The month in numbers: November 2015

In numbers dec 15

A round-up of some of November’s stand-out facts and figures relating to employee benefits.

  • 29% of female workers earn less than the living wage (Source: KPMG)
  • £8.25 is the new living wage rate recommended by the Living Wage Foundation
  • 42% of respondents affected by critical illness have to make lifestyle changes in order to cope with the financial impact (Source: Scottish Widows)
  • 95% of respondents feel a responsibility towards helping staff engage with the workplace pension (Source: Aegon UK)
  • 21% of respondents plan to release cash from their pension funds over and above their tax-free lump sum while they are still working (Source: Portus Consulting)
  • 73% of Getty Images’ 300 employees have engaged with its financial wellbeing programme since its launch in August 2014