Wage rises ‘stuck’ at 2 per cent

Pay rises have been “stuck” at 2 per cent for months and are likely to remain at the same level for some time, according to a new report.

Wages stuck at two per cent rise levels

Pay analysts XpertHR said median wage rises were worth 2 per cent for the three months to May, for the 14th consecutive rolling quarter.

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The figure has stayed at the same level for the longest period since the end of 2006, said the report.

Sheila Attwood, of XpertHR, said: “We expect the stability in the level of pay awards to remain, with 2 per cent likely to be the going rate for pay awards through to the end of the year.”