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Wolters Kluwer has launched a new voluntary benefits scheme for 1,000 of its employees in the UK.

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company, has launched a new voluntary benefits scheme for 1000 of its employees in the UK.

The programme, WK UK Shop, provides access to a range of discounts and the ability to earn cashback at more than 1,500 retailers, including Boots, Debenhams and John Lewis. Offers can be taken up online, by phone or in-store. Employees also have access to a telephone helpdesk that provides support and advice on the perks for 12 hours a day, six days a week.

The scheme, provided by Asperity, was communicated via a benefits brochure, a roadshow and internal presentations. Take-up has reached 30% since its launch in March.

Caitriona Banting, UK Reward Manager at Wolters Kluwer UK, said: “We’re really pleased about the new VB programme and our employees have responded really well to it so far. In the global downturn, it is becoming clearer that every penny counts; so to be able to offer our employees a benefits package that can offer them real day-to-day savings is a great way to show that we really value our their work.”

Ross Musgrove, Head of Client Services at Asperity, added: “It’s great to be working with such a well-reputed brand as Wolters Kluwer. Our integrated VB model is designed with the user in mind, and we are committed to increasing employee engagement through tried and tested comms packages and a real focus on getting retailers and discounts onto the site that employees really want. We’re delighted that Wolters Kluwer UK have chosen us to develop their tailor-made package and early signs are showing great take-up rates for the new scheme.”