Editor's message: The pay and benefits offered by an employer will be one of the key factors employees consider when looking for work. In turn, an organisation's payroll is likely to be its biggest expense. It is therefore vitally important that employers plan their pay and benefits offer carefully.
For organisations needing to review and benchmark pay rates, XpertHR publishes a wide range of industry and occupational salary surveys, and provides easy access to inflation and other economic indicators.
XpertHR also collects and analyses pay settlement data, and although our latest analysis finds that pay awards have dipped in the summer months, they are still running ahead of those recorded last year. In addition, we regularly survey employers about their pay plans and forecasts to give subscribers an insight into what other employers are planning for the year ahead - we are currently investigating the likely level of pay awards in 2019 - you can take part in our survey here.
Sheila Attwood, managing editor, pay and HR practice
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Updated to include information on the forthcoming Pay award forecasts.
Updated to include salary data from the June 2018 XpertHR Technology Salary Survey.
Updated to include a reference to Hampshire v The Board of the Pension Protection Fund, in which the ECJ considered the legality of the PPF compensation cap.
Updated to include a reference to the Local clinical excellence awards guidance 2018-2021 by NHS Employers and the BMA.
The Treasury has announced that it will not abolish Class 2 national insurance contributions (NICs), a policy the Conservative party had pledged in its 2015 election manifesto.
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