Note: Review of Pay Awards Autumn 2020: The budgeted percentage paybill increase for merit pay reviews in the 2020 annual wage round (which commenced on 1 September 2019 and concluded on 31 August 2020). Based on analysis of data from the XpertHR pay databank on UK whole-economy pay settlements for the 2019 wage round, conducted in September 2020. The data relates to an overall total of 1,052 pay settlements covering the pay of 6,272,868 employees.