Kicking-off our next Manchester seminar!

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With the summer now firmly behind us – and the football season well under way – it’s time for employers to kick-off their planning for 2015 and beyond.  And the good news is that the fun and informative Jelf Employment Seminars are returning to your region to help you with just that!  This event will include a range of expert educators, speaking on important topics of true relevance to all UK employers.  Topics covered include:

  • Sarah Tahamtani on topical and important Employment Law issues
  • A look at the impact of employee debt issues on employers by Jo Thresher
  • Steve Herbert on the complex and changing world of Employee Benefits

We also have an excellent venue for this event in the form of The National Football Museum in central Manchester. The museum includes collections on all aspects of the national game, with World Cup, Football Association and League galleries to explore. More specific collections include one dedicated to the great Sir Stanley Matthews. Delegates will also be able to enjoy free credits on the unique Football Plus interactive displays around the museum (a must for any footy fan!). Centrally located, the museum is easily accessed via all forms of public transport, and several car parks are within walking distance of the venue.


Seminar details


  • Date: Wednesday 26th November 2014
  • Timings: Coffee and registration 09:00; Event begins 09:40; Concludes 12:00
  • Location:  National Football Museum, Urbis Building, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester, M4 3BG
  • Suitable for: Senior Human Resources and Finance Professionals
  • CPD: The seminar will qualify for 2 hours CPD
  • Cost:  FREE!*  (Includes museum access & free credits on Football Plus interactive experiences)

*All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions (including a late cancellation charge) which can be viewed here:


Full Agenda:


09:00    Registration, coffee and networking

09:40    Welcome

09:50    Debt:  “The secret epidemic in your business”

Jo Thresher discusses the hidden illness that’s lurking around every corner in your workplace: debt. Problem debt, and other money worries, are endemic within the UK and are a leading cause of stress in employees. But it’s not just an employee level issue, as stress caused by financial problems has a real and significant cost to UK business with higher absence levels, reduced engagement and increased recruitment costs all major issues for employers. Jo will look in detail at this topic, seeking to identify the real figures behind this epidemic, and what solutions are available to employers in this area.

Speaker:  Jo Thresher, Head of Money at Work, Jelf Employee Benefits

10:20    Delegate voting

10:30    Break/ Refreshments/ Networking

10:50    Employment Law:  “Nothing remains constant except change itself”

In this period of radical change, Sarah’s update will provide delegates with an overview of recent developments and a look ahead to what is on the horizon together with practical tips to help delegates prepare for the new legal landscape. Topics covered will include parental leave, flexible working, holiday pay calculations and recent case law updates. Sarah will also look at reasonable adjustments for employees with disabled children, and ask whether obesity will become the new disability.

Speaker: Sarah Tahamtani, Partner, Clarion Solicitors

11:20    Employee Benefits:  “2015 – the big kick off”

How should employers react to the swathes of legislation led-change in the employee benefits space?  Steve will provide his usual insightful and (hopefully) fun insight into this important and complex area to help delegates plan for 2015 and beyond.  This session will include important findings from the 2014 Jelf Employee Benefits Survey, together with topical updates on the progress of various initiatives including the Freedom of Pensions proposals and The Fit for Work Service.

Speaker:  Steve Herbert, Head of Benefits Strategy, Jelf Employee Benefits

11:55     Closing comments, Delegate Voting

12:00    Feedback form prize draw/ Seminar concludes

Access to National Football Museum & Free Credits on Football Plus interactive exhibits


So how do I book a place?


If you (and/or an appropriate colleague) would like to attend, please email:

…with the following details for each delegate…

    • Full name
    • Job title
    • Company name
    • Telephone number
    • Email address
    • Please add “National Football Museum” to the subject line of your email

I do hope you can join us for this fun and informative event.

Best regards




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Steve Herbert is an award-winning thought leader on Pensions and Employee Benefit issues. His principal aim is better communicating the value and usage of employee benefits to employers. This he has achieved through many (highly successful) seminar series over the last decade, and his regular and widely read blog posts on the subject.
He also acts as a judge in HR and Employee Benefits industry awards, article writer, and product innovator. Steve is a regular contributor to DWP forums and compulsive responder to formal Government Consultations on pension and employee benefit issues. He is occasionally accused of making employee benefits interesting.