Our monthly update on local government statistics.
The February 2020 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
The Consumer Price Index including owner occupiers housing costs (CPIH) increased to 1.8 per cent in January 2020 from 1.4 per cent in December 2019. Retail Price Index (RPI) annual inflation increased to 2.7 per cent in January 2020 from 2.2 per cent in December 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 2.1 per cent to the three months ending January 2020, a decrease from 2.2 per cent in December 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 2.8 per cent for the three months ending January 2020, an increase from 2.6 per cent in December 2019.