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 […]

Three ways women manage money

This International Women’s Day Sarah Porretta, strategy and insights director at The Single Financial Guidance Body, shares some findings from our latest survey on how UK adults manage money. Women’s financial needs are often shaped by specific challenges, including low incomes, time taken out of the workplace to look after children or older relatives, or […]

How to support couples to talk about money

Huw Thomas, director of policy, information and communications at Relate, reports on For Love and Money, the Talk Money Week event hosted by The Money Advice Service (MAS), the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) and Relate to explore the links between relationships and money. Watch the debate about how the money guidance, relationship support, and […]

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 […]

Five ways employers can help young workers #TalkMoney

Nona Buckley-Irvine works with a trade union and has a special focus on young adults. A young employee herself, she shares five ways that employers can support the financial capability of young workers, particularly those struggling with debt.   Listen without judgement There can be a perception of university students going wild with their money […]

Improving financial capability: learning from the What Works Fund (Opening speech by CEO Charles Counsell)

Opening speech given at the British Library, Knowledge Centre, 23 October 2018 by The Money Advice Service CEO Charles Counsell. Good morning. It is my pleasure to welcome you to an event which represents the culmination of nearly two years’ work by the Money Advice Service and our partners across the sector – many of […]

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 […]