This study explores the impact of auto-enrolment on 50 of the first employers to implement it, measures early opt-out rates and elicits employees’ reasons for opting out. The DWP and the pensions minister use the research to develop government policy on auto-enrolment further.
With October nearing a close it marks the end of Stoptober. Stoptober is a scheme which encourages smokers to stop smoking for the whole of October in an attempt to quit in the long term. The campaign came about after research revealed that stopping for 28 days means a smoker is five times more likely to not go back to cigarettes.Details
Never one to shy away from a challenge, Rachel took part in the Tough Mudder North West event in Cheshire earlier this month. As the name would imply it’s a tough event which takes place in mud. A fitness fanatic, Rachel completed the gruelling 11.5 mile course in under 3 hours finishing “somewhere near the front”. Here’s some photos of the WW1 inspired carnage!
Rachel, we salute you!Details
A recent study by mruk finds widespread antipathy towards minimum pricing across the UK. But it also showed big regional differences in what needs to be done to reduce the UK’s binge-drinking tsunamiDetails
The headline on the latest edition of Southern News was Battersea Park station – back to its former glory! (The exclamation mark is theirs not mine.) Now here at the offices of mruk, we are always very excited to read any news about this rather fine station.Details
I just popped into a shop for my daily can of diet coke and as I was putting it on the counter with a pack of full fat crisps, a low fat option caught my eye – a new launch! Special K has launched low calorie cracker crisps. As I had my special K for breakfast this morning (target market!), I thought why not… and replaced my full fat crisps with the new offer.Details
A new nationwide poll, conducted by mruk, reveals minimum unit pricing for alcohol to be the least popular option for improving public health. Read full release here