We discuss pay award levels in 2016 and the likely level of employee pay increases in the year ahead.
There has been little movement in the level of pay awards over the past year, but are things looking up for employees in 2017? We examine the pay awards that employers expect to make over the next year, and the factors that are influencing these.
XpertHR data for the three months to the end of September shows a drop in the level of the median pay award.
Engineering pay awards stabilise at 2%, despite shaky industry confidence.
The food, drink and tobacco sector pay awards held steady over the past year, matching the UK as a whole.
There has been a marked slackening in the pace of pay setting in the professional and business services sector over the past year.
Retail and wholesale pay awards have remained constant at 2% in the face of the introduction of the national living wage and fluctuating sector performance.
Pay awards slacken in the transport and storage sector, but some skills shortages prevail.
While industrial relations issues have hit some parts of the sector, others are trying to make the most of the downturn in the oil and gas market.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to pay levels and awards.