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 our latest analysis finds that pay awards have stabilised at 2.5%, the same level as a year ago. 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 - forecasts for 2019 suggest a stable pattern of pay setting over the remainder of the year.
Sheila Attwood, managing editor, pay and HR practice
Despite a raft of problems concerning IR35 "off-payroll" rules in the public sector, HM Revenue & Customs last week confirmed that from 6 April 2020, the tax regulations extend to the private sector. Caroline Harwood explains how businesses need to prepare.
Updated to include information on the Government's response to its consultation on, and proposed legislation to implement, reforms to IR35 in the private sector.
Organisations have just nine months to prepare for changes to off-payroll working rules, which are being extended to the private and third sectors, with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) publishing draft legislation today.
Tory leadership front runner Boris Johnson has vowed to "fix" the pension rules that have led to NHS consultants finding they are better off if they work fewer hours.
Updated to reflect that the Supreme Court allowed the appeal in Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd.
Updated to include a reference to the Pensions Regulator's consultation on trusteeship and governance.
These tables summarise pay awards in the paper and printing sector monitored by the XpertHR pay databank.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to pay and benefits.