The DWP has published the findings of our auto enrolment research in full. We explored the impact of auto-enrolment on 50 of the first employers to implement it, looking into early opt-out rates and eliciting employees’ reasons for opting out. The DWP and the pensions minister are already using the research to develop government policy on auto-enrolment further. Read the report in full here.
After the success of this year’s award winning event, preparations for the next NHS Change Day are well under way. The 2014 kick off session is on 06/11/13 and can’t wait to get involved. We encourage you all to do the same as well.
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. Continue reading
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! Continue reading
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 tsunami Continue reading
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. Continue reading
I should probably start by saying that I’m quite fervently in favour of political correctness – I agree with Stewart Lee that it’s really just a form of “institutionalised politeness“. Continue reading
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
To mark The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Older Persons 2013, we spoke to a number of people from all walks of life about how they feel life has changed over their lifetime and over the generations, as well as their hopes and fears for the future. Continue reading
The year has flown past and once again we have reached the 1st October, the start date to quit smoking for those who are following the Department of Health’s ‘Smokefree’ brand campaign ‘Stoptober’. Continue reading