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First pay settlements of 2024 see median award fall to 5.1% as UK falls into recession, finds XpertHR
Embargoed until: Wednesday 21 February 2024
The latest pay settlement data from XpertHR shows that the median basic pay award for the three months to the end of January 2024 is 5.1%, down from 6% in the previous rolling quarter.

XpertHR: 76% of pay awards in 2023 higher than 2022 levels in employer bid to alleviate cost-of-living challenges
Wednesday 24 January 2024
The latest data from XpertHR shows that the median basic pay award in the three months to the end of December 2023 remained at 6% - the same value for 2023 as a whole.

For the eighth time in 2023, the median pay settlement value hits 6%, finds XpertHR
Wednesday 20 December 2023
The latest data from XpertHR shows that the median basic pay award in the three months ending in November 2023 was 6%.

High pay awards in public sector drive whole-economy median back up to 6%, finds XpertHR
Tuesday 21 November 2023
The latest data from XpertHR shows that the median basic pay award in the three months to the end of October 2023 stands half a percentage point higher than in the previous quarter.

Public-sector pay awards rise but overall levels below what has been seen so far this year, finds XpertHR
Wednesday 18 October 2023
The latest data from XpertHR shows that the median basic pay award in the three months to the end of September 2023 was slightly up from the level recorded in the previous rolling quarter, but below the median that settlements have stood for the majority of the year so far.

Pay awards fall for second consecutive rolling quarter, finds XpertHR
Wednesday 20 September 2023
The latest data from XpertHR indicates that pay awards are beginning to cool, despite public sector pay deals reaching record levels.

Pay awards fall below 6% for the first time in 2023, finds XpertHR
Wednesday 23 August 2023
The latest data from XpertHR shows that, for the first time this year, the median basic pay award has fallen below 6%.

Pay awards remain at 6% but continue to lag behind inflation, finds XpertHR
Wednesday 19 July 2023
The latest data from XpertHR shows that pay awards in the second quarter of the year (three months to the end of June 2023) were unchanged from the opening quarter of 2023.

Pay awards remain at 6% but employees see real-terms pay cut, finds XpertHR
Wednesday 21 June 2023
The latest data from XpertHR shows that the median basic pay award in the three months to the end of May 2023 remains unchanged at 6%.

Pay awards hold at 6% during calendar’s busiest pay review period, finds XpertHR
Wednesday 24 May 2023
The latest data from XpertHR shows that the median basic pay award in the three months to the end of April 2023 was unchanged for the fourth consecutive rolling quarter.

Pay awards remain at 6% as high inflation persists, finds XpertHR
Wednesday 26 April 2023
The latest data from XpertHR shows that more than three quarters (78.4%) of pay settlements in the three months to the end of March 2023 are higher compared to the same period a year ago.

Pay awards to peak at 6% in 2023, finds XpertHR
Wednesday 22 March 2023
The latest forecast from XpertHR shows that the median basic pay award in the 12 months to the end of December 2023 is predicted to fall from the current level in the three months to the end of February.

Pay at 32-year high but still falling behind inflation, finds XpertHR
Wednesday 22 February 2023
The latest data from XpertHR shows that the median basic pay award in the three months to the end of January 2023 was one percentage point higher than in the previous rolling quarter.

Inflation likely to continue outstripping pay in 2023, finds XpertHR
Wednesday 18 January 2023
The latest data from XpertHR shows that pay awards in the three months to the end of December 2022 are worth more than double that recorded in the same period in 2021.