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 take into account the extension of the Tax-free childcare scheme to parents of children under six, from 24 November 2017.
The TUC is calling on the Government to raise the national living wage to £10 "as quickly as possible" and to make national minimum wage rates fairer for younger workers and apprentices.
Living Wage employers will pay their staff at least £8.75 per hour across the UK and £10.20 in London, it was announced today.
Employers face a serious threat to their reputations from mandatory gender pay gap reporting, research has revealed.
A government scheme designed to help social care providers comply with minimum wage legislation has been described as a "suicide note".
Updated to include a reference to P v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, in which the Supreme Court considered if police officers should be able to bring discrimination claims over misconduct panel decisions.
Updated to include the latest pay data from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2017.
Pay settlement levels were subdued over the past year, but is the relaxation of pay controls in the public sector likely to flow through to higher pay awards in the private sector over the next year? We look at the prospects for pay awards into 2018.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to pay levels and awards.