first_imgAlmost two-thirds (63%) of respondents have made no financial provision for the future, according to research by Equiniti Employee Services.Its survey of 1,189 UK employees found that less than a third (32%) of respondents save regularly.The research also found:More than a quarter (27%) try to save but monthly financial commitments make this difficult.81% of respondents face everyday financial challenges.29% of respondents worry about paying off their mortgage, while 14% are concerned that they will not be able to get onto the housing ladder.Around a fifth (19%) worry that they will not be able to retire. Other concerns include clearing debts (29%) and being able to afford treats and life’s luxuries (24%).After improving work-life balance (42%), saving for the future is cited as a key lifestyle consideration (37%). This is followed by a higher salary (24%) and having a pension (23%).Two-thirds (66%) say that joining an employee share scheme would cause them to take a greater interest in their financial personal planning.41% of 18-24 year old respondents and 36% of 24-35 year old respondents said an employee share scheme would make them save regularly for the future.Phil Ainsley (pictured), managing director of employee services at Equiniti, said: “The economic downturn contributed to a long-term savings gap, which threatens to become a financial time bomb.“Our experience shows that on a day-to-day basis people find it difficult to save, however, when saving is structured, for instance as part of an employee share scheme, it is much easier.“We also see much greater engagement among younger employees where such plans exist. This suggests that the government could incentivise the introduction of share schemes, encouraging employers to make it a more attractive option to foster a savings culture that supports existing pension policy”.last_img

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first_img Tagged with: Businesses corporate Marie Curie AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Like printing money: charities to benefit from each colour copy National office supplies company Document XL is this month launching its innovative ‘Charity Wrap’ fundraising scheme, making CSR easier than ever for companies by donating money to their chosen charity each time they produce a colour document.Document XL MD Stephen Dobson came up with the idea after reading in a trade magazine that on average, each year, every person in the UK produces over 70,000 copies and prints, mostly in colour and printed on commercial copiers and printers, with most organisations paying anywhere between 4-12 pence to produce a colour document.Stephen thought if his company could capture even a small percentage of these colour pages and donate up to 15% of the copy charge to a company’s chosen charity, thousands of pounds could be raised for good causes in a highly tax efficient way.When Document XL, an authorised Xerox Business Partner, secures an order to supply a company with a business photocopier, printer or multi function machine, they ask the company which charity they’d like to support. Document XL then approaches the charity for their branding, key message and national fundraising telephone number to create the ‘charity wrap’ which can be used on a Xerox copier/printer of any size.The first printers created with the ‘charity wrap’ are for Marie Curie Cancer Care, a charity very close to Stephen’s heart as his mum was treated by Marie Curie nurses during her long battle with cancer. But the wraps can be created for any charity provided they’re able to provide relevant branding and images.Marie Curie Cancer Care Regional Corporate Development Manager Brian Curran said: “We are delighted that Document XL will be supporting us in this way and hope that this initiative raises thousands of pounds for our nurses and Hospices.”Monies are forwarded to a company’s chosen charity each quarter and participating businesses can be seen to be supporting their nominated charity for the lifecycle of the printer which can be included on their CSR Policy, features on their website and any other marketing materials.Most organisations keep a commercial copier or printer for anywhere between 3 to 5 years, therefore each charity is likely to receive funding on a regular basis for many years to come which helps with their planning and budgeting for ongoing projects.Stephen, MD of Document XL, which has offices in Leeds and Rochdale, said: “It’s such a simple idea that I cannot understand why no-one has ever thought of it before. We’re looking to talk to organisations which produce more than 500 colour documents a month, such as schools, universities, national and multi-national companies, really anyone with a conscience who is looking to actively make a difference.”For more information on the “Charity Wrap” fundraising scheme, please visit www.documentxl.com/fundraising and for any enquiries about how to get involved, contact [email protected] or phone 08456 448 600.– ends –Notes to Editor:Images of Stephen Dobson (L) and Brian Curran from Marie Curie (R) are attachedStephen Dobson is available for further commentFor more information please contact:Chocolate PRHelen MacGregor0113 236 [email protected] Howard Lake | 24 November 2011 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img

first_img Facebook Twitter Agribusiness professionals will better understand what drives loyalty and buying decisions of commercial producers by attending the National Conference for Agribusiness Nov. 4-5 at Purdue University.Guest speakers will discuss information from the Large Commercial Producer Project, a nationwide survey of the buying behaviors of commercial farmers and ranchers. The Purdue Center for Food and Agricultural Business conducts the survey every five years.“The agenda is packed with interesting topics and sessions built around understanding large commercial agricultural producers’ strategies, buying behaviors, information preferences and loyalty,” said Michael Gunderson, associate professor and associate director of research at the Center for Food and Agricultural Business, the conference organizer. “The faculty will lead sessions that consider the future of agricultural production in an era of booming farm profits and what the future means for serving large commercial producers.”The conference will examine several key topics from the survey data, including insights to producers’ loyalty to brands and retailers, understanding what is critical to the success of their operations, time spent on management, and the importance of dealers and sales staff in buying decisions.About 300 people are expected to attend the conference, which would be of interest to managers, executives, specialists and analysts from such organizations as agricultural retailers, farm equipment manufacturers and dealers, retail seed company and distributors, crop protection companies, animal health and nutrition companies, and food product manufacturers and processors.The cost to attend is $1,295. Continuing education credit and Certified Crop Adviser credit is available. For more information, call the center at 765-494-4247.Additional information about the conference, including how to register, is available at https://www.agecon.purdue.edu/cab/programs/nca.Source: Purdue Ag Communications Previous articleIt’s Not Your Grandpa’s 2,4-DNext articleSenate Clears Way for Vote on Spending Bill Andy Eubank SHARE Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Sep 25, 2013 SHARE Purdue to Host National Conference for Agribusiness Home Indiana Agriculture News Purdue to Host National Conference for Agribusinesslast_img

first_imgSlow Food for babies and toddlers Sunday February 1 at the Hunt Museum from 3pmSlow food Limerick and region AGM reminder: Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Slow Food Limerick & Region AGM is on Saturday February 7, at 3pm in the drawing room of the new Number One Pery Square Hotel. At the AGM, leadership and committee member positions are open to interested parties.Anyone interested in going forward for a position should nominate themselves in advance through email ([email protected]). The chapter is looking forward to seeing you at the AGM and also to seeing new involvement with organising educational, gourmet and cultural events celebrating artisan and good food locally. Slow food Limerick and region Gourmet dinner reminder: Slow Food Gourmet Dinner: Cornstore Limerick, Wednesday February 25, 7.30pmBookings are being taken by Chris or Dave at the Cornstore on 061 609000, or by email at [email protected] Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Linkedin Emailcenter_img Print NewsSlow food news and remindersBy admin – January 30, 2009 538 Advertisement Previous articleSticky coffee browniesNext articleWeekly crime update adminlast_img

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