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10.30: Registration and check-in

11.15 - 12.00: One to one payroll surgery sessions with Learn Payroll's tutors



15 minute slots available to book with 1-2-1 Q&A and advice on payroll

  • Our expert tutors to go through any payroll issues or questions you may have
  • Your chance for specialist advice direct to you


12.00 - 12.45: Lunch served

12.45 - 13.00: Conference introduction and welcome


An introduction with Neil Hollister, Chief Executive at The Learn Centre


Neil Hollister

Chief Executive

The Learn Centre

13.00 - 13.30: Legislative and tax update


A key-note speaker from the government, discusses key issues, updates and impacts for the future of payroll

  • Vital updates on legislation and tax
  • Government official speaker
  • Understanding of the Government's position on legislation and tax

13.30 - 14.00: The future of payroll


Hear from Ken Gurr about changes being introduced in the coming years

  • Hot topics of payroll
  • Need-to-know information and updates
  • Implications of the Autumn Budget 2017 and the changes that come with it


Ken Gurr

Payroll Training and Education Director

The Learn Centre

14.00 - 14.30: HR and gig economy


Discussion on how gig economy is affecting HR

  • Benefits and rewards
  • Risk management
  • Dealing with HR admin

Sola Osinoiki

Global People Operations Lead


14.30 - 15.00: Tea and coffee served

15.00 - 15.40: GDPR debrief and round table


A group session on GDPR

  • Company experiences
  • Impact on business and the way forward
  • Lessons learnt

15.00 - 15.40: Recruitment, advancement and career strategy


A talk on recruitment processes, and strategies and advances in careers

  • Best practices around recruiting staff
  • Effective strategies for advancing through your career
  • How to improve knowledge and skills


Nick Day

Managing Director

James Gray Associates

15.00 - 15.40: Expenses, benefits and salary sacrifice (OpRA) session


A round-table review of changes and future models around what has become an ever changing area of administration

  • With further changes due and other areas being consulted in 2018
  • The end of "grandfathered salary sacrifice" schemes
  • Examining the future of benefits

15.40 - 16.20: Pension changes


Updates on the changes in pensions

  • Continued pension reform
  • Current and future positions as we move closer to the steady state of both the government and private prospective
  • Crucial updates

Andy Nicholls

Industry Liaison Manager

The Pensions Regulator


Henry Tapper


First Actuarial

15.40 - 16.20: HR and employee financial wellbeing


An HR specialist panel review how to help employees not only in terms of their general wellbeing, but more specifically financial


  • Advice on how employers can help employees take charge of their own workplace finances
  • How payroll and HR are possibly benefiting from greater analytics and data in reward space
  • New employee engagement initiatives and changes to benefits

Mathew Davies

HR Director

Addison Lee


Marco Reick

People Director

Leon Restaurants


Shaun Davis

Global Director of Safety, Health, Wellbeing & Sustainability

Royal Mail

19.00 - 22.00: Reward 300 gala dinner

DAY 2: THURSDAY 7th June

From 08.15: Registration, coffee and croissants

09.15 - 09.55: The ACAS update


The ACAS team join us to review and discuss current employment issues, including National Minimum Wage and Holiday pay

  • Understanding the effects of employment, payroll and workers rights in business
  • Key areas ACAS are focusing on
  • The employee point of view

09.15 - 09.55: Have pension freedoms had their day?


The current situation on pension freedoms; including auto enrollment, opt out rates, and payroll vs pots

  • A deeper analysis on pension freedoms
  • How pension schemes are changing
  • How to face the forthcoming challenges

Henry Tapper


First Actuarial


Jenny Hall

Head of Public Affairs and Regulatory Engagement

Royal Mail

09.55 - 10.35: Employment law


Talking through key areas that have effected the HR and Payroll industry with respect to employment law

  • Understanding legal requirements in the industry
  • Legal cases affecting employment
  • Key updates


Mike Tremeer

Senior Associate


09.55 - 10.35: Workplace benefits


A panel of skilled professionals give their advice on how to change the way workplace benefits serve your company

  • Moving away from traditional benefits systems and processing new initiatives
  • A wide range of expert speakers
  • Creating workplace savings as a result

Ian Hodson

Reward and Benefits Manager

University of Lincoln


Aaron Mudd

European Pay and Benefits Manager

Lush Cosmetics

10.35 - 11.00: Tea and coffee served

11.00 - 11.45: HMRC "Question Time"


Following the format of the popular television program

  • Key stakeholders from HMRC and the Payroll Industry answer questions set by the audience
  • Experts answering questions
  • Opportunity to ask questions about HMRC

Penny Earle

Customer and stakeholder advisor


11.45 - 12.15: The Brexit update


An update on the current situation with regards to Brexit with payroll and HR

  • Challenges faced because of Brexit, and how to deal with them
  • A global perspective for UK based payroll and HR
  • Lessons learnt from the past 12 months

12.15 - 13.00: Lunch

13.00 - 13.40: International payroll and HR update


This session will provide an interesting overview on the various new rules and differences when dealing with countries around the world

  • Current and future issues in global payroll
  • Countries impacted
  • Key changes and special rules of employing abroad

13.00 - 13.40: Understanding the new UK Data Protection Bill


A session on what affect no longer coming under European Directives with have once the UK departs the European Union

  • What the government has been working on the UK replacement for GDPR
  • Reviewing the bill and changes and enhancements the new UK legislation will bring to business
  • A core understanding of the future of the new UK Data Protection Bill


13.00 - 13.40: Payroll systems and future technology


An update on what's happening in the world of payroll and HR software development

  • How will systems look and integrate in the future
  • What value could those changes do for you
  • Key changes in software

13.40 - 14.20: Service level agreements and KPI's in payroll/HR


A workshop and discussions session

  • How we design and use SLA's and KPI's to support our organisations and customers
  • Ensuring they add value and are an effective business tool for understanding our service
  • The ability to improve as well as modelling for customers satisfaction of service

13.40 - 14.20: Software, cloud and data security


Updates on security for software, cloud and data

  • The latest on software, cloud and data security
  • How to be more secure
  • Software recommendations

13.40 - 14.20: The payroll apprenticeship standard and the apprenticeship levy update


This session focuses on an update on the payroll apprenticeship and levy system

  • Looking at apprenticeships in the payroll department
  • How the training model works over the term of the apprenticeship
  • What changes lie ahead in regards to the levy system with the funding models and how we can use them most effectively in business

14.20 - 14.50: Tea and coffee served

14.50 - 15.30: The gender pay gap

The latest on gender pay gap reporting

  • How to make the reporting work to your advantage
  • The naming and shaming people that don't publish reports
  • Heads of Diversity talk equality and human rights commission

Jacqui Gavin

Diversity and Inclusion Lead

Department for International Trade


Gamiel Yafai

Managing Director

Diversity Marketplace


Charlotte Sweeney

Founder and Director

Charlotte Sweeney Associates

15.30 - 16.00: So what's next?


Ian Holloway looks at what’s on the agenda for payroll, HR and pensions in the foreseeable future

  • What to look for in 2018
  • Exclusive content
  • Recent and upcoming changes to National Insurance


Ian Holloway

Head of Legislation and Compliance

Cintra HR & Payroll Services

16.00: Conference closes

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