Statistical Alert

Our monthly update on local government statistics.


The May 2019 edition of the Statistical Alert, which provides a monthly snapshot of core economic and labour market data summarised from the Office for National Statistics, independent labour market organisations and LGA Research and Information, is now available at the following webpage:

Statistical Alert May 2019

The Consumer Price Index including owner occupiers housing costs (CPIH) increased to 2.0 per cent in April 2019 from 1.8 per cent in March 2019. Retail Price Index (RPI) annual inflation rose to 3.0 per cent in April 2019 from 2.4 per cent in March 2019..

Figures provided by XpertHR, an online resource for employment law HR good practice and benchmarking, showed the median whole economy pay settlement level of 2.5 per cent to the three months ending April 2019,  unchanged from 2.5 per cent in March 2019.

Results from the Labour Research Department (LRD) survey provided by XpertHR showed the median level of union-negotiated awards for the whole economy was 2.7 per cent for the three months ending April 2019, unchanged from the same figure in March 2019.

The Make UK (formerly Engineering Employers Federation) mean for manufacturing rose to 2.6 per cent in the three months ending April 2019, from 2.5 per cent in March 2019.