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Pay-related news releases

Higher pay awards may be here to stay
Embargoed until: 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.
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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.

First quarter pay awards steady at 2%
Thursday 27 April 2017
Pay settlements in the first quarter of 2017 are steady at a 2% median award, according to the latest data from pay analysts at XpertHR.

Employers predict below-inflation 2% pay award
Thursday 23 March 2017
Private-sector employers are forecasting a pay award of just 2% for their employees over the coming year, the latest data from pay analysts at XpertHR reveals.

New year, but same 2% pay award
Thursday 23 February 2017
Employers are awarding their staff a median pay increase of 2%, according to the latest data from pay analysts at XpertHR.

Pay awards stay low despite rising inflation
Thursday 26 January 2017
Pay deals dipped at the end of 2016, while the first 2017 settlements to take effect suggest a subdued start to the new bargaining year, according to pay analysts 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.