How to create the perfect employee benefits package
We discuss some of the questions to ask when talking to benefits providers.
We discuss some of the questions to ask when talking to benefits providers.
We celebrate a successful 2020 with an award from SME News.
Our guide to getting started is here to help you navigate through the facts.
We discuss the challenges of 2020 and how businesses have adapted.
Saving little and often can build up to a large amount.
We’re here to help you reward your employees for less this year.
Keep jobs safe whilst saving money through employee benefits.
What you can do to help employees to feel safe.
We answer one of our most frequently asked questions.
Three strategies that are vital in recognising exceptional employees
Use Wider Wellbeing to inspire, engage and encourage your employees to succeed.
Do we want to return to our old ways? Or is this an opportunity to change how we live and work?
17th April 2020 furlough guidance update.
Both employers and employees are facing new challenges and there are steps that you can take to support one another.
Following guidance from the UK Government, we have now enforced our business continuity policy.
An annual leave purchase scheme is a simple, flexible employee benefit which your staff will really appreciate.
Let us demonstrate how employee benefits can help you emphasise your company’s culture and values.
Information regarding the £1000 limit on cycles and equipment.
Festive fundraising update.
Give the gift that keeps on giving this Christmas, by investing in your employees’ wellbeing.
The following update has been released by the CVPA, bringing more uncertainty to the closure of the Childcare Voucher scheme in October.
The government have confirmed the closure of Childcare Vouchers to new entrants from 4th October 2018.
On 13th March 2018, Damian Hinds the Secretary of State for Education announced a 6 month extension to the closure of the Childcare Voucher scheme.
Wider Plan is pleased to provide a statement to employers providing information and assurance of our approach to GDPR compliance.
Find the latest guidance on the Childcare Vouchers post April 2018.
The petition to keep Childcare Vouchers open alongside Tax-Free Childcare received over 112,000 signatures and is due to be debated in Parliament on 15th January 2018.
Workplace Bikes brings more than just financial benefits for employees. Read about the health and wellbeing benefits cycling to work can bring.
This guide for parents will help to ensure you make the right decision to maximise your savings, now that Tax-Free Childcare is open to applications.
Read the latest news on Tax Free Childcare from yesterday’s budget, including the future of Childcare Vouchers.
Wider Plan are proud to have continued donating 5% of profits to UK children’s charities in 2016. As part of our ethical stance we are looking forward to launching Wider Plan’s charity foundation in 2017.
Read about the future of employee benefits after the Autumn Statement announcement on salary sacrifice benefits. With advice on how to provide employees with an exciting benefits package beyond April 2017.
See the key changes delivered from Philip Hammond’s Autumn statement due to take place from April 2017
Tax-Free Childcare is due to be rolled out in 2017, read our advice to employers regarding their childcare voucher schemes.
From April 2016 the government are introducing the National Living Wage. Read about the impact on employers and salary sacrifice schemes.
Has Chancellor George Osborne delivered “a budget for working people”? Take a look at the key points of the budget in relation to employee benefits.
Employment Appeals Tribunal rules that stopping childcare vouchers during maternity leave is not discrimination.
Chancellor George Osborne confirmed yesterday that cycle-to-work salary sacrifice schemes are set to continue.
Make the most out of your reward budget and reap the benefits all year round. Creating a culture of recognition all year round does not mean increasing your budget with Wider Rewards.
Help your employees achieve their New Year resolutions through your employee benefits, while making fantastic National Insurance savings.
Each year Wider Plan’s Christmas donation goes to a UK children’s charity. This year our employees decided who should receive our donation.
Wider Plan’s attention to data security is recognised by Cyber Essentials.
The Wider Plan team were able to spread a bit of Christmas cheer this week with a raffle, raising £200 to donate to Acorns Children’s Hospice.
5 top tips on spreading some Christmas cheer amongst your employees, and the benefits it can bring to your organisation.
Are you looking to make the most out of your benefits? As an employer, you invest time and money in providing a benefits package to attract the best possible talent to your organisation.
Wider Plan announces the launch of Wider Rewards: a flexible, modular platform that can be build to any organisation’s requirements and budget.
After launching their Workplace Bikes scheme, Latimer Vintners Ltd were only too happy to share their experience with us.
The government has confirmed that the implementation of Tax-Free Childcare has been delayed until early 2017. They have stated they are still dedicated to implementing Tax-Free Childcare.
Guidance published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommends simple changes for employers to make to help reduce sick leave and create a healthy, productive workforce.
Cycle-to-work is currently one of the most popular fitness staff benefits, providing employees with salary sacrifice savings and employers a happy, healthy workforce.
Wider Plan employees take on the ultimate challenge to raise money for a local charity. Proving motivation, determination and teamwork is a winning combination.
Wider Plan demonstrates their ethical stance and innovative benefits by donating to UK children’s charities on behalf of their employees.
As employers await further confirmation on the future of salary sacrifice Childcare Vouchers and the new Tax-Free Childcare, Wider Plan advises employers and parents what action to take now.
ESPO staff benefits framework agreement provides an efficient and effective way for public sector bodies to procure a wide range of salary sacrifice schemes and voluntary benefits.
We know this is a busy time of year for employers, closing one financial year and preparing for the next, so we wanted to offer some helpful advice.
Drive System Design decided to implement a cycle to work scheme as the scheme offers attractive savings for both employer and employee.
After the festive period, it can sometimes be difficult to motivate employees about returning to work.
Wider Plan has donated £1000 to Centrepoint’s ‘Finest Hour’ campaign, helping young people back in to employment.
A lack of motivation amongst employees can be toxic to any business – the last thing an employer wants is for their workforce to become infected with feelings of complacency, boredom or unrecognition.
Wider Plan promises to donate at least 5% of profits to UK charities which help young people, and welcomes charity nominations from employees, clients, and followers on Facebook and Twitter.
60% of parents were found to be better off remaining in the existing childcare voucher scheme, than with Tax-Free Childcare.
Since the Government’s announcement for a new Tax-Free Childcare scheme to be introduced in Autumn 2015, savings figures have been quoted that would impress any parent paying for childcare.
The Government has recently announced plans to extend flexible working rights from 2014. ‘Flexible working’ is a way of working that suits an employee’s needs.
Employee benefits and reward schemes are a great way for employers to show staff their appreciation, whilst offering so much more than just financial support.
Last week the Queen announced the laws the Government hope to pass before May 2015. This included the new Tax-Free Childcare scheme.
Tax-Free Childcare will launch in Autumn 2015. However, there is no need to wait until 2015 parents can save right now with Childcare Vouchers.
The Government used the 2013 Budget to announce that a new tax-free childcare voucher scheme would be introduced in Autumn 2015. Tax-free childcare was expected to provide parents with tax savings of up to £1,200 per child each year.
KiddiVouchers has participated fully in the Government’s consultation exercise, which closed on 14th October. The consultation focused on how to implement the Government’s proposals for replacing childcare vouchers, rather than considering whether the proposals are the best way of extending childcare support.
Wider Plan, the company behind KiddiVouchers, has entered the reward and motivation market in time to support employers with their Christmas gifts to staff.
The Government has used the 2013 Budget to announce new measures to support working parents. The proposals will make childcare vouchers available to more families and will enable many parents to enjoy higher savings on their childcare costs.