The Low Pay Commission consults on the effects of recent increases in the national minimum wage, to inform its recommendations for the April 2019 rates.
Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people employed by the Greater London Authority (GLA) group - which includes organisations such as Transport for London and the Metropolitan Police - are paid up to 37.5% less than their white colleagues, according to an ethnicity pay audit.
The table below summarises the latest pay settlements monitored by XpertHR.
We look at what priorities reward departments are working on this year, and how recruitment and retention pressures are shaping reward activities.
XpertHR's first full analysis of pay deals coming into effect in 2018 finds an upturn from the subdued settlement levels seen throughout 2017.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) was alerted about Carillion's pensions failings twice in the past eight years, but only began a formal investigation into the construction and outsourcing giant after it went bust last month.
Updated to include salary data from the December 2017 XpertHR Technology Salary Survey.
Employers and policy makers should consider new approaches to addressing low pay, the gender pay gap and rewards, which would help increase productivity across the UK.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to pay and benefits.