Our next Manchester event: “News from the frontline”

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The hugely successful Jelf Employment Seminars are back!  Now in their 6th consecutive year, these fun & informative seminars are a must-attend event for many HR and Finance professionals.

For this event we have scouted out three of the best speakers available.  Our frontline includes:

  • Lawyer Richard Port will be on hand to provide delegates with a useful update as to the key Employment Law changes facing employers at this time.
  • Lee Coles will explain why the new Pension Freedoms pose new challenges for UK employers, and outline how organisations can review and mitigate their exposure to such issues.
  • Steve Herbert will provide his (un)usual review of how the new government and summer Budget announcements will impact Employee Benefits, and what this will mean for employers of all sizes.

And once again we also have a superb venue to stage our event.  This time we are at the Imperial War Museum (North) which tells the stories of people’s experiences in modern war and conflict.  Delegates will be able to view the museum galleries after the event, visit the Horrible Histories: Blitzed Brits exhibition, and climb the Air Shard for spectacular views of the surrounding area.   The museum is easily accessible via public transport and free car parking for delegates is included.

Seminar details:

  • Date:  Tuesday 3rd November 2015
  • Timings:  Coffee & registration 09:00; Seminar commences 09:45; Concludes 12:00
  • Location:  Imperial War Museum North, The Quays, Manchester M17 1TZ
  • Suitable for:  Senior Human Resources and Finance Professionals
  • CPD:  The seminar will qualify for 2 hours CPD
  • Cost:  FREE!* (includes free access to the Air Shard and Horrible Histories exhibition)

*All bookings are subject to our usual event 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

09:55     Employee Benefits:  “News from the frontline…”      

A new government – and the summer Budget announcement – has provided a firm indicator as to the direction of travel for UK employee benefit provision.  So what should employers be aware of, and how should they react?  Taking his usual pragmatic approach to these challenges Steve will outline the key issues and what actions employers should now be taking.  Topics covered will include the national roll-out of the Fit for Work service, the review into the taxation of UK pensions, changes to childcare provision for employees and the progress of mandated employee volunteering rights.  A practical, useful, and hopefully fun, session for all delegates.

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

10:30     Pensions:  “Pensions post Freedoms”

In April the Chancellor’s new pension “freedoms” became fully available for older pension savers.  The practical impact of this change has yet to be fully appreciated or understood by most employers, and this session will aim to lift the lid on this new dynamic with Lee providing an outline of a Pensions Freedom Audit.   Topics covered will include a review of existing permissions, investment options, and importantly communications. This session will also seek to highlight gaps and oversights in current provision and suggest what can be done by employers to best manage and mitigate such concerns.

                                Speaker:  Lee Coles, Head of Life after Work,  Jelf Employee Benefits

10:55     Delegate Voting

11:00     Break/ Refreshments/ Networking

11:20     Employment Law:  “Employment Law Update”

Richard Port, Head of Employment Law at Ward Hadaway in Manchester, will provide delegates with a useful and informative update on the many and ongoing changes to the world of Employment Law.  Topics covered in this session include an update on discrimination and the recent ruling on travel time and the working day.  Other areas covered will include social media, disciplinary procedure and constructive dismissal.  An important and necessary session for delegates.

            Speaker:  Richard Port, Partner, Ward Hadaway

11:50     Closing comments/ Prize draw (including the chance to win a Fortnum & Mason hamper)

12:00     Event concludes/ Optional museum access including free access to Air Shard

So how do I book a place?

If you (and/or an appropriate colleague) would like to attend, please email: steve.herbert@jelfgroup.com

…with the following details for each delegate…

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

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