The whole economy Index of Labour Costs per Hour (ILCH), seasonally adjusted, increased by 4.1% in Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2018, compared with Quarter 1 2017.
Wage costs per hour worked increased by 3.5% in Quarter 1 2018 compared with Quarter 1 2017; estimated non-wage costs per hour worked increased by 9.3%, although this non-wage cost annual growth will be affected by a change in estimating National Insurance contributions in Quarter 2 (Apr to June) 2017 (see Things you need to know about this release section).
Compared with Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2017, the whole economy ILCH increased by 0.4%; wage costs increased by 0.4% and non-wage costs increased by 1.6% per hour.
Gender pay gap estimates for all, full-time and part-time employees by age, occupation, country, region, county, local authority, LEPs, parliamentary constituency, Travel To Work Area, public/private sector and industry, provided back to 1997.
The National Living Wage is about to go up to £7.83 per hour – but how easy is it to live on? Our calculator lets you find out how affordable your lifestyle would be if you earned the National Living Wage.
Latest figures from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) show 744,000 people are employed on a “zero-hours contract” in their main job. This represents 2.4% of all people in employment, an increase of 0.4% from the same period in 2014. People on a “zero-hours contract” are more likely to be women, in full-time education or in young or older age groups. They are likely to work 25 hours a week.