Pay settlements in the construction sector have remained stable over the past year, although some of the industry-wide deals have resulted in more generous awards.
Wage rises in the hotels, catering and leisure sector have kept up with those across the economy as a whole, with many employees gaining from increases to the national minimum wage rates.
Pay awards in the information and communication sector have risen over the past year, with pay awards based on performance giving rise to particularly healthy increases.
Pay awards in the professional and business services sector have not kept pace with those in other sectors of the economy, our analysis of pay settlements over the past year finds.
The utilities sector regains its place as the sector making the highest pay awards over the past year.
Retail pay awards match the private sector at 2.5% despite a tough trading environment.
Engineering pay awards come in above the whole-economy norm but employers face an uncertain economic climate.
Finance awards for the 2017/2018 pay round are slightly ahead of the rest of the private sector at 2.7%.
The percentage of services firms finding it difficult to fill vacancies has risen to an all-time high, according to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
Male manual workers with few qualifications will be most affected by new trade barriers when the UK leaves the EU, according to research.
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