North Lanarkshire Council offers staff financial advice

North Lanarkshire Council has launched a financial advice service as part of efforts to look after the health and wellbeing of its 18,500 employees.

The service, launched last month, offers independent financial advice to staff through seminars and one-to-one meetings. Advice is provided on a number of areas, including savings and investments, retirement planning, tax, protection and mortgages. Employees are also told about the council’s pension scheme and other employee benefits.

Employees can choose to receive one-to-one advice at work or at home. Alternatively, they can contact a representative of provider AWD Chase de Vere on the phone or via email.

The scheme is communicated using details provided on the council’s intranet site and in its internal magazine. Information will also appear on posters around the workplace and in leaflets sent out with employees’ payslips.

Iris Wylie, head of human resourcess at North Lanarkshire Council, said: “We are committed to supporting our employees and, particularly in this economic situation, it is important we can offer them access to quality, independent financial advice.”

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