Over 25 percent of UK workers receive no workplace benefits, study reveals
Around 26% of all UK workers (7.8 million employees, on the average) do not receive any sort of workplace benefits from their employers, new research from Canada Life Group Insurance has recently revealed.
According to a media news report on the topic, in terms of available benefits, pensions seem to be the most common, with 45% of workers having a pension that their employer contributes to, a figure that’s expected to rise significantly by the end of automatic enrollment into workplace pensions.
Other types of benefits that are commonly supplied by companies include death in service payments or life insurance (29%), more than 28 days holiday including bank holidays (28%) and free eye tests (26%).
On the other hand, just around 7% of workers receive other types of special benefits, such as insurance that covers them if they become ill or injured and are unable to work, while an even smaller proportion (3%) receive a critical illness policy that pays out a lump sum should they become seriously unwell.
Additionally, figures from the survey also suggest that only around 42% of stress-sufferers received help from their workplace in 2013. Plus, it seems that, while the number of employed men receiving workplace benefits has decreased by 2%, the number of women receiving said benefits rose by 10% since Q4 2012.
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