General business conditions

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  • Business confidence: private sector

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include the outlook on the financial services industry from the CBI Quarterly Industrial Trends Survey, September 2016.

  • Date:
    4 March 2016
    Type:
    Legal timetable

    The European Union Referendum (Date of Referendum etc) Regulations 2016 set the date for the holding of a referendum in the UK and Gibraltar on whether or not the UK should remain a member of the EU.

  • Review of pay awards 2015: construction

    Date:
    9 October 2015
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    in 2014, we noted that the construction industry was showing signs of skills shortages in the wake of a pick-up in building activity. This may have contributed to rising pay levels over the past 12 months, with the median increase now running higher than in 2013/14.

  • Review of pay awards 2015: engineering and metals

    Date:
    9 October 2015
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    After years of outpacing the overall UK economy, pay settlements in engineering and metals are now at the same level as the private-sector median.

  • Review of pay awards 2015: information and communication

    Date:
    9 October 2015
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    In general terms the story of pay setting in the information and communication sector over the 2014/15 bargaining year has been one of stability. The median wage award was exactly the same level as this time last year, and also in line with private-sector wage awards across the piece.

  • Review of pay awards 2015: professional and business services

    Date:
    9 October 2015
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    In common with other industries, the pace of wage setting in the professional and business services sector has been relatively subdued over the past 12 months.

  • Review of pay awards 2015: chemicals, pharmaceuticals and oil

    Date:
    9 October 2015
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    The dramatic fall in the price of crude oil has seemingly had an impact on the overall level of pay awards in the chemicals, pharmaceuticals and oil sector, with the median review taking a backward step over the 2014/15 bargaining year.

  • Annual review of pay trends 2014: retail and wholesale

    Date:
    10 October 2014
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Retail and wholesale pay settlements remain at 2%, with employees at the bottom of the pay range set to receive a higher increase due to the October 2014 minimum wage increase.

  • Annual review of pay trends 2014: transport and storage

    Date:
    10 October 2014
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Wage bargaining in the transport and storage sector has delivered the strongest pay growth among the key UK industries examined by XpertHR over the past year.

  • HR roles and responsibilities: 2013 XpertHR survey

    Date:
    18 February 2013
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Our annual survey of HR roles and responsibilities - now in its 11th year - finds the profession returning to business as usual following a few turbulent years. We report on the key priorities for HR practitioners and compare these by sector.

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