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 details how the the number of organisations freezing pay is increasing. 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. Our fourth HR and coronavirus survey looks at employers' plans for 2020 pay awards in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Sheila Attwood, managing editor, pay and HR practice
The changes to off-payroll working rules in the private sector, known as IR35, will go ahead in April 2021 after MPs voted against an amendment to delay them for at least two years.
Pay for software developers, database administrators and other technology roles increased over the past 12 months but XpertHR's latest research shows that it is decelerating rapidly.
Updated to include a wide range of articles, webinars and podcasts on how to manage situations, including furloughing, being caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
As the UK starts to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, our headline pay award remains depressed as the impact on the economy hits organisations' ability to reward their employees.
A table that summarises the latest pay settlements monitored by XpertHR.
Updated to include the XpertHR pay settlement data for the three months to the end of May 2020. XpertHR will publish the next pay figures on 23 July 2020.
Pay increases in higher education averaged a healthy 3.5% in the 12 months to February 2020, but increases were not distributed evenly across the sector and the future impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on employee reward is unknown.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to pay and benefits.