Editor's message: With the level of pay increases stalling but the cost of living rising, inflation is closing in on the pay award level. 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 survey is now live and can be completed here.
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
The Government consults on the state pension age beyond 2028.
A Manchester employment tribunal has issued a preliminary ruling against Asda in an equal pay claim involving more than 7,000 employees.
Women earn less than men throughout their working lives and the gap is widest in their 50s when they earn £8,504 less per year than full-time men.
Asda has lost an employment tribunal ruling in a case involving thousands of workers in supermarkets who sought to compare themselves with higher-paid men in distribution centres.
We look in detail at pay settlements across the private sector, as well as 13 industrial sectors, reporting on the level of pay awards made over the past year.
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