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Flexible working rights extended to all employees

In In The Press, Industry News by PCH Staff

At the end of last month the UK government announced that from June 30 every employee in the UK would have the right to request flexible working. Previously, this right consider only applied to parents with children under 17 and certain carers. Under the new rules, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills said that some 20 million individuals will …

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Possible Link Between Increased use of Computers at Work and Arthritis

In In The Press by PCH Staff

An increasing number of people today spend prolonged periods of time in front of a computer. Whether it’s for work or for pleasure, our computer usage has increased exponentially over the years and has become, for many of us, a routine part of our day-to-day lives. However, there are some schools of thought that associate our sometimes inescapable overuse of …

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It’s Time to Push Mental Health up the Workplace Agenda

In In The Press, Industry News by PCH Staff

The success and growth of modern businesses inevitably depends on attracting and retaining the right workforce. Therefore, being the kind of employer that people want to work for is crucial for businesses to thrive in their respective marketplaces. However, salary is no longer the be-all and end-all of employee satisfaction; especially with today’s workforce being more benefits-conscious than ever. This …

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PCH Consultant Q&A June 2014 – Phil Knight

In Business, Family, In The Press, Individual, Industry News by PCH Staff

This month we have the pleasure of chatting with Phil Knight, one of our outstanding independent health insurance consultants based in West Yorkshire. Phil talks passionately about his time in the industry, what expertise he anticipates people needing in the future and where he sees the industry going as a result of recent trends… Hi Phil… Tell us a little …

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Helping to Retain a Loyal Workforce

In Business, Industry News by PCH Staff

Businesses today often spend a great deal of their time attracting, building and maintaining a loyal customer base because, without customers, there is no business. However, an equally important part of any business’s success is its workforce. After all, they’re the people who ultimately make the products that the business sells; provide the services that the business offers; and ensure …

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Private Medical Insurance is More Important than Ever

In In The Press, Industry News by PCH Staff

There are many types of insurances in the UK, some mandatory such as car insurance and some that the majority will opt for as the sensible thing to do – like home insurance and pet insurance. Private medical insurance (PMI) isn’t always on peoples radars. Budget Constraints and the NHS When budgets get tight some might consider cancelling their PMI …

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Put Expat Health Insurance at the Top of Your To-do List

In In The Press, Industry News by PCH Staff

It is increasingly popular for professionals and their families to take work abroad; whether it is through their current employer, a new opportunity or simply the freedom that self-employment offers. In fact, it is estimated that between 4.5 and 4.7 million British citizens live abroad for at least part of the year. There are obvious attractions, the weather, food, new …

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Who Will Help When You’re Not in a Fit State?

In Family, Protection by PCH Staff

A claim on a protection product (Life insurance, Critical illness, Income protection, etc.) will always take place at a most stressful and vulnerable time as you or a loved one becomes seriously ill or passes away. One of our advisers Les Schroeter found himself in an unfortunate situation when he had to advise a personal family member on how best to …

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NHS Reforms Advance the Role of Private Healthcare

In Industry News by PCH Staff

Private healthcare and health insurance have experienced a turbulent few years as the economic downturn forced many people to give up their healthcare plans in order to save money. However, this trend coupled with an aging population and budget cuts put significant strain on the NHS, which is still being widely felt today. The NHS does a sterling job for …

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Discounted Life Insurance

In Family, In The Press, Protection by PCH Staff

You can save up to 47% on your life insurance premium if you are a company director or an employee of any organisation. Traditionally personal life insurance cover is paid for out of your taxed income.  Such income will have already been subjected to employers and employees NI, and taxed at your marginal tax rate. This can now be done …