Employee Assistance Programme

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Balancing everyday life with the requirements of work and home can create pressures for all of us.  Did you know you have access to a new Employee Assistance Programme, provided by UNUM? Help@Hand, provides independent, confidential support and information to all employees and eligible family members. Your free services include access to: 24/7 free confidential […]

Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs)

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Table of Contents What are Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs)?  AVCs provide an opportunity for employees who are members of the LGPS to pay additional contributions to increase their pension benefits at retirement.   AVCs are an efficient way to save for retirement because they attract full Income Tax relief through your payslip, provided your income is […]

Employee Benefit Scheme

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What is an Employee Benefit Scheme? This is a scheme run by a specialist staff benefit company and gives Argyll and Bute Council employees access to various schemes such as leisure and retail vouchers and discounts, technology products scheme and cycle to work schemes. The council has contracted a staff benefits specialist company called Vivup […]