Editor's message: Pay is the main building block of employee reward packages, and organisations will need to take the time to set salaries at the right level for their business. Guidance on appropriate salaries for job roles is likely to come from salary surveys, which provide information on market pay rates for similar roles and organisations.
The majority of organisations conduct a pay review each year, whether or not it results in a pay increase for employees. Organisations can ensure that they are keeping up with the market by reviewing the value of annual pay awards in other organisations, using pay settlement analyses.
When reviewing pay levels, you should bear in mind the level of the national minimum wage, which increases in April each year. Employers may also wish to conduct an equal pay review to ensure that their pay structures and rates comply with equal pay legislation.
Sheila Attwood, managing editor, pay and HR practice
The table summarises the latest pay settlements monitored by XpertHR.
As we approach the end of the year XpertHR's headline measure of pay awards has increased slightly in the latest three-month period.
Updated to reflect that the Supreme Court is expected to hear the appeal in Aslam and others v Uber BV and others in July 2020.
Updated to include information on the forthcoming How to support employees experiencing the menopause.
The Living Wage Foundation has announced its new rates with the headline figure for outside London rising to £9.30, an increase of 3.33% (30p).
The XpertHR Distribution Staff Salary Survey shows that labour market pressures are feeding through into stronger pay increases for employees in this sector.
The timing of the general election may present real problems for employers with a 1 January pay review date.
Updated to include the latest headline pay data from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2019, including the differences in earnings between the public and private sectors and median hourly pay and gender pay gap by sector. The next ONS release date is October 2020.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to pay levels and awards.