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Five legal issues employees aged 50-plus need to think about

Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that the UK now has more than 10 million workers aged 50 and above, representing 31 per cent of the total workforce. And, as people live longer and the state pension age increases, this figure is set to rise. As employers will know, the needs and concerns […]

In case you missed them: Epoq’s research findings and articles during 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, we thought you might be interested to read a round-up of Epoq’s research findings, articles and press coverage, which you may have missed during the year. Just click on the links below to read more. And, if you’d like to discuss our service or any of the topics featured, […]

Support employees ‘at work’ and ‘in work’ – a new way to be a great 21st century employer

Over the years a lot has been written about how companies can become ‘employers of choice’ and how important it is for a business to be ‘winning the war for talent’. These topics have formed the basis of many academic papers and conference slots have been devoted to them, leading, no doubt to a healthy […]

Flexible working – key facts for employers

The freedom to work flexibly has become increasingly important to employees, particularly for those with caring responsibilities or a desire to achieve a healthy work-life balance. In fact, our employee benefit survey of 2017 found that 91 per cent of employees value flexible working – the second most highly valued benefit from a list of […]

The legal risks of being an unmarried couple – 5 tips for cohabitating employees

Research by the ONS in 2017 revealed that the fastest growing family type over a 20-year period was the cohabiting couple family, which more than doubled from 1.5 million families in 1996 to 3.3 million families in 2017. This represents 15 per cent of all families and concurs with the findings of Epoq’s Employee Benefits […]

Research: Employees aged 55 plus are disengaged with their employee benefits

A lot has been written about today’s multi-generational workforce(s) and the pressure on employers to offer benefits that cater for the needs of all employees. In our last article, we reported on the findings of our most recent employee benefit survey which revealed that younger employees are using benefits more widely than their older colleagues. […]

Research: Younger employees more likely to use workplace benefits

In our 2017 employee benefits survey, we asked 2,002 UK adults to tell us how valuable they would find certain services if they were provided by their employer as part of a benefits package. The results revealed two clear winners, with pensions (95%) and flexible working (91%) valued the most highly. Third place went to […]

Research: Over half (66%) of UK employees want their employer to help them deal with issues experienced outside of work

Today, much is written about the need for employers to address the mental, physical and financial wellbeing of their employees, but to what extent do employees want their employer to get involved with issues that affect them outside of work? To find out, Epoq commissioned research company, Opinium, to survey UK employees to get their […]

Press release: Employees value their pets over their income

New research by Epoq Legal indicates that employees are more likely to insure their pets than their salary. Epoq’s new research into employee-paid and self-paid insurance benefits, reveals that 32% of those surveyed have pet insurance in comparison to 25% with some form of income protection. The research was conducted by Opinium in June 2018 […]