Editor's message: The first pay reviews of 2017 are now being concluded, and give us a useful indication of the level of pay awards employers are making this year. Our latest analysis looks at the pattern of pay settlements, and we also report the details of the latest pay awards monitored by XpertHR.
XpertHR collects the details of around 1,600 pay awards every year, and our round-up of pay awards in the year to the end of August 2016 demonstrates just how stable the pay setting environment is at present. We also 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 2018.
In addition, we offer practical guidance and solutions in our How to guides.
Our data and benchmarking services also extend beyond pay to encompass all aspects of HR and employment policy and practice.
Sheila Attwood, managing editor, pay and HR practice
Updated to include information on the draft Regulations on check-off in the public sector, due to come into force on 10 March 2018.
The clocks went forward an hour at 1:00am on Sunday 26 March 2017. But what does this mean for staff who were working a night shift? How will it affect their pay? Should they have gone home at their usual home time, even though they have worked less time?
From 6 April, employers will need to make a number of changes to their salary-sacrifice schemes. DLA Piper's Lynda Finan and Nick Hinton consider the new arrangements.
Updated to include a reference to the Pension Regulator's consultation on its draft policy on monetary penalties and revised description of professional trustees.
Updated to take into account that the Government has published John Cridland's final report and the Government Actuary's report for the review into state pension age.
Updated to take into account the Government's announcement that the Tax-free Childcare scheme will start from 28 April 2017.
Updated to include information on the ban on using agency nurses and locum doctors to fill shifts where they are substantively employed by the NHS.
Two-thirds (65%) of women and 27% of men would not apply for a job at a company where "men and women are not equally paid for equal work", according to a poll by Glassdoor.
Private-sector organisations have predicted their pay awards. In this podcast we look at the median basic pay increase employers are expecting to award employees in the year 2017/18.
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