Transport and storage sector pay awards have been set at a relatively buoyant 3% over the past year, XpertHR's analysis finds.
The utilities sector regains its place as the sector making the highest pay awards over the past year.
Pay awards in the not-for-profit sector increased in value in the year to the end of August 2018. However, at a median 2%, they still lag behind most of the other industry sectors monitored by XpertHR.
Retail pay awards match the private sector at 2.5% despite a tough trading environment.
Engineering pay awards come in above the whole-economy norm but employers face an uncertain economic climate.
Finance awards for the 2017/2018 pay round are slightly ahead of the rest of the private sector at 2.7%.
One in four organisations have seen employee health issues arise because of money concerns, yet almost half do not plan to offer any form of financial education.
The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) is set to launch legal action over what it has called the government's latest "derisory" pay offer.
In Agarwal v Cardiff University and another; Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive t/a Nexus v Anderson and others, the Court of Appeal held that employment tribunals have jurisdiction to construe contractual terms in the context of a claim for unlawful deductions from wages.
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