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

  • Date:
    26 September 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    In university towns and cities around the country, students are settling in for the start of the academic year. As freshers' weeks come to an end, many students will start to think about finding some part-time work to see them through. We set out six tips on employing students.

  • Date:
    26 September 2016
    Type:
    Legal timetable

    The Finance Act 2016 increases the personal income tax allowance to £11,500, and the higher rate tax threshold to £45,000.

  • Police staff, special constables and volunteers

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on the Government's response to its consultation on reforms to public-sector exit payments.

  • Policies and documents tool: further improvements to layout

    Date:
    22 September 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    A further 18 categories within our suite of model documents are now listed in the order in which HR professionals might use them. This follows on from the earlier redesign of 14 key areas, making it easier than ever to find the templates that you need among XpertHR's 1,000 model documents.

  • Inquiry launched into corporate governance, executive pay and boardroom diversity

    Date:
    16 September 2016
    Type:
    News

    The Business, Innovation, and Skills Committee has launched an inquiry into corporate governance, focusing on executive pay, directors' duties and the composition of boardrooms.

  • Housing sector pay data for 2016

    Date:
    16 September 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    XpertHR's Housing Sector Salary Survey is now live. The survey has pay data from 54 organisations on 27,208 employees.

  • Date:
    15 September 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    The autumn months promise to be a busy period for HR practitioners as they get to grips with a host of employment law changes. Bar Huberman sets out the top 10 upcoming legislative changes that employers need to be ready for, even though many implementation dates have yet to be confirmed.

  • Latest pay awards

    Date:
    15 September 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    A summary of the latest pay settlements recorded by XpertHR, including those at BASF, Caledonian Paper, Nationwide, Thomson Reuters News, and for the Mastic Asphalt Industry and the Steeplejack and Lightning Conductor Engineering Industry.

  • Pay awards: 15 September 2016

    Date:
    15 September 2016
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    A summary of the latest pay settlements monitored by XpertHR.

  • Average earnings

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include official earnings data from the ONS for July 2016, and forecasts from XpertHR and HM Treasury. The next ONS release date is 19 October 2016.

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