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A new government – and a revised Budget statement in July – suggest that further change in both the workplace and employment are increasingly likely over the next five years. So what should employers expect, and how much accurate planning can be put into action at this time?

To help employers better understand this changing dynamic, Jelf Employee Benefits are staging a special, free* to attend, event. Our expert educators will be on hand to deliver their thoughts in their usual relaxed and informative fashion, and delegates will also be able to participate in the event (and gain an insight into the views of their peers) through our interactive voting system.

Our expert speakers for this important event include:

  • An Employment Law update from the learned Tim Randles
  • The Chief Economist of the CIPD, Mark Beatson, with his Workplace Outlook
  • Steve Herbert with a pragmatic view of the future Employee Benefits landscape

We also have a wonderful venue for our delegates to enjoy after the event. London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo and currently has more than 700 animal species on display. Delegates will be provided with a free one-hour pass to the zoo when the event concludes. The zoo is accessible via all forms of public transport.


Seminar details:

  • Date:  Monday 13th July 2015
  • Timings:  Registration from 09:00, Event commences 09:45, Concludes 12:30
  • Location:  Huxley Theatre, ZSL London Zoo, Regents Park, London NW1 4RY
  • Suitable for:  Senior Human Resources and Finance Professionals
  • CPD:  The seminar will qualify for 2 hours CPD
  • Cost:  FREE!* (including free access to the zoo after the event)

*All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions (including a late cancellation charge) which can be viewed here:  Jelf Events: Terms and Conditions of acceptance


Full Agenda:

09:00 Registration, coffee and networking

09:45 Welcome & Delegate Voting

10:00 Employee Benefits: “Your head in the mouth of a lion…”

What will the new Conservative government and July Budget statement mean for Employee Benefits? This is the question that Steve will seek to answer with his customary pragmatic and unusual approach to the topics of the day. Subjects that are sure to feature are pensions (and possible changes to pension tax reliefs), the impact of a new Minister for Pensions, Tax Free Childcare (& childcare vouchers) and the continued roll-out of Fit for Work. An update on any new issues arising from the Chancellor’s July budget statement will be included.

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

10:40 Short break & networking

11:05 Delegate Voting

11:10 Employment Law: “Radical reform or a chimpanzees’ tea party”

With a new government safely ensconced, wider reform of employment law appears to be on the cards, but will these reforms actually be as radical as those under the Coalition? Have we heard it all before? As well as offering some insight into where he thinks change will come, Tim will also talk about some of the cases coming before the courts in the next few months including the knotty issue of retirement & age discrimination, and collective consultation. Other news items of interest to delegates may also feature.

Speaker:  Tim Randles, Associate Director, Pennington Manches LLP

11:45  Economic & Workplace Outlook: “The next five years”

We are delighted to welcome the CIPD’s Chief Economist to give his views on how the new government and July Budget announcement will shape the next 5 years (and beyond) for UK employers.  Topics covered will include economic forecasts, background trends, the labour market and skills distributions, and a look ahead at the longer-term issues in the workplace.   An important session for delegates.

Speaker:  Mark Beatson, Chief Economist, Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development

12:15 Delegate Voting

12:20 Feedback form prize draw (win one of two luxury Fortnum & Mason hampers)

12:30 Seminar concludes/ Optional free access to London Zoo


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 “London Zoo” to the subject line of your email

I do hope you can join us for this important 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.