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Earnings growth shows negative for most employees

The contraction of the economy, largely in response to the coronavirus pandemic, with far fewer hours being worked and the widespread furloughing of staff, has produced a reversal of earnings growth in almost every sector, according to the latest figures.

Sick pay provision improves under impact of pandemic

The current global health crisis has led a number of organisations to review and revise their sick pay policies, resulting in improved provisions in many cases, particularly those covering lower-paid workers, according to our recent sick pay study.

Pay thresholds in reward systems

IDR recently conducted a special project for the Office of Manpower Economics (OME)

Pay Planning for 2021: the new normal?

This report helps HR professionals identify what their pay pressures are and where they are coming from. It also reviews what is guiding reward strategies into 2021.

Employee earnings growth slowed further in June

Average earnings growth declined further in June 2020 following falls in April and May, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Salaries for newly-qualified solicitors rise significantly

Our recent survey of in-house legal staff pay shows that the typical salary for a newly-qualified solicitors has risen by 31.7% since our last survey in 2017

Balance of high-end awards and freezes keeps median steady at 2.5%

The median pay award across the whole economy remains at 2.5% for the three months to June 2020, according to the latest monitoring figures from Incomes Data Research (IDR).

Issue 22, September 2020

This issue contains IDR's analysis of key pay trends as well as an annual feature looking ahead at reward strategy in 2021.