The month in numbers: January 2017

A look at some of the facts and figures relating to employee benefits in January 2017:

  • £8.53 is the minimum hourly rate of pay retailer Aldi is to introduce for UK staff from 1 February 2017 
  • 47% of employee respondents admit that a small pay rise is the one thing their employer could do to increase happiness in their job (Source: Investors in People)
  • 44% of employee respondents feel that working from home would improve their work-life balance (Source: GCS Recruitment)
  • 2.7% is the amount by which average annual salaries decreased between November 2015 and November 2016 (Source: Adzuna)
  • £65,000 is the annual salary a newly qualified, London-based lawyer who works in commercial practice could expect to earn in 2016 (Source: BCL Legal Recruitment)
  • 24% of employer respondents provide access to bereavement helplines through their employee benefits provider (Source: MetLife Employee Benefits)