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Explaining the Recent Decline of Retirement Plans

This study is the first to focus on how changes in worker bargaining power explains the national decline in employers offering retirement account plans to their employees.

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Compensation And Benefits

Making sure the team at MS-UK is as accessible to you as possible!

Ryan Jones from the MS-UK Helpline team shares what he does with MS-UK in this blog post…

I love working for MS-UK. The organisation really is doing all it can to make sure people affected by MS can reach out to MS-UK in whatever way is right for them. 302 more words

Multiple Sclerosis

For politicians and commentators, “heating versus eating” has come to be an idiom for the austerity era. For Claire Matthews, a car showroom worker and mother of three, sitting in a friend’s cold front room in Christmas 2012 was a spur to do something about it. 194 more words

Benefits

Benefit cuts can have a devastating effect on mental health – just ask Sharon

A fear of brown envelopes is now familiar to anyone unlucky enough to be acquainted with Britain’s benefit system. For Sharon Linford, who has rapid cycling bipolar, as well as depression and borderline personality disorder, receiving a letter from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) last month didn’t simply cause panic. 123 more words

Disability

If you think comfortable families don’t get sucked into poverty, think again

It’s frightening how life can change. Over a decade ago, Thomas Hemingford, now 45, was on a comfortable wage as a software development manager. His family – his wife Helen and their three children – lived in a home they owned on the outskirts of Harrogate in North Yorkshire. 145 more words

Disability

Paralympics hopeful Carly Tait: ‘My lifeline is being taken away’

Carly Tait, a sprint wheelchair racer, is four months away from trials to represent Great Britain at this summer’s Paralympics in Rio – but she now finds herself at the sharp end of the government’s controversial cuts to disability benefits. 141 more words

Disability

Take another look at the disability debate. Who’s missing?

Watching Stephen Crabb and Labour battle over the cuts to disability benefits in the House of Commons on Monday, one thing was striking: the lack of disabled people in the room. 146 more words

Disability