The protection calculator: building financial resilience in working-age people

David Marjoribanks, policy manager for budgeting and savings, defines financial resilience and shares how, using a new tool, employers and people of working age can build it through raising awareness of income vulnerability.  The UK has a financial resilience problem: many households have very limited financial resources to fall back on if they were to […]

How big employers can #TalkMoney in a high debt landscape

  Sarah Churchman, chief wellbeing and inclusion officer at PwC, and Jane Portas, insurance partner and financial inclusion leader at PwC discuss why, with household debt set to rise, there’s more reason than ever for employers to #TalkMoney, and how PwC do it. Talking about money, particularly one’s own finances, has often been seen as a bit taboo.  It’s […]

Employee financial well-being: aligning reward with people strategy

By Charles Cotton, CIPD Senior Adviser for Performance and Reward. The 13th of November marks the start of Financial Capability Week, the purpose of which is to celebrate, showcase and amplify existing financial capability initiatives and ultimately improve financial well-being. To mark this, the CIPD has polled HR professionals to ask if employee financial well-being […]

How does financial stress affect your workplace?

In this guest blog the team at Red Star Education explain the impact financial stress can have in the workplace. Did you know that financial stress on employees can have a massive impact on workplace productivity? A series of recent studies reveal that financial stress is the number one concern for UK workers, ahead of […]