3 & 4 June 2020 The Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London£768+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.

3 & 4 June 2020

The Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London

£768+VAT per person

Conference Content

Please see below last year's conference content

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 surgery session with our expert tutors to run through any specific questions or issues you need support on Read more Read less

These short "drop in surgeries" are back due to their popular demand in previous years. You will have full, private access to our expert payroll tutors in order to explore in details any payroll questions you have. The sessions are available throughout the conference, but don't leave it too late to book your 1-2-1 as these sessions are very popular with delegates.

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

The future of payroll Ken Gurr and Richard George present the conference opening session Read more Read less

With over 75 years of payroll expertise between them, Ken and Richard will guide the audience through the latest issues and challenges facing professional payrollers.

14:00 - 14:45

From Employee Satisfaction To Customer Success; payroll’s pivotal role during global changes, digital transformation and the age of privacy. Karen Penney,Vice President Payment Products, Western Union Business Solutions Read more Read less

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.

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

The Ireland Payroll Update: Tim Kelsey: 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

Panel: Payroll Processes: Streamlining the Workload with Claire Warrington - GIST, Michelle Sutton - SUEZ, Stacey Hooper - Virgin Atlantic Airways. Looking at reviews on continuous Improvement, we look at how our panellists have utilised technology to streamline their payroll processes with a focus on communication and better ways of working

Managing a Global Workforce, can it ever be simple?: explore the issues and difficulties surrounding running payroll across multipl jurisdictions

16:00 - 16:45

Pension Changes - Reacting to Steady State This plenary session will be presented by Henry Tapper, First Actuarial and Neil Esslemont, The Pensions Regulator Read more Read less

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

Fostering the Payroll / Reward Relationship Tim Robertson, Head of Reward at ITN, Joanne Rees, Head of Reward at M&S Read more Read less

Regardless of your reporting line i.e. HR or Finance, the overall relationship between payroll, 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.

09:55 - 10:35

Employment law for the payroll industry 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

11:00 - 11:45

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

OpRA - 12 months on - A benefits update: Presented by Paul Jackson and Marcia Bowen. With grandfather protection at an end, we review salary sacrifice in 2019, OpRA and changes to the P11d returns as many make their first under the new rules as well as looking at real-time examples and the effects OpRA has had.

IR35, Working Status and the Private Sector: Presented by Claire Warner. 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.

Workplace Benefits: Presented by Ceridian. 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" With John Berry, Customer Engagement Officer at HMRC, Ken Gurr will facilitate the session Read more Read less

Following the format of the popular television program, key stakeholders from HMRC and the payroll industry answer questions set by the audience. You can submit questions on the day but doing so in advance gives you a better chance to get your question on the agenda - submit your question when you make your booking.

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch served

13:30 - 14:10

Breakout session Choose from one of the following Read more Read less

International Payroll and HR Update with Tim Kelsey

This session will look at key payroll changes happening around the globe and highlights 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

BREXIT: Britain’s left the building. Now what?

A panel session with Debra Evans, Global Payroll Director at AON, Coral Dunlop, International Payroll Manager at ACXIOM

Following months of political upheaval and ambiguity affecting all businesses, this session will address whatever is more certain come early June. 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.

UK Devolution in Payroll with Ian Holloway

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.

14:15 - 15:00

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

Trends and Challenges in Client Payroll with Julie Northover

A round table session looking at Payroll Bureaux including trends, challenges and best practice for large and small bureaux.

Pay Gap Reporting and its future with Gillian Dale-Skey, Christine Tarrant

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.

National Minimum Wage, Working Time and Holidays with Sue Fisher

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

Building careers in payroll Lou Gray, Payroll Manager Transitions Operations and Delivery at PwC UK Read more Read less

Discussion on the building blocks for a successful payroll career.

15:45 - 16:20

Key takeouts for the future of payroll 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

"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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