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Many countries have begun the process of relaxing restrictions imposed due to Covid-19, but what should companies consider when managing employee mobility during this period?

Cost of Living indices are an invaluable tool for global mobility teams. However, when indices are updated to reflect changes in living costs between two locations, assignees may have questions about the updates.

In our latest Mobility Basics post we examine the host-based approach to paying expatriate salaries, looking at when and why it should be used.

We have looked at the common difficulties that arise when moving staff out of low paying countries into high paying ones and the potential solutions to the problems it can cause.

UK professionals are expected to receive a 1.1 percent real salary increase in 2020, equating to approximately £334.62pa on average.

The average real salary increase in China is forecast to be 3.6% above inflation in 2020, down slightly from 3.7% in 2019.

The average real salary increase in Hong Kong is forecast to be 1.4% above inflation in 2020, up from 1.0% in 2019.

The average real salary increase in Singapore is forecasted to be 3.0% in 2020, down from 3.3% in 2019.

Global mobility professionals are increasingly looking at different ways to compensate their expatriate populations. One method that often attracts a lot of attention is the local-plus approach.

Alternative host-based approaches to expat pay, such as the local-plus approach, are proving popular. But is it always a more cost-effective approach?