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  • Pay trends October 2019: Pay awards remain robust

    Date:
    24 October 2019
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    In the three months to the end of September 2019 pay awards continue to hold steady despite the current economic and political climate.

  • HMRC to reform CEST tool ahead of IR35 changes

    Date:
    23 October 2019
    Type:
    News

    HM Revenue and Customs has announced it will make changes to its Check Employment Status for Tax tool, which has been criticised by businesses and contractors alike for inaccuracy.

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    Individuals can see information about their pension by accessing an online service.

  • IR35: Time for the private sector to get its house in order?

    Date:
    17 October 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Recent decisions by major employers to bring all contractors onto payroll have ruffled feathers in the contractor community. Six months before IR35 legislation is extended to the private sector, do employers face a talent drain or can they still engage with a flexible, self-employed workforce without facing the wrath of HMRC? Jo Faragher investigates.

  • Review of pay awards 2019: Chemicals, pharmaceuticals and oil

    Date:
    10 October 2019
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    There has been a downturn in settlement levels in the chemicals, pharmaceuticals and oil industry over the past 12 months, with the median basic pay rise slipping back from 2.7% in 2018 to 2.5% over the 12 months to the end of August 2019.

  • Review of pay awards 2019: Private-sector pay

    Date:
    10 October 2019
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    We provide an overview of pay settlement levels over the past year in each of the key industries of the economy.

  • Review of pay awards 2019: Construction

    Date:
    10 October 2019
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Above-trend nationally negotiated settlements combined with persistent skill shortages, notably of bricklayers and carpenters, have helped to keep the construction industry's pay deals above those elsewhere in the private sector.

  • Review of pay awards 2019: Electricity, gas and water

    Date:
    10 October 2019
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    In what has been depicted as a difficult year by union negotiators operating across the sector, pay rises in the electricity, gas and water sector stand in line with the private sector as a whole.

  • Review of pay awards 2019: Engineering and metals

    Date:
    10 October 2019
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    A gloomy pay picture emerges across parts of the engineering and metals sector though pockets of optimism remain.

  • Review of pay awards 2019: General manufacturing

    Date:
    10 October 2019
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Overall pay settlement levels in the general manufacturing sector have held up well over the past year, but underlying pressures are evident.