Pay settlements/awards

Sheila AttwoodEditor's message: Most organisations will conduct a pay review each year, which may or may not result in a pay rise for employees. Data on what pay rises other organisations in the same or similar sector are awarding will help to inform employers of the "going rate" for pay settlements. Ahead of the busy January and April pay settlement dates, survey data on forecast pay awards for the months ahead are particularly useful.

Some employers vary the level of pay rise made dependent on a measure of employee performance.

At the time of the annual pay review, employers may also want to take into account the latest official data on inflation and earnings growth, as well as conduct a benchmarking exercise to compare their pay rates against those of other employers.

Sheila Attwood, managing editor, pay and HR practice

Latest items in Pay settlements/awards

  • Pay trends November 2016: pay awards hit six-year low

    Date:
    24 November 2016
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    XpertHR's latest analysis looks at why pay awards have fallen to a level not seen for many years.

  • Pay awards: 24 November 2016

    Date:
    24 November 2016
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    A summary of the latest pay settlements monitored by XpertHR.

  • Pay awards

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include the XpertHR pay settlement data for the three months to the end of September 2016. XpertHR will publish the next pay figures on 24 November 2016.

  • Pay awards: 10 November 2016

    Date:
    10 November 2016
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    A summary of the latest pay settlements monitored by XpertHR.

  • Latest pay awards

    Date:
    10 November 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    A summary of the latest pay settlements recorded by XpertHR, including those at BBC Worldwide, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, HM Treasury, Scottish Water and Surrey County Council.

  • Podcast: Pay forecasts for 2017

    Date:
    28 October 2016
    Type:
    Audio and video

    We discuss pay award levels in 2016 and the likely level of employee pay increases in the year ahead.

  • Forecasts for pay awards in 2016/2017

    Date:
    26 October 2016
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    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.

  • Pay trends October 2016: pay awards highlight sectoral differences

    Date:
    26 October 2016
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    XpertHR data for the three months to the end of September shows a drop in the level of the median pay award.

  • Review of pay awards 2016: engineering and metals

    Date:
    13 October 2016
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Engineering pay awards stabilise at 2%, despite shaky industry confidence.

  • Review of pay awards 2016: food, drink and tobacco

    Date:
    13 October 2016
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    The food, drink and tobacco sector pay awards held steady over the past year, matching the UK as a whole.

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