Bristol Employment Seminar: Booking now…

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Many employers may be feeling a little up in the air at present.

Despite record levels of employment – and historically low interest rates – the UK continues to face slowing economic indicators. Add the uncertainties of Brexit, an ever-changing political landscape, and key changes to Employment Law and there is much for employers to be aware of and plan for.

But where to start on such an exercise?

To help answer this question we would like to invite you to come fly with our crew of expert educators for the latest fun and informative Jelf Employment Seminar.  Our speakers and topics for this event include:

  • An update on all the key Employment Law changes from Matt Jenkin
  • Peter Matthews on some of the major Pensions issues of importance to employers
  • A review of the complex and changing world of Employee Benefits with Steve Herbert
  • Susannah Couper with a look at the hot-topic of Emotional Intelligence in the workplace

This important event will soon be landing at Aerospace Bristol, the South West’s newest tourist attractionOur lucky delegates will be amongst the first to experience this brand new venue which charts the vital role that Bristol has made to aviation history.  The highlight of the tour for many will be the chance to view – and even climb-aboard – the last Concorde ever built!  This fantastic venue includes a purpose-built seminar room alongside the iconic jet-liner.  The venue also offers plenty of free parking for delegates.

Seminar details:

  • Date:  Tuesday 17th October 2017
  • Timings:  Coffee & registration 09:00; Seminar commences 09:40; Concludes 12:15
  • Location:  Aerospace Bristol, Hayes Way, Patchway, Bristol
  • Suitable for:  Senior Human Resources and Finance Professionals
  • CPD:  The seminar will qualify for 2 hours’ CPD
  • Cost:  FREE!*  (includes venue access & a chance to win one of two Fortnum & Mason hampers)

*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


09:00    Registration, coffee and networking

09:40    Welcome 

09:45     Employee Benefits“Brace, Brace, Brace!”

Another national vote, another inconclusive outcome, and yet more uncertainty for UK Employers. In this (hopefully) fun and informative session Steve will aim to cut through the confusion and highlight actual and planned changes that may lie ahead for Employee Benefits.  Topics covered will include Tax Free Childcare, Working Carers, the phasing-out of (some) Salary Sacrifice benefits, HR Cyber Security issues, and a look at the implications of the Taylor Report for the world of Employee Benefits.  Speaker:  Steve Herbert, Head of Benefits Strategy, Jelf Employee Benefits               

10:15     Emotional Intelligence (EI):  “Fly with EI”

Most employers are familiar with the concept of Emotional Intelligence, but few have yet to fully embrace the concept. Susannah will provide an overview of this key employment subject and identify how and why this topic should feature on the radar of all good employers.  Case studies will be included.  Speaker:  Susannah Couper, Co-Founder, Sales Mindset Matters 

10:35    Delegate Voting 

10:45     Break/ Refreshments/ Networking 

11:10     Pensions:  “Turbulent?”    

The pension planning and transfer landscape has been changing significantly over the last few years. Peter Matthews will look at the complexities of this issue including a focused and nuanced look at transfers from Defined Benefit Schemes, Lifetime Allowance issues, the tapered Annual Allowance, and the proposed Money Purchase Annual Allowance limits.  Speaker:  Peter Matthews, FPFS Chartered Financial Planner, Mercer Jelf Financial Planning 

11:30    Employment Law:  “Get ready for take-off!”

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force from May 2018, Matt will look at what GDPR means for employers and the practical steps needed to comply with these requirements from the HR perspective.  Matt will also consider whether employers are in for a bumpy flight with the recent Supreme Court case abolishing Employment Tribunal fees, and provide his thoughts on the recently landed Taylor Report, and what this could mean for employment status issues going forward. Speaker:  Matt Jenkin, Employment Partner, Moorcrofts LLP 

12:00     Free Prize Draw (a chance to win one of two Fortnum & Mason hampers!) 

12:05     Closing Comments 

12:10     Event concludes/ Optional venue access for delegates

Due to the number of topics to be covered, the level of detail may vary.  Speakers will focus on the subject areas that are topical and most likely to be relevant at the time of the seminar 


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 “Aerospace Bristol” to the subject line of your email

I do hope that you are able to join us for another 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.