Manchester Employment Seminar: Booking now…

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We are delighted to announce the latest fun and informative Jelf Employment Seminar in Manchester.

Once again we have sought the right chemical mix of speakers to impart their knowledge to our delegates. Our expert educators for this event include:

  • An update on all the key Employment Law changes from Sarah Tahamtani
  • 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 be taking place at the magnificent Museum of Science and Industry in the heart of Manchester. This site was the original terminus of the world’s first inter-city railway, and hosts an array of historically important objects. Permanent galleries include collections of cars, bikes, aeroplanes, working steam engines, and technological advancements from the printing press through to 21st Century computers.  We have also arranged for our delegates to enjoy a free Virtual Reality (VR) Space Descent after the event concludes!  This hugely enjoyable museum is of course accessible via all forms of Public Transport.

Seminar details:

  • Date:  Wednesday 8th November 2017
  • Timings:  Coffee & registration 09:00; Seminar commences 09:40; Concludes 12:10
  • Location:  Museum of Science & Industry, Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4FP
  • Suitable for:  Senior Human Resources and Finance Professionals
  • CPD:  The seminar will qualify for 2 hours’ CPD
  • Cost:  FREE!*(includes optional venue access, VR Space Descent experience, and a chance to win a Fortnum & Mason hamper)

*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:  “Eureka!”

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 the war for talent, 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):  “What is EI (and why is it important)?”

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:  “The Science of Pension Savings”           

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:  “Employment Law Update”       

2017 has been a busy year in the world of Employment Law, with major developments in the areas of “gig” working, Tribunal fees and (of course) Brexit. Local employment law expert Sarah Tahamtani will provide an important and useful update on the key changes that will impact all UK employers.  An important and necessary session for all delegates.  Speaker:  Sarah Tahamtani, Partner, Clarion Solicitors

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 (and VR Space Descent experience)

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 “Manchester Science Museum” 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.