Save the date for FCSA Forum 2024 – Tuesday July 2nd in London
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FCSA FORUM 2024 IS SET TO BE THE BIGGEST YET

This full-day event will be packed with presentations, roundtable discussions and plenty of networking opportunities, with over 300 of the sector’s most influential in attendance.

Talks from key industry stakeholders will drive the conference, with coffee breaks and a buffet lunch, allowing you time to visit the trade stalls, with FCSA Business Partners and Independent Assessors.

VENUE

Tuesday 2nd July

Congress Centre,
28 Great Russell Street,
London,
WC1B 3LS

congress.centre@tuc.org.uk

Forum 2024 Sponsors

Forum 2024 Itinerary

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Doors open for registration

Browse our sponsor stands and enjoy tea, coffee and pastries while you do.

Conference starts

Introduction from FCSA’s Chief Executive, Chris Bryce.

10 minute introduction.

Realising your Investment and Planning your Exit – the Rise of EOTs in the Umbrella and Recruitment Industry

Many business owners face similar challenges when considering the future of their business, attracting and retaining talent, and realising the value that they have built in their company.

Employee Ownership Trusts (“EOTs”) are a succession solution that is becoming increasingly popular with umbrella company and recruitment business owners. Not only can employee ownership secure the future of your business by retaining your brand, culture and legacy; employee-owned businesses also continue to evidence increased productivity, more sustainable and resilient business models, and more engaged employees.

Stephen Hadlow, Head of Brabners’ specialist EOT Team, will explain how employee ownership works as a succession strategy and will explore the advantages of an EO model including:

• Safeguarding culture, independence and protecting legacy

• Favourable tax treatment – to both the exiting business owners and the employees

• Relaxed internally managed exit process

15 minute presentation Q&A 

A sneak peek into the future of Umbrella Payroll Tech

  • How to think differently about payroll?
  • AI is here, what changes should we expect and when?
  • How to manage change in your business?

15 minute presentation with a 5 minute Q&A.

Minister Hollinrake – Government’s perspective on the umbrella consultation and other measures to support and drive standards for the industry.

15 minute talk and 5 minute Q&A

Sponsor Roundtable

Your table host will chair some questions. This is an opportunity to discuss market insights and network with the people you are seated with.

15 minutes of discussion with 5 minutes where we discuss as a room at large.

Tea, Coffee & Networking Break

Enjoy some refreshments, network with other attendees and visit our sponsor stalls.

25 minutes.

Welcome back from break

Time to join a new table in the conference area.

5 minutes.

15 minute talk and 5 minute Q&A

You’re having a Lamjafjaf!

In this short talk, Simon will look at the recent judgment in the case of M Lamjafjaf v Runnymede Borough Council, which considered the employment status of an umbrella worker supplied to Runnymede Borough Council via an employment agency. As Simon acted for the Council in successfully defending the case, he speaks with some authority!

 

Takeaways:

1. A reminder of the current law on employment status and how it operates to protect end clients in the context of umbrella employees.

2. Contractual provisions to watch out for which may seek to push liability for status claims back onto the umbrella company.

3. How to spot a serial litigant.

 

15 minute talk and 5 minute Q&A

Sponsor Roundtable

Your table host will chair some questions. This is an opportunity to discuss market insights and network with the people you are seated with.

15 minutes of discussion with 5 minutes where we discuss as a room at large.

Lunch & Networking Break

Enjoy some refreshments, network with other attendees and visit our sponsor stalls.

45 minutes.

Welcome back from lunch

Time to join a new table in the conference area.

5 minutes.

How will the landscape Employment Law change with a Labour Government

  • What changes are being proposed?

  • What effect will this have on business particularly those who rely on a flexible workforce

  • What can you do to prepare now?

15 minute talk and 5 minute Q&A

A look back over the last two years of FCSA projects and what is coming up next.

15 minute talk and 5 minute Q&A

15 minute talk and 5 minute Q&A

Sponsor Roundtable

Your table host will chair some questions. This is an opportunity to discuss market insights and network with the people you are seated with.

15 minutes of discussion with 5 minutes where we discuss as a room at large.

Tea, Coffee & Networking Break

Enjoy some refreshments, network with other attendees and visit our sponsor stalls.

25 minutes.

Welcome back from break

Time to join a new table in the conference area.

5 minutes.

Pension savings – looking ahead at the next ten years

Hear from pension experts exploring how the next decade will impact contractors saving for retirement across three crucial scenarios:

  1. those with multiple pensions with various pension providers
  2. individuals investing in one workplace pension scheme
  3. those managing a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP)
 
Hear about the upcoming pension-related changes, including the introduction of pension dashboards, the concept of a pot for life, the benefits of salary sacrifice, one-off single contributions and investments in alternatives. Plus a chance to ask our pension experts a question.

 

15 minute talk and 5 minute Q&A

A panel with REC, APSCo & Team

20 minute talk and 10 minute Q&A.

FCSA closing address

FCSA Chief Executive, Chris Bryce, closes the conference with a Q&A.

15 minutes.

Networking & drinks

Forum 2024 Speakers

Chris Bryce

CEO

FCSA

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James Burrows

CHAIR

FCSA

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Stuart Reid

DIRECTOR OF WORKPLACE PENSIONS

SMART PENSION

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Amy Hanson

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

MY DIGITAL

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Gail Emms MBE

WORLD CHAMPION ATHLETE & OLYMPIAN

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Kevin Hollinrake MP

MINISTER OF STATE

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Simon Horsfield

Simon Horsfield

FOUNDER & PARTNER

HORSFIELD MENZIES

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Samantha Hurley

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

APSCo

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Simon JMW

Simon Bloch

PARTNER

JMW

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Paul Chamberlain

PARTNER

JMW

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Brabners Speaker

Stephen Hadlow

HEAD OF EOT TEAM

BRABNERS

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More to be announced...

In the meantime, have a look at last year’s highlight video.