Predictions that government legislation such as the "right to buy" and reduced housing rents would subsequently hit pay have come to bear, as housing associations deliver the highest proportion of pay freezes across UK sectors analysed by XpertHR.
Almost a quarter of pay settlements recorded by XpertHR are based on individual performance. Here we look in more detail at these pay awards and how organisations allocated pay increases over the 2015/2016 bargaining year.
Most of the staff groups covered by the pay review bodies received increases in line with government public-sector pay policy, and there is little sign of an appetite for targeting pay awards within the 1% limit despite the Government's expectation of this.
With a slow growing economy, few commentators expect a sudden change in pay growth for the foreseeable future. This is confirmed in XpertHR's survey of pay award forecasts, with the expected value of pay awards for the coming year remaining subdued.
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