Scottish Widows' Johnny Timpson highlights the need - and opportunity - to provide protection for self-employed workers and those with short-term contracts.
The ‘gig economy' is a phrase we hear used more and more these days, and describes the increasing prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work in the UK employment market. In Britain today around 4.8m people, or approximately 15% of workers, are self-employed, having grown from 3.8m in 2008 . This increase has been driven by modern technology, the growth of the service sector (especially online shopping), and the continued tax advantages of being a self-employed worker. This trend...
More needs to be done within the workplace to tackle wellbeing
Pulse Insurance's Torquil Mclusky discusses the stigma surrounding mental health, embracing mindfulness and how the industry can provide more inclusive access to cover
Above industry average figures for both critical illness and life paid claims
"The tides have changed for protection"