Blogs

  • Neurodiversity – the missing piece in the diversity jigsaw? – and ‘GAIN’, a great industry opportunity to find it and complete the picture

    15/09/2021

    GAIN is an insurance and related financial services initiative that will radically improve the employment prospects of neurodiverse people and meet the talent needs of the industry.

  • We Need to Talk About Pensions

    15/09/2021

    How do you feel about your finances as you head towards retirement? Most of us don’t want to think about it, but a little planning ahead and some sensible guidance can make life easier. Here are some of the things ABI policy adviser Matthew Field has been thinking about ahead of the FCA’s consumer investments strategy.

  • From 55 to 57 in the most complicated way possible

    14/09/2021

    ABI is calling for a simpler approach when the Government delivers its planned increase of the age that you can first access your pension from 55 to 57. The proposals will cause enormous confusion for pension savers navigating the already complicated UK pension system. Tax Adviser Dan Gallon explains just how badly the proposed changes to NMPA will impact pension savers.

  • Inside the ABI: Catching up with Senior Account Manager, Katie North

    09/09/2021

    Our Senior Account Manager, Katie North, leads the ABI's Associate Member programme and commercial partnerships, and as she will be shortly be moving to pastures new, we caught up with her to find…

  • The Future is Not Set

    06/09/2021

    As we look to the economic recovery, David Jordorson looks at the choices facing the Government and the implications for tax.

  • The most important day of work? Day one.

    20/08/2021

    The legal requirement to provide Day One Statements presents employers with an opportunity to nurture workplace wellbeing and boost productivity by communicating benefits when employees are most engaged. There are five simple steps employers can take the make the most of the opportunity.

  • Landmark IPCC Report emphasises the scale of the challenge for our sector

    10/08/2021

    The IPCC’s report on the physical science of climate change provides stark evidence of the impact greenhouse has emissions have already had on weather patterns and water systems. In this blogpost, we summarise the conclusions and suggest the two key takeaways for our sector.

  • Why now is the time for senior job shares

    10/08/2021

    Job shares provide benefits for both employees and employers and, after Covid, with demand for greater work life balance high and a need for greater diversity at senior levels, now is the time for employers to capitalise and learn from best practice.

  • Gretel - reuniting lost assets with their owners

    05/08/2021

    Duncan Stevens, CEO of fintech specialist, Gretel, discusses the Dormant Asset Bill’s impact on the industry and asks, why do insurers struggle to reunite lost assets with their owners?

  • Job sharing: smashing glass ceilings and breaking down stereotypes

    27/07/2021

    There are many benefits of job sharing for employers and employees. Two brains on every problem increases the quality of all work and job share teams are more resilient and flexible than one person can be. Becky Morrison and Hannah Malik have job shared for 9 years and in this blog they talk about their experience, how job sharing has benefitted their work and what makes a successful partnership.