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Pay-related news releases

Pay awards rebound in the new year
Embargoed until: Thursday 21 February 2019
The median basic pay award in the three months to the end of January 2019 is 2.8%, according to the latest research from pay analysts XpertHR.

Bonus boost for more than half of all managers
Tuesday 12 February 2019
More than half (55.2%) of all employees in managerial and professional roles took home a bonus last year, research from XpertHR reveals.

Pay awards heading for highest level in a decade
Thursday 24 January 2019
The headline measure of pay awards at the end of 2018 was just 2%, according to the latest research from pay analysts XpertHR. But there are indications that they may rise further in the coming months.

End of year dip in pay awards
Thursday 20 December 2018
The headline pay award has fallen to its pre-2018 level after nearly a year at 2.5%, according to the latest research from pay analysts XpertHR.

Slight fall in median pay award
Thursday 22 November 2018
Pay award levels dipped slightly over the autumn months, according to the latest research from pay analysts XpertHR.

Employers predict slower wage growth in 2019
Thursday 25 October 2018
Private-sector employers expect wage growth to slow in the year ahead, according to the latest research from pay analysts XpertHR.

Pay bargaining year ends with awards at 2.5%
Thursday 27 September 2018
The median pay award has bounced back to 2.5% over the three months to the end of August 2018 following a small dip in the previous quarter, according to the latest data from pay analysts at XpertHR.

Summer pay awards drop back
Thursday 23 August 2018
Pay awards in the three months to the end of July 2018 were worth 2.3%, according to the latest data from pay analysts at XpertHR.

Pay awards establish new norm at 2.5%
Thursday 26 July 2018
The going rate for pay settlements has now been 2.5% for six consecutive months, according to the latest data from pay analysts XpertHR.

Pay awards still lagging behind rising prices
Thursday 21 June 2018
Employers awarded a median 2.5% pay rise over the past three months, according to the latest data from pay analysts XpertHR. This headline figure is unchanged since the beginning of the year.

“Shock to the system” as managers see real terms pay drop and directors’ bonuses slashed
12 June 2018
New data from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the professional body for management and leadership, and XpertHR, the employment intelligence service, show basic salaries and bonuses for directors and senior managers have fallen in real terms, with inflation overtaking pay increases for the first time in five years.
For further information, interviews or case studies please contact Tristan Garrick, Head of PR & Communications at CMI. Tel 020 7421 2705.

Two in three pay awards higher than last year
Thursday 24 May 2018
Pay awards in the busiest bargaining month of the year have stayed at the higher level seen since the beginning of the year, with the median basic pay award for April at 2.5%, according to the latest data from pay analysts XpertHR.

Higher pay awards may be here to stay
Thursday 26 April 2018
Pay awards in the first quarter of 2018 are worth a median 2.5%, according to the latest data from pay analysts XpertHR. They have not been higher than this since the end of 2008.

2018 pay awards forecast at 2.5%
Thursday 22 March 2018
Employers are predicting that pay awards in 2018 will be at their highest level in almost four years, according to data from pay analysts XpertHR.

Employee wellbeing high on HR agenda
Embargoed until: Thursday 7 February 2019
A desire to provide support to all staff, encourage employee engagement and reduce absence has put employee wellbeing high on the agenda for HR in 2019, XpertHR research finds.

Paid bereavement leave near universal, survey finds
19 February 2018
Almost all employers offer their staff paid time off during a time of bereavement, according to a survey from XpertHR.

Employee absence rates rise
July 2017
Employers are losing a median 2.9% of their working time to employee absence, a report from HR website XpertHR finds.