Rise in housing worries for employees

Calls to employee helpline rising

Cameron Roberts
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Zurich Corporate Risk has unveiled that calls to employee assistance helplines related to housing are on the rise.

Calls related to landlord and tenancy issues were up 95% across 2023, with calls concerning housing difficulties also rising by 51% in the same period. Call regarding financial concerns overall had increased by 42%. Employment concerns were also high on the list for the EAP, there was an increase in calls around worries linked to redundancy, up by 156%; and employment, up by 33%. Nick Homer, Head of Group Risk at Zurich UK said: "At a time when employees are struggling with all sorts of personal issues, it is more important than ever that employers offer proactive and preventative sup...

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