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Future Focused Payroll Conference: Facing the Changing Country

The most comprehensive and Future Focused Payroll Conference of 2018

The conference, now in its 24th year, brings together authoritative voices from across the payroll industry giving you the chance to quiz key speakers directly.

Coming at a time of unprecedented levels of change to payroll and HR legislation, there will be plenty for payroll professionals to discuss and absorb.

Taking place at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel in Central London, the evening session on day 1 provides a great networking opportunity over drinks and dinner to share perspectives and strategies with other payrollers.

Delegate rate for both days is £677 + VAT, delegate rate for the second day alone is £420 + VAT. We can arrange accomodation at £250 + VAT per night if required.



Conference programme


From 10:30

Registration and check-in

11:15 - 12:00

One to one payroll surgery sessions  with Learn Payroll's tutors

Book a 15 minute slot with our expert tutors to go through any payroll issues or questions you may have. Your chance for 1-2-1 specialist advice direct to you.

11:15 - 12:45

Lunch served

12:45 - 13:15

Conference introduction and welcome

Neil Hollister, Chief Executive at The Learn Centre

13:15 - 14:00

Plenary session 1 - The HM Treasury Update

Our Key-note speaker, David Gauke MP from HM Treasury, discusses key issues, updates and impacts withing his department.

14:05 - 14:55

Plenary session 2 - The Future of Payroll

Hear from Ken Gurr about changes being introduced in the coming years, as well as the implications of the Autumn Budget 2017 and the changes and updates


Tea and coffee served

15:20 - 16:05

Break out session 1, choose from:

GDPR Debrief and Round Table

A group session reviewing experiences, lessons learnt, the impact on business and the way forward as we move towards our exit from Europe.

Recruitment, Advancement and Career Strategy

Nick Day from James Gray Associates, a leading recruitment company, talks about best practices around recruiting staff and effective strategies for advancing through your career, improving knowledge and skills and being the best you can be.

Expenses, Benefits and Salary Sacrifice (Opra) workshop

A roundtable review of changes and future models around what has becoming an ever changes area of administration. With further changes due and other areas being consulted in 2018, and in conjunction with the end of "grandfathered salary sacrifice" schemes, this crucial sessions exams the future of benefits.

16:10 - 17:00

Plenary session 3 - Pension Changes, Andy Nicholls Industry Liaison Manager, The Pensions Regulator & Henry Tapper, First Actuarial

AAndy and Henry will update us on continued pension reform, including the current and future positions as we move closer to the steady state from both the government and private prospective.

19:00 - 22:00

Drinks and conference dinner


From 08:00

Registration, coffee and croissants

09:00 - 10:00

Plenary session 4 - The ACAS Update

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

need to understand about the process of a true apprenticeship in business.

10:05 - 11:00

Plenary session 5 - 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.

11:00 - 11:15

Tea and coffee served

11:20 - 12:15

Plenary session 6 - 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.

12:15 - 13:10

Lunch served

13:15 - 14:15

Breakout session 2 - choose from:

Myths, fantasies and challenges - Simon reviews the world of payroll through real eyes and discusses issues, misunderstandings and challenges we all face day to day. What is common perception but also what are the realities and misunderstandings as well as the errors this can create.

14:20 - 15:15

Break out session 4, choose from:

Working as part of a team in business - Virginia Freeman, i-Realise

The continual change and requirements around change management and interpretation means HR, Finance and legal departments have to work ever more closely to deliver best practice, this session is built around the integration of the business delivery.

Irish Payroll processing - Tim Kelsey

As more and more companies bring together their worldwide operations, the area of payroll in the Republic of Ireland becomes increasingly important to understand. This session reviews the rules, regulations and differences around employing staff in the Republic of Ireland.

A career in payroll - your team's progression: Linda Pullan

Working in Payroll continues to develop in to a career and we discuss role development and education through the life-cycle of the payroll team.


Tea and coffee served

15:30 - 16:30

Plenary 6 - We've heard from the TPR, but how does it relate to the business world? Henry Tapper, First Actuarial LLP

With the large payrolls now reaching re-enrolment and the pressure as small business joining "the party", what are the actual effects of Auto-enrolment on business


Conference closes

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