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The Autumn Update 2017

Thu Nov 2, 2017
08:50 - 16:50
Hilton London Bankside
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In House Payroll

The UK’s biggest independent payroll conference


The In-house Payroll Conference is designed to update delegates on the latest and most vital regulatory changes in the industry.


The key rewards that you gain from attending the In-House Conference include providing the best operational practice on organisational strategies where payroll professionals play a key role.

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

• How to use the Apprenticeship Levy in England, and exploring implementation across the whole of the UK

• 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

Client Payroll

The only conference solely focused on client payroll

The Client Payroll Conference is bringing together the most influential and largest payroll accountants and bureaux in the UK.

This conference will provide you with the latest regulatory changes, insights on excellent client management and will offer you innovative ways to grow your business.

Benefits of attending:

• With the changing dynamic of the payroll profession, hear how our panel of third party payroll providers are adapting to support their client’s needs and aspirations

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

• Hear from the DWP and its review of auto-enrolment; how will it impact your services to clients?

• Receive updates on tax, NI, as well as changes to salary sacrifice and benefits in kind

• Network with partners and suppliers; make key business propositions

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The weekly Reward Strategy newsletter provides the latest updates and views across payroll, international payroll, HR, employment law, workplace pensions, employee benefits, careers and reward.


The newsletter keeps industry leaders and professionals fully up to date and informed on all the essential topics and talking points and gives readers the chance to get to know the Autumn Update speakers and provides updates on the up coming agenda.



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The Payroll World Awards, now known as The Rewards, celebrates its 7th year directly after the Autumn Update. With payroll still at the heart of the event, the awards reflect the widening remit of the profession and its close association with HR, reward, pensions and employee benefits.

Entries have now closed but be sure to check out the event for the latest announcements regarding the shortlist and to book a table.

View The Rewards website

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

Featured Speakers View All

Featured Speakers

Ian Holloway

Ian Holloway

Head of Legislation and Compliance
Ricardo Rehkopf

Ricardo Rehkopf

Director of Global Payroll Shared Services
Andy Brown

Andy Brown

Operations Director
Martin Keeves

Martin Keeves

Senior Relationship Manager
Institute for Apprenticeships
Rob O'Carroll

Rob O'Carroll

Head of Automatic Enrolment NEST policy and stewardship
Department for Work Pensions
Ian Hodson

Ian Hodson

Head of Reward
University of Lincoln
Penny Earle

Penny Earle

Stakeholder Engagement Advisor
HM Revenue & Customs

All Speakers

Representative (TBC)

Representative (TBC)

Claire Kennedy

Claire Kennedy

Payroll Manager
University of Lincoln
Karen Thomson

Karen Thomson

Director of Payroll
Armstrong Watson
Samantha Blair

Samantha Blair

Head of Pay Emea & LATAM
Dow Jones
Steve Collins

Steve Collins

HR BPO & Payroll SME
Thomas Cook
Duncan Brown

Duncan Brown

Head of Consulting
Institute for Employment Studies
Lara Smart

Lara Smart

HR Services Manager Payroll & Reward
National Grid
Michelle Sutton

Michelle Sutton

Payroll & Benefits Manager
Admiral Group
Maria McGoldrick

Maria McGoldrick

Payroll Manager
Malcolm Goodwin

Malcolm Goodwin

Head of Business Solutions
Sandra Mcglade

Sandra Mcglade

Group Payroll HR Services Manager
Penguin Random House
Liz Robins

Liz Robins

Managing Partner
AS Robins
Richard George

Richard George

Director of Education
The Learn Centre


The Autumn Update is running a series of 60 second interviews in which Reward Strategy will be putting it’s speakers under the spotlight. Read what experts in the payroll, HR and reward sectors have to say about what most concerns them within the industry, or what you should expect from to learn from the 2017 Autumn Update.

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Ian Hodson - Head of Reward, University of Lincoln

Ian Hodson - Head of Reward, University of Lincoln

Join Ian Hodson as he presents: "What makes a comprehensive benefits and reward scheme" at the In-House Payroll Conference this Autumn Update alongside his colleague Claire Kennedy; Payroll Manager at the University of Lincoln.


Read Ian's 60 second interview

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Agenda at a glance


This is the agenda at a glance. For a full breakdown on the individual sessions including the complete speaker list please download the full agenda below. To stay up to date with the latest news and agenda updates subscribe to the newsletter today.



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08.50: Opening address from Reward Strategy

09.00: Future of payroll: why we're reward

09.30: HMRC update

10.00: Taylor Review: what it means for payroll and reward


10.30: Break







10.50: Tax and national insurance update

10.50: Phasing of contribution

11.20: The financial well-being journey

11.20: GDPR

11.50: Apprenticeships review


11.50: How will technological evolution alter approaches

to payroll and workplace benefits


12.20: Lunch










13.30: Payroll & HR


13.30 Careers in payroll: the future of your team

13.30: Fraud and disaster planning


14.00: International payroll



14.00: Groupon's approach to brexit and economic uncertainty


14.00: Salary sacrifice and benefits in kind



14.30: Reward & employee benefits

14.30: Payroll across borders


14.30: Termination payments



15.00: break

15.20: Workplace pensions



15.20: What makes a comprehensive benefits and reward scheme

15.20: Gender pay gap reporting



15.50: Employment law



15.50: Workplace saving schemes: pushing performance and well-being

15.50: Flexible benefits



16.20: Careers



16.20: Changes to pensions



16.20: Review of auto-enrolment




16.50: End of conference, followed by The Rewards

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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 2017 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.


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Event sponsors & exhibitors

The Learn Centre

Reward 100 breakfast sponsor

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The Rewards

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

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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 7th 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.


Entries have now closed but be sure to check out the event for the latest announcements regarding the shortlist and to book a table.


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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Weeks out In-House/Client Payroll rate

Standard rate

Week commencing
16 £489 + VAT £889 + VAT WC 17 July
15 £499 + VAT £899+ VAT WC 24 July
14 £519 + VAT £919 + VAT WC 31 July
13 £539 + VAT £939 + VAT WC 7 August
12 £559 + VAT £959 + VAT WC 14 August
11 £579 + VAT £979 + VAT WC 21 August
10 £599 + VAT £999 + VAT WC 28 August
9 £619 + VAT £1,019 + VAT WC 4 September
8 £639 + VAT £1,039 + VAT WC 11 September
7 £659 + VAT £1,059 + VAT WC 18 September
6 £679 + VAT £1,079 + VAT WC 25 September
5 £699 + VAT £1,099 + VAT WC 2 October

Price to increase by £50pw

4 £749 + VAT £1,149 + VAT WC 9 October
3 £799 + VAT £1,199 + VAT WC 16 October
2 £849 + VAT £1,249 + VAT WC 23 October
1 £899 + VAT £1,299 + VAT WC 30 October

Directions and Location

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Hilton London Bankside
2-8 Great Suffolk Street


By car:

The hotel is located less than 400ft from Great Suffolk Street Union Car Park (UCP). There is no need to book for daily parking for cars – just turn up and enjoy hassle-free parking. Standard daily rates:
0 -1hr £3.50 CAR, £4 VAN
1-2 hrs £7 CAR, £8 VAN
2-3 hrs £10 CAR, £12 VAN
3-4 hrs £12 CAR, £14 VAN
4-5 hrs £14 CAR, £16 VAN
5-7 hrs £16 CAR, £18 VAN
7-9 hrs £18 CAR, £20 VAN
Over 9 hrs (same day opening hours only) £20 CAR, £22 VAN
Overnight (in addition to your daily parking tariff) £10 CAR, £12 VAN

By rail:

The closest tube station is Southwark (Jubilee line) which is 0.3 miles/5 minute walk from the venue. Other stations located close by include, Waterloo East (0.6 miles), Borough (0.6 miles), Waterloo (0.7 miles) and London Bridge (0.8 miles).

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