On 18 November 2015, the Office for National Statistics released the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) revised results for 2014 and the 2015 provisional results. ASHE 6115, which is the standard occupational code, which index links periodical payments for care and case management formed part of the released data. The ASHE 6115 revised data were the same as the 2014 provisional results save the 90th percentile where the hourly rate increased by 1p from £11.94 to £11.95.
The 2015 ASHE 6115 provisional results show an increase across all percentiles, meaning claimants’ periodical payments will increase from last year. The lowest increase was the 80th percentile which is the default percentile used by the NHS Litigation Authority and many other compensators, with an increase of 1.6%. The highest increase was 3.6% at the 10th and 20th percentiles.