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Editor's message: Pay is the main building block of employee reward packages, and organisations will need to take the time to set salaries at the right level for their business.
Guidance on appropriate salaries for job roles is likely to come from salary surveys, while information on the value of annual pay awards in other organisations can be taken from pay settlement analyses.
When reviewing pay levels, you should bear in mind the level of the national minimum wage. Employers may also wish to conduct an equal pay review to ensure that their pay structures and rates comply with equal pay legislation.
Sheila Attwood, managing editor, pay and HR practice
Updated to include information on recommendations relating to the minimum wage in the Taylor review of modern working practices.
Certain self-employed workers should be paid the minimum wage, according to recommendations by the Resolution Foundation.
Kirsti Laird is senior associate at Charles Russell Speechlys. She rounds up the latest rulings.
As our picture of the April pay round firms up, 2% is still the norm for pay deals while the gap between pay rises and inflation widens.
This table summarises the latest pay settlements monitored by XpertHR.
Updated to include the XpertHR pay settlement data for the three months to the end of May 2017. XpertHR will publish the next pay figures on 27 July 2017.
The Department for Education has published its gender pay gap figures, becoming the first government department to do so.
Women retiring this year will be £6,400 a year worse off than men, according to new research from Prudential.
These tables summarise pay awards in the central government sector monitored by the XpertHR pay databank.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to pay levels and awards.