5-6 June 2019Chelsea Harbour, London£732+VAT per person

The UK's largest independent annual Payroll Conference

The Payroll Centre and Reward Strategy have created the UK’s largest independent payroll conference. Bringing together authoritative voices from across the payroll industry we give you the chance to quiz key industry figures 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, during the evening session on day 1, the Reward 300 will be revealed at the gala dinner and provides a great networking opportunity over drinks and dinner to share perspectives and strategies with other payrollers.

5-6 June 2019

Chelsea Harbour Hotel

£732+VAT per person

Conference Content

The most comprehensive and Future Focused Payroll Conference of 2019

From 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 Enjoy a buffet lunch served in The Marina Level suite

12:45 - 13:15

Conference introduction and welcome Neil Hollister, CEO The Payroll Centre and Luke Broadhurst, CEO Reward Strategy, kick off the conference proceedings

13:15 - 14:00

Plenary session with our keynote speaker Our keynote speaker will address the critical issues facing the payroll profession

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

14:45 - 15:15

Tea and coffee served

15:15 - 15:55

Break out session Choose from one of the following sessions Read more Read less

  1. Data protection in the future: a review of how GDPR has affected the payroll industry and changes with the Data Protection Bill
  2. Trends and challenges in the payroll bureau: a round table discussion exploring the trends, challenges and best practices for large and small bureaux
  3. OpRA 12 months on, a benefits update: with grandfather protection at an end we review salary sacrifice in 2019, OpRA and changes to P11d returns under the new rules
16:00 - 16:45

Plenary session: Pension changes, reacting to Steady State The Pension Regulator and Pension Management review re-enrolment, arriving at the steady state and the future of pension saving in the UK

19:00 - 22:00

Reward 300 Gala Dinner

From 08:00

Registration, coffee and croissants

09:15 - 09:55

Plenary session: HR and the gig economy Key speaker covers the latest issues facing HR and payroll in the gig economy

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.

10:35 - 11:00

Tea and coffee served

11:20 - 12:15

Breakout session Choose one of the following sessions: Read more Read less

  1. The Brexit 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
  2. The Ireland Update: In 2019, The Republic of Ireland moved into Real Time Information, the session explores reporting and outcomes for the change along with challenges and an update on Irish payroll processes and procedures.
  3. Workplace Benefits: 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
11:45 - 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.

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch served

13:30 - 14:10

Breakout session Choose one of the following sessions: Read more Read less

  1. International payroll and HR update: Tim Kelsey takes the audience through important changes and updates in the world of international payroll
  2. Making tax digital - the accountant / bureau view: Small business have now moved in to Real-Time Reporting, this round table session explores lessons learned, client experiences and feedback from peers on good practice and process.
  3. UK Devolution in Work and Payroll: this session breaks the UK down in to the four devolved countries and looks and the employment, payroll and legal differences and specifics of each nation and what needs to be considered.
14:15 - 15:00

Break out session Choose one of the following sessions: Read more Read less

  1. IR35 in the Public and Private Sector: IR35 - Off Payrolling working rules have been live in the Public Sector since 2017 and, with the announcement in the Autumn budget, we look at the process so far, the Check Employment Status for Tax test (CEST) and its implications in the private sector from April 2020.
  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.
  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
15:00 - 15:15

Tea and coffee served

15:15 - 15:45

Employee wellbeing This interesting session looks at how organisations develop an effective approach to employee financial well being, understanding the issues and worries employees may have and how organisations can assist

15:45 - 16:20

Conference round up, key learnings and what does the future hold? 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

16:20 - 16:30

Conference closes


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"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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