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
Updated to reflect that the Court of Appeal heard the appeal in Flowers and others v East of England Ambulance Trust on 15 May 2019.
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Updated to include the details of five new pay awards across the sector.
Updated to include the details of two new pay awards across the sector.
Updated to include the details of three new pay awards across the sector.
Updated to include the details of 23 new pay awards across the sector.
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