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Pay-related news releases

Pay bargaining year ends with awards at 2.5%
Embargoed until: 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.

Pay awards hit four-year high
Thursday 22 February 2018
Pay deals in the three months to the end of January 2018 are worth a median 2.5%, according to data from pay analysts XpertHR.

Pay settlements on the rise in 2018
Thursday 25 January 2018
The first pay awards of 2018 are at the highest level for almost four years, according to analysis from pay experts at XpertHR.

2017 ends with pay awards at 2%
Thursday 21 December 2017
Employers have been awarding a median 2% pay award throughout 2017, analysis by pay experts at XpertHR reveals.

Lowest paid will see highest pay rises
Wednesday 22 November 2017
The lowest paid workers are likely to receive pay awards more than twice as high as other employees over the coming year, according to pay analysts at XpertHR.

Employers dash pay award hopes
Thursday 26 October 2017
Employers are planning yet another year of low pay awards, according to the latest data from pay analysts at XpertHR.

Pay awards sink further below inflation
Thursday 28 September 2017
The median basic pay award is 2% in the three months to the end of August 2017, according to the latest data from pay analysts at XpertHR.

Female managers earn £12K less than male colleagues
25 September 2017
According to analysis of managers' salaries conducted by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and XpertHR, the gender pay gap for managers stands at 26.8 per cent, with male managers on average out-earning female peers by £11,606 a year.
For further information, interviews or case studies please contact Becca Davis, PR and Social Media Officer at CMI. Tel 020 7421 2727.
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Stability in pay awards continues
Thursday 24 August 2017
Pay awards in the three months to the end of July 2017 were worth 2%, according to the latest data from pay analysts at XpertHR.

Steady pay award picture
Thursday 27 July 2017
The median basic pay award in the three months to the end of June 2017 is 2%, according to the latest data from pay analysts at XpertHR.

Pay awards confirmed as losing pace with inflation
Thursday 29 June 2017
Employers have given a median 2% pay award to their employees over the three months to the end of May 2017, according to the latest data from pay analysts at XpertHR.

Positive signs on pay awards, but median remains steadfast
Thursday 25 May 2017
Pay awards in the three months to the end of May 2017 remain anchored at 2%, according to the latest data from pay analysts at XpertHR.

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.

UK employers hold back on Christmas bonuses and gifts for staff this year
6 December 2016
Research from XpertHR about the Christmas and New Year working arrangements in UK organisations has found that whilst the majority of companies are celebrating Christmas by hosting company-wide parties (50.8%) or departmental Christmas lunches (47.2%), there will be fewer Christmas gifts, bonuses awarded or additional time off for employees this year.

Absence rates remain stable
5 October 2016
Stability continues for absence rates as employers' proactive approach to managing sickness absence pays off, finds the latest research from XpertHR.

Shared parental leave: enhanced pay is key to take-up
1 June 2016
Take-up of shared parental leave has been low since its introduction a year ago, with affordability concerns proving a barrier to many eligible employees.