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 following a dip in our headline measure at the end of last year, pay awards are now back at the level seen through most of 2018. 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
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Updated to reflect the income support rates in force from 9 April 2019.
Updated to reflect the industrial injuries disablement benefit rates in force from 9 April 2019.
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Updated to reflect the jobseeker’s allowance rates in force from 9 April 2019.
Updated to reflect the employment and support allowance rates in force from 9 April 2019.
Updated to take into account an increase in the cap on a week's pay, with effect from 6 April 2019.
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