Editor's message: The pay and benefits offered by an employer will be one of the key factors employees consider when looking for work. In turn, an organisation's payroll is likely to be its biggest expense. It is therefore vitally important that employers plan their pay and benefits offer carefully.
For organisations needing to review and benchmark pay rates, XpertHR publishes a wide range of industry and occupational salary surveys, and provides easy access to inflation and other economic indicators.
XpertHR also collects and analyses pay settlement data, and our latest analysis finds that there has been some improvement in pay award levels in early 2018. In addition, we regularly survey employers about their pay plans and forecasts to give subscribers an insight into what other employers are planning for the year ahead - our latest findings detail pay award forecasts through to the end of February 2019.
Sheila Attwood, managing editor, pay and HR practice
More than half (58%) of UK HR professionals expect to receive a pay rise this year, according to a study by recruitment company Robert Walters.
The table below summarises the latest pay settlements monitored by XpertHR.
XpertHR's analysis of the latest pay awards for early 2018 reveals that the increase in levels seen last month is being maintained and many employers are optimistic about the year ahead.
Early indications show that the first 2018 pay awards rose to their highest level in almost four years, and now employers tell us that they expect this pattern to continue through the year.
Updated to include the XpertHR pay settlement data for the three months to the end of February 2018. XpertHR will publish the next pay figures on 26 April 2018.
More than a million nurses and other NHS staff in England will be offered a three-year pay deal worth between 6.5% and 29% in an end to years of pay restraint.
Updated to include information on the Government's policy paper on protecting defined-benefit pension schemes.
A group of MPs have called for unpaid trial shifts to be banned in a private members bill that is due its second reading today.
We look back at the circumstances under which central government pay awards were made during 2017.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to pay and benefits.