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Pay-related news releases

First quarter pay awards steady at 2%
Embargoed until: Thursday 27 April 2017
Pay settlements in the first quarter of 2017 are steady at a 2% median award, according to the latest data from pay analysts at XpertHR.

Employers predict below-inflation 2% pay award
Embargoed until: Thursday 23 March 2017
Private-sector employers are forecasting a pay award of just 2% for their employees over the coming year, the latest data from pay analysts at XpertHR reveals.

New year, but same 2% pay award
Embargoed until: Thursday 23 February 2017
Employers are awarding their staff a median pay increase of 2%, according to the latest data from pay analysts at XpertHR.

Pay awards stay low despite rising inflation
Thursday 26 January 2017
Pay deals dipped at the end of 2016, while the first 2017 settlements to take effect suggest a subdued start to the new bargaining year, according to pay analysts XpertHR.

Pay awards end year on a low note
Thursday 22 December 2016
Employers have given a median 1.6% pay award to employees in the three months to the end of November 2016, according to the latest data from pay analysts XpertHR.

Pay awards fall to six-year low
Wednesday 23 November 2016
Pay settlements have fallen to their lowest level for more than six years, according to the latest data from pay analysts XpertHR.

Pay will rise by 2% in 2017
26 October 2016
Employers in the private sector are planning to award a 2% pay rise to staff over the next year, according to a survey from pay analysts XpertHR.

Pay awards settle at 2%
29 September 2016
The median pay award in the three months to the end of August 2016 is 2%, according to provisional findings from pay analysts XpertHR.

Inflation closes in on pay award level
25 August 2016
The gap between pay awards and inflation is narrowing, according to the latest data.

Men 40% more likely than women to be promoted in management roles
23 August 2016
Research released by the Chartered Management Institute and XpertHR reveals that men are more likely than women to have been promoted into senior and higher paying management roles in the past year, with no progress made on reducing the 23% gender pay gap.
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Pay awards dip in second quarter of the year
28 July 2016
Provisional findings show that pay awards in the three months to the end of June 2016 were worth 1.8% at the median.

Pay awards edge back up to 2% benchmark
23 June 2016
Provisional analysis of pay settlements effective in the three months to the end of May 2016 reveals that the median award has risen to 2%.

Dip in pay settlement levels
26 May 2016
Preliminary analysis reveals that pay awards in the three months to the end of April 2016 were worth just 1.7% at the median.

Employers still rewarding poorly-performing bosses with bonuses
10 May 2016
More than one in five managers who fell short of performance expectations in the last year still received bonus pay-outs, according to data published on 10 May by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and XpertHR.
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April pay awards hint at a fall in settlement levels
21 April 2016
A preliminary examination of the first pay awards concluded for April 2016 reveals a bleaker outlook for pay settlements compared with the 2% increase recorded over the first quarter of the year.

Employers predict pay awards at 2% for 2016
16 March 2016
Private-sector employers expect to give their employees a pay rise of 2% in 2016, according to XpertHR's survey of pay forecasts.

More of the same for pay awards in 2016
21 January 2016
The first pay awards to be made in 2016 indicate that employees are in for more of the same in 2016 when it comes to their annual pay review.

National living wage could cost charities £10m
2 November 2015
Implementing the national living wage will cost charities almost £3 million when it comes into effect on 1 April 2016, but maintaining the differentials further up the pay scale could significantly add to the bill.

UK employers hold back on Christmas bonuses and gifts for staff this year
6 December 2016
Research from XpertHR about the Christmas and New Year working arrangements in UK organisations has found that whilst the majority of companies are celebrating Christmas by hosting company-wide parties (50.8%) or departmental Christmas lunches (47.2%), there will be fewer Christmas gifts, bonuses awarded or additional time off for employees this year.

Absence rates remain stable
5 October 2016
Stability continues for absence rates as employers’ proactive approach to managing sickness absence pays off, finds the latest research from XpertHR.

Shared parental leave: enhanced pay is key to take-up
1 June 2016
Take-up of shared parental leave has been low since its introduction a year ago, with affordability concerns proving a barrier to many eligible employees.