The Employer’s Guide to Savings examines the role of saving in improving financial wellbeing, the relationship between salary and savings, and the positive effect employers can have by taking an active role in promoting saving in the workplace.
The report is based on a financial wellbeing survey of over 10,000 UK employees, a ‘Rainy Day Savings’ survey of 1,000 Britons as well as a savings survey, and savings account data provided by Yorkshire Building Society (YBS).
The headlines from the research are:
We also found that this is strongly correlated to having money worries. Those that regularly run out of money are more likely to be suffering financial stress.
Over 30% of people have less than £500 in rainy day savings. This is especially true for younger people where the figure rises to 53% of those aged 18-24 and 45% of 25-34 year olds.
We found that many higher income individuals still struggle to save. The same was true for older age groups. A savings habit is much more closely linked to financial attitudes and behaviours, in particular, spending habits
The simpler a savings mechanism makes for people to start, and continue, savings the higher the level of adoption. Salary-linked savings and share save schemes encourage people to save.
77% of employees trust their employer, suggesting that there is a role for employers
to help their employees build a savings habit, increase financial resilience, and reduce their level of stress, leading to corresponding improvements in retention and productivity
You can find out more about The Employer’s Guide to Savings and download your copy at https://www.salaryfinance.com/employers-savings-guide
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