Reward Live will address some of the implications of the Budget for HR directors and employers

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As the dust settles from the Budget, the sigh of relief that there has been no significant change to pensions has changed to questions about what the wider implications are for the workplace.

Even small ‘tweaks’ to existing rules – or general changes within organisations such as the NHS – can cause ripples throughout the world of employee benefits.

This year’s Reward Live will address some of the questions that employers have around various changes made in the Budget…read on for the specific help our expert speakers and panellists can give!

Workplace savings and financial education

The introduction of the Lifetime ISA has created yet another savings vehicle for employers to consider as they try to help their workforce navigate the complex world of debt, savings, assets and retirement.

WEALTH at work (speaking Wednesday 11th May, 14.05) will be reviewing the past year of pensions freedom and choice, and looking at the challenges and choices now facing both employers and employees.

Salary sacrifice

A question mark still remains over salary sacrifice benefits, as the Budget confirmed that pensions, childcare and health-related salary sacrifice will not change – but other benefits may have to justify their tax savings to remain eligible.

Fleet Evolution (speaking Thursday 12th May, 14.05) will look at what the benefit of salary sacrifice entails, and how it can help employees’ pay go further.

And day one of Reward Live will see sgfleet (speaking Wednesday 11th May, 11.35) look at one of the most popular salary sacrifice benefits – the car – and ask how it works in risk and admin for employers.

Health and wellbeing

The further IPT increase – coupled with ongoing debates around NHS waiting times and treatment access – has raised questions for the healthcare industry about how employers can best help their staff to remain well and in work.

BHSF (speaking Wednesday 11th May, 12.35) will present an evidence-based approach to solving the HR problem of managing and balancing health and discipline.

Meanwhile the closing keynote of the conference is former England cricketer Jonathan Trott (speaking Thursday 12th May, 14.35), who will be examining the issues of workplace mental wellness, with reference to his own experiences.

All these sessions – and many more – will answer your burning questions at Reward Live, taking place on 11th and 12th May 2016 at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham.