Pay and benefits

Sheila Attwood Editor's message: Analysis of pay awards in the three months to the end of April 2017 reveals that firms are continuing to keep pay rises muted. 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.

For those 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.

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

New and updated

  • Ethnicity pay gap reporting: how would it work?

    Date:
    26 May 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Both the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats have pledged to introduce ethnicity pay gap reporting if they come to power on 9 June. But how would this policy work in practice?

  • Low Pay Commission consults on national minimum wage

    Date:
    26 May 2017
    Type:
    Consultations

    The Low Pay Commission consults on the national minimum wage to assist it in compiling its report for the Government on future upratings of the national minimum wage.

  • Pay awards

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include the XpertHR pay settlement data for the three months to the end of April 2017. XpertHR will publish the next pay figures on 29 June 2017.

  • Industrial action: correct approach to deducting pay for teachers on strike

    Date:
    25 May 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Supreme Court has held that the pay of teachers must be deducted at a daily rate of 1/365th of their annual salary, rather than 1/260th, for a one-day strike.

  • Pay awards: 25 May 2017

    Date:
    25 May 2017
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    We summarise the latest pay settlements monitored by XpertHR.

  • Pay trends May 2017: April pay awards show positive signs

    Date:
    25 May 2017
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Pay awards in the first quarter of 2017 remained subdued, but what does our preview of April pay settlements reveal?

  • Public-sector pay 2017: public health

    Date:
    25 May 2017
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    The NHS Pay Review Body and the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration have made recommendations on pay increases that follow public-sector pay policy, but they both questioned the sustainability of ongoing pay restraint in the NHS.

  • Take part in our graduate recruitment survey

    Date:
    22 May 2017
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    Take part in this XpertHR Benchmarking survey of graduate recruitment and starting salaries to receive the latest data on how your organisation compares.

  • Tory manifesto: national retraining, national insurance holidays and more gap reporting

    Date:
    19 May 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Theresa May launched the Conservative Party's 2017 election manifesto, and for HR and employers there are no big surprises. Having already laid out her plans on workers' rights earlier this week, and with many policies announced over the past year, there is not much we didn't already know. But, as is likely in any 88-page document, there are a few items of interest that may not already be on your radar.

  • Podcast: National minimum wage

    Date:
    19 May 2017
    Type:
    Audio and video

    In this week's podcast, we explain the basics of the national minimum wage and highlight some of the pitfalls for employers.

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