This paper, written by Incomes Data Services for the Low Pay Commission, explores how economic recovery has affected pay settlements.
It considers 3 main questions:
- to what extent has the economic recovery affected the distribution of pay settlements in 2011?
- how does the level of increase to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) affect the distribution of pay settlements, especially the 3-month data including the month of uplift?
- is the NMW continuing to have an effect on the timing of pay settlements, particularly at organisations in low-paying sectors?