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• 10 Oct. 2018

Freddie Hunt: “Stress and being under pressure were the biggest things for me… and I couldn’t deliver”

  Professional racing car driver and TV presenter Freddie Hunt recently explored the role mental health can play in sport, speaking to Damon Hill in a thought-provoking interview about the Former World Champion’s struggles with depression. We turned the table

• 13 Sep. 2018

“Losing my job and living on £69-a-week showed me how valuable a pension will be”

Carol Ogley – South Yorkshire – Client Support Supervisor at Ben Like many of us, when Carol started working she didn’t think about how a pension would help her and her family, but a lightbulb moment and a reality check back in

• 23 Aug. 2018

Top 10 tips for handling stress when driving

Stress affects us all at one time or another – whether it’s down to work, home life or a tough situation you’re facing. Stress can affect how we feel physically and emotionally as well as impair our judgement and our

• 20 Aug. 2018

Preparing for retirement – pension top tips for your employees

As an employer, you’re required to provide a workplace pension scheme for your employees by law. You must also automatically enrol your employees into a pension scheme if they: Are classed as a ‘worker’ Are aged between 22 and state

• 20 Aug. 2018

Getting the most out of your pension

More people in the UK are saving into a pension scheme than ever before, thanks to the introduction of auto enrolment in 2012. In 2017, 73% of UK employees were contributing to a workplace pension compared to less that 47%

• 30 Jul. 2018

Combating loneliness in the workplace

Recent reports warn of a loneliness epidemic engulfing the UK, with 1 in 8 people reporting that they have no close friends and 1 in 5 feeling lonely all or most of the time. These are worrying figures, given that

• 9 Jul. 2018

How to make friends as an adult – part two

In part one of our making friends as an adult blog, we shared our top tips for meeting new people, but that’s just the start of the path to friendship. Now that you’ve made all of these great acquaintances how

• 9 Jul. 2018

How to make friends as an adult – part one

Making friends as an adult isn’t always easy. At school and university, you’re surrounded by people of a similar age and probably with similar interests to you, making it the perfect environment for forming friendships. As you get older though,

• 12 Jun. 2018

Men’s Health Week: What are the biggest health issues affecting men?

On average 1 in 5 men in the UK die before retirement age of 65, with more than 2 in 5 not making it to 75. That’s why we’re highlighting some of the top health issues that affect men so

• 2 Apr. 2018

Our top tips for managing stress

A staggering 49% of sick days and two fifths of work-related ill health in 2016/17 were caused by work-related stress, depression or anxiety according to a survey by the Health and Safety Executive. This amounts to 12.5 million lost work

• 19 Mar. 2018

7 financial bad habits to give up right now

Biting our nails, Netflix binges, staying up too late… we all have bad habits that we’d like to give up.  Many aren’t that damaging, but when it comes to your money repeated poor decisions can quickly spiral out of control

• 7 Mar. 2018

What to do if you’re in arrears

The majority of people (almost half) who contact us for help are worried about money, with many people struggling with debt, poor housing and low income. So you’re not alone. Whilst it might be tempting to bury your head in

• 28 Feb. 2018

10 of the best Mothers’ Day ideas on a budget

 By Leila Moss, Communications & Campaigns Manager Mothers’ Day is fast approaching. It’s even earlier this year – Sunday 11th March – so it’s time to start thinking about how to treat that special lady in your life! As

• 23 Feb. 2018

Supporting employees in uncertain times

We are living through times of uncertainty at the moment, both politically and, in some parts of our industry, economically too. Whatever the reasons, a feeling of uncertainty is unpleasant and worrying for anyone experiencing it. Employees worried about their

• 16 Feb. 2018

Smoking, Vaping & Life Insurance

This is a guest article from Reassured Ltd. The rise of e-cigarettes in the UK Over recent years, whilst there has been a marked decline in the number of UK smokers, the nicotine replacement market has thrived. The vaping industry

• 9 Feb. 2018

Top healthy pancake recipes for a nutritious Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday is just around the corner, which can only mean one thing – pancakes! Who doesn’t love indulging in a pancake (or 10!) on pancake day, but if you’re trying to be healthy, the refined carbs and sugar in