Pay and benefits

Sheila Attwood 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. Pay awards edge higher has all the latest analysis of pay settlement trends, 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 2015 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.

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

Latest items in Pay and benefits

  • Gender pay gap reporting timeline updated

    Date:
    30 August 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    We have amended our gender pay gap reporting timeline following the release of the Government consultation for public-sector employers.

  • Date:
    26 August 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Although gender pay gap reporting legislation does not come into force until early 2017, employers may have to collect gender pay gap data from as early as April 2016. HR professionals can use this timeline to get ready for their reporting obligations.

  • Pay awards return to benchmark level

    Date:
    25 August 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    Our latest analysis of pay settlement trends finds that, as pay deals effective in the busy month of April drop out of the sample, the median award has moved back to the level seen for the past two years.

  • Latest pay awards

    Date:
    25 August 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    A summary of the latest pay settlements recorded by XpertHR, including those for firefighters and school teachers, and at Birds Eye, Cambridge University Press, English National Opera, Morrison Utility Services and the National Nuclear Laboratory.

  • Pay awards: 25 August 2016

    Date:
    25 August 2016
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    A summary of the latest pay settlements monitored by XpertHR.

  • Pay trends August 2016: pay awards edge higher

    Date:
    25 August 2016
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Provisional analysis of pay settlements effective in the three months to the end of July 2016 shows that the median pay award has moved back up to 2% as awards in the key month of April fall out of the sample.

  • Pay awards

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include the XpertHR pay settlement data for the three months to the end of July 2016. XpertHR will publish the next pay figures on 29 September 2016.

  • Gender pay gap reporting: FAQs updated with new information

    Date:
    24 August 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    The Government has published a consultation revealing details of changes to proposals on the gender pay gap reporting duty.

  • Consultation on company car tax bands for ultra-low emission cars

    Date:
    24 August 2016
    Type:
    Consultations

    The Government consults on company car tax bands for ultra-low emission cars from 2020/21.

  • Gender pay gap reporting

    Date:
    24 August 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    Regulations requiring employers with 250 or more employees to publish information on their gender pay gap are expected to be laid before Parliament later this year. The Government has said that, subject to parliamentary approval, the legislation should come into force in early 2017.

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