February 23rd, 2018.

Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people and their family dependents, reveals the main financial worries for people who work, or have previously worked, in the automotive industry.

In 2017, 42% of people Ben supported had money problems, with ‘low income’ accounting for 52% of this. Other key financial concerns were around debt and money management.

Mental health issues were the second biggest concern for people last year, accounting for 31%. In addition, 17% of individuals who contacted Ben were worried about their physical health and 10% had social health concerns such as relationship breakdowns, isolation and loneliness.

In response, Ben has launched two new online tools available on Ben’s website – to help people get their finances back on track:

In the UK, it is estimated that working-age families and pensioners are failing to claim over £10bn a year in benefits. Ben helped people claim nearly £1m of untapped benefits during April 2016 – March 2017. The benefits calculator available on Ben’s website is free so it’s well worth individuals checking to see if they are receiving funds they are entitled to. The grant search tool is also free and helps individuals look for funds, by way of grants and other types of financial support.

These new tools have been launched in line with Ben’s current financial health and wellbeing campaign as money problems are common for people at this time of year, after the excesses of the festive season.

You can now receive ‘Tips, advice & tools’ for total health and wellbeing from Ben straight to your inbox. To sign up visit: