UK employment rate at record high

The latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that UK employment levels have reached a record high - the UK employment rate was estimated at 76.1%, the joint-highest on record. Jobs requiring more qualifications, particularly in sectors like technology and science, continued to show the biggest... Read More button-arrowbutton-arrow

Essential Insurance joins the Protection Distributors Group

We are pleased to confirm that Essential Insurance is one of the latest firms to join the Protection Distributors Group (PDG). The PDG was formed in 2016 to drive change in the protection market and encourage insurers and intermediaries to deliver better consumer outcomes. Over the past three years the... Read More button-arrowbutton-arrow

Could you bounce back from an unexpected income shock?

We live in an increasingly uncertain world. In fact, for more and more people in the UK, economic insecurity has become the ‘new normal’ with at least 70% of the UK’s working population ‘chronically broke’, according to a recent study reported in the Guardian. The truth it seems is that... Read More button-arrowbutton-arrow

Every working adult in the UK should consider this…

Which? Magazine has recently confirmed that one protection policy every working adult in the UK should consider is 'Income Protection' – but if you ask your friends or colleagues whether they know what income protection is, we expect that you might be met with a blank look. The Money Advice... Read More button-arrowbutton-arrow

Crowdfunded funerals are on the rise

According to the BBC in 2018, the funeral of a Big Issue North seller was paid for through donations raised online, but just how common are crowdfunded funeral services nowadays? Donors and well-wishers made sure Peter Toulson received a "funeral befitting of a proud, dignified, lovely man". The magazine vendor died in... Read More button-arrowbutton-arrow