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Due to the high number of participants last year, we've moved the GPA Payroll Summit to De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London on March 7, 2024.

The GPA Payroll Summit aims to share crucial information to help Payroll and HR professionals run their UK, In-country or Global payroll departments more effectively.

Our expert-led Summit will address the challenges employers may face in 2024 and beyond. Throughout the day, there will be opportunities to gain industry insights and take part in discussions.

Top-tier speakers will run sessions on the latest payroll developments in both the UK and Globally. We encourage you to put questions to them and to network with industry peers, and exchange your perspectives as the day progresses. The GPA Payroll Summit offers a deep dive into the future of our remarkable industry; we look forward to seeing you there!

Sessions will cover:

UK Employment Law Updates

Electric Vehicle Schemes

Achieving Payroll Maturity

Pension Updates

Payroll Operating Models

Holiday Pay

Minimum Wage

Salary Sacrifice

Parental Rights

Artificial Intelligence in Payroll

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08:30 - 09:30

Registration and Exhibition

09:30 - 10:00

Keynote Guest Speaker

Our keynote speaker Graham Wylie is co-host of the GPA's Women in Payroll podcast and over the years he has been privileged to learn more about the unique payroll journeys of some truly inspiring women. In this session, Graham will explore learning, supporting and growing within payroll as individuals, as peers and as an industry. He'll discuss the things that matter most in a payroll department and the contributions made by the outstanding people working in the payroll industry today. This uplifting session will deliver on one of the GPA's core values - a mission that so many of us share - being champions of payroll!

10:05 - 10:50

Navigating the Legal Landscape: An Employment Law Update for Today’s Workspace

In this session, Emma will explore the recent developments in employment law over the past 12 months and provide insights into what can be anticipated for 2024. The focus will encompass various aspects, including changes in flexible working arrangements, insights into the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill for 2023-24, updates on holiday-related matters such as pay for part-year workers and noteworthy cases, the latest developments in National Minimum Wage (NMW) and Working Time regulations, and upcoming legislations covering areas such as staff tips, carer's leave, redundancy protection for pregnant employees and new parents, as well as issues surrounding fire and rehire practices. Additionally, we will delve into the aspects of employment status and the right to request predictable terms.

Emma Bartlett, Partner CM Murray LLP

Globally Mobile Employees - Preventing Common Errors and Managing Risk

As employers become increasingly international, payroll is playing an ever more critical role when it comes to getting employer compliance right for cross-border workers. From the employment of globally remote workers through to short-term secondments, non-resident directors, international shares schemes, cross border pension issues and managing the payroll implications for business visitors, the array of global mobility issues dealt with via payroll is vast.In this session, Lee McIntyre-Hamilton draws on his extensive global mobility advisory experience to highlight the key areas that can often be most challenging and problematic for payroll and, more importantly, what can be done to help get things right and minimise the risk of non-compliance.

Lee Mclntryre-Hamilton, Global Mobility and International Employment Tax, Keystone Law

10:55 - 11:15

Coffee and Exhibition

11:20 - 12:00

Revving Up Payroll: Demystifying the Ins and outs of Electric Vehicle Schemes

In this informative session, "Revving Up Payroll: Demystifying the Ins and Outs of employer Electric Vehicle Schemes," participants will explore the intricacies of salary sacrifice arrangements and managing payroll in the context of electric vehicle (EV) programs. With the automotive industry undergoing a transformative shift towards sustainability with significant tax advantages, understanding the specific payroll implications of EV adoption is crucial for businesses aiming to stay ahead. The session covers the concept of Salary Sacrifice and OpRA obligations, payrolling or P11D and how they apply to EV vehicle provision. Attendees will gain insights into various incentives and schemes associated with electric vehicles, allowing them to navigate the evolving landscape effectively. And what about the traps to look out for and is it too good to be true.

Simon Parsons, Director UK Compliance Strategies SD Worx

How to run a successful Global Payroll Transformation project 

Embarking on a successful Global Payroll Transformation project requires strategic planning and meticulous execution. Lara is poised to guide you through this complex journey, offering a step-by-step breakdown to support your efforts and enhance your chances of success. In the first part of her session, Lara focuses on the initiation of your transformation journey, elucidating the core steps from Discovery to Delivery. By providing a comprehensive overview, Lara ensures that participants gain clarity on the foundational aspects crucial for a seamless start to the transformation process.  In the second part of the session, Lara delves into the critical task of setting up your transformation program or project for successful delivery. She shares valuable insights and strategies to optimize your approach, emphasizing success factors and best practices.

Lara Smart, Director at L Smart Consulting Ltd

12:05 - 12:50

Latest Holiday Pay updates that Impact The Payroll Industry

Holiday pay has been one of the most complex and confusing areas having to align with EU regulations. Now we have BREXIT, some EU elements can now be revised.  In the name of simplification, for the majority there is no change, there is still a 5.6 paid weeks entitlement using 52 paid week earnings average. However, for holiday years commencing on or after 1st April 2024, UK Working Time Regulations bring into play two new holiday requirements for irregular hours and part year worker: Accrual and Rolled Up Holiday. Simple, far from it especially for the majority who are not weekly paid! There are new protections for sickness and statutory parental leave which make the process especially challenging.

Danny Rice, Senior Manager, UK Payroll Product Management at Workday

Is Your Payroll Operating Model Fit for the Future?

In this session, we're going to discuss how to handle the changing global payroll system more easily. We'll look at important things to think about to make sure your organization does well in this tricky situation. We'll talk about focusing on your business goals and how payroll can help your business be more flexible. We'll also discuss how to manage following the rules and being ready for rule changes. The talk will cover different ways to organize your payroll globally, comparing if it's better to do things locally or globally, and if it's better to do it inside your organization or hire someone else to do it. We'll also talk about when it might be time to change how you do payroll. Lastly, we'll explain what you can expect from a modern payroll system to help you do things better.

Simon Humphreys, Global Solution Architect, SAP

Ned McEvoy, Head of Payroll & BPO, Veritas Prime

12:50 - 13:30

Lunch and Exhibition

13:30 - 14:30

Payroll Complexities - What’s Your HMRC Challenge

Join our panel of experts as they discuss navigating the complexities of the UK payroll industry, with a particular focus on HMRC challenges. The session will delve into the intricacies that demand careful attention, from calculating holiday pay to ensuring compliance with minimum wage regulations and managing salary sacrifice schemes. Parental rights, including considerations for maternity and paternity leaves, will also be explored. This panel discussion aims to be interactive, providing a platform for industry experts to share insights and practical strategies and engage with the audience. We encourage active participation, fostering collaboration to collectively navigate the UK payroll system's dynamic landscape.

Covering Holiday Pay, Minimum Wage, Salary Sacrifice, Parental Rights, Panel Discussion

14:35 - 15:15

Adopting Artificial Intelligence for Payroll

In this informative session, we'll explore the game-changing impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on payroll management. Despite payroll's traditional role, this session aims to demystify and enhance processes through AI adoption. We'll tackle challenges like ethical considerations, emphasizing data privacy, addressing algorithmic bias, and finding a balance between AI automation and human oversight. The focus is on extracting actionable insights for business support and showcasing AI as a catalyst in the evolution of payroll management. This presentation serves as a bridge to simplify complex concepts, fostering curiosity in digital exploration within the payroll space. Join us in exploring how AI can streamline processes and offer profound insights, adding strategic value to organizations.

Diana Geldenhuys, Entrepreneur, Founder and Owner OPS

15:15 - 15:35

Coffee and Exhibition

15:40 - 16:20

Data Analytics in Payroll: How to maximise the value of Payroll Data by analysing, understanding and presenting key data insights

Unlocking the full potential of payroll data lies at the heart of our discussion on "Data Analytics in Payroll" at the upcoming event. We will explore strategies to maximize the value of payroll data through effective analysis, understanding, and presentation of key insights. This session aims to empower participants with the knowledge and tools to harness the wealth of information within payroll data, enabling them to make informed decisions, enhance efficiency, and drive strategic initiatives. Join us as we navigate the landscape of data analytics in payroll, offering practical insights on leveraging information for optimal organizational benefit.

Tristan Woods, Chief Product Officer, Safeguard Global

16:20 - 17:00

UK Payroll Round-Up: Unpacking past, present and Future Trends and Insights including a Budget Update

In this comprehensive session, Jo will cover vital updates in payroll legislation, encompassing changes in tax, National Insurance Contributions (NIC), student loans, statutory payments, Real-Time Information (RTI), benefits in kind, and an added focus on the BUDGET UPDATE. Participants will acquire practical insights to navigate these adjustments, ensuring thorough preparedness for the upcoming tax year, including P11d processing. The session's objective is to furnish professionals with a clear understanding of the evolving payroll regulations, delivering practical guidance to facilitate a seamless adaptation to the modifications in the ever-changing landscape.

Jo Marshall, Trainer & Consultant, Yorkshire Payroll Services

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Simon Parsons

Director UK Compliance Strategies, SD Worx

Ned McEvoy

Head of Payroll and BPO Services, Veritas Prime LLP

Simon Humphreys

Global Solution Architect, SAP

Jeni Morris

Head of National Minimum Wage Team, Ernst & Young LLP

Lara Smart

Global PM & Strategist, LSC Group

Lee McIntyre-Hamilton

Global Mobility and International Employment Tax, Keystone Law

Diana Geldenhuys


Jo Marshall

Founder, Yorkshire Payroll Services Ltd

Emma Bartlett

Partner, CM Murray LLP

Tristan Woods

Chief Product Officer, Safeguard Global

Graham Wylie

VP Marketing, Employer Services International at ADP

Danny Rice

Senior Manager, UK Payroll Product Management at Workday

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At ADP, we understand business today looks nothing like it did yesterday. That's why our HR and payroll solutions are backed by data-driven insights. So you can think beyond today, and discover more success tomorrow

The Global Payroll Association

The Global Payroll Association is a one-stop-shop for global and in-country payroll professionals. Our expansive range of resources offers everything from interactive training courses to comprehensive directories and in-depth country resources. Join us to connect with world-leading payroll experts and network with other like-minded professionals. Being part of the GPA opens doors for our worldwide membership to access online and physical Payroll events across the globe, webinars and podcasts with guest specialists in their field and a series of training options on in-country payroll legislation. The GPA run summits and symposiums around the world and a dedicated awards event - the Global Payroll Awards - to celebrate the payroll industry. We are passionate and dedicated champions of all things payroll and, most importantly, we are champions of the people in payroll.

Frontier Software

With more than 40 years’ experience in the provision of payroll software and services, Frontier Software is an established supplier of global solutions to all market sectors. An experienced and knowledgeable team services 1700 clients from offices across seven countries. ichris (International Comprehensive Human Resource Integrated Software) includes a payroll module that delivers real time, secure access to data whilst ensuring compliance with statutory regulations in 26 countries. A range of fully integrated software modules can be selected to provide a multi-functional and highly flexible payroll and/or HCM solution for your organisation. The ichris software is cloud based and accessible 24/7 using a range of devices. Frontier Software also offer outsourced payroll processing services from simple bureau arrangements to a fully managed payroll.


Ebury is a global financial services firm that empowers businesses of all sizes to trade and grow internationally with ease by removing global barriers. Ebury Mass Payments provides bespoke, market-leading payment solutions for the HR/Payroll industry. We deliver payroll and statutory payments across major and emerging markets in over 140+ currencies through a single platform. Our global presence across Europe, US, Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific enables us to deliver both cross-border and domestic salary & statutory payments, on time and in full.


CloudPay is united by a single purpose – to modernise the pay experience. With a proud heritage of 25+ years, we transform pay processes across 130 countries and handle over $24bn of payments in 168 currencies. We modernise the pay experience with integrated payroll, funding, payments and pay on-demand solutions delivered via a single global cloud-based platform. We offer payroll flexibility, with services that can be deployed globally, regionally and locally giving employees a choice of how they prefer to be paid - making pay a key differentiator. And we bring certainty, with end-to-end compliance, always-on global data analytics and error-free automated operations, ensuring payroll the one thing that can be relied on.


Founded in 2003, iiPay is a leading provider of cloud-based global payroll software solutions, revolutionizing the way organizations manage their international payroll processes. A certified Workday partner focused on Service Excellence and Technical Innovation, iiPay is committed to delivering unparalleled accuracy, compliance, and efficiency, becoming a trusted partner for companies navigating the complexities of global payroll. iiPay leverages its’ innovative technology offering clients an exceptional payroll experience in more than 170 countries. iiPay’s solution empowers Payroll, HR, and Finance professionals with advanced data management, analytics, business intelligence, and reporting across all global payroll at any time, ensuring that organisations can effortlessly manage their payroll operations across diverse jurisdictions, currencies, and regulatory environments. iiPay’s relentless focus on the client experience reflects the vision of the company to simplify global payroll – For Business. For People. Dedicated to compliance and data security, iiPay ensures confidentiality and integrity in payroll handling. Recognized for excellence, iiPay has received accolades such as the Dallas 100 and the Inc 500, reflecting its innovative approach. With a seasoned team and customer-centric philosophy, iiPay continues to lead in transforming payroll processes and enabling businesses to thrive globally.


Alight is a leading cloud-based human capital technology and services provider that powers confident health, wealth, and wellbeing decisions for 36 million people and dependents. Through technology and connected insights, we help transform the employee experience for people around the globe. From harmonizing your global payroll experience to modernizing your HR, Talent, and Finance platforms, we empower you to focus on your most valuable asset: your people. Our Alight Worklife® platform unifies payroll and HR in one place, and by combining data and analytics with a simple, seamless user experience Alight Worklife ® is transforming the employee experience for people around the world. Whether you’re looking for help with single country or multi-country payroll, we’ve got you covered in 188 countries and 25 languages. Learn how Alight unlocks growth for organisations of all sizes at 

Immedis, a UKG Company

Immedis, a UKG Company, is a global payroll solution with a purpose grounded in people. We are on a mission to inspire every organization to become a great place to work through technology built for all. UKG One View gives you the ability to manage complexity and achieve compliant payroll across 160+ countries in one unified experience. One View seamlessly provides a comprehensive view of payroll, tax, and funding. While providing the same easy-to-use mobile experience across all locations, enabling employees to access their payroll data in over 20 languages.


Dayforce makes work life better. Everything we do as a global leader in HCM technology is focused on improving work for thousands of customers and millions of employees around the world. Our single, global people platform for HR, payroll, talent, workforce management, and benefits equips Dayforce customers to unlock their full workforce potential and operate with confidence. To learn how Dayforce helps create quantifiable value for organizations of all sizes and industries, visit

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The GPA Summit 2024
Date: Thursday, March 07 2024
Time: 8.30 - 17.00 GMT
Where: De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms 61-65.
Great Queen St, London WC2B 5DA, United Kingdom

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De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms
61-65 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5DA, United Kingdom

By Rail
The closest tube stations are Covent Garden (Piccadilly line) and Holborn on the Central line, both within easy walking distance. London Euston, Kings Cross, and St Pancras International stations are under a 30-minute walk or a short taxi ride away. All of London’s remaining mainline stations are easily reached by the underground

By Road
For travel by car, use the following navigation coordinates (51.515567, – 0.120687) and postcode (WC2B 5DA). The nearest car park is on the corner of Drury Lane and Parker Street and is only a two minute walk away.


  • I have always found the GPA events to be extremely informative with high quality speakers covering key topics, great networking opportunities and fantastic value for money too!

  • The GPA team were very helpful, professional and welcoming. This really made the day most very enjoyable as well as being informative. The setting for the venue was well-chosen for getting there and the meetings were well-organised and structured. There was something for everyone concerned with the complexities and issues in payroll both in the UK and globally, thank you GPA!

  • I had a very enjoyable day and it was great to catch up with delegates from last year. The event was very informative and featured some excellent presentations by your key speakers.

  • I have always found the GPA events to be extremely informative with high quality speakers covering key topics, great networking opportunities and fantastic value for money too!