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B&CE aims to build on stakeholder

Employee benefits and stakeholder pension provider B&CE is aiming to increase presentations to employees.

The firm&#39s research shows that 82 per cent of construction employers support the idea of more pension presentations to persuade individuals to increase contributions to the industry&#39s EasyBuild stakeholder scheme.

The B&CE scheme is the UK&#39s most popular stakeholder scheme, with 280,000 members from 7,000 employers.

B&CE&#39s research shows that where employees attend a presentation about the employer&#39s scheme, the number of individuals making a contribution increases by 30 per cent.

Benefit schemes deputy chief executive John Jory says: “Some employers are concerned about doing presentations in the construction industry so we need to find a way around disrupting working patterns while at the same time giving access to the information that people need.”


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