Pay pressures 2016

Not for many years has there been as much pressure, and uncertainty, over the annual pay review. Over the last decade earnings have risen very slowly and the Financial Times (February 10th 2016) reports that since 2010 the median annual pay rise has been close to 2 per cent. Those on the National Minimum Wage […]

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Holiday pay to alter or to leave

Informed comment is divided on whether to alter holiday pay calculations in the light of a decision taken in November last year. In principle it means that employees are entitled to have overtime (and other earnings) taken into account when calculating the rate of holiday pay. In many ways this is manageable, it is a […]

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The National Minimum Wage increases on 1 October 2014

£6.50 for workers 21 and over £5.13 for workers 18-20 yrs £3.79 for 16-17 yrs olds £2.73 for apprentices under 19 or 19 and over who are in the first year of apprenticeship These represent an increase of 3% for those who are 21 and over and just under 2% for younger workers. This increase […]

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The public sector pay premium challenged.

On average the public sector’s salaries are 6% higher than equivalent private sector rates and in the North West that premium is arguably much more. It is nationally negotiated pay rates and conditions that create the anomaly and in regions such as the North West they create a disparity that may well be higher. This […]

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RPI running at 5.2% – what are the implications for pay settlements?

The median for pay settlements has been running at about 2.5%; that figures varies a little depending on the source. But RPI has been running above 5% for two months now – should that be reflected in pay settlements? My view is “no” and for several reasons: While commentators are expressing concern that a continuing […]

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