8th & 9th June 2022London£873+VAT per person

The UK's largest independent annual Payroll Conference

In 2022, our conference is back at The Chelsea Harbour Hotel. Coming at unprecedented levels of change to payroll and HR legislation, there will be plenty for payroll professionals to discuss and absorb.

Throughout the conference, we will:

  • Review the latest legislation changes to areas such as IR35, NMW, termination payments and Employment Law,
  • Provide Updates on Pensions, International Payroll and Brexit
  • Hear from HMRC on CJRS investigations



Both Days £873+VAT

2nd Day Only £536+VAT

Accommodation can be arranged for £250+VAT per night

8th & 9th June 2022

The Chelsea Harbour Hotel

£873+VAT per person

Conference Content

We will be covering the below content over the 2 days


Registration opens

11:15 - 12:00

One to one payroll surgery sessions with Learns Payroll Tutors

12:00 - 12:45

Lunch and networking break

12.45 – 13.15

Welcome address day 1 ​Amber-Ainsley Pritchard, Group Editor, Reward Strategy

13:15 - 14:00

Keynote speaker: To be announced shortly

14.00 – 14.45

The future of payroll Read more Read less

New and future changes in payroll legislation. What to focus on and what to prepare for going forward. Richard George, Director of Education, The Payroll Centre

14.45 – 15.15

Afternoon networking break

15:15 - 15:55

Break out session 1, choose from: Read more Read less

  1. The international update - Tim looks at all the changes and updates for International Payroll Delivery including legislation and rules that affect the Payroll/HR manager Tim Kelsey, The Payroll Centre
  2. Payroll processes: Streamlining workload in the new world: With all the changes seen in the last two years this session reviews continuous improvement. Considering how our panellists utilise technology to streamline their payroll processes with a focus on communication as well as better ways of working with an ever more mobile workforce
  3. The gamification of rewards: An insight into how to gamify rewards. Hear how reward professionals are using digital employee recognition platforms, rewards points, digital badges, leader boards, e-certificates, e-gift cards, and apps to enhance their reward offering Clare Warrington, Head of Compensation & Benefits, Gist
16:05 - 16:50

Pension update: Changes and the Pensions Bill Read more Read less

A panel of experts, from the Pension Regulator, Pension Management, and thought leaders review areas of change and the future of pension saving in the UK. Should the pension age be extended and how best to prepare. As well as an update into the pension dashboard and the Pensions Act.

16.50 – 17.00

Day 1 closing remarks Richard George, Director of Education, The Payroll Centre

19.00 – 00.00

The Reward 300 Gala Dinner


Registration, coffee and croissants

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome to Day 2! Richard George, Director of Education, The Payroll Centre

09:15 - 09:55

Keynote speaker: To be announced shortly

09:55 - 10:35

Employment law update Read more Read less

This session takes us through key areas that have affected the HR and Payroll industry with respect to employment Law. With a focus on sick pay, should it be reformed and how can sick pay be improved, particularly for low-paid staff.

10:35 - 11:00

Morning networking break

11:00 - 11:40

Break out session 2, choose from: Read more Read less

  1. Managing a global workforce, can it be simple? A look through the challenges of keeping a global workforce happy and the improvements, options and changes employers have to ensure employees are paid the right amount at the right time, no matter where they are in the world. Is a universal approach to payroll and reward possible? And what impact has the pandemic had on global work forces and treatment of employees.
  2. The everchanging world of holidays - As we move into summer again, we consider holiday pay. With more employees working flexible days and hours along with mobility increasing, calculating holiday pay is more complicated than ever. This session looks at options available and best practice examples to ensure staff are paid effectively.
    Fern Brooks, Senior Trainer and Qualifications Manager, The Payroll Centre
  3. Workplace benefits: What’s hot and what’s not - Dommy Szymanska, Global Head of Total Reward, Stella McCartney What's hot and what's not when reviewing employee benefits, we look at case studies and benefit packages to understand value in real organisations as they look now with the ever-evolving workforce and the changes “the new normal” has made to working in the UK

11:50 - 12:30

HMRC question time / top topics Key stakeholders from HMRC and the Payroll Industry answer questions set by the audience Read more Read less

Key stakeholders from HMRC and the payroll industry answer your questions or, if applicable HMRC discuss key areas and objectives - depending on status nearer the event

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch and networking break

13:30 - 14:10

Break out session 3, choose from: Read more Read less

  1. National Insurance, the Health Levy, and employers support initiatives - This session reviews The Health and Social Care levy for next year and how employers are supporting staff, bringing into light initiatives such as salary sacrifice - what's right and wrong and how can employers be effective when considering the budgetary cost and mitigating the increase to the employee. Various Payroll Centre Staff
  2. Making and sustaining careers in payroll and reward - Support for managers in staff and team development. Utilising personal development, skill and knowledge improvement. As well as looking at how payroll is becoming a desirable career. How to encourage new talent into the industry and continuing in the right direction to have payroll seen at C-Level. Heidi Watson, Head of Payroll & Benefits, Swan Housing Group
  3. Data driven rewards - Utilising people analytics to drive your reward strategy. Utilising data from the origination of your strategy to adaptions going forward through generational shifts in employee wants and needs.

14:20 - 15:00

Break out session 4, choose from: Read more Read less

  1. Panel/roundtable: Software, technology and solutions: The future: This roundtable session with key payroll providers and software developers looks at trends, changes and developments in the delivery market, what providers are seeing through their clients and what's the future for developed solutions and support. How to ensure employees data is protected both in the office and safeguarding from home.
  2. Panel: Are women being left behind on financial rewards? Exploring what impact covid has had on women’s careers and the disparity in pay rises between men and women, as well as a look at how imposter syndrome impacts the workforce and how to limit this. Rachael Knight, Payroll Manager, Royal Opera House, Louise Kennison, People Director, Swan Housing Group and Paula Quansah, Management Consultant, Toyota
  3. Panel: My staff aren’t here! - We've seen numerous consultations, announcements and changes to Sickness and Parental leave, along with Carers and Anti-natal leave still to come. This session looks at all forms of absence and future change to support the workforce linked to flexible and homeworking - what pitfalls can occur when the contract doesn't work. Paul Jackson, Tutor, The Payroll Centre.
15:00 - 15:15

Tea and coffee served

15:15 - 15:45

What does the future hold? Read more Read less

A look at all things future. Business technology, opportunities ahead for the payroll and reward industry, the changing nature of human behaviour and its wider impact going forward. Will the numbers on payroll plateau this year? Will the employment high start to decline in 2022? Richard George, Director of Education, The Payroll Centre

15:45 - 16:20

Panel: Conference round up and key learnings Read more Read less

We review key deliveries, statements and learnings from the conference, feedback and questions received from the sessions and what the future and trends look like being in the coming years. Richard George, Director of Education, The Payroll Centre Amber-Ainsley Pritchard, Group Editor, Reward Strategy

16:20 - 16:30

Day 2 closing remarks Amber-Ainsley Pritchard, Group Editor, Reward Strategy


"I know it is not till next June but just booked on The Payroll Centre's Annual conference. This is my must do course/conference of the year, having been almost every year for 10+ years, only missing for my wedding and having a baby, I even went one year with a 3 month old in tow! "

Andi Herrington
Director of Payroll Services at Wallis Payroll Ltd

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