The latest data from industry consultants XpertHR showed on Thursday, major UK employers gave average pay rises of 2.6% to staff in the three months to July, the highest pace of increase in more than 10 years, as cited by Reuters.
“Annual pay settlements in Britain began to rise roughly a year ago as the lowest unemployment rate since the mid-1970s put pressure on employers to retain staff, but deals had been stuck at around 2.5% in recent months.
The increase in the latest data represented the strongest rise since the three months to December 2008.
XpertHR noted signs of caution among employers with less than a quarter of awards higher than the same group of employees received at their previous pay review while 43% were lower.”
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