freedom one year on

By Darren Laverty, Employee Benefits Partner at Secondsight The financial services profession witnessed a real flurry of people keen to take advantage of this new freedom from the outset; people who had – undoubtedly – been waiting.  But this high demand [..]


When should you start thinking about financial matters?
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When should you start thinking about financial matters?

A pat on the back for North Devon’s ‘young people’; the most money-smart youths in the South West, according to a new study from the charity MyBnk. But, apparently, there is still a five per cent gap between them and their London counterparts. You are never [..]


April 2016: Will the pension changes fool people out of a comfortable retirement?
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April 2016: Will the pension changes fool people out of a comfortable retirement?

A prosperous retirement is the product of careful planning On the 6th April new pension changes takes effect. It brings in legislation which may have a material impact on the pension plans of the nation’s highest earners, directors and senior management. [..]


Will financial education be high on the corporate agenda in 2016?
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Will financial education be high on the corporate agenda in 2016?

By Darren Laverty, Partner at Secondsight Recent research published by The Open University Business School and Share Radio – highlighted the fact that two thirds of UK employees have never received financial education. The research also found that, while [..]


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