Pay Intelligence October 2008: Annual review of pay trends and prospects

Pay prospects for 2008/09 | Annual review of pay trends | Performance pay in 2007/08
Economic outlook | Pay bargaining calendar | IRS pay databank
Datafile | Bargaining statistics | About IRS pay analysis

On this page: Pay Intelligence is a regularly updated online resource, bringing together links to the latest pay settlement analysis and economic indicators from across the IRS and XpertHR portfolio, providing everything you need to keep track of pay trends. 

Summary of key pay data:

IRS headline measure of pay settlements: 3.5% in the three months to 30 September 2008

Release date: 24 October 2008

Next release date: 21 November 2008

Summary: The median award for the three months to 30 September 2008 is 3.5%, unchanged from that recorded for the previous two rolling quarters. 

This month's issue of Pay Intelligence is devoted entirely to our annual review of pay trends. We examine pay settlement patterns over the past year and present the findings of our major survey of private sector employers on pay prospects for 2008/09. The resources below will provide everything you need to prepare for your organisation's 2009 pay review. 


Pay Intelligence archive Access previous editions of IRS Pay Intelligence. 

Pay review update archive Run this saved search to view the complete archive of IRS pay review update articles on XpertHR presenting summaries of some of the pay settlements from the IRS pay databank. 

Datafile archive Run this saved search to access the complete archive of IRS datafile articles on XpertHR, presenting summaries of pay settlement statistics from IRS and other pay commentators, plus inflation and earnings forecasts collected by IRS. 

Economic indicators XpertHR allows you to browse all the latest economic and labour market statistics, such as inflation, earnings, unemployment and working hours. 

Official figures  Pay specialists at IRS and XpertHR present their in-depth analysis of the 2007 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) from the Office for National Statistics, which provides the most recent and comprehensive available snapshot of UK earnings data.