Employment Contracts, Low Pay & Gap Reporting Under the New Government

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Matthew Taylor, Author, Taylor Review
  • Jonathan Compton, Partner, DMH Stallard
  • Nicola Countouris, Chair of LLB Faculty Board of Examiners, Professor of Law, Coordinator: Labour Rights Institute, UCL Law
  • David Sheppard, Associate, Capital Law
  • Paula Rome, Partner, Shoosmiths
  • Professor Richard Hyman, Emeritus Professor of Industrial Relations, Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science (event chair)
  • Further Speakers TBC


A government-commissioned review into modern employment practices will be published shortly. Comments already made by review chair Matthew Taylor suggest findings that the rights of certain workers are being hindered through malpractice. The new Government is committed to tackling workplace disparities and increasing the national living wage. New regulations for employers when considering contractual changes are planned and it has been suggested that recent regulations requiring gender pay gap reporting will be extended to cover discrepancies between different ethnic groups. 

Join Westminster Briefing on 13th September to receive an up to date brief on the Taylor Review’s finding & recommendations and learn how best to navigate new employment regulations and prepare for increases to the National Minimum Wage.

Key issues to be addressed:

  • Recommendations to further improve employee rights and benefits
  • Reforming  zero-hour contracts
  • Introducing the ‘right to request’ fixed-term contracts
  • How companies must respond to requests for contractual change 
  • Increases to low pay wages
  • Alterations to apprenticeship pay after the first year
  • The introduction of new regulations for gender pay gap reporting
  • What employers can do to reduce pay disparity
  • Implications for employers
  • How they will need to meet new regulations
  • Best practice case studies from leading employers

The issues will be split into sessions entitled:

  • The Taylor Review: Findings and Implications
  • Employment Contracts: Recent Policy Developments
  • Low Pay: Preparing for Increases
  • Gap Reporting: Duties and Regulations

Who Should Attend?

Attendees will be drawn from anyone with an interest in the impact of flexible contracts, increases the low pay wages and gap reporting, including: Employers; HR officers; Payroll Managers, trade unions & representative groups. 

For registration enquiries please contact:
Customer.services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Wednesday 13th September 2017

11.00 - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each
Private Sector
 | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Above prices exclude VAT

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