Event news – Northern conference & exhibition panel discussion summary

Following Gordon Brown’s decision to axe the tax breaks around home computing schemes, Employee Benefits will be holding a breakfast briefing at the conference at 9am on Thursday 27 April. A panel of leading experts will offer guidance to delegates on how to manage the fallout from the Chancellor’s decision and also provide answers to any outstanding queries. With new age discrimination legislation coming into effect on 1 October, delegates can’t afford to miss the panel discussion on Thursday 27 April ‘Preparing for the incoming ageism legislation’. Panellists include Sam Mercer from the Employers Forum on Age, employment lawyer James Davies from Lewis Silkin, and Sally Jacobson from the London and Quadrant Group, who will present an employer’s perspective on the law. Delegates are free to join in the discussion. On Wednesday 26 April, delegates can listen to panellists from Clarity, Close Wealth Management and First Group debate whether employers face a risk of being sued for not providing financial advice. This will also be a lunchtime session and delegates are encouraged to pop along and enjoy some live debate, while tucking into their sandwiches.