Payroll & Reward Conference
A future-focused perspective on payroll, HR, and reward
3 - 4 June 2020
Chelsea Harbour London | London
With a combined 40 years’ experience in leading payroll events, Reward Strategy and The Payroll Centre have joined forces to create the UK’s largest independent conference. Combining technical and regulatory compliance content, this conference will provide you with all you need to run a successful payroll function.
Benefits of attending:
- The Payroll Centre’s expert tutors will be present to go through any payroll issues or questions you may have
- Bringing you vital updates on legislation and tax with a government official speaker
- HR’s most pressing subject is discussed: How gig economy is affecting HR
- Valuable experiences shared in light of GDPR
- The latest on gender pay gap reporting from a Head of Diversity perspective
- Excellent networking opportunities, with access to a wider audience than ever before, including the Reward 300
Following the first day, the Reward 300 will be revealed at the gala dinner.
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For the second year running, Reward Strategy and The Payroll Centre have joined two of the leading payroll conferences in the UK - Bringing together buyers and suppliers in one location, sponsorship provides you with a valuable arena to ensure your company is seen by the right people.
How to become a sponsor:
Complete the sponsorship inquiry from and a member of the Reward Strategy sales team will be in contact
Exhibiting and sponsorship options are extensive, and packages can be tailor-made to suit your individual company’s needs, for more information please contact:
Tel: 020 7940 4803
|Payroll 100||HR Leaders 25|
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DAY 1: WEDNESDAY 5th June
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, welcome and The future of payroll update
Neil Hollister, CEO, The Payroll Centre and Luke Broadhurst, CEO, Reward Strategy, Richard George and Ken Gurr, kick off the conference proceedings
13.15 - 14.00 Holistic payroll policies to drive employee happiness, customer success and a solid bottom line
As organisations navigate today’s world of political upheaval, trade tensions and digital disruption, the payroll function is tasked with maintaining consistency for employees, while transforming itself to deliver to the highest regulatory standards. This keynote will talk about the importance of holistic payroll policies to promote talent retention and company reputation. We will also talk about how Finance and Treasury departments can innovate to achieve efficiencies and manage payments in a way that reduces risk and impacts the bottom line.
Karen Penney, Vice President Payment Products, Western Union Business Solutions
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
Kenn Gurr, Payroll Training and Education Director, The Payroll Centre
14.45 - 15.15: Tea and coffee served
15.15 - 15.55: Breakout Sessions
15.15 - 15.55: Breakout Session 1 - The Ireland Update
In 2019, The Republic of Ireland moved into Real Time Information. We look at Reporting and outcomes for the change along with challenges and an update on Irish Payroll processes and procedures
Tim Kelsey, Lecturer, The Payroll Centre
15.15 - 15.55: Breakout Session 2 - Payroll Processes: Streamlining the Workload
This is a session that will address the practical business-improvement matters for your payroll function, including continuous improvement. How have the panellists utilised technology to streamline their payroll processes?
With a focus on effective communication between payroll staff and word from the trenches, what are some ‘better’ ways of working? And there will be talk about payroll benchmarking, what should typical running costs be for a payroll function
Head of Payroll & HR
Senior Finance Manager Payroll
Head of Reward & Pensions
Virgin Atlantic Airways
15.15- 15.55: Breakout Session 3 - Managing a global workforce in an ever changing world
Taking you through the challenges of keeping a global workforce happy and explaining the improvements EQGlobal and PRA health sciences have worked on together to make sure employees are paid the right amount at the right time, no matter where they are in the world.
Rob Leftwich, VP Finance & Accounting EAPA, PRA Health Sciences and Faaria Choudhary, Relationship Director, EQ Global
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
Andy Nicholls, Industry Liason Manager, The Pensions Regulator
Henry Tapper, Director, First Acturial
DAY 2: THURSDAY 6th June
From 08.00: Registration, coffee and croissants
09.15 - 09.55: Fostering the Payroll / Reward Relationship
Regardless of your reporting line i.e. HR or Finance, the overall relationship between payroll and reward and HR should involve more collaboration in order that end-to-end pay management (from strategy, to policy, to communication and payment) is joined-up. This panel will host several senior reward professionals to talk about nurturing a strong payroll/reward relationship in order to better attract, engage and retain talent – all whilst ensuring compliance with regulation and a cohesive company strategy. Discussions will also be had around rewarding and retaining talent in a more digitally-aligned world of work
HR Operations Manager – UK
Senior Consumer Reward
Head of Reward/Deputy Director of Human Resources
University of Lincoln
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.
Mike Tremeer, Employment Partner, Fladgate LLP
10.35 - 11.00: Tea and coffee served
11:00 - 11.55: Breakout Sessions
11.00 - 11.55: Breakout Session 1 - Opra - 12 months on - A benefits 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 - Payroll Technology Survey
Technology is evolving within the Payroll arena faster than it ever has. Ceridian and Reward Strategy have commissioned a report to explore the trend and applications of technology within the industry. Join this session and hear from Ceridian’s Brian Sparling as he reveals the findings of the study.
Brian Sparling, Payroll Delivery Manager, Ceridian
11.00 - 11.45: Breakout session 3 - IR35, Working Status and the Private Sector
IR35 Off Payroll working moves into the private sector from April 2020. This session looks at the history, processes and how it will effect companies. It will also look at the effects on payroll and what planning needs to be considered
Clare Warner, The Payroll Center
11:55 - 12:30: 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
John Berry, Customer Engagement Officer, HMRC
12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch served
13.30 - 14.10: Breakout Session
13:30 - 14:10: Breakout Session 1 - International payroll and HR update
This session will look at key payroll changes happening around the globe and highlight some of the issues you should consider exploring further if you have responsibility for payrolls overseas. Topics to be addressed include:
Introduction of tax withholding in France
Changes to expat rules in the Netherlands
Digital Tax in Poland
Tim Kelsey, Lecturer, The Payroll Centre
13:30 - 14:10: Breakout Session 2 - The Brexit Update
Following months of political upheaval and ambiguity affecting all manners business; this session will address what we know now. As the dust begins to somewhat settle; the panel of speakers will speak honestly about the repercussions, how their payroll operations have been affected and the work ahead for them.
PwC Complete Payroll - Payroll Manager Operations and Delivery
Global Payroll Director
HR Operations Manager – UK
13:30 - 14:10: Breakout Session 3 - UK devolution in work and payroll
The United Kingdom is becoming increasingly disunited as the implications of devolution impact UK payroll professionals on a day-to-day basis. Ian will look at each of the devolved nations and the issues that we have to be consider in our working lives, including:
- Employment law
- Student Loans
- Statutory Payments
- Income Tax
This session aims to deliver the message that, just because it comes from London, does not mean that it applies the same in each nation that makes-up our United Kingdom’.
Ian Holloway, Head of Legislation and Compliance, Cintra
14:15 - 15:00: Breakout Session 1 -Trends and Challenges in the Client Payroll
A session looking at Payroll Bureaus including trends, challenges and best practice for large and small bureaus
Julie Northover, Payroll Specialist, PayPartner
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.
Gill Dale-Skey, The Payroll Centre
Christine Tarrant, The Payroll Centre
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
Sue Fisher, Payroll Tutor, The Payroll Centre
15:00 - 15:15: Tea and coffee served
15:15 - 15:45: Making Careers in Payroll
In this session, Lou Gray takes us through her career in the payroll industry so far, highlighting areas of growth and opportunity.
Lou Gray, PwC Complete Payroll - Payroll Manager Operations and Delivery, PwC
15:45 - 16:20: Conference round up, key learnings and what does the future hold?
16:20 - 16:30: Conference closes
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DELEGATE RATE: TWO DAY
DELEGATE RATE: ONE DAY
Includes: Access to the conference on the 5 and 6 June and a single seat in the Silver zone at the Reward 300 dinner
|Includes: Access to the conference on 5 or 6 June only|
|In-house/Client Super early bird ticket||£732 + VAT||£454 + VAT||28 February|
|In-house/Client early bird ticket||£782 + VAT||£570 + VAT||18 April|
|In-house/Client normal rate||£832 + VAT||£670 + VAT||5 June|
|Supplier rate||£1495 + VAT*||-||Available now|
Charity / non-profit rates are available. For more information please call 020 7940 4832.
The 10th Anniversary Reward 300 Gala Dinner & Awards - 5 June
The Reward 300 2019 Gala Dinner has evolved to become The 10th Anniversary Reward 300 Gala Dinner & Awards.
2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the index, and to mark this special occasion we have evolved the recognition element to award the leading light from each of the seven sections.
The celebratory evening will take place at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel, in London, on 5 June. This follows the first day of the Payroll & Reward Conference, headline sponsored by Western Union Business Solutions.
*Supplier tickets do not include a seat at The Reward 300 Gala Dinner. A single seat can be purchased as a bolt on to a standard conference ticket for £199.
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Tel: 020 7940 4832
Direction and location
The location for the 2019 Payroll & Reward Conference will be The Chelsea Harbour Hotel.
For more information regarding booking accommodation please contact our Events Team.
Chelsea Harbour Drive
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The 11th Anniversary Reward 300 Gala Dinner & Awards
The Reward 300 2020 Gala Dinner has evolved to become The 11th Anniversary Reward 300 Gala Dinner & Awards.
2020 marks the 11th anniversary of the index, and to mark this special occasion we have evolved the recognition element to award the leading light from each of the seven sections.
The celebratory evening will take place at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel, in London, on 4 June. This follows the first day of the Payroll & Reward Conference.