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The Autumn Update

Thu Nov 8, 2018
08:50 - 16:50
Hilton London Bankside
Reward Strategy Autumn Update 2018

The UK’s biggest independent payroll conference


The conference is designed to update delegates on the latest and most vital regulatory changes in the industry and brings together the most influential and largest payroll accountants and bureaux in the UK.


The key rewards that you gain from attending include providing the best operational practice on organisational strategies where payroll professionals play a key role and will offer you innovative ways to grow your business.


Benefits of attending:


• Gauge the changing role of payroll in the wider organisation; discussion lead by a panel of your peers

• Hear from your peers on how to apply payroll data in gender pay gap reporting

• Understand how Bureaux are addressing the auto-enrolment needs of small and micro-businesses

• Explore how key players implement an effective payroll solution abroad

• Understand the measures necessary to minimise payroll fraud

• Receive crucial regulatory updates; employment status, termination payments and tax free childcare

• Analysis of changes to income tax and national insurance

• Network with partners and suppliers; make key business propositions


Featured 2017 speakers View All

Featured 2017 speakers

Ian Holloway

Head of Legislation & Compliance
Cintra HR & Payroll Services

Ricardo Rehkopf

Global Head of Payroll
Group Head of Payroll / Group on
Martin Keeves

Martin Keeves

Senior Relationship Manager
Department for Education

Rob O'Carroll

Head of Automatic Enrolment NEST policy and stewardship
Department for Work and Pensions (DwP) - Universal Credit

Ian Hodson

Reward Manager
University of Lincoln

Penny Earle

Stakeholder Engagement Advisor
HM Revenue & Customs

Nick Pedersen

Managing Director
EQ Global

All Speakers

Claire Kennedy

Payroll Manager
University of Lincoln

Karen Thomson

Director - Group Payroll Services
Armstrong Watson

Samantha Blair

Head of Pay Emea & LATAM
Dow Jones

Steve Collins

HR BPO & Payroll SME
Thomas Cook

Duncan Brown

Head of Consulting
Institute for Employment Studies
Lara Smart

Lara Smart

HR Services Manager Payroll & Reward
National Grid

Michelle Sutton

Payroll & Benefits Manager
Admiral Group

Maria McGoldrick

Payroll Manager
Malcolm Goodwin

Malcolm Goodwin

Head of Business Solutions

Sandra McGlade

Group Payroll Manager
Penguin Random House UK

Liz Robins

Managing Partner
A s Robins

Richard George

Director of Education
Learn Centre (The)


Want to know more about the conference, the agenda, or wish to book? Simply give us a call.


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Earliest Bird ticket (until 27 July) £450


Super Early Bird ticket (until 31 Aug) £550


Early Bird Ticket (28 September) £650


Late Rate (1 October onwards) £700

All prices exclusive of VAT

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Agenda at a glance


This is the agenda at a glance for 2017.


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Opening address


Future of Payroll: Why we’re reward


HMRC update


Taylor Review: What it means for payroll and reward




Tax and National Insurance update


Reward Strategies 2017-style: What are the issues, what should we be doing about them?


Apprenticeships review





In-House Payroll




Client Payroll




Flexible Benefits

Phasing of contribution



Approaching Brexit uncertainty



Payroll across borders

AS Robins Case Study: Building a bureau




What makes a comprehensive benefits and reward scheme

Termination payments


Workplace saving schemes: Pushing performance and wellbeing


Gender pay gap reporting


Changes to pensions



End of conference



Position your company as a industry market leader in the world of payroll, HR and rewards

This year the Autumn Update hosts payroll, reward and HR professionals from a broad selection of the UK’s business community, bringing together buyers and suppliers in one location.


Focused and high-level, the 2018 In-House Payroll and Client Payroll Conferences will be an excellent platform to initiate new business relationships.


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Invest today to:

  • Accomplish more with less time out of the office with this concentrated one-day event with two conferences where the who’s who of the industry will be in attendance
  • Increase brand awareness and establish your presence in the market, or consolidate your position as a leading provider
  • Make direct contact with new prospects and generate new leads
  • Gain significant brand exposure pre and post-event through our extensive marketing coverage
  • Demonstrate services and products to potential purchasers from across the industry
  • Strengthen existing business relationships by catching up with your contacts face-to-face
  • Sponsor with confidence; Reward Strategy, formaly known as Payroll World, has over 16 years’ experience in running conferences for the reward, payroll and HR market

Exhibiting and sponsorship options are extensive, and packages can be tailor-made to suit your individual company’s needs. Contact Jo Smith, Reward Strategy’s Sales Director on 020 7823 4801 or email for further information.


Become a sponsor today


2017 Sponsors

Event sponsors & exhibitors

The Learn Centre

Reward 100 breakfast sponsor


The Rewards

For 2017, the hugely popular Payroll World Awards have evolved into The Rewards.

The Awards

With payroll still at the heart of the event, the award categories reflect the widening remit of the profession and its close association with HR, reward, pensions and employee benefits. Exciting new categories include Best Business Award and Recruitment Provider Award, alongside ever-popular categories such as Best Leader Award and Rising Star Award.

The Rewards ceremony, now in its 8th year is the most distinguished event on the industry’s calendar. Join us in recognising high achievement and celebrating excellence in payroll, HR, pensions, reward and employee benefits.


If you have any questions regarding awards entries please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our events team on 020 7940 4801.



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