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Payroll Autumn Update Conference Full Agenda


Registration, networking and morning refreshments


Opening address


Amber-Ainsley Pritchard, Editor, Reward Strategy


Keynote: Preparing for the future of reward and payroll in 2020

  • Budget overview
  • Trends and predictions 2020
  • Impact of Brexit outcome - opportunity or threat?


State of play in the on-demand economy: Deliveroo case study

  • Exploring changes in the on-demand economy
  • Direction of legislative change in the UK
  • Looking at changes across Europe

Tarun Tawakley, Head of Legal, Deliveroo


Morning tea


Digitalisation of pensions

  • Looking at new technologies impacting pensions
  • Introduction to the pensions dashboard
  • Benefits of more secure, efficient, accurate data submissions
  • Increasing clarity on pension schemes


Employment law update

  • Holiday pay reference period 2020
  • EU state aid
  • IR35
  • Age discrimination

Speaker Opportunity: Contact us


Policies on leave: Maternity vs paternity

  • Discussing The Telegraph’s new equal leave policy
  • Challenges and outcomes of the policy over the last year
  • Future of parental leave

Asif Sadiq MBE, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, The Telegraph








Payroll update 2020/2021

  • Tax
  • National Insurance
  • Employment allowance
  • Car benefits
  • Sick pay
  • Northern Ireland government
  • Student loans – Scotland
  • Assembly elections - 2021

Ian Holloway, Head of Legislation and Compliance, Cintra

Segmentation of rewards: Changing demographics, changing expectations

  • Tailoring rewards to different generations
  • Impact of generational values on reward
  • Personalised rewards vs one size fits all
  • Experience vs tangible rewards

Tim Robertson, Head of Reward, ITN

Megan O’Shaughnessy, Senior Consumer Reward, BT

Overcoming challenges to create a successful global payroll

  • Looking at the main challenges of global payroll for 2020
  • Monitoring global compliance
  • Balancing local flexibility with global standardisation

Ben Hancock, Head of Payment Services, London School of Economics and Political Science


Bereavement pay

  • What you need to know from April 2020

  • Who is entitled

Heidi Watson, Payroll Manager, Benefit Cosmetics

Future of AI-only payroll processing

  • Impact of technology and AI on payroll
  • Efficiency/cost reduction
  • Implementing AI into culture
  • User experience

Lou Grey, Payroll Manager Operations and Delivery, PWC

Karen Beckett, Head of Payroll & Benefits, Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

Managing providers of global payroll

  • Overcoming challenges of managing multiple providers
  • How to ensure compliance
  • Streamlining processes
  • What’s important when choosing a third-party supplier

Elizabeth Strong, HR Operations Manager, Kerry Group


The tapered annual allowance 3 years on


  • Impact of tapered annual allowance - the last 3 years
  • Future of the pensions taper
  • Importance of clear communication and raising awareness

Michelle Sutton, Head of Pensions and Reward, SUEZ

Clare Warrington, Senior Finance Manager - Payroll, Gist

Pay transparency: Tackling pay gaps

  • Gender/Ethnicity/LGBT/CEO
  • Pay reporting on gaps – possibly new requirements

Charles Cotton, Senior Performance and Reward Provider, CIPD

Joanne Rees, Head of People Strategy and Planning, M&S

Aaron Mudd, European Pay and Benefits Manager, Lush Cosmetics

Mat Davies, HR Director, Addison Lee

Creating successful reward practices across cultures

  • Creating consistency in reward while adapting to different cultures
  • Determining best strategy across company cultures

Adele Hauxwell, Senior Manager - HR & Payroll, Trident Employment Services (Guernsey)


Afternoon tea


Roundtables and workshops


Option 1: IR35 – Julie Northover, Payroll Specialist, PayPartner

Option 2: Payrolling benefits – Ian Davies, Head of Payroll, Direct Line Group


Session opportunities available: Contact us


Addressing employee wellbeing

  • Encouraging employees to openly talk about health and wellbeing
  • Likelihood of ‘parity of esteem’
  • Employer run saving schemes
  • Access to good value insurance policies

Neil Robson, Benefits Contracts and Payroll Manager, Northumbrian Water

Asif Sadiq MBE, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, The Telegraph

Michelle Sutton, Head of Pensions and Reward,SUEZ


Providing employee financial support and guidance

  • Pay and reward’s responsibility for employee welfare
  • Provision of financial education
  • The technology being used to offer employees financial support

Session opportunities available: Contact us


Closing remarks and end of conference

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