Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Gain Access to Great Savings on the Apple iPhone 6s And 6s Plus

The highly anticipated iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have now been released. These new models have a lot to live up to as its predecessors, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, have broken industry records. In the second quarter of 2015, an astounding 61.2 million units of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were sold. The enhanced iPhone 6s and 6s Plus contains a ton of new features which certainly live up to the hype. 

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are available in colours silver, space grey, gold and a new stunning rose gold addition. Furthermore, the models are constructed from a new alloy of 7000 Series aluminium which is the strongest casing ever used in a smartphone. The cover glass on the smartphones is also the most durable glass ever used in a smartphone. Other notable features of the new handsets include: 
  • An improved 12 Megapixel rear facing camera which eliminates the need for digital cameras. 
  • The front facing FaceTime HD camera now stands at 5 Megapixels and includes an impressive Retina Flash. Now there will be no more poor quality selfies taken at night time!
  • Brand new 3D Touch feature allows you to move around the phone quicker. The “peek and pop” feature gives you the ability to peek at an incoming email without fully opening the email message.
  • Enjoy the super-fast performance with the custom designed A9 chip which delivers performance once only found in desktop computers. 
Technology experts are predicting that the range of new features and improved technology will see many Android users defecting to Apple.

The Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are now available to order on the Busy Bees Benefits Mobile Phone scheme. Taking out a mobile phone contract through this scheme can provide you with significant savings every month.  Operated through salary sacrifice, your monthly mobile phone bill is taken directly from your wages before tax and National Insurance is calculated. For example, the Apple iPhone 6S, 16GB model with 32GB of data would originally cost £75 per month. Under the scheme, the amount actually paid each month would only be £51, providing savings of over £576 during the contract. 

How can you take advantage of these fantastic savings?  Firstly, your employer needs to be offering a mobile phone scheme. You can then choose from the latest smartphone handsets and select a tariff to suit your individual needs. As standard each tariff includes unlimited minutes and texts, no handset charges, 2GB data, 24-month extended handset warranty (compared to the usual 12 months), no price increases over the contract period and 4G coverage for no additional charge.

If you would like to take advantage of excellent tariffs, brand-new smartphone handsets and great tariffs, ask your employer to offer the Mobile Phone scheme. Alternatively contact Busy Bees Benefits with your employer’s details at mobile@busybeesbenefits.com or call 0330 333 9100.

For more information, visit www.busybeesbenefits.com/mobilephones

Monday, 21 September 2015

Benefits firm launches new employee wellbeing service

Staffordshire employee benefits firm, Busy Bees Benefits has launched an Employee Assistance Programme to help businesses obtain a happier, healthier and more productive workforce. The brand new health and wellbeing benefit sits alongside the company’s current offerings, which include Childcare Vouchers, a mobile phone salary sacrifice service and a retail discounts portal.


The Employee Assistance Programme helps employees deal with everyday issues by providing an online help system and around the clock telephone counselling services. The confidential service aims to help resolve personal and professional problems that often impact behaviour in the workplace.

Through the service, staff can receive expert advice and guidance on topics such as stress, relationship difficulties, bereavement, anxiety, family worries, alcohol and drug abuse, employment and financial concerns.

“Often personal issues can become significant barriers to career progression,” commented John Woodward, CEO of Busy Bees Benefits. “Our new scheme aims to remove these barriers and send staff on their way to great achievements at work.

“We all go through difficulties at some point in our lives – whether it’s financial issues, legal issues or even every day health issues, the support provided by the programme’s medical professionals helps to point staff in the right direction. The service is completely confidential so employees can feel comfortable when accessing the help they need.

“It’s really simple to monitor the success of the scheme as statistical information is passed back on to the employer regularly. Increased staff retention, a boost in recruitment profile and better workplace relationships are just a few of the improvements noted by employers currently using an Employee Assistance Programme.

“If your business is in need of a benefit to boost productivity, reduce sick days and help boost motivation, the Employee Assistance Programme is the perfect fit!” he concluded.

The Busy Bees Benefits Employee Assistance Programme is available to businesses of all sizes. To receive more information on the company’s new offering, call 0330 333 9100 or send an email to information@busybeesbenefits.com.

Childcare Vouchers are not just for nurseries

Many parents will now be breathing a sigh of relief, as children have officially returned to school. However, the return to school is not super smooth for all parents. The normal school day does not fit in with all parents as more working parents are commuting to work and working longer hours. There is an increasing need for the school day to be more flexible and more in sync with working parent’s schedules. This problem can be solved by using before and after school clubs.

To make using before and after school clubs affordable, working parents can use Childcare Vouchers. There are a lot of myths surrounding Childcare Vouchers, one of them being that they can only be used to pay for nurseries and young children. In reality, Childcare Vouchers can be used to pay for any registered childcare provider for children up to the age of 16*. They can be used to pay for school clubs, nannies, au pairs, child-minders, nurseries and more. Furthermore, Childcare Vouchers can also be used for holiday camps in the October half term period.

Childcare Vouchers are a simple way that working parents can save on the cost of childcare. It’s just a matter of swapping a part of their salary for Childcare Vouchers, which are non-taxable and exempt from National Insurance contributions. If parents take the full amount of vouchers available to them, currently £55** per week, this can save a working parent £933** each year, depending on their individual circumstances. With soaring childcare costs, childcare vouchers are a valuable tool and offer busy working parents a myriad of childcare options.

The Government’s new Tax-free Childcare scheme has been delayed until 2017. Therefore, Childcare Vouchers are the best option for working parents to save money on their childcare until then.


Parents, whose employer doesn’t offer a Childcare Voucher scheme, can contact Busy Bees Benefits who will get in touch with their employer to set up a scheme. For more information about Childcare Vouchers and the savings they provide, please visit www.busybeesbenefits.com.