Our 2022 conference programme includes 20 workshop sessions, split across 5 streams over the two days. Each stream features a workshop from one of four topic areas; payroll leaders summit, pensions and reward for the future, compliance and risk, and the skilled professional.

Day one - 05 October 2022

12:00 – 13:30 Registration, lunch and networking
13:30 – 13:50 Welcome from the CIPP
13:50 – 13:55 Keynote sponsor's welcome
13:55 – 14:35

Plenary one - Keynote speaker

HMRC general update

Myrtle Lloyd, director general for customers services, HMRC

14:35 – 14:40 Welcome from main sponsors
14:40 – 15:10 Refreshments and networking with exhibitors
15:10 – 15:55 STREAM ONE
Workshop 01
Payroll leaders summit

Shaping the future of Payroll – Panel session
Ana Laiu MSc FCIPPdip, Head of payroll, PPHE Hotel Group
Simon Puryer, Managing Director, I-Realise

Hosted by Fiona Smith

Payroll is constantly changing so it's important to try and identify trends for the future. Join our team of experts who will provide their views on shaping the future of payroll.

This session will explore:

  • next generation and future of payroll
  • payroll - independant of shared identity
  • financial wellbeing - pay on demand, workplace savings
Workshop 02
Pensions and reward for the future

The Pensions Regulator: Pensions Update
Andy Nicholls FCIPP, industry liaison manager, The Pensions Regulator

Join Andy in this whistlestop tour of all things pensions, including what has, is and will happen in the future and how these changes impact payroll.

The discussion will include updates on:

  • pension dashboards
  • how to avoid pension scams
  • TPR's current compliance work
  • how to correct mistakes
  • pension scheme news
  • public sector schemes
  • automatic enrolment changes
Workshop 03
Compliance and risk

National Minimum Wage
Jeni Morris, head of national minimum wage team, people advisory services, Ernst & Young

National Minimum Wage (NMW) regulations are complex, peppered with technical pitfalls and poorly understood by many organisations. Unintentional errors can lead to a significant reputational issue for businesses of all sizes, despite a perception that their employees are well paid. Ingrained commercial and logistical ways of working are frequently at odds with NMW compliance and require detailed changes to record keeping, policies, procedures, and other operations to ensure compliance. 

With HMRC increasing its enforcement activity across many sectors, join this session where Jeni will share her extensive experience of working both within HMRC’s NMW team to her current role as head of NMW at EY. She will discuss current NMW risks which are in the spotlight and those which HMRC may be focussing on in the near future.

Workshop 04
The skilled professional

Insight to upskill your managers / leaders
Elaine Gibson MSc ChFCIPP MCMI FHEA, director of people and quality, Dataplan by Iris

Do you ever stop for a moment and think about yourself in your role as a manager?  If only, the day to day can get in the way!  Do you have an idea of how your actions and leadership style impact your team?  In this interactive session we will explore how to be the best version of yourself as a manager, be the person others aspire to be in the future and get the best from your team.   

We will explore: 

  • tips and traps 
  • best practice 
  • how to read your people and adapt
16:00 – 16:45 STREAM TWO
Workshop 05
Payroll leaders summit

Adopting technology to automate your payroll
Steve Watmore, product manager, Sage
Joanne Pringle, product manager, Sage

In this session Steve will discuss how to embed a technology strategy to automate, simplify and extract more from your payroll process.  

Focussing on the 3 stages of payroll:  

  • data gathering 
  • analysis 
  • data extraction.  

We will explore ways technology can reduce error, provide valuable insight and help manage the end-to-end process more efficiently

Workshop 06
Pensions and reward for the future

Supporting employees from auto-enrolment to retirement
Enrolment, Engagement, Retirement
Charles Cotton, senior reward adviser, CIPD

Auto-enrolment has successfully increased the numbers of employees contributing to a workplace pension, but how do HR and payroll teams build on this success? In this session we’ll look at how organisations can get a return on the money they spend on their staff pensions and how they can help staff plan for retirement.  

We will explore: 

  • why organisations should be interested in workplace pensions
  • ways to encourage staff to secure a comfortable future
  • how to help employees navigate pension freedoms
  • the role of pensions in employee financial wellbeing
Workshop 07
Compliance and risk

Compliance Reviews
Susan Ball, employer solutions partner, RSM UK

A compliance review doesn’t need to be scary if you’re well prepared. Join Susan for some top tips as she brings her expertise to this insightful discussion.  

This session will cover:  

  • background on HMRC compliance teams 
  • how to handle a review or HMRC nudge letter 
  • what happens during a review 
  • what happens post review 
  • how liabilities are calculated, including interest and penalties 
  • common problem areas/areas of HMRC focus
Workshop 08
The skilled professional

The Skilled Payroll Team - Panel session
Hosted by Gemma Mullis MCIPPdip, end point assessment specialist, CIPP
Maria Mason MCIPPdip, director, employer's support, BDO LLP

Helen Livesey MBA MREC CertRP, senior business director, Hays
Nick Day ACIPP, managing director, JGA Recruitment Group
Samantha Johnson LLB (Hons) ChMCIPPdip, payroll services director, Dains Accountants Limited


Join our team of experts who will provide their views on how to build the best team possible.  

This session will cover:  

  • recruitment 
  • building skills 
  • getting great performance
16:50 – 16:55 Welcome
16:55 – 17:35

Plenary two - Panel Discussion on Hybrid Working including tax implications, NMW, Health and Safety
Paul Tucker, employment taxes senior manager, UNW LLP,
Neil Tonks ChMCIPPdip, legislation manager, MHR

Justine Riccomini MSc FFTA AIPA Chartered MCIPD ChFCIPP, head of taxation (Scottish taxes, employment and ICAS tax community)              James Forse, ACAS

Working practices have changed and its important organisations understand how to manage them compliantly.  

This session will cover: 

  • hybrid working and the tax implications  
  • national minimum wage 
  • health and safety. 
17:35 – 17:40 Day one conference close
19:30 – 22:00 Networking buffet

Day two - 06 October 2022

08:30 – 09:00 Registration, refreshments and exhibition
09:00 – 09:05 Conference day two opening from CIPP
09:05 – 09:10 Introduction
09:10 – 09:55 Plenary three - Motivational session
09:55 – 10:00 Introduction
10:00 – 10:30

Plenary four

CIPP Policy Team – Future Payroll Policy and Consultations

Join our Policy team for an update into the work they have carried out this year, and any changes that we need to be aware of moving forward. They will explain the key principles of Payroll Policy making, and how you can use your voice to get involved with policy changes.

10:30 – 11:00 Networking and refreshments with exhibitors

11:00 – 11:45

45 mins

Workshop 09
Payroll leaders' summit

Panel session: What is strategic Payroll?

Workshop 10

Creating a reward strategy

Karen Beckett BA (Hons) ChFCIPP, head of payroll and benefits, Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust

This session will look at how to develop a successful reward strategy. It will cover why you should consider having a reward strategy, and how you start to shape it through preparation and planning.  

This will include such things as: 

  • evaluating your reward offerings 
  • developing a reward strategy  
  • how to begin the journey  
  • how to use reward to support staff throughout their career
Workshop 11

CIPP Bitesize training

Fiona Smith MCIPPdip, payroll training manager, CIPP
Workshop 12

Best practice for migrating to a new payroll system

Adam Ford MCIPPdip, head of managed services, Phase 3 and Caroline Wright, lead consultant, Phase 3

A session designed to equip payroll professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to undertake successful payroll system migration.  

We will focus on the following six key steps covering the entirety of the project lifecycle: 

  • making the business case 
  • system selection  
  • identifying project managers  
  • migration and implementation  
  • testing  
  • go live. 

This will incorporate real world examples and discuss the impact of system migration on the business and on payroll specialists

11:50 – 12:35

45 mins

Workshop 13
Payroll leaders' summit

Discussion Groups: Financial Wellbeing Discussion Groups: Financial Wellbeing

Victoria East BA (Hons) Dip PFS, corporate relationship manager, Wealth at Work Ltd

Ian Hodson MSc ChFCIPPdip, head of reward / deputy director of Human Resources, University of Lincoln

Recently, the links between financial and mental health have been highlighted to organisations, as they consider how best to support their employees. The agenda needs leadership, and the knowledge and trust payroll professionals have with colleagues makes this a huge opportunity for the profession to support and lead through the challenge. This session will offer both a supplier and practitioner approach to how to successfully introduce a robust financial education and wellbeing programme.    

The session will highlight: 

  • what makes a successful financial wellbeing programme 
  • barriers to engagement in the workplace 
  • successful communication techniques 
  • diversifying savings vehicles 
  • measuring success
Workshop 14

EV Salary Sacrifice – good for you and your organisation

Ian Davis MCIPPdip, head of payroll and benefits administration, Direct Line Group

Over the last few years, the payroll profession has seen several changes to salary sacrifice schemes. We’re seeing a rise in the popularity of electric cars, whether they’re hybrid, plug-in hybrid or all-electric. In turn, this trend will ultimately impact the world of payroll and our processes. 

Let’s take this opportunity to talk through: 

  • how to implement an electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme 
  • key considerations  
  • risks, benefits, and compliance
Workshop 15
Session to be confirmed
Workshop 16

The Generation Game: developing your multigenerational workforce

Polly Sinclair MSc FCIPPdip MSET, apprenticeship programme tutor, West Suffolk College

For the first time in history, there are five generations at work. How do we meet the development needs of such a diverse workforce? Do we ignore the silent generations, steer boomers towards retirement and focus in on millennials at the start of their career paths? 

This session explores: 

  • what a modern workforce looks like 
  • what different generations expect from development 
  • how we can use this to our advantage
12:35 – 13:35 Lunch and networking with exhibitors

13:35 – 14:20

45 mins

Workshop 17
Payroll leaders' summit

Global Payroll Panel

Ros Hendren MSc, CMgr FCMI dip, FCIPPdip, FHEA, consultant, Well Paid Consulting, Lara Smart ChFCIPPdip, director, LM Smart Consulting Ltd, Moniza Syeda, chartered accountant, LexisNexis 

Join our team of experts who will explore how to go about choosing a global payroll software provider.  

This session will cover: 

  • choosing a global payroll software provider  
  • when payroll obligations start 
  • what global mobility means for international payroll compliance
Workshop 18

Pensions Top Tips

Shaun Tetley FCIPP, payroll and pension manager, Portsmouth City Council

Join Shaun who will be giving pensions top tips, covering both DC/DB schemes and the state pension scheme.  

The session will explain: 

  • the top actions a pension scheme member must carry out to engage with their pension
Workshop 19

Interesting Tax Cases in the last 12 months for Payroll Professionals

Justine Riccomini MSc FFTA AIPA Chartered MCIPD ChFCIPP, head of taxation (Scottish taxes, employment and ICAS tax community)

Join Justine for a whistlestop tour through the main employment taxes related tax cases from the last 12 months.  

You will gain an insight into: 

  • what the judiciary have been asked to review 
  • their approach and the outcomes 
  • whether case decisions were binding. 

You will gain greater knowledge of key technical aspects of employment taxes legislation and an understanding of why things work out the way they do

Workshop 20

CIPP Bitesize training shared parental leave

Fiona Smith MCIPPdip, payroll training manager, CIPP
14:20 – 14:50 Networking and refreshments with exhibitors
14:50 – 14:55 Introduction

14:55 – 15:25

30 mins

Plenary five

Update from the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association 

Alyshia Harrington-Clark, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association

Adequacy and the scope of automatic enrolment is the sole strategic policy priority for the PLSA in 2022. We have been undertaking research, including updating the evidence on the context of pension saving in the UK and, where possible, projecting forward based on our current understanding of the state of affairs and assessing the UK populations’ saving against retirement income needs of savers (for example, target replacement rates and Retirement Living Standards). This is with the intent of finishing comprehensive policy review, taking account of this evidence to inform proposals for the scope and design of automatic enrolment, and other retirement saving policies, the timeline and staging of increasing contribution levels and other key issues such as pension gaps, under pensioned groups and emergency savings.

  • Provide an update on the work ongoing across the industry on pensions adequacy
  • Share some initial headline findings from ongoing research about the drivers of inadequacy
  • Explore potential policy changes and tweaks, as well is new ideas that might help reduce inadequate outcomes
Set out some next steps for the industry to improve pensions adequacy for all
15:25 – 15:30 Introductions
15:30 – 16:10 Plenary six
16:10 – 16:30 Conference close and prize draw
19:30 – 01:00 The CIPP's 18th Annual Excellence Awards and entertainment

Programme and/or speakers subject to change without prior notification