The 2019 agenda at a glance
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10.30: Registration and check-in
Network with other delegates and enjoy refreshments before the conference starts
11.15 - 12.00: 1-2-1 payroll surgery sessions with The Payroll Centre's tutors
Book a session with our payroll experts to run through any specific questions or issues you need support on
12.00 - 12.45: Lunch served
12.45 - 13.15: Conference introduction and welcome
Neil Hollister, CEO, The Payroll Centre and Luke Broadhurst, CEO, Reward Strategy, kick off the conference proceedings
13.15 - 14.00: Plenary session with our keynote speaker
Our keynote speaker will address the critical issues facing the payroll profession
14.00 - 14.45: The future of payroll update
Ken Gurr FCIPP MILM discusses the future changes in legislation that will impact on payroll professionals
14.45 - 15.15: Tea and coffee served
15.15 - 15.55: Breakout Sessions
15.15 - 15.55: Breakout Session 1 - Data protection in the future
A review of how GDPR has affected the payroll industry and changes with the Data Protection Bill
15.15 - 15.55: Breakout Session 2 - Trends and challenges in the payroll bureau
A roundtable discussion exploring the trends, challenges and best practices for large and small bureaux
15.15- 15.55: Breakout Session 3 - OpRA 12 months on, a benefits update
With grandfather protection at an end we review salary sacrifice in 2019, OpRA and changes to P11d returns under the new rules
15.55 - 16.35: Plenary session: Pension changes, reacting to Steady State
The pension regulator and pension management review re-enrollment, arriving at the steady state and the future of pension saving in the UK
From 08.00: Registration, coffee and croissants
09.15 - 09.55: Plenary session: HR and the gig economy
Key speaker covers the latest issues facing HR and payroll in the gig economy
09.55 - 10.35: Plenary session - Employment law
Mike Tremeer, from Fladgate LLP, takes us through key areas that have effected the HR and Payroll industry with respect to employment law.
10.35 - 11.00: Tea and coffee served
11:00 - 11.55: Breakout Sessions
11.00 - 11.55: Breakout Session 1 - The Brexit update
With the article 50 triggered and the transition period started we review the UK's exit and its current impact on payroll and employment
11.00 - 11.55: Breakout session 2 - Workplace Benefits
What's hot and what's not when reviewing employee benefits, we look at case studies and benefit packages to understand value in real organisations
11.00 - 11.55: Breakout session 3 - The Ireland Update
In 2019, The Republic of Ireland moved into Real Time Information, the session explores reporting and outcomes for the change along with challenges and an update on Irish payroll processes and procedures.
13.30 - 14.10: Breakout Session
13:30 - 14:10: Breakout Session 1 - International payroll and HR update
Tim Kelsey takes the audience through important changes and updates in the world of international payroll
13:30 - 14:10: Breakout Session 2 - Making tax digital - the accountant / bureau view
Small business have now moved in to Real-Time Reporting, this round table session explores lessons learned, client experiences and feedback from peers on good practice and process.
13:30 - 14:10: Breakout Session 3 - UK devolution in work and payroll
This session breaks the UK down in to the four devolved countries and looks and the employment, payroll and legal differences and specifics of each nation and what needs to be considered.
14:15 - 15:00: Breakout Session 1 - IR35 in the public and private sector
IR35 - Off Payrolling working rules have been live in the Public Sector since 2017 and, with the announcement in the Autumn budget, we look at the process so far, the Check Employment Status for Tax test (CEST) and its implications in the private sector from April 2020.
14:15 - 15:00 Breakout Session 2 - Pay Gap Reporting and its future
The second "snapshot" date has past so we look at the results from the first return, changes for 2019, Executive Pay Ratio Reporting and what else is coming in the future.
14:15 - 15:00: Breakout Session 3 - NMW and employment status
This session reviews the changes, advice and support, and case law that effects employing and paying staff for the work they do (or don’t!), when, how are where they do it and how to treat holiday payments and what to include
15:00 - 15:15: Tea and coffee served
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