Annual Payroll Conference & Exhibition

 The IPASS Annual Conference & Exhibition bringing Payroll Professionals together.

Croke Park, Thursday 27th April

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Revenue Update

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Auto Enrolment

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Gender Pay Gap


Retirement Date

Annual Payroll Conference & Exhibition 2023
Thursday 27th April 

8.00     Registration / Tea & Coffee

9.00     Chairman’s Address 

9.15     Main Sponsor: Mazars

9.30     Revenue Commissioners & Department of Social Protection

Revenue speakers will provide you with an update on issues affecting both employers and employees. This presentation will include a more detailed overview of Enhanced Requirements (i.e. reporting of certain tax free benefits/payments) which is due to commence in 2024. It will also examine issues arising as a result of poor quality payroll data. This presentation will also include some other general payroll updates.

Representatives from the PRSI Policy Section of the Department of Social Protection will be joining the Revenue speakers for the Q & A session where delegates will have an opportunity to put their PAYE, USC and PRSI questions to panel. 

10.45   Break for Tea/Coffee

11.15   Employment Law Update

Senator Mary Seery-Kearney, Barrister at Law

Mary will provide you with an update on employment law to include the recent introduction of statutory sick pay and the new provisions affecting terms of employment as introduced by the European Union (Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions) Regulations 2022.  The Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill nearing the end of the legislative process and is likely to be enacted in the coming months. Among other things, it provides for an entitlement to unpaid leave for medical care purposes and for an employee’s right to request flexible working arrangements for caring purposes.

Break Out Session A

12.00    WRC Adjudication Service – What’s involved?

Andrew Heavey, Workplace Relations Commission

Where a person believes that a breach of legislation has occurred in relation to him or her, he/she may refer a complaint to the WRC. Where a complaint is deemed suitable for mediation, it may be referred to a Mediation Officer. Otherwise it will be referred to an Adjudication Officer for adjudication.  Andrew will provide an overview of the adjudication service to include:

  • The most common complaints,
  • Why some complaints are destined to fail,
  • How to prepare for an adjudication hearing,
  • What is involved in the adjudication process. 


12.00   UK Payroll Update for 2023/2024 Tax Year

Fiona Smith, Payroll Training Manager, Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals

Join Fiona Smith, Training Manager at the UK’s Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals for an update on the biggest changes in this year’s budget. This is an unmissable session for those with payrolls in the UK and will ensure you are up-to-date with any legislative amendments for the 2023/24 tax year. 

12.45   Break for Lunch 

Break Out Session B 

2.00     Auto-Enrolment

Department of Social Protection

With the introduction of Auto-Enrolment scheduled for 2024, the Automatic Enrolment Programme Management Office in the Department of Social Protection will provide you with an AE overview and status update.


2.00      Gender Pay Gap Reporting – 1 year on

Sonya Boyce, Director, Consulting HR, Mazars

The responsibility for Gender Pay Gap Reporting falls between HR and payroll departments. Following its introduction in 2022, Sonya will provide you with an update on Gender Pay Gap Reporting. Sonya will provide you with a general update on what the legislation requires for 2023, the key areas of challenge experienced in 2022, and how payroll teams can support the preparation of data. 

Break Out Session C 

2.45     PAYE Compliance Interventions

Andrew Egan, Director, KPMG

Many people have experienced a Revenue PAYE Compliance Intervention, while others are yet to have this privilege! Taxpayers are encouraged to review their tax affairs and regularise them where necessary. Andrew will outline the various ways an employer can do this. Andrew will explain the various types of Revenue intervention and the processes involved, from the initial notification to finalisation. Andrew will also discuss some of the most common problems which arise on PAYE Compliance Interventions.   


2.45     Retirement Date in a Contract of Employment – What does it Mean?

Paul D Maier, Barrister at Law

Paul will discuss topical issues, and consider recent case law, relating to retirement which impact on both employers and employees, to include:

  • Does the retirement date stated in my contract of employment mean that I have to retire on this date? What if no retirement date is stated in my contract of employment – can an employer rely of a retirement age which is included in the occupational pension scheme?
  • What is the interaction between State pension age and my retirement date, and how this could be affected by proposed changes to the State Pension age?
  • What are the obligations of an employer where an employee wishes to continue working beyond retirement age? Should a fixed-term contract of employment be offered?
  • Code of Practice on Longer Working 

3.30      Payroll Fraud – What is it and How to Combat it!

Gerard Byrne, Payroll Consultant, IPASS

What is payroll fraud and how can it happen? Is payroll fraud happening in your organisation? Gerard will discuss the various ways in which payroll fraud can arise and the measures an employer can take to combat or mitigate against payroll fraud. Gerard will look at some recent cases which highlight the potential costs to employers. 

4.15     Conference ends 

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