The top 10 most read stories online in March-April 2016

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The most read stories on www.employeebenefits.co.uk between 15 March and 17 April 2016:

Government confirms plans to limit salary sacrifice

In the March Budget, the government confirmed it is considering limiting the range of benefits that attract relief on tax and national insurance contributions (NICs) when offered via salary sacrifice arrangements  bit.ly/1MDA3Sz

How the Budget 2016 will impact employee benefits

A round-up of the key announcements from the 2016 Budget, as delivered by Chancellor George Osborne on 16 March. bit.ly/1SgL0GK

Mercer and Thomsons Online Benefits partner on global benefits

Mercer has partnered benefits software provider Thomsons Online Benefits to offer global benefits management solutions for multi-national organisations. bit.ly/1Nj0zk5

Tax-free childcare to be phased in and childcare vouchers extended

The government has announced that the new tax-free childcare scheme, to take effect from early 2017, will be rolled out throughout the year. bit.ly/1WBlUaF

Employee Benefits Awards 2016 shortlist unveiled

The shortlist for the Employee Benefits Awards 2016 has now been revealed. The winners will be announced at the Employee Benefits Awards and Summer Party on 3 June. bit.ly/1NxscB1

Reward Gateway owner acquires Perkz

Reward Gateway’s parent organisation, International Benefits Holding (IBH), has acquired Perkz, an online employee benefits platform for the UK and Ireland. bit.ly/1VxLrSH

Employer contributions to public sector pensions to increase

In the March Budget, Osborne announced that employer contributions to public sector pensions will increase from 2019-20 onward. bit.ly/1WbkLWU

Employee Benefits Connect 2016 speaker slides

Where speakers have given approval, we have uploaded the slides for the keynote and conference sessions at Employee Benefits Connect 2016, which took place on 9 March at the Lancaster London. bit.ly/26aW81f

Admiral CEO gifts £1,000 to employees

Henry Engelhardt, chief executive officer at Admiral, and his wife, Diane Engelhardt, are personally gifting between £500 and £1,000 to each member of the organisation’s 8,300-strong global workforce. bit.ly/1XESYNh

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Insurance premium tax to rise to 10%

The standard rate of insurance premium tax (IPT) is to rise from 9.5% to 10% from October 2016. bit.ly/1MDzZlU